Weekly OHDSI Digest – August 30, 2021


There is no community call tomorrow. It was cancelled so the community can focus on the upcoming OHDSI Symposium.

If you can’t decide how to fill that one hour on Tuesday, you can always watch a past meeting from our Community Calls page. All meetings and presentations are recorded and kept there!


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, August 31 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Eastern Hemi): Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 4 pm KST (2AM ET) (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 4 pm KST.

Psychiatry WG: Thursday, Sept. 2 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 8 am ET.

**Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Western Hemi): Thursday, Sept. 2 at 12 pm ET (Meeting Link)**Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Thursday of every month at 12 pm ET

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, Sept.2 at 1 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET.

Clinical Trials WG: Friday, Sept. 3 at 10:30 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30 am ET.

Electronic Health Record WG: Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10 am ET.

GIS-Geographic Information System WG Meeting: Monday, Sept. at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Monday at 10 am ET. MEETING IS CANCELLED


Congrats to Jenna Reps, Patrick Ryan, Peter Rijnbeek and Martijn Schuemie for this study recently published in the Journal of Big Data: Design matters in patient‑level prediction: evaluation of a cohort vs. case‑control design when developing predictive models in observational healthcare datasets.

Congrats to Jill Hardin and Jenna Reps on this study published in BMC Medical Research Methodology: Evaluating the impact of covariate lookback times on performance of patient-level prediction models.


Paul Nagy will be providing an Informatics Grand Rounds virtual session on “The Road to Reproducible Research on Medical Records: Welcome to the Johns Hopkins OHDSI Community.” You can join virtually on Sept. 9 at 12 pm EST to hear Dr. Paul Nagy discuss how Johns Hopkins transformed EMR data into the OMOP common data model and created a community of clinicians and researchers leveraging OHDSI on our Precision Medicine Analytics Platform. This is free and open to all; use this Zoom link to join.

Dani Prieto-Alhambra shared two Senior Statistician/Senior Data Scientist at Oxford positions that recently opened in his team at Oxford. More information is available here; the application deadline is 12 pm local time on Sept. 20.

The next edition of the CBER BEST Initiative Seminar Series will be Wednesday, September 8, at 11 am. Robert Platt (McGill University) will present a talk on “COVID-19 pharmacoepidemiology in Canada.” The seminar series is open to everybody. More information and a registration link are available here.

The 2021 Titan Award nomination submission deadline is TODAY at 5 pm ET! Please make your nomination(s) here!

The OHDSI Titan Awards serve to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to foster community engagement, lead research and development efforts and make significant contributions towards OHDSI’s mission. This is the fourth year for the OHDSI Titan Awards, and we ask members of the community to nominate individuals, teams or institutions who they want to be considered for this honor.; the deadline is August 30 (5 pm ET).

Registration for the 2021 Global OHDSI is still open! To register for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium, please click here

Please look out for emails over the next few days which will explain access into MSTeams for the symposium! It is very important that all those who do not already have a Teams account, create one in order to attend the symposium!

Please join in on some symposium fun! To participate in Name That Collaborator!, please check out the details on the website Name that Collaborator! – OHDSI

Sponsorship: All OHDSI activities depend largely on government grants and organization sponsorships; please email symposium@ohdsi.org if you would like to consider sponsorship opportunities for this year’s symposium

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

Accessing MSTeams: To join OHDSI Teams, please fill out this form: Join OHDSI Teams
If you are already in the OHDSI teams environment and you would like to join work groups in teams, please fill out this form: Join Workgroups, Chapters, and Studies

Teams Best Practices and Guidance : For guidance on MS Teams, please log into OHDSI Teams and check out this channel located in the OHDSI Team Teams Best Practices and Guidance
**you can also find the document on our website ohdsi.org under “Collaborate with OHDSI in MS Teams.”

Please continue to collaborate in our MS Teams environment, check out the OHDSI website and forums, and follow us on all platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn to get continued updates and information on everything happening in our community.