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.
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.
• 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.
• 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 #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!