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2023 Sentinel Public Training & Innovation Day, April 11-12

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    The 2023 Sentinel Public Training and Innovation Day took place over two days in April. The Sentinel Public Training was held on April 11, 2023. The Sentinel Innovation Day was held on April 12, 2023.


    2023 Sentinel Public Training

    Public Training titled "Leveraging the Sentinel System for Signal Identification Among Infants Following Maternal Medication Use During Pregnancy" featured the following topics: 

    • Introduction to Sentinel
    • Detecting Medication Adverse Effects in Sentinel
    • Surveillance of Adverse Outcomes Following Medication Use in Pregnancy
    • First Trimester Exposure to Fluoroquinolones: A Case Study in Signal Identification

    Presenters: Judith Maro, MS, PhD, Ashley Martinez, PharmD, PhD, and Sruthi Adimadhyam, MS, PhD. 


    2023 Sentinel Innovation Day

    Innovation Day featured the following topics and presenters:

    • A general framework for developing computable phenotyping algorithms from electronic health records - by David Carrell, PhD
    • Using Unsupervised Learning to Generate Code Mapping Algorithms to Harmonize Data Across Data Systems - by Xu Shi, PhD
    • A PRocess guide for INferential studies using secondary data from routine ClinIcal Practice to evaLuate causal Effects of Drugs (PRINCIPLED) - by Rishi Desai, MS, PhD
    • Approaches to handling partially observed confounder data from electronic health records - by Janick Weberpals, RPh, PhD


    Funding for this conference is 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.

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    Further event information and materials for 2023 Sentinel Public Training can be found here.

    Further event information and materials for 2023 Sentinel Innovation Day can be found here


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


    The Sentinel Public Training featured the following speakers:

    • Judith Maro, MS, PhD
    • Ashley Martinez, PharmD, PhD
    • Sruthi Adimadhyam, MS, PhD

    Innovation Day featured following speakers:

    • David Carrell, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
    • Xu Shi, PhD, University of Michigan
    • Rishi Desai, MS, PhD, Mass General Brigham
    • Janick Weberpals, RPh, PhD, Mass General Brigham