Date(s) - 09/23/2016 - 09/24/2016
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OHDSI’s mission is to improve health, by empowering a community to collaboratively generate the evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care. As a community we envision a world in which observational research produces a comprehensive understanding of health and disease. OHDSI promotes a collaborative approach to research and has rapidly grown into a vibrant international community. Everyone is welcome to actively participate in OHDSI, whether as a patient, a health professional, a researcher, or someone who simply believes in our cause.
The second annual OHDSI symposium will promote this vision and provide OHDSI collaborators an opportunity to share our accomplishments with the broader healthcare community. The day will include a collaborator showcase involving a poster session to highlight OHDSI’s research achievements and interactive demonstrations of OHDSI’s open-source software tools that will revolutionize how medical evidence is generated.
The 2016 OHDSI symposium will take place on Friday, September 23rd at the Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20009.
Following the symposium, on Saturday, September 24th, we will hold a tutorial session.
Stakeholders from the following organizations who would benefit from the presentations and discussions during and following this event, include but are not limited to:
- FDA, CMS, CDC, NIH, AHRQ, HHS, PCORI, DoD
- AMIA, Technology and Software developers
- Academia, Centers of Excellence
- Groups involved in the discovery of new pathways for treatment of cancer and other diseases
- Pharmaceutical and Device Industry
- Health-care start-ups, Healthcare payers and providers
- Clinicians, Patients, and Disease-focused Patient Advocates and Foundations
- Data standardization organizations
- People most interested in addressing these issues, because they are the most directly affected by the problems.
- Senior management interested in breaking the cycle
The Symposium Organizing Committee is now accepting submission abstracts for poster or demonstration presentations. Successful posters will be displayed during an afternoon poster session. During the symposium, all posters will be reviewed by a team of judges who will award a prize for best poster. The award will be announced during the symposium’s closing session. Successful poster presenters will also be invited to upload their final posters onto a poster repository on the OHDSI website.
For more information, check out our call for participation:
June 22nd, 2016: Deadline for abstract submission – SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
July 11th, 2016: Notification of acceptance
September 23rd, 2016: OHDSI Symposium
Please note that registration to the 2016 OHDSI Symposium only covers your attendance. All travel and accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of each participant.
Directions to the Washington Hilton can be found here:
On Saturday, September 24th we will be offering 4 half-day and one full-day tutorial sessions.
All tutorials are currently full. We do anticipate some cancellations and would encourage you to put your name on the wait list for the tutorials you’re interested in. Wait list forms can be found on the tutorial event pages:
|Time||Half-Day Tutorial||Half-Day Tutorial||Full-Day Tutorial|
|Morning: 8:00am-12:00pm||Common Data Model & Extract-Transform-Load (ETL)||Standardized Vocabularies||Population-level estimation for medical product safety surveillance and comparative effectiveness research|
|Afternoon: 1:00pm-5:00pm||OHDSI Technology Stack||Cohort Definitions||Population-level estimation for medical product safety surveillance and comparative effectiveness research|
This year, the OHDSI symposium organizing committee is offering sponsorship slots. Interested organizations can now select a specific aspect of the symposium they would like to fund. All sponsors will be identified on the symposium website along with a description of their organization, and it’s connection to the OHDSI mission. This description will also be included in a sponsor handout to be inclosed in all conference folders.
All slots are available on a first come first served basis. If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the 2016 OHDSI Symposium, please complete the online applcation form:
This year, the OHDSI symposium organizing committee is also offering exhibitor tables to be set up for the duration of the symposium. Exhibitor tables will be available for $3000 on a first come first served basis. Potential exhibitors should describe how their work is related or relevant to the OHDSI community and state their motivation for being an exhibitor when requesting an exhibitor slot.
All exhibitors will be offered:
- A 6-foot table with 2 chairs
- Two complimentary exhibitor staff badges
- Company listed as exhibitor on symposium agenda
- Company listed as exhibitor on symposium website
- Description of company’s contribution to the OHDSI community will be included in exhibitor leaflet in conference folders
All exhibitors are welcomed and encouraged to participate in each symposium Q&A session. Interested companies are welcome to be both sponsors AND exhibitors at the symposium.
If your organization is interested in being an exhibitor at the 2016 OHDSI symposium, please complete the online applcation form:
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Registration for the 2016 OHDSI Symposium is now full. We do however anticipate cancellations. If you’re interested in attending the symposium please complete the form below to have your name added to our waiting list. As spaces become available, we will invite participants from the waiting list to attend on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please note that registration only includes your participation in the Symposium. If you would like to take part in the tutorial sessions to be held on September 24th, a separate registration will be required.
This event is fully booked.