Weekly OHDSI Digest-October 11, 2021


Please join us Tuesday, Oct. 12 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when you will get a chance to hear from, and learn about, our 2021 Titan Award recipients. How did they enhance OHDSI’s mission over the last year? What should the community know about their work?

Besides recognizing the superb accomplishments of these eight community leaders, we hope this meeting can show the type of global impact one person can make, and inspire others as we move towards 2022!

Our 2021 Titan Award honorees were:

Maxim Moinat (Data Standards)

Yong Chen (Methodological Research)

Adam Black (Open-Source Development)

Asieh Golozar (Clinical Applications)

Erica Voss (Community Collaboration)

Mui Van Zandt (Community Leadership)

Faaizah Arshad (Community Support)

Ross Williams (Community Support)

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.


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET

Common Data Model WG – Vocabulary Subgroup: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at noon time 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.

Natural Language Processing WG: Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2 pm ET ( Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 2 pm ET.

Early Stage Researchers WG: ( East Coast /West Coast/Asia hemisphere): Wednesday, Oct.13 at 4pm GMT+9 time (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally due to be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4pm GMT time.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 14 at 1 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET

Psychiatry WG: Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 8 am ET.

Electronic Health Record WG: Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10 am ET.

Clinical Trials WG: Friday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30 am ET.


The recent LEGEND study, published in Hypertension, “Comparative First-Line Effectiveness and Safety of ACE (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme) Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers: A Multinational Cohort Study” was profiled recently in JAMA. Author Jennifer Abbasi wrote the article “Choose ARBs Over ACE Inhibitors for First-line Hypertension Treatment, Large New Analysis Suggests” recently, which includes quotes from lead author RuiJun Chen and senior author George Hripcsak.

The LEGEND team is preparing to apply high-level analytics and its 10 Guiding Principles on hundred of millions of patient records to study the effects of treatments on Type 2 diabetes (you will learn more about LEGEND during the Oct. 19 community call). The research protocol is now available as a preprint. Community feedback is welcome.

All recordings, materials and resources from the two-day HL7 FHIR and OHDSI workshop have been made available here. Five subgroups have been added: Data Model Harmonization, Digital Quality Measurement, Oncology, Registries and Applications, and Terminologies. More information and links are available on this forum post.

The 2021 APAC Symposium will be held Nov. 18 (APAC time zone). There are several planned talks during the full-day event, 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. More details have been posted to the OHDSI APAC page, and you can register for the symposium here.

The next CBER BEST Seminar Series presentation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 11 am ET. Nicola P. Klein, MD, PhD (Kaiser Permanente Division of Research) will discuss her work on Exploring Vaccine Safety Datalink COVID vaccine rapid cycle analysis (RCA) methods . You can register for this talk here.

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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