Please join us Tuesday, Nov. 23 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI community call, when we learn more about the history of our OHDSI community. We will hear about the original Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Project, how that effort transitioned to the OHDSI community, and how we have grown to where we are today. Besides hearing from several OHDSI veterans, we will welcome a trio of leaders from the original OMOP project:
Marc Overhage • Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Anthem, Inc.
Judy Racoosin • Deputy Director for Safety, Division of Hepatology and Nutrition, FDA
Paul Stang • Vice-President: Global Epidemiology, Johnson & Johnson
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.
WEEKLY WORKING GROUP CALLS
OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET (CHECK WITH ORGANIZER FOR THE STATUS OF THIS MEETINTG)
Common Data Model WG – Vocabulary Subgroup: Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link) THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 ET, alternating with the general CDM WG.
Psychiatry WG: Thursday, Nov. 25 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 8 am ET. (CHECK WITH MEETING ORGANIZER ON STATUS OF THIS MEETING)
Latin America WG: Thursday, Nov. 25 at 11 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month at 11 am ET. THIS MEETING IS TAKING PLACE
OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 25 at 1 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
Electronic Health Record WG: Friday, Nov. 26 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10 am ET. THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
Phenotype Development and Evaluation WG: Friday, Nov. 26 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 10 am ET. (CHECK WITH ORGANIZER FOR THE STATUS OF THIS MEETING)
Clinical Trials WG: Friday, Nov. 26 at 10:30 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30 am ET. THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
GIS-Geographic Information System WG GENERAL Meeting: Monday, Nov. 29 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Monday at 10 am ET.
Pharmacovigilance Evidence Investigation (PEI) WG: Monday, Nov. 29 at 11:30 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the last Monday of each month at 11:30am ET.
Congratulations to the team of Kristine Lynch, Jillian Shipherd, Elise Gatsby, Benjamin Viernes, Scott DuVall, and John Blosnich on the publication of “Sexual orientation-related disparities in health conditions that elevate COVID-19 severity” in Annals of Epidemiology.
Congratulations to Miguel Pedrera, Noelia Garcia, Paula Rubio, Juan Luis Cruz, José Luis Bernal, and Pablo Serrano on the publication of “Making EHRs Reusable: A Common
Framework of Data Operations” in the recent “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” newsletter.
Congratulations to Ines Reinecke, Michéle Zoch, Markus Wilhelm, Martin Sedlmayr, and Franziska Bathelt on the publication of “Transfer of Clinical Drug Data to a Research Infrastructure on OMOP – A FAIR Concept” in the recent “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” newsletter.
Congratulations to Emanuele Girani, Matteo Gabetta, Anna Alloni, Morena Stuppia, Lucia Sacchi, and Nicola Barbarini on the publication of “Automatic Data Transfer from OMOP-CDM to REDCap: A Semantically-Enriched Framework” in the recent “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” newsletter.
Congratulations to Matteo Gabetta, Anna Alloni, Francesca Polce, Giordano Lanzola, Enea Parimbelli, and Nicola Barbarini on the publication of “Development of a FHIR Layer on Top of the OMOP Common Data Model for the CAPABLE Project” in the recent “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” newsletter.
Paul Nagy recently introduced an upcoming OHDSI Open-Source Governance Workshop, which will be held Nov. 29, 2021, between 9 am – 1 pm ET. A calendar invite was sent out last week; if you did not receive it, the workshop link is here. You can watch his brief presentation here and learn how all members of the community can benefit from joining this half-day workshop.
The next edition of the CBER Best Seminar Series will be Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11 am. Heather Whitaker, a senior statistician at UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England), will provide a presentation on “Vaccine safety evaluation using the self-controlled case series method.” You can register for this talk now.
The 2021 APAC Symposium, held last week, was an engaging and informative day for both our Asia-Pacific and global communities. The morning session featured several talks, including ones focused on the FHIR/OHDSI collaboration, the APAC Chapter vision for 2022, the EHDEN consortium and state of the community talks for both the global community and the APAC community. If you missed that session, or want to watch it again, it has been posted to the OHDSI APAC page.
The #OHDSISocialShowcase continues this week, as we highlight all the global research presented at the OHDSI Symposium. Here is a look at the research being shared this week on Twitter and LinkedIn; please check them out and share with your own networks!
Monday: Understanding Precision Medicine through the NIH All of Us Research Program and NCI Cancer Research Data Commons
Tuesday: From metrics to intelligence using the OMOP CDM and the Patient-Level-Prediction package as a foundation decision support tool
Wednesday: Predictive Performance of the Charlson Comorbidity Index: SNOMED CT Disease Hierarchy Versus International Classification of Diseases
Job Postings: Software Developer: Software Developer | Careers at Columbia
Data Analyst: Clinical Research Data Analyst | Careers at Columbia
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