Weekly OHDSI Digest- February 22, 2021


Weekly Community Call: This week’s OHDSI Community Call will focus on ongoing COVID-19 research throughout the OHDSI community. We’re very excited to have a trio of community leaders to present Tuesday at 11 am ET: Kristin Kostka will discuss CHARYBDIS 2.0, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra will share recent SCYLLA results, and George Hripcsak will present on the ongoing Vaccine AESI Incidence Characterization Study.

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.

The new Asia-Pacific (APAC) community calls, which are held every other week on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, have been moved to the MS Teams environment. The next call will be this Wednesday, Feb. 24, and you can find the link in the OHDSI APAC team, or use this link to join the call.


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, Feb 23. at 9 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Tuesday at 9 am ET.

Latin America WG: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 11 am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month at 11 am ET.

OMOP CDM Oncology WG – CDM/Vocabulary Subgroup Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 1 pm ET: (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 1 pm ET.


Congratulations to many of our Stanford collaborators, including Nigam Shah, Alison Callahan and Jose Posada, for their work on using OHDSI infrastructure to inform COVID care guidelines at Stanford Health Care. These efforts were featured in a recent video news feature by NBC Bay Area.


We are close to submitting the manuscript for our CHARYBDIS 1.0 paper. All COI forms are due this Wednesday, while we are hoping to have data partner approvals/signoffs by Friday (please let Kristin Kostka know if you need more time for this). Please check your emails from around Feb. 11 if you think this could refer to you. More information is in the Study – CHARYBDIS 2.0 Team.

• Drug Safety invites the submission of original research articles (up to 6000 words) on the Role of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Pharmacovigilance for a themed issue of the journal to be published in 2021. Please submit an abstract describing your proposed paper by April 30 to nitin.joshi@springer.com. Full papers will be invited by May 30 and manuscripts due by August 31 . More information is available here.

Job Openings

• David Madigan recently posted this opening for Director, OHDSI Center at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University. This is an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in this new initiative within the OHDSI community.

2021 OHDSI Symposium Scientific Review Committee: Every year we assemble the Scientific Review Committee for the upcoming year’s symposium. This committee plays an integral role in peer-reviewing the submissions for the highly-esteemed Collaborator Showcase where the OHDSI community displays their research across many disciplines. We invite committee veterans to rejoin and also encourage newcomers to get involved. The first meeting will commence on Thursday, March 4 at 11am in Teams. The schedule will be every 3 weeks and not on a regular basis; on the first call we can determine if the 11am time works for all. Kindly fill out this form by Friday, Feb. 26 if you are interested in becoming a member of this important committee and help us work towards another great symposium! Join the Scientific Review Committee

2021 OHDSI Symposium:
Please remember to hold the dates September 12-15, 2021 for this year’s symposium!

Work groups listed on the OHDSI website: OHDSI work groups and meeting links have been added to our website and the page is updated on Mondays. To get a snapshot of the work group meetings for the month, please visit Upcoming Working Group Calls – OHDSI

Accessing MSTeams: OHDSI work group meetings have transitioned to MSTeams. If you attended the 2020 OHDSI Symposium, you are already in the OHDSI teams environment. If you would like to be added to the OHDSI teams environment, 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 some 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.”

2020 OHDSI Symposium: To access the 2020 OHDSI Symposium on our website, please click: 2020 OHDSI Global Symposium – OHDSI

2020 APAC Symposium : to access the 2020 APAC Symposium, please click here:
2020 OHDSI APAC Symposium – OHDSI

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.