2018 4TH ANNUAL OHDSI SYMPOSIUM
The Fourth Annual OHDSI Symposium will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference located at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD, 20852. OHDSI’s mission is to improve health, by empowering a community to collaboratively generate the evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care. As a community we envision a world in which observational research produces a comprehensive understanding of health and disease. OHDSI promotes a collaborative approach to research and has rapidly grown into a vibrant international community. Everyone is welcome to actively participate in OHDSI, whether as a patient, a health professional, a researcher, or someone who simply believes in our cause. The Fourth Annual OHDSI symposium will promote this vision and provide OHDSI collaborators an opportunity to share our accomplishments with the broader healthcare community. The day will include a collaborator showcase involving a poster session to highlight OHDSI’s research achievements and interactive demonstrations of OHDSI’s open-source software tools that will revolutionize how medical evidence is generated. There is no fee to attend this symposium. Unfortunately, it costs money to make knowledge free, and financial support is necessary to sustain our symposiums. Some of us provide our time as in-kind contributions to the collaborative. Others are seeking support to facilitate their contributions to the collaborative through a variety of funding sources such as public government grants, industry contracts, private foundation grants and other opportunities. Therefore, this year we will be offering a free registration ticket with a donation option. The donation will go towards the organization of the Fourth Annual OHDSI Symposium and all future OHDSI endeavors. No donation is too big or too small and all donations are appreciated. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Stakeholders from the following organizations who would benefit from the presentations and discussions during and following this event, include but are not limited to: FDA, CMS, CDC, NIH, AHRQ, HHS, PCORI, DoD AMIA, Technology and Software developers Academia, Centers of Excellence Groups involved in the discovery of new pathways for treatment of cancer and other diseases Pharmaceutical and Device Industry Health-care start-ups, Healthcare payers and providers Clinicians, Patients, and Disease-focused Patient Advocates and Foundations Data standardization organizations Stakeholders include: People most interested in addressing these issues, because they are the most directly affected by the problems. Senior management interested in breaking the cycle Introductory Tutorial workshops will be held on Thursday, October 11; Advanced tutorial workshops will be held on Saturday, October 13. Symposium Registration and Tutorial Workshop Registration are separate. Tutorial registration will open in late June. Please visit our website www.ohdsi.org for additional information on the 2018 Fourth Annual OHDSI Symposium.