2022 Innovation Day & Sentinel Public Training, April 28 - 29

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    Thursday, April 28, 2022
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    The 2022 Sentinel Innovation Day and Public Training took place over two days in April.


    Innovation Day

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    The 2022 Sentinel Innovation Day, Day 1 of the Thirteenth Annual Sentinel Initiative Public Training, focused on challenges and opportunities in integrating electronic health record-based data in common data models, computable phenotyping to aid medical product safety investigations, advanced analytic approaches to improve confounding adjustments in Sentinel investigations, and a causal inference framework for Sentinel.


    13th Annual Sentinel Public Training

    Friday, April 29, 2022

    The 2022 Sentinel Public Training Day, Day 2, of the Thirteenth Annual Sentinel Initiative Public Training, focused on Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting (IPTW), an analytic method that can reduce confounding bias in observational studies of medical treatments. Investigators from the Sentinel Operations Center also discussed opportunities presented by the new IPTW tool within the Sentinel Routine Querying System, the new Sentinel Views dashboard component, and how researchers can conduct analyses of routinely collected electronic health data in the Sentinel Common Data Model format.


    These events were free and open to members of the public.


    Funding for this conference was made possible by a cooperative agreement from the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The views expressed in written conference materials and the speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.



    U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Sentinel Operations Center


    Innovation Day featured the following speakers:

    • Keith Marsolo, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

    • Jennifer Nelson, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

    • David Carrell, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

    • Adrian Cosmin Bejan, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    • Joshua Smith, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    • Richard Wyss, PhD, Mass General Brigham

    • Rishi Desai, PhD, Mass General Brigham


    The Sentinel Public Training featured the following speakers:

    • John Connolly, ScD

    • Xiaojuan Li, PhD, MSPH

    • Jenn Lyons, PhD, MPH