Weekly OHDSI Digest – May 20, 2024


Please join our May 21 (11 am ET) community call to learn about four network studies that are taking place within the OHDSI community. We are excited to welcome the following leads/representatives to discuss these studies:

• Atif Adam, Associate Director of Epidemiology, IQVIA

• Linying Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

• Chungsoo Kim , Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

• Daniel Morales, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, University of Dundee

Everybody is invited. Calendar invites went out last week. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly calls are available within our Teams environment and will be posted on both our YouTube page and our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.


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Congratulations to the team of Phung-Anh Nguyen, Min-Huei Hsu, Tzu-Hao Chang, Hsuan-Chia Yang, Chih-Wei Huang, Chia-Te Liao, Christine Y. Lu, and Jason C. Hsu on the recent publication of Taipei Medical University Clinical Research Database: a collaborative hospital EHR database aligned with international common data standards in BMJ Health & Care Informatics.


The next edition of the CBER BEST Initiative Seminar Series will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 11 am ET. We are excited to welcome George Hripcsak to share a presentation on Diagnosing Covariate Imbalance in Small-Cohort Studies. You can read about the talk, find the meeting link and watch past presentations on our CBER BEST Seminar Series homepage.

• Applications are being accepted to join the 2024-25 Kheiron Cohort. This program is designed to onboard new contributors into OHDSI to empower them to become active contributors and maintainers. The goals are to provide career development, create a global perspective of the ecosystem, build cross-connections between projects and develop future leaders for OHDSI. You can apply for the upcoming cohort now! The application deadline is June 1, 2024.

• Applications are also being accepted for the 2024 Maternal Health Data Science Fellowship, which is designed to empower clinical investigators to leverage emerging technologies for improved maternal and neonatal care while reducing morbidity and mortality. The program, which will include the components of career development, practice and networking, will train clinical investigators in observational research methods to enable them to conduct reproducible research and generate real-world evidence. More information, including application details, are now available, and the deadline to apply is May 22, 2024.

• Linying Zhang is organizing a workshop on “AI for Reliable and Equitable Real-World Evidence Generation in Medicine” at the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME), happening at Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 9-12, 2024. The workshop focuses on advancing the understanding and exploring the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in analyzing real-world data (RWD) for real-world evidence (RWE) generation. George Hripcsak will be delivering the opening keynote speech. The workshop will also feature scientific presentations from authors with accepted papers or abstracts, and potentially a panel or debate. The intended length is 4 hours. We are calling for submissions of full papers, short papers, and poster abstracts! The submission deadline is May 31, 2024. More information is available on the workshop or AIME Conference homepages.

• The Center for Advanced Healthcare Research Informatics (CAHRI) at Tufts Medicine welcomes Peter Robinson, the Alexander von Humboldt Professor for AI at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, who will provide a talk on “The GA4GH Phenopacket Schema: A Standard for Computable Case Reports to Support Translational Genomic Research and Clinical Decision Support Software” on Thursday, May 30, at 11 am ET. Please contact Marty Alvarez at malvarez2@tuftsmedicalcenter.org for calendar invite or questions.


Registration is open for the 2024 OHDSI Europe Symposium , which will be held June 1-3 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. There will be tutorials and workshops June 1-2 at the Erasmus University Medical Center, and the main conference will be held Monday, June 3, on the Steam Ship Rotterdam. Please visit the event homepage for more information and registration details.

2024 Global Symposium

• Registration is now open for the 2024 Global Symposium, which will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J., USA. The three-day event will feature tutorials on Day 1, plenaries and the collaborator showcase on Day 2, and workgroup activities on Day 3.

• Day 1 will open with a single tutorial in the morning: An Introduction to the Journey from Data to Evidence using OHDSI. There will be four advanced tutorials during the afternoon: An Introduction to the Journey from Data to Evidence using OHDSIDeveloping and Evaluating Your Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Process to the OMOP Common Data ModelSo, You Think You Want To Run an OHDSI Network Study?; and Using the OHDSI Standardized Vocabularies for Research. You can select your tutorials during the registration process.

• Collaborator Showcase submissions are now being accepted, and all details about the event are available here. Submissions are due by Friday, June 21, at 8 pm ET. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by Tuesday, Aug. 20.


Aki Nishimura announced that Johns Hopkins University is seeking postdoctoral fellows. The fellows would work on methodological research in pharmaco-epidemiology to address medication and device utilization, effectiveness, and safety relevant to health, lung, and blood diseases. More information and application details are available here.


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