This Week In OHDSI

The OHDSI community prides itself on global collaboration through open science. As a virtual community with collaborators on six different continents, we have weekly meetings to present research, share information, and keep each other updated on both current and upcoming projects. We hold these meetings on Tuesdays at 11 am ET in our Microsoft Teams environment. If you don’t have access to this, please fill out this form.

You can learn about our weekly calls, including the upcoming schedule of topics, and see materials (videos/slides/shoutouts) from previous calls by visiting our Community Calls page.

OHDSI has a variety of ongoing projects led by workgroups. Each workgroup has its own leadership team which determines the project’s objectives, goals and artifacts to be contributed to the community. Workgroup participation is open to all who have an interest in contributing to the project objectives and goals. Workgroups may be long-standing, strategic objectives or short-term projects to accomplish a specific need in the community. Each of the workgroups has its own home in the Teams environment, and you can get access to these groups by filling out this form (please note that you must have Teams access first, which is available through the first form linked above).

Please use our Upcoming Workgroup Calls page to see the upcoming schedule of calls (and appropriate links), as well as the standard schedule of calls for each group (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.).

The weekly update is below. If you missed any previous updates, or are looking for links to past updates or presentations, they are stored on our weekly Community Calls page.

We hope you will bring your talents, interests, curiosity and enthusiasm to OHDSI by joining both our weekly community calls and the workgroups that most interest you. That is how you #JoinTheJourney.

WEEKLY UPDATE • Oct. 4, 2022

The Oct. 4 community call featured another session of OHDSI Debates. Four members of the OHDSI community joined to take part in two debates, and the community judged the winners!

Debate 1: Where should we focus OHDSI’s open-source development activities: Web-based front-ends to enable broader adoption vs. R package back-end development for advanced large-scale analytics

Debaters: Adam Black (Data Scientist, Odysseus Data Services, Inc.) vs. James Gilbert (Manager in Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Research & Development)

Debate 2: Strategy for OHDSI network studies: Get as many databases as possible vs. Get enough to answer the question quickly

Debaters: Erica Voss (Senior Director, Janssen Research & Development) vs. Ed Burn (Senior Researcher in Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Oxford)

If you have not registered for the main conference or any of the other weekend events, or you want to learn more about #OHDSI2022, please visit our Symposium Homepage.

Community Updates

• Congratulations to the team of Yerim Kim, Seung In Seo, Kyung Joo Lee, Jinseob Kim, Jong Jin Yoo, Won-Woo Seo, and Woon Geon Shin on the publication of Risks of Long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitor on Ischemic Vascular Events: A distributed network analysis of 5 real-world observational Korean databases using a Common Data Model in International Journal of Stroke.

• Congratulations to the team of Akihiko Nishimura, Junqing Xie, Kristin Kostka, Talita Duarte-Salles, Sergio Fernández Bertolín, María Aragón, Clair Blacketer, Azza Shoaibi, Scott DuVall, Kristine Lynch, Michael Matheny, Thomas Falconer, Daniel Morales, Mitchell Conover, Seng Chan You, Nicole Pratt, James Weaver, Anthony Sena, Martijn Schuemie, Jenna Reps, Christian Reich, Peter Rijnbeek, Patrick Ryan, George Hripcsak, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, and Marc Suchard on the publication of International cohort study indicates no association between alpha-1 blockers and susceptibility to COVID-19 in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients in Frontiers of Pharmacology.

• The updates version of the 2022 Symposium agenda is now available, and it includes all the posters and software demos that will be included in the collaborator showcase. If you haven’t registered yet, you can still do on our OHDSI2022 homepage.

• Do you want to promote your OHDSI poster or software demo during the”Mad Minutes” Oct. 11 community call, the final one before the symposium? Sign up now, and we will give as many collaborators as possible 60 seconds to tell the community why they should visit you during the Collaborator Showcase.

• The latest edition of The Journey Newsletter is now available. It includes information on the symposium, the Clinical Registries and HTA Challenge sessions, a collaborator spotlight on Jing Li, publications from September, and plenty more. If you don’t receive our monthly newsletter, you can sign up here.

• The new India Regional Chapter was announced recently. Learn more about the chapter, its goals, and how to collaborate with this chapter in this flyer.

• The 2022 Asia-Pacific (APAC) Symposium will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan. There will be both in-person and remote components to this event, which will include tutorials on Nov. 12 and the main conference on Nov. 13. More information and registration links are available here.

2022 OHDSI Symposium

• Registration is for the 2022 OHDSI Symposium, which will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The main conference will be held Friday, Oct. 14, while a full-day tutorial (An Introductory Journey from Data to Evidence) will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be several workgroup activities between Oct. 15-16 as well. Here are several important links for #OHDSI2022.

Full Symposium: Homepage | Agenda | FAQs

Oct. 14 – Main Conference: Information | Registration | Agenda | Collaborator Showcase
Oct. 15 – Tutorial: Information | Registration
Oct. 15-16 – Workgroup Activities: Information | Registration


Community Updates

Video Presentation

Debate: Where should we focus OHDSI’s open-source development activities: Web-based front-ends to enable broader adoption vs. R package back-end development for advanced large-scale analytics (Adam Black vs. James Gilbert)

Debate: Strategy for OHDSI network studies: Get as many databases as possible vs. Get enough to answer the question quickly (Erica Voss vs. Ed Burn)