Weekly OHDSI Digest- March 29, 2021


Weekly Community Call: Please join us for the next OHDSI Community Call (Tuesday, March 30, 11 am ET) for our March Data Visualization Challenge session. We’ll discuss data visualizations in general, and then several community collaborators will share and discuss their own submissions to our challenge, which highlighted how visualizations using OHDSI tools/data/results could tell the most compelling story that touches on the COVID pandemic.

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.


Note: Clinical Trials and EHR that were due to be held Friday, April 2, are cancelled in observance of the Easter weekend; they will resume Friday, April 16.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, March 30 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Development Subgroup Meeting: Wednesday, March 31 at 10 am ET: (Meeting Link) Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10 am ET.

GIS-Geographic Information System WG Meeting: Wednesday, March 31 at 2 pm ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 2 pm ET.

Psychiatry WG: Thursday, April 1 at 9 am ET: (Meeting Link) MEETING WILL BE 9AM THIS WEEK
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 8 am ET.

Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Western Hemisphere): Thursday, April 1 at 12 pm ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Thursday of every month at 12 pm ET.

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


Congratulations to the team of Xintong Li, Anna Ostropolets, Rupa Makadia, Azza Shaoibi, Gowtham Rao, Anthony Sena, Eugenia Martinez-Hernandez, Antonella Delmestri, Katia Verhamme, Peter Rijnbeek, Talita Duarte-Salles, Marc Suchard, Patrick Ryan, George Hripcsak, and Daniel Prieto-Alhambra for the first preprint coming out of our work on vaccine surveillance: Characterizing the incidence of adverse events of special interest for COVID-19 vaccines across eight countries: a multinational network cohort study. This preprint has been posted to MedRxiv, and community feedback is both welcomed and encouraged.

Congratulations to the team of Seng Chan You, Harlan Krumholz, Marc Suchard, Martijn Schuemie, George Hripcsak, RuiJun Chen, Steven Shea, Jon Duke, Nicole Pratt, Christian Reich, David Madigan, Patrick Ryan, Rae Woong Park, and Sungha Park for this study published in Hypertension: Comprehensive Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of First-Line β-Blocker Monotherapy in Hypertensive Patients.

Congratulations to the team of Sara Khalid, Cynthia Yang, Clair Blacketer, Talita Duarte-Salles, Sergio Fernandez-Bertolin, Chungsoo Kim, Rae Woong Park, Jimyung Park, Martijn Schuemie, Anthony Sena, Marc Suchard, Seng Chan You, Peter Rijnbeek, and Jenna Reps for this preprint recently posted on MedRxiv: A standardized analytics pipeline for reliable and rapid development and validation of prediction models using observational health data.

Congratulations to the team of Akihiko Nishimura, Junqing Xie, Kristin Kostka, Talita Duarte-Salles, Sergio Fernández Bertolín, María Aragón, Clair Blacketer, Azza Shoaibi, Scott DuVall, Kristine Lynch, Michael Matheny, Thomas Falconer, Daniel Morales, Mitchell Conover, Seng Chan You, Nicole Pratt, James Weaver, Anthony Sena, Martijn Schuemie, Jenna Reps, Christian Reich, Peter Rijnbeek, Patrick Ryan, George Hripcsak, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, and Marc Suchard for this recent preprint posted on MedRxiv: Alpha-1 blockers and susceptibility to COVID-19 in benign prostate hyperplasia patients: an international cohort study.


2021 OHDSI Symposium:
Please remember to hold the dates September 12-15, 2021 for this year’s symposium. Please note Registratiion for the Symposium will be open the first week of April! Please look for forum posts, website accessibility and symposium emails with further information.

In preparation for the potential release of CDM Version 5.4 later this year, the Common Data Model workgroup has scheduled a special two-hour planning session to be held Tuesday, March 30, at 1 pm in the CDM Teams environment. Clair Blacketer has shared a proposed list of changes that is posted in the General CDM thread. Please join for some or all of the meeting if you are interested in helping shape the next update of the OMOP CDM.

Work groups listed on the OHDSI website: To get a snapshot of the work group meetings for the month, please visit Upcoming Working Group Calls – OHDSI

Accessing MSTeams : If you attended the 2020 OHDSI Symposium, you are already in the OHDSI teams environment. If you would like to be added to the OHDSI teams environment, please fill out this form: Join OHDSI Teams

If you are already in the OHDSI teams environment and you would like to join work groups in teams, please fill out this form: Join Workgroups, Chapters, and Studies

Teams Best Practices and Guidance : For some guidance on MS Teams, please log into OHDSI Teams and check out this channel located in the OHDSI Team Teams Best Practices and Guidance
**you can also find the document on our website ohdsi.org under “Collaborate with OHDSI in MS Teams.”

Please continue to collaborate in our MS Teams environment, check out the OHDSI website and forums, and follow us on all platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn to get continued updates and information on everything happening in our community.