Important work, with contributions from our group, characterising the background incidence rates of adverse events of special interest (AESIs) in eight countries was published today in BMJ.
This large, international study found large variations across age groups, countries, and males/females in the observed rates of AESIs associated with covid-19 vaccines. This shows the need for stratification or standardisation before using background rates for covid-19 vaccin safety surveillance and suggests caution when interpreting the differences between observed and expected rates.
We are happy to announce that we received the 2020 OHDSI Titan Award for Community Support. The Titan Award is a special recognition from the OHDSI community for important contributions towards OHDSI's mission. A big thanks from everyone in our team, we are looking forward to another year of exciting research and collaborations!
A special shout out to two students in our group who received Titan Awards for their amazing work: Anthony Sena (for Open-Source Development) and Clair Blacketer (for Data Standards).
Congratulations to all!