Weekly OHDSI Digest-June 20, 2022


Please join us Tuesday, June 21 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, which will feature four 10-minute tutorials on open-source tools developed within our community for use in global research initiatives. Tools that will be presented will be:


Presenter: Joel Swerdel • Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson


Presenter: Tiffany Callahan • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University

Patient-Level Prediction

Presenter: Jenna Reps • Associate Director, Johnson & Johnson

CAPR (Cohort definition Application Programming in R)

Presenter: Martin Lavallee • Data Scientist, Odysseus Data Services

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.


Common Data Model WG: Tuesday, June 21 at 1pm ET (Meeting Link )
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10am and 1pm ET, respectively.

FHIR and OMOP WG- Digital Quality Measurements Subgroup: Wed, June 22 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday at 10am ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates Zoom Details: Meeting ID: 836 4585 6405 Passcode: 552204 MEETING IS CANCELLED

Latin America WG: Wednesday, June 22 at 11am Bogota/Lima/Quito time (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11am Bogota/Lima/Quito time

FHIR and OMOP WG-Oncology Subgroup: Thursday, June 23 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 12pm ET

OMOP CDM Oncology- Vocabulary /Development Subgroup: Thursday, June 23 at 1pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 1pm ET

FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Thursday, June 23 at 6pm ET (Pacific & Western Time zone): (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 6pm ET. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 970 7397 4923 Passcode:600294) NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW LINK WITH A NEW MTG ID AND PASSCODE

GIS-Geographic Information System WG DEVELOPMENT Meeting: Friday, June 24 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 9am ET.

Phenotype Development and Evaluation WG: Friday, June 24 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 10am ET.

Clinical Trials WG: Friday, June 24 at 10:30am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 10:30am ET.


Congratulations to the team of Jiayi Tong, Chongliang Luo, Md Nazmul Islam, Natalie E. Sheils, John Buresh, Mackenzie Edmondson, Peter A. Merkel, Ebbing Lautenbach, Rui Duan and Yong Chen on the publication of Distributed learning for heterogeneous clinical data with application to integrating COVID-19 data across 230 sites in Digital Medicine.

Congratulations to the team of Emmanuel Uchenna Agu, Arman Mosenia, Jacob A Lifton, Lawrence Chan, Katherine G Ligtenberg, Drew Saylor, Reza Vagefi, Seanna R Grob, Robert Kersten, Melena Ahmad, and Bryan Winnon on the publication of The Impact of COVID-19 on Periocular Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in the Veteran Population in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

Congratulations to the team of Yongseok Mun, ChulHyoung Park, Da Yun Lee, Tong Min Kim, Ki Won Jin, Seok Kim, Yoo-Ri Chung, Kihwang Lee, Ji Hun Song, Young-Jung Roh, Donghyun Jee, Jin-Woo Kwon, Se Joon Woo, Kyu Hyung Park, Rae Woong Park, Sooyoung Yoo, Dong-Jin Chang & Sang Jun Park on the publication of Real-world treatment intensities and pathways of macular edema following retinal vein occlusion in Korea from Common Data Model in ophthalmology in Scientific Reports.

Congratulations to the team of Sooyoung Yoo, Eunsil Yoon, Dachung Boo, Borham Kim, Seok Kim, Jin Chul Paeng, Ie Ryung Yoo, In Young Choi, Kwangsoo Kim, Hyun Gee Ryoo, Sun Jung Lee, Eunhye Song, Young-Hwan Joo, Junmo Kim, and Ho-Young Lee on the publication of Transforming Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Staging Information from Unstructured Reports to the Observational Medical Outcome Partnership Common Data Model in Applied Clinical Informatics.

Congratulations to the team of Cynthia Yang, Ross Williams, Joel Swerdel, João Rafael Almeida, Emily S. Brouwer, Edward Burn, Loreto Carmona, Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Talita Duarte-Salles, Walid Fakhouri, Antje Hottgenroth, Meghna Jani, Raivo Kolde, Jan A. Kors, Lembe Kullamaa, Jennifer Lane, Karine Marinier, Alexander Michel, Henry Morgan Stewart, Albert Prats-Uribe, Sulev Reisberg, Anthony G. Sena, Carmen O. Torre, Katia Verhamme, David Vizcaya, James Weaver, Patrick Ryan, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, and Peter Rijnbeek on the publication of Development and external validation of prediction models for adverse health outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis: A multinational real-world cohort analysis in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism.

Congratulations to OHDSI veteran and Australia Chapter lead Nicole Pratt, who was recent named one of eight new ISPE Fellows for 2022. Nicole, whose interest in the effectiveness and safety of medicine use has led her to collaborate on network initiatives like LEGEND and EUMAEUS, was featured in the latest edition of the OHDSI Collaborator Spotlight.


Odysseus Data Services posted two new openings recently. There are currently openings for an epidemiologist and a data scientist. Please check out the links for more information and/or to apply for these jobs.

Professor Peter Rijnbeek announced an opening for an epidemiologist to work with his team at Erasmus MC. This position will be responsible for all aspects of observational research including protocol writing, input in the statistical analysis plan, study execution, interpretation of results and report/manuscript writing. The application deadline is July 8, 2022.

Professor Dani Prieto-Alhambra announced an opening for a postdoctoral data scientist to work with his team at the University of Oxford. This position will develop analysis plans, protocols, ethical (and similar panel) submissions, governance and regulatory submissions as required for ongoing and future studies. It will generate and analyze OMOP-mapped real world health data assets, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials. The application deadline is June 27, 2022.


New to OHDSI? On July 12, we are hosting a “New Adopters” community call specifically for you! We would like new adopters of OMOP or new members of the community to introduce themselves, share how they found OHDSI or what they hope to work on, and ask any question you might have (asking a question is optional). If you would like to take part in this call, please fill out this brief form:

Showcase submission week has arrived! All submissions for poster presentations, software demos and/or lightning talks are due no later than 8pm (EST) on Friday, June 24. For more information, please visit our Collaborator Showcase homepage.

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

2022 OHDSI European Symposium

• The 2022 OHDSI European Symposium, which will be held at the Steam Ship Rotterdam in The Netherlands, will be held June 24-26. The main symposium will be June 24, and tutorials will be held June 25-26. For more information, please visit the symposium homepage.

If you are going to the European Symposium, here is the agenda for the three-day event. Also, please check out all the posters and demos that will be featured in the Collaborator Showcase.


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