WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALL MEETINGS
Please join us Tuesday, May 3 (11 am ET) for our next OHDSI Community Call, when we will learn about the DARWIN EU Initiative and how the OHDSI community can impact this new push towards using real-world evidence to impact healthcare.
The vision of DARWIN EU is to give the European Medicines Agency and national competent authorities in EU Member States access to valid and trustworthy real-world evidence, for example on diseases, patient populations, and the use, safety and effectiveness of medicines, including vaccines, throughout the lifecycle of a medicinal product.
The Erasmus Medical Center has earned the contract as the coordinating center for DARWIN EU. For this presentation, we will hear from the following leaders within both Erasmus and the OHDSI Community:
• Peter Rijnbeek (Head of the Department of Medical Informatics • Erasmus Medical Center)
• Dani Prieto-Alhambra (Professor • University of Oxford and Erasmus Medical Center)
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, May 3 at 10am ET (Meeting Link )
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10am and 1pm ET, respectively.
Psychiatry WG: Wednesday, May 4 at 8am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 8am ET.
Atlas WG: Wednesday, May 4 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 9am ET.
Open-Source Community WG: Wednesday, May 4 at 11am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday art 11am ET.
Health Equity Work Group: Wednesday, May 4 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 12pm ET.
FHIR and OMOP WG-Terminologies Subgroup: Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 at 12pm ET (European & Eastern US Time zone participants): (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: 685 509 3136 Passcode: 710256) THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED
FHIR and OMOP WG – Data Model Harmonization Subgroup: Wednesday, May 4 at 1pm PST (Western Hemisphere) (Meeting Link) Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1pm PST. NOTE: This meeting takes place on Zoom but please check the Teams Work Group for information and updates (Meeting ID: 912 9699 3374 Passcode: 551570)
Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Eastern Hemi): Wednesday, May 4 at 4pm KST (2AM ET) (Meeting Link) Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month at 4pm KST. MEETING IS CANCELLED
Medical Imaging WG: Wednesday, May 4 at 7 pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Wednesday alternating between 7am and 7pm ET.
Data Quality Dashboard Development WG: Thursday, May 5 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Thursday at 10am ET
Patient-Level Prediction/Pop. Level Estimation WG Meeting (Western Hemi): Thursday, May 5 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link) Meetings are traditionally scheduled for the first Thursday of every month at 12pm ET. MEETING IS CANCELLED
FHIR and OMOP WG-Oncology Subgroup: Thursday, May 5 at 12pm ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every Thursday at 12pm ET
GIS-Geographic Information System WG GENERAL Meeting: Friday, May 6 at 9am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Friday at 9am ET.
Early-Stage Researchers WG: ( Europe /East Coast /West Coast hemisphere): Monday, May 9 at 1pm UK time (8am ET) (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally due to be held on the second Monday of each month at 1pm UK time.
Healthcare Systems Interest Group (formerly Electronic Health Record WG): Monday, May 9 at 10am ET (Meeting Link)
Meetings are traditionally scheduled for every other Monday at 10am ET.
Congratulations to the team of Yilu Fang, Betina Idnay, Yingcheng Sun, Hao Liu, Zhehuan Chen, Karen Marder, Hua Xu, Rebecca Schnall, and Chunhua Weng on the publication of Combining human and machine intelligence for clinical trial eligibility querying in JAMIA.
• Congratulations to the team of Katie Bradwell, Jacob Wooldridge, Benjamin Amor, Tellen Bennett, Adit Anand, Carolyn Bremer, Yun Jae Yoo, Zhenglong Qian, Steven Johnson, Emily Pfaff, Andrew Girvin, Amin Manna, Emily Niehaus, Stephanie Hong, Xiaohan Tanner Zhang, Richard Zhu, Mark Bissell, Nabeel Qureshi, Joel Saltz, Melissa Haendel, Christopher Chute, Harold Lehmann, and Richard Moffitt (on behalf of the N3C Consortium) on the publication of Harmonizing units and values of quantitative data elements in a very large nationally pooled electronic health record (EHR) dataset in JAMIA.
• Congratulations to the team of Kristina Bardenheuer, Michel Van Speybroeck, Clare Hague, Enkeleida Nikai, and Martin Price on the publication of Haematology Outcomes Network in Europe (HONEUR) – a collaborative, interdisciplinary platform to harness the potential of Real-World Data in hematology in the European Journal of Haematology.
OHDSI DevCon 2022 was a success last Friday, with more than 100 people joining for a series of workshops, talks and an impressive final panel discussion. All the talks will be loaded to the DevCon homepage on OHDSI.org, but both the State of the Community presentation by Adam Black and Paul Nagy, as well as the Keynote Address by Martijn Schuemie, are currently on the page. A big announcement from DevCon was the formation of the Khieron Contributor Cohort, which will help onboard and mentor open-source developers in the community. If you are interested in joining the effort, please fill out this application.
• Want to help provide the foundation for future advances in OHDSI global research, and receive some benefits for your company in return? Check out the OHDSI Sponsorship homepage, which includes the community call presentation from George Hripcsak.
• The most recent APAC Community Call featured APAC Studies quarterly updates. You can access the recording afterwards, on the APAC Community page.
• Are you running a network study and seeking collaboration or data partners? Our May 24 community call will be focused on Open Studies, and we are looking for presenters. If you would like to join this call, please contact Craig Sachson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Peter Reinbeek and the Erasmus Medical Center team shared an opening for an R Programmer in Health Data Science. This position will be responsible for designing, developing, documenting, and maintaining R code that will be executed against health data that is standardized to the OMOP Common Data Model. More information and the application link are available here. The application deadline is this Wednesday, April 27.
• Dani Prieto-Alhambra and his team at Oxford are recruiting a Database Programmer to join the team. This position will contribute to the standardization and curation of large real world data from the UK and collaborate with the OHDSI, EHDEN and OPTIMA Oncology teams. More information and the application link are available here. The application deadline is May 23, 2022.
• As mentioned by Sally Baxter and Kerry Goetz on last week’s community call, the National Eye Institute is looking for a DATA Scholar to develop a strategy and lead community consensus building to improve ocular health care through data standardization. Among other responsibilities, this person will build on community expertise of the OMOP CDM to advance standard representation of ocular concepts. More information is available here.
• 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 #OHDSI2021.
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