Weekly OHDSI Digest- July 25, 2022


Please join our July 26 (11 am ET) community call, as Clair Blacketer and members of the CDM workgroup lead a session on what to do when your data does not fit into the OMOP CDM. Our community continues to expand globally, and both individuals and organizations often look for new enhancements to the CDM. There will be a new decision tree and process implemented to try and streamline this procedure and to clarify how data model requests are made and codified.

Everybody is invited. Calendar invites for our 2022 community calls go out each Friday. If you did not receive one, please use this link to join the meeting. All recordings from these weekly meetings will be posted on both our main OHDSI Teams tenant and on our OHDSI.org Community Calls page.


OMOP CDM Oncology WG – Genomic Subgroup Meeting: Tuesday, July 26 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 9am ET

Common Data Model WG – VOCABULARY Subgroup: Tuesday, July 26 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 ET, alternating with the general CDM WG. THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED

OMOP CDM Oncology WG- Outreach/Research Subgroup: Tuesday, July 26 at 3pm (ET) (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 3pm ET

Latin America WG: Wednesday, July 27 11am Bogota/Lima/Quito time (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11am Bogota/Lima/Quito time

Open-Source Community WG: Wednesday, July 27 at 11am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday art 11am ET.

FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Wednesday, July 27 at 12pm ET (European & Eastern US Time zone): (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 12pm ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 924 8598 5949; Passcode: 477364

Medical Imaging WG: Wednesday, July 27 at 7 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday alternating between 7am and 7pm ET.

Medical Devices WG: Thursday, July 28 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each odd month at 10am ET.

Data Quality Dashboard Development WG: Thursday, July 28 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 10am ET

FHIR and OMOP WG-Oncology Subgroup: Thursday, July 28 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 12pm ET

GIS-Geographic Information System WG GENERAL Meeting: Friday, July 29 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 9am ET.

Healthcare Systems Interest Group (formerly Electronic Health Record WG): Monday, August 1 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Monday at 10am ET


Peter Rijnbeek and his team at Erasmus University is hiring a Secretary for the Darwin EU Coordination Center and Department of Medical Informatics. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative tasks as the personal assistant for Peter Rijnbeek, and will also work as senior secretary for the Department of Medical Informatics, where you will support the staff together with a very experienced colleague. You will play a key role in enabling the research and education delivered by the department. Your work will include the usual responsibilities of a senior secretary such as managing agendas, handing the communication lines, managing changes in personnel, organizing (international meetings and conferences), etc. More information and an application link are available here, and the deadline is Aug. 14, 2022.

Dani Prieto-Alhambra and his team at the University of Oxford is hiring two Research Assistants in Health Data Sciences. In this position, you will support the programming of analytical pipelines for the analysis of routinely collected data mapped to the OMOP Common Data Model. You will prepare analytical packages to run a number of pre-specified analyses, contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects and manage own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by senior colleagues. More information and the application link are available here, and the deadline is August 8, 2022.

Brianne Olivieri-Mui and her team at The Roux Institute at Northeastern University has one opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow beginning on or about September 1, 2022. The fellow will have an opportunity to conduct observational and administrative database research (e.g., analysis of existing datasets) on health outcomes for older adults with HIV or LGBT older adults, under the supervision of the PI. The fellow will devote most of their time to independent research aligned with the PI’s interests and across federated and local research models. More information and an application link are available here.


Congratulations to the team of Jimmy Phuong, Stephanie Hong, Matvey B. Palchuk, Juan Espinoza, Daniella Meeker, David A. Dorr, Galina Lozinski, Charisse Madlock-Brown, and William G. Adams on the publication of Advancing Interoperability of Patient-level Social Determinants of Health Data to Support COVID-19 Research in the AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings Archive.

Congratulations to the team of Nicholas Tatonetti and Nick Giangreco on the publication of A database of pediatric drug effects to evaluate ontogenic mechanisms from child growth and development in Med.


Nominations are OPEN for the 2022 Titan Awards, which 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. If there are members or institutions who have made significant contributions that you would like to recognize, please nominate them before the Sept. 2 deadline!

The next Asia-Pacific (APAC) community call takes place Thursday, July 28 (July 27 in the Western Hemisphere) and will focus on two of the ongoing APAC network studies: Comparison of mortality, morbidities & healthcare resources utilization between patients with and without a diagnosis of COVID-19, and Real world safety of treatments for multiple sclerosis. Information on the call and recordings from previous meetings are available on our APAC Community page.

Videos from all presentations during the main day of the OHDSI European Symposium are available. There are recently added interviews with several leaders and participants in the symposium, which you can find here.

The OHDSI Social Showcase has returned! Accepted submissions from the European Symposium Collaborator Showcase will be shared on the OHDSI Twitter and LinkedIn feeds. Here are the posters that will be highlighted this week.

Monday – Mapping of complex constructs in OMOP CDM (Alexander Davydov)

Tuesday – Implementing the OHDSI Community Approach to Phenotype a Complex Medical Condition in European Primary Care Data (Kristin Kostka)

Wednesday – The use of data-driven vs. clinical based propensity score in covid-19 vaccine safety research (Xintong Li)

Thursday – Norwegian registries onto OMOP Common Data Model: mapping challenges and opportunities for pregnancy studies (Elmir Hurley)

Friday – PHAROS, Platform for Harmonizing and Accessing Data in Real-time on Infectious Disease Surveillance Based on OMOP-CDM in Korea (Chungsoo Kim)


2022 OHDSI Symposium

Registration has opened 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 Weekend Room Block | FAQs

Oct. 14 – Main Conference: Information Registration | Collaborator Showcase

Oct. 15 – Tutorial: Information | Registration

Oct. 15-16 – Workgroup Activities: Information | Registration


UPDATE- As some rooms opened for the night of Oct. 14, you should book your room asap!

Please book your hotel room ASAP for Oct.13-15 through the OHDSI room block to ensure a special rate (will sell out fast) IF YOU FIND THE NIGHT OF OCT. 14 SOLD OUT, PLEASE STILL BOOK YOUR ROOM FOR OCT. 13 THROUGH THE OHDSI ROOM BLOCK
2022 OHDSI Symposium – Start your reservation (passkey.com)

For nights 10/15-16, please book your hotel room on the hotel’s website.
Rockville, MD Hotel | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Note: If you have multiple reservations at the Bethesda North Marriott, as long as you book the same room type, you will be able to stay in one room the entire time; just stop by the front desk and they will update your keys and credit card info.


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