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NCBO Webinar: Nigam Shah, Oct. 19 - Making Sense of Unstructured Data in Medicine Using Ontologies

From: Trish Whetzel <plwhetzel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:56:29 -0400
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The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Dr. Nigam Shah from Stanford
University on "Making Sense of Unstructured Data in Medicine Using
Ontologies" at 10:00am PT, Wednesday, October 19.  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.


ABSTRACT:
Changes in biomedical science, public policy, information technology, and
electronic heath record (EHR) adoption have converged recently to enable a
transformation in the delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness of health
care. While analyzing structured electronic records have proven useful in
many different contexts, the true richness and complexity of health
records—roughly 80 percent—lies within the clinical notes, which are
free-text reports written by doctors and nurses in their daily practice. We
have developed a scalable annotation and analysis workflow that uses public
biomedical ontologies and is based on the term recognition tools developed
by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO). This talk will
discuss the applications of this workflow to 9.5 million clinical
documents—from the electronic health records of approximately one million
adult patients from the STRIDE Clinical Data Warehouse—to identify
statistically significant patterns of drug use and to conduct drug safety
surveillance. For the patterns of drug use, we validate the usage patterns
learned from the data against FDA-approved indications as well as external
sources of known off-label use such as Medi-Span. For drug safety
surveillance, we show that drug–disease co-occurrences and the temporal
ordering of drugs and disease mentions in clinical notes can be examined for
statistical enrichment and used to detect potential adverse events.


WEBEX DETAILS:
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To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
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1. Go to
https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/j.php?ED=108527772&UID=0&PW=NZDdmNWNjOGMw&RT=MiM0
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: ncbo
4. Click "Join".

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or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers:
https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=108527772&tollFree=0

Access code:929 613 752



Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378
http://www.bioontology.org

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