Deadline Abstract Submission: February 23rd, 2018

The European Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics team is accepting submission abstracts for posters or software demonstrations at the first annual OHDSI Symposium to be held on March 23rd, 2018 at the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (

The focus of the first European OHDSI is to give a broad overview of the adoption of the OMOP-CDM in Europe. The title of the symposium is ‘Bridging Europe’ to emphasize the need to build a strong European Community to support the adoption of the OMOP-CDM in Europe.

Submission Guidelines

We invite all stakeholders to submit an abstract for presentation at the symposium. Abstracts must demonstrate how the work is connected to OHDSI and relevant to OHDSI’s mission in Europe.

We especially invite European projects that have plans to implement the OMOP-CDM as part of their data network.

All submissions will be reviewed by the symposium organizing committee. Successful posters and demonstrations will be presented during an afternoon collaborator showcase. Selected software demonstrators will be provided a table and monitor during the showcase. Collaborators will be invited to share their final posters onto a poster repository on the OHDSI website.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Observational Data Management with a European focus: including interoperability standards, common data model and standardized vocabularies development and evaluation, extract-transform-load (ETL) research and applications, and data quality assessment.
  • Analytics technology and infrastructure: design and implementation of hardware and open-source software solutions that leverage the OHDSI community standards or tools to enable evidence generation.
  • Methodological research: research and development of new analytical methods for evidence generation, and empirical evaluation of method performance.

Submissions are not limited to finished research but could also focus on future plans to adopt the OMOP-CDM in Europe, share experience in mapping European data, research directions that may be valuable for the community to initiate collaboration etc.

Important Dates

February 23rd, 2018: Deadline for abstract submissions

March 2nd, 2018: Notification of acceptance

March 23rd, 2018: European OHDSI Symposium in Rotterdam

How to submit:

Please follow the submission guidelines stated above and use the template in this link for your submission. Please indicate if you would like to present a poster or software demonstration.

Send your abstract to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any further questions about poster submissions or the OHDSI symposium please use the same email address.