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NCBO Webinar: Olivier Bodenreider, Feb. 2

From: Trish Whetzel <plwhetzel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:16:48 -0800
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The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Dr. Olivier Bodenreider, Staff
Scientist in the Cognitive Science Branch of the Lister Hill National Center
for Biomedical Communications at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Dr.
Bodenreider will present on "RxNav: Browser and Application Programming
Interfaces for Drug Information Sources" on Wednesday, February 2 at 10:00am
PST.  Below is information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx and
accompanying teleconference. For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar
presentations see: http://www.bioontology.org/webinar-series.

RxNav was first developed as an interface to the RxNorm database and was
primarily designed for displaying relations among drug names. The various
kinds of drug entities (ingredient, brand name, clinical drug, branded drug,
etc.) form a graph, of which RxNav provides a graphical representation and
enables the navigation. More recently, we developed Application Programming
Interfaces (APIs) for accessing RxNorm data, using SOAP and RESTful
services. We also integrated RxNorm with two other drug information sources:
RxTerms, an interface terminology for clinical drugs, and the National Drug
File-Reference Terminology (NDF-RT), which includes clinical information,
such as pharmacologic classes, indications and drug-drug interactions.

Typical uses of RxNav include mapping drug names and codes to RxNorm, the
standard for drugs for the "meaningful use" and navigating among drug
entities (e.g., from branded drug to ingredients). The RxNav server has
received about 10 million queries in 2010. Users include clinical and
academic institutions, as well as pharmacy management companies, health
insurance companies, EHR vendors, and drug information providers.

We will present RxNav and its APIs for accessing RxNorm, RxTerms and NDF-RT.
We will also briefly present RxNormNorm, an algorithm for managing variation
in clinical drug names. Finally, we will discuss future developments,
including specialized applications relying on the API (e.g., for mapping
large amounts of terms and codes to RxNorm, and for crosswalk purposes).

RxNav:   http://rxnav.nlm.nih.gov/
RxNorm:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/index.html
RxTerms: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/umlslicense/rxtermApp/rxTerm.cfm
NDF-RT:  http://evs.nci.nih.gov/ftp1/NDF-RT/

Olivier Bodenreider is a Staff Scientist in the Cognitive Science Branch of
the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the U.S.
National Library of Medicine. His research interests include terminology,
knowledge representation and ontology in the biomedical domain, both from a
theoretical perspective and in their application to natural language
understanding, reasoning, information visualization and integration.

Dr. Bodenreider is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
He received a M.D. degree from the University of Strasbourg, France in 1990
and a Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from the University of Nancy, France in
1993. Before joining NLM in 1996, he was an assistant professor for
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Nancy, France,
Medical School.

Topic: NCBO Webinar Series
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
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Received on Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:17:21 UTC

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