Weekly OHDSI Digest-July 26, 2021


Please join us Tuesday, July 27 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, which will focus on visualizations around Health Equity. This will be the second visualization challenge we have held during a community call; if you want to see the first one, it is available here. You can still participate in this challenge by posting a visualization to the “OHDSI Viz Challenge July2021 Health Equity” channel on the main OHDSI team.

Many of you will have the calendar link in your OHDSI Teams environment. If not, you will need the specific meeting link to access the community call; it will also be posted in the main OHDSI Teams environment. As always, if you can’t make it, the recordings will be posted to both our Community Calls page and the General OHDSI Teams recordings folder.

The next APAC community call will be Thursday, and it will feature a presentation on the EUMAEUS (Evaluating Use of Methods for Adverse Event Under Surveillance) study. This will be from the June 29 OHDSI community call.


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, July 27 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

Health Equity WG: Tuesday, July 27 at 2 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Tuesday at 2 pm ET

Vaccine Vocabulary WG: Wednesday, July 28 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 8am ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Development Subgroup Meeting: Wednesday, July 28 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10 am ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, July 29 at 1 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET.

GIS-Geographic Information System WG Meeting: Monday, August 2 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Monday at 10 am ET.


Congratulations to the team of RuiJun Chen, Marc Suchard, Harlan Krumholz, Martijn Schuemie, Steven Shea, Jon Duke, Nicole Pratt, Christian Reich, David Madigan, Seng Chan You, Patrick Ryan, and George Hripcsak on the publication of “Comparative First-Line Effectiveness and Safety of ACE (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme) Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers: A Multinational Cohort Study” in Hypertension.

Congratulations to Nicholas Giangreco and Nicholas Tatonetti on the publication of “Evaluating risk detection methods to uncover ontogenic-mediated adverse drug effect mechanisms in children” in BioData Mining.

Congratulations to Jin Ge, Mark Pletcher, Jennifer Lai, and members of the N3C Consortium on the publication of “Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis: a N3C Study” in Gastroenterology.


The HADES Unit-Test-A-Thon from July 14-16 was a terrific success, and Hina Khan, Adam Black and Martijn Schuemie will join the community call this week to discuss this event and its impact.

The OHDSI and EHDEN communities collaborated to host an ETHON last week to expand the AESI study to new databases around Europe. We will also hear more about this event during the community call.

The next edition of the CBER BEST Initiative Seminar Series will be this Wednesday, July 28, at 11 am. Jessica Gronsbell (University of Toronto) will present a talk on “Statistical learning with electronic health records data.” The seminar series is open to everybody. More information and a registration link are available here.

Registration for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium is open! To register for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium, please click here

Sponsorship: All OHDSI activities depend largely on government grants and organization sponsorships; please email symposium@ohdsi.org if you would like to consider sponsorship opportunities for this year’s symposium

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