Weekly OHDSI Digest- March 21, 2022


Please join us Tuesday, March 22 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when we learn about the OHDSI vocabulary, from development to implementation. We are excited to have three leaders in our OHDSI Vocabulary team lead this session:

• Patrick Ryan, Vice President, Observational Health Data Analytics • Janssen Research & Development; Adjunct Assistant Professor • Columbia University

• Christian Reich, Vice President, RWE Systems • IQVIA

• Michael Kallfelz, Physician Executive • Odysseus Data Services

Everybody is invited. Calendar invites for our 2022 community calls go out each Friday. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly meetings will be posted on both our main OHDSI Teams tenant and on our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.

The next APAC Community Call will be held this Wednesday/Thursday based on your time zone. Christian Reich will present on the OMOP/FHIR collaboration during this call. You can access these calls by joining the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Workgroup in Teams.


Common Data Model WG – VOCABULARY Subgroup: Tuesday, March 22 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 ET, alternating with the general CDM WG.

Health Equity Work Group: Tuesday, March 22 at 2pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Tuesday at 2pm ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG- Outreach/Research Subgroup: Tuesday, March 22 at 3pm (ET) (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 3pm ET.

Medical Imaging WG: Wednesday, March 23 at 7am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday alternating between 7am and 7pm ET.

GIS-Geographic Information System WG GENERAL Meeting: Wednesday, March 23 at 11am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 11am ET. THIS IS A REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE

Latin America WG: Wednesday, March 23 at 11:30am Bogota/Lima/Quito time (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11:30am Bogota/Lima/Quito time

FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Meeting: Wednesday, March 23 at 12pm ET (European & Eastern US Time zone participants): (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 12pm ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 685 509 3136 Passcode: 710256)

Data Quality Dashboard Development WG: Thursday, March 24 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 10am ET

Medical Devices WG: Thursday, March 24 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each odd month at 10am ET.

Education WG: Friday, March 25 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every 4 weeks on Friday of each month at 9am ET.

Phenotype Development and Evaluation WG: Friday, March 25 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 10am ET.

Healthcare Systems Interest Group (formerly Electronic Health Record WG): Monday, March 28 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Monday at 10am ET.


Congratulations to the team of JungHyun Byun, Dong Yun Lee, Chang-Won Jeong, Yerim Kim, Hak Young Rhee, Ki Won Moon, Jeongwon Heo, Yoonki Hong, Woo Jin Kim, Seung-Joo Nam, Hoon Sung Choi, Ji In Park, In Kook Chun, So Hyeon Bak, Kyoungyul Lee, Gi Hwan Byeon, Kyoung Lae Kim, Jeong-Ah Kim, Young Joo Park, Jeong Hyun Kim, Eun ju Lee, Sang-Ah Lee, Sung Ok Kwon, Sang-Won Park, Payam Hosseinzadeh Kasani, Jung-Kyeom Kim, Yeshin Kim, Seongheon Kim and Jae-Won Jang on the publication of Analysis of treatment pattern of anti‑dementia medications in newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s dementia using OMOP CDM in Scientific Reports.

Congratulations to the team of Kristin Kostka, Talita Duarte-Salles, Albert Prats-Uribe, Anthony G Sena, Andrea Pistillo, Sara Khalid, Lana YH Lai, Asieh Golozar, Thamir M Alshammari, Dalia M Dawoud, Fredrik Nyberg, Adam B Wilcox, Alan Andryc, Andrew Williams, Anna Ostropolets, Carlos Areia, Chi Young Jung, Christopher A Harle, Christian G Reich, Clair Blacketer, Daniel R Morales, David A Dorr, Edward Burn, Elena Roel, Eng Hooi Tan, Evan Minty, Frank DeFalco, Gabriel de Maeztu, Gigi Lipori, Hiba Alghoul, Hong Zhu, Jason A Thomas, Jiang Bian, Jimyung Park, Jordi Martínez Roldán, Jose D Posada, Juan M Banda, Juan P Horcajada, Julianna Kohler, Karishma Shah, Karthik Natarajan, Kristine E Lynch, Li Liu, Lisa M Schilling, Martina Recalde, Matthew Spotnitz, Mengchun Gong, Michael E Matheny, Neus Valveny, Nicole G Weiskopf, Nigam Shah, Osaid Alser, Paula Casajust, Rae Woong Park, Robert Schuff, Sarah Seager, Scott L DuVall, Seng Chan You, Seokyoung Song, Sergio Fernández-Bertolín, Stephen Fortin, Tanja Magoc, Thomas Falconer, Vignesh Subbian, Vojtech Huser, Waheed-Ul-Rahman Ahmed, William Carter, Yin Guan, Yankuic Galvan, Xing He, Peter R Rijnbeek, George Hripcsak, Patrick B Ryan, Marc A Suchard, and Daniel Prieto-Alhambra on the publication of Unraveling COVID-19: A Large-Scale Characterization of 4.5 Million COVID-19 Cases Using CHARYBDIS in Clinical Epidemiology.


The 2022 OHDSI Symposium will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. The main conference will be held Friday, Oct. 14, while community activities, including a full-day tutorial entitled “An Introductory Journey From Data To Evidence” will be held over the weekend. Registration for both the conference and the tutorial opens tomorrow; more information will be shared during the OHDSI community call.

The Open-Source Community is hosting the first OHDSI Dev Con on April 22 (8 am – 12 pm ET**) as a way of accepting and mentoring new contributors to our environment. Organized by Paul Nagy and Adam Black on behalf of the Open-Source Community Workgroup, the event will include multiple workshops, talks and a panel discussion to both welcome and engage both current and future developers within OHDSI. You can register for the event now.

The OMOP CDM Workshop that was held over the last two OHDSI Community Calls has been put together into a single video tutorial, which you can find here. This page also has all the slides from the workshop, as well as the CDM introductory text from the Book of OHDSI.

The next CBER BEST Seminar will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 11 am ET. Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) will present his work on “Addressing Selection and Confounding Bias in Test-Negative Study Designs for Flu and COVID-19 Monitoring.” You can register for this seminar here.

The 2022 OHDSI European Symposium, which will be held at the Steam Ship Rotterdam in The Netherlands, will be held June 24-26. The main symposium will be June 24, and tutorials will be held June 25-26. For more information and the registration link, please visit the symposium homepage.

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