OHDSI Community Calls

Everybody is invited to the weekly OHDSI community call, which takes place each Tuesday at 11 am ET. These calls are meant to inform and engage our community through a variety of call formats, including community presentations, working group updates, breakout sessions, focus topics, newcomer-focused sessions, and more. The upcoming schedule is available to the right.  

Use this link to get to the weekly meeting.

Videos and slides from previous 2022 calls will be posted below. All presentations from 2021 community calls can be found here. Both videos and slides from community calls prior to 2021 remain available.

Patrick Ryan led the first OHDSI Community Call of 2022 with a presentation about what OHDSI can accomplish together this year. While the community listed and voted upon several objectives, Patrick discussed his hope to develop a system to generate evidence that characterizes disease and treatment utilization, estimates the effects of medical interventions, and predicts outcomes of patients within a network of observational health databases.

Other aspects of the discussion included a look at OHDSI workgroups and how they can continue moving forward, 2021 achievements, and more. Both video of the presentation and Patrick’s slides are available below.

Community Updates

• Congratulations to co-authors Nicolas Paris, Antoine Lamer and Adrien Parrot on the study Transformation and Evaluation of the MIMIC Database in the OMOP Common Data Model: Development and Usability Studywhich was published in JMIR Medical Informatics on Dec. 14.

• Congratulations to co-authors Sooin Choi, Soo Jeong Choi, Jin Kuk Kim, Ki Chang Nam, Suehyun Lee, Ju Han Kim and You Kyoung Lee on the study Preliminary feasibility assessment of CDM-based active surveillance using current status of medical device data in medical records and OMOP-CDMwhich was published in Scientific Reports on Dec. 15.

• Congratulations to co-authors Anastasiya Nestsiarovich, Jenna Reps, Michael Matheny, Scott DuVall, Kristine Lynch, Maura Beaton, Xinzhuo Jiang, Matthew Spotnitz, Stephen Pfohl, Nigam Shah, Carmen Olga Torre, Christian Reich, Dong Yun Lee, Sang Joon Son, Seng Chan You, Rae Woong Park, Patrick Ryan & Christophe Lambert on the study “Predictors of diagnostic transition from major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder: a retrospective observational network study” which was published in Translational Psychiatry on Dec. 20.

• Congratulations to co-authors Carlen Reyes, Andrea Pistillo, Sergio Fernández-Bertolín, Martina Recalde, Elena Roel, Diana Puente, Anthony Sena, Clair Blacketer, Lana Lai, Thamir Alshammari, Waheed-UI-Rahman Ahmed, Osaid Alser, Heba Alghoul, Carlos Areia, Dalia Dawoud, Albert Prats-Uribe, Neus Valveny, Gabriel de Maeztu, Luisa Sorlí Redó, Jordi Martinez Roldan, Inmaculada Lopez Montesinos, Lisa M Schilling, Asieh Golozar, Christian Reich, Jose Posada, Nigam Shah, Seng Chan You, Kristine Lynch, Scott DuVall, Michael Matheny, Fredrik Nyberg, Anna Ostropolets, George Hripcsak, Peter Rijnbeek, Marc Suchard, Patrick Ryan, Kristin Kostka, and Talita Duarte-Salles on the study “Characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 with and without prevalent hypertension: a multinational cohort study” which was published in BMJ Open on Dec. 22.

• Congratulations to co-authors Jenna Reps, Patrick Ryan, and Peter Rijnbeek on the study “Investigating the impact of development and internal validation design when training prognostic models using a retrospective cohort in big US observational healthcare data” which was published in BMJ Open on Dec. 24.

• The 2022 OHDSI European Symposium, which will be held at the Steam Ship Rotterdam in The Netherlands, has been moved to the new date of June 24-26. The main symposium will be June 24, and tutorials will be held June 25-26. For more information and the registration link, please visit the symposium homepage.

• The latest edition of “The Journey” OHDSI newsletter is now available, and it looked back at 12 highlights from the OHDSI community in 2021. If you aren’t receiving this newsletter each month, you can subscribe here.

• 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: CohortIncidence: A Standardized Framework for Characterizing Incidence Using OMOP Common Data Model and OHDSI tools
Tuesday: Beyond Clinical: Integrating Research Assay Data into the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Common Data Model (OHDSI CDM) through the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i)
Wednesday: Comparing Data Quality Dashboard results from consecutive ETL iterations: three new utilities
Thursday: Empirical Assessment of Alternative Methods for Identifying Seasonality in Observational Healthcare Data
Friday: ATLAS with a BigQuery backend running Execution Engine – a Software demo


• Janssen R&D recently posted an “Associate Director, Observational Health Data Analytics” position in its world-class epidemiology department.

• The Bouvé College of Health Sciences and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University seek candidates for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the emerging area of health/healthcare data science. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for working with the OHDSI Center at the Roux Institute, focusing on education, research and community support of the global Open Source OHDSI initiative. For more information, please reach out to Brianne Olivieri-Mui, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, at B.mui@northeastern.edu. 


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