OHDSI Global Symposium 2021

We are excited to announce that general registration for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium, which will be held virtually in Microsoft Teams, Sept. 12-15, is now open! This will be our seventh annual OHDSI Symposium, and it will provide another opportunity for our community to come together, share ideas, learn from each other and network with our fellow collaborators.

We are working on many details for the four-day event, which will feature plenary talks, a state of the community presentation and our collaborator showcase. One detail has not changed — the symposium remains free to attend and is open to anybody, whether you are a community veteran or a newcomer looking to learn more about how we generate real-world evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care.

Please continue to check the OHDSI website (www.ohdsi.org) and the OHDSI social platforms periodically for updates as we plan for a rewarding, online event!

What Can You Expect At #OHDSI2021?

The 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium will be held virtually for the second straight year. This allows both veteran collaborators and those new to OHDSI from around the world to come together and share ideas, learn from each other and enjoy the spirit of our community. If you missed our 2020 Global Symposium, check out the link below to get a sense of what takes place during our biggest event of the year.

The 2020 Global Symposium

While we are excited to again create an opportunity for everyone to participate in the Symposium for free if they choose, there are costs associated with coordinating all OHDSI community activities. To help offset these costs, we provide the additional optional opportunity for participants to support the OHDSI community through ‘registration contribution’ and ‘optional registration fee’ tickets. Thank you in advance for your generous support! Should you require a tax receipt for your contribution, please email symposium@ohdsi.org BEFORE you make the contribution through the Eventbrite registration site.

In addition, as all OHDSI activities depend largely on government grants and organization sponsorships, please email symposium@ohdsi.org if you would like to consider sponsorship opportunities for this year’s symposium.

Should you wish to change or cancel your registration ticket, kindly log into your Eventbrite account where you may edit or cancel your free registration ticket at any time. Registration contribution tickets/optional registration fee tickets are non-refundable; however, if you need to make changes to this ticket, kindly email us at symposium@ohdsi.org.  Also, if you make any changes to your registration ticket such as a name change or update an email address, please email us at symposium@ohdsi.org to inform us as well. Thank you!

To Register for the 2021 Global OHDSI Symposium, please click the button below:

2020 OHDSI APAC Symposium

The first-ever OHDSI APAC Symposium was held Dec. 5-6, 2020, and it provided an opportunity for our Asia-Pacific collaborators (along with others around the world) to share research, provide community updates, collaborate in regional breakouts or network discussions, and have some OHDSI fun.

If you missed any part of the APAC Symposium, or you would like to watch parts again, please use the links to both slides and video presentations below. (Updates still coming)

Day 1

Welcome Session: Video • Slides

Patrick Ryan, Christian Reich and George Hripcsak give the opening talk at the 2020 OHDSI Asia-Pacific (APAC) Symposium.

Video Timestamps
Patrick Ryan (OHDSI Overview) 0:00
Christian Reich (OHDSI Data Network) 11:46
George Hripcsak (OHDSI Evidence Generation) 21:05

Panel – OHDSI Community In Action (COVID-19 Global Effort): Video (timestamps and individual slides are below)

Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Seng Chan You, Kristin Kostka and Marc Suchard provided presentations during the APAC Symposium Community In Action panel.

Video Timestamps and Slides
Daniel Prieto-Alhambra (Catalyzing A Global Pandemic Response) 0:00 • Slides
Seng Chan You (OpenData4COVID19) 17:32 • Slides
Kristin Kostka (Project CHARYBDIS – COVID19 Disease Natural History) 24:30 • Slides
Marc Suchard (ACEI/ARB Susceptibility to COVID-19 Study) 37:30 • Slides

Plenary Session: Video (timestamps and individual slides are below)

Community members provide the 2020 Asia-Pacific (APAC) Symposium Plenary Session on two network studies, LEGEND and CORAZON. Specific talks are listed below.

Video Timestamps and Slides

Martijn Schuemie (LEGEND principles) 0:32 • Slides
Yuan Lu (Using LEGEND within an APAC Network study) 20:06 • Slides
Q&A 1 with Panelists 34:03
Ian Wong (CORAZON Network Study) 53:28 • Slides
Q&A 2 with Panelists 1:11:15

Day 2

APAC State of the Community Presentation: Video • Slides

Mui Van Zandt provides the 2020 OHDSI Asia-Pacific (APAC) State of the Community presentation, which provides updates from the six different APAC regional chapters (South Korea, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan).

APAC Regional Breakout Sessions  







Closing Ceremony: Video • Slides

Patrick Ryan provides the closing talk to the 2020 Asia-Pacific (APAC) Symposium. This talk includes an announcement of the “Best Contributor” honors from the 2020 OHDSI Global Symposium.