Weekly OHDSI Digest- May 31, 2021


Please join us this Tuesday, June 1, (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when we will take a mid-year look at Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) throughout the OHDSI Community. Patrick Ryan will lead this call and will provide a mid-year update on various workgroups within our community in relation to their own OKRs. Patrick discussed general OKRs for OHDSI during our first community call of 2021, which is available here.

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 this Thursday/Wednesday, and the focus will be APAC Network Research. Byungkon Kang will present on Automated terminology mapping via deep learning-based semantic matching, while Ty Stanford will present on the LEGEND Shiny App. The APAC Community Calls are held in MS Teams; if you don’t have access to this team, please fill out this form.

The most recent Asia-Pacific (APAC) Community Call featured 10-minute tutorials that have now been posted to the APAC Community Call page. The tutorials focused on White Rabbit (Xialin Wang), USAGI (Seng Chan You) and Data Quality Dashboard (Selva Muthu Kumaran Sathappan). Due to technical issues, the DQD video ended prematurely; we apologize for not having the full tutorial.


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, June 1 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

Common Data Model WG: Tuesday, June 1 at 1 pm ET: (Meeting Link )
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 1 pm ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Outreach/Research Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, June 1 at 3 pm ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of each month at 3 pm ET.

Vaccine Vocabulary WG: Wednesday, June 2 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 8am ET.

Pharmacovigilance Evidence Investigation (PEI) WG: Wednesday, June 2 at 11:30 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the last Monday of each month at 11:30am ET. DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, THIS MEETING WAS MOVED TO WED, JUNE 2

Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Eastern Hemi): Wednesday, June 2 at 4 pm KST (2AM ET): (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 4 pm KST.

Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Western Hemi): Thursday, June 3 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, June 3 at 1 pm ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET.


Congratulations to Talita Duarte-Salles, David Vizcaya, Andrea Pistillo, Paula Casajust, Anthony G. Sena, Lana Yin Hui Lai, Albert Prats-Uribe, Waheed-Ul-Rahman Ahmed, Thamir M Alshammari, Heba Alghoul, Osaid Alser, Edward Burn, Seng Chan You, Carlos Areia, Clair Blacketer, Scott DuVall, Thomas Falconer, Sergio Fernandez-Bertolin, Stephen Fortin, Asieh Golozar, Mengchun Gong, Eng Hooi Tan, Vojtech Huser, Pablo Iveli, Daniel R. Morales, Fredrik Nyberg, Jose D. Posada, Martina Recalde, Elena Roe, Lisa M. Schilling, Nigam H. Shah, Karishma Shah, Marc A. Suchard, Lin Zhang, Ying Zhang, Andrew E. Williams, Christian G. Reich, George Hripcsak, Peter Rijnbeek, Patrick Ryan, Kristin Kostka and Daniel Prieto-Alhambra for this CHARYBDIS study “30-Day Outcomes of Children and Adolescents With COVID-19: An International Experience” that was posted last week in Pediatrics


The next edition of the CBER BEST Initiative Seminar Series will be Wednesday, June 16, at 11 am. Bruce Fireman (Kaiser Permanente) will present a talk on “Methods for Monitoring the Safety and Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.” The seminar series is open to everybody. More information and a registration link is available here.

Collaborator Showcase: The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2021 OHDSI Global Symposium is less than three weeks away (June 18, 2021). We are accepting submissions for posters, oral presentations and software demonstrations. For more information, including the submission template, please check out the Showcase homepage. There was also a brief presentation during the community call about submitting your brief reports, which you can see 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

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

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**you can also find the document on our website ohdsi.org under “Collaborate with OHDSI in MS Teams.”

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