For seven years, the SciForce team has been an active member of the OHDSI scientific community, whose mission is to improve people's health by empowering the community to obtain evidence-based knowledge that contributes to better decisions in healthcare. In this regard, representatives of our medical team, namely Polina Talapova, Eduard Korchmar, and Denis Kaduk, attended the three-day Global OHDSI Symposium held in North Bethesda, Maryland, USA, on October 14-16, 2022.
They heard many fascinating reports of the community's leads and experts, successfully presented a poster on the topic "Jackalope: A software tool for meaningful post-coordination for ETL purposes" in the Open-Source Analytics Development section, watched a software demonstration, and participated in such working groups as Oncology, Vocabulary, FHIR-OMOP, Natural Language Processing, CDM and Data Quality.
Also, our colleagues met in person with leading OHDSI researchers (George Hripcsak, Patrick Ryan, Christian Reich, Clair Blacketer, Andrew Williams, Rimma Belenkaya, Asieh Golozar, Karthik Natarajan), developers (Christopher Knoll, Paul Nagy, Michael Gurley) and old friends (Dmitry Dymshits, Anna Ostropolets, Alexander Davydov), as well as made new valuable acquaintances.
It was a great event and a rewarded experience, expanding minds and horizons. The SciForce team is profoundly grateful to the OHDSI community for the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic journey.