Please join us Tuesday, August 10 (11 am ET) for our next community call, when we discuss the 2021 OHDSI Global Symposium, which takes place virtually Sept. 12-15. You will learn about the plans for the different days, including our annual collaborator showcase, plenary talks, and much more. You can still register for the symposium here.
Many of you will have the calendar link in your OHDSI Teams environment. If not, you will need the specific meeting link to access the community call; it will also be posted in the main OHDSI Teams environment. As always, if you can’t make it, the recordings will be posted to both our Community Calls page and the General OHDSI Teams recordings folder.
NOTE: THE EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS AND THE EDUCATION WORK GROUPS ARE CANCELLED FOR AUGUST
OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, August 10 at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.
Health Equity WG: Tuesday, August 10 at 2 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Tuesday at 2 pm ET
Vaccine Vocabulary WG: Wednesday, August 11 at 8 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 8am ET.
OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Development Subgroup Meeting: Wednesday, August 11 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10 am ET.
Natural Language Processing WG: Wednesday, August 11 at 2 pm ET ( Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 2 pm ET.
OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, August 12 at 1 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET.
China Chapter WG: Friday, August 13 at 11 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second Friday of each month at 10 am ET. Note: this meeting does not take place in MS Teams.
Phenotype Development and Evaluation WG: Friday, August 13 at 1pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 1 pm ET.
GIS-Geographic Information System WG Meeting: Monday, August 16 at 10 am ET (Meeting Link)*
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Monday at 10 am ET.
The CDM Working Group will be holding a Hack-a-Thon on August 18-19. In preparation for the symposium, the team will be readying CDM v5.4 by writing both R code and documentation of the model. Everybody is welcome to join, regardless of skill level.
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 latest edition of The Journey, OHDSI’s official newsletter, has been posted. You can read the newsletter, which includes all updates from July, by clicking here.
As a fun game during the symposium, we introduce Name That Collaborator!
To participate, please fill out this form by Sept. 1
Who am I? Name that Collaborator! (google.com)
The 2021 Titan Award nominations are now open! 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. Please make your nomination(s) here; the deadline is August 30 (5 pm ET).
Registration for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium is open! To register for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium, please click here
We are sending out a “surprise” before the symposium. If you wish to receive this surprise in the mail, please fill out this form by Aug. 15 Address for Surprise
Sponsorship: All OHDSI activities depend largely on government grants and organization sponsorships; please email firstname.lastname@example.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.