Annual Community Meet (OSCON18)

Annual Community Meet (OSCON18)


We are excited to announce this year's OSCON! Register before Jun 31st for early bird pricing.

Why attend OSCON?

  • Learn new features
  • Attend training workshops
  • Meet fellow end users from other biobanks
  • Learn best practices
  • Share knowledge

Pittsburgh is the hub of medical research with many leading clinical research centers and biobanks. We work with two of them currently - the University of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network.

We are lucky to have Dr. Randall Brand (Academic Director, GI Division, University of Pittsburgh) who will give the keynote address on his biobank's activities and how OpenSpecimen is facilitating it.

Registration and Agenda



Day 1: Agenda - Sep 11

Registration and breakfast8:00 - 9:00 am
Introductory talk
* New features developed in last year
* Introduction of adopters and how they are using OpenSpecimen
* Plans for 2018 - 19
* How community members can contribute?
9:00 - 10:30 amSrikanth Adiga
Configuring OpenSpecimen for different types of biobanks10:30 - 12:00 pmPoornima Govindrao
Lunch12:00 - 1:00 pm
Using OpenSpecimen in planned/longitudinal clinical studies1:00 - 2:00 pmPoornima Govindrao
Adopter's talk2:00 - 3:15 pm3 adopters will talk about usage of OpenSpecimen
Coffee3:15 - 3:30 pm
Keynote speaker3:30 - 4:30 pmDr. Randall Brand - Academic Director, GI Division, University of Pittsburgh
Networking event and dinner5:00 - 8:00 pmAll

Day 2: Agenda - Sep 12

* REDCap, OpenClinica and EPIC integration
* How to configure?
* Generating reports
9:00 - 10:30 am
Srikanth Adiga
Data entry modes - Tailoring to your biobank's needs10:30 - 12:00 pmPoornima Govindrao
Lunch12:00 - 1:00 pm
Training: Advanced query and reporting workshop

Building advanced queries, pivot tables and dashboards
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Poornima Govindrao
Managing supplies and kits in multi-site studies2:00 - 3:00 pmSrikanth Adiga
Roadmap, feedback and anything else...2:00 to 3:00 pm

Day 3: Super user training - Sep 13

The superuser training focusses on giving hands-on training of all modules of OpenSpecimen with personal attention. It is best suited for new users and old-timers who would like to get trained on the new features. With so many new features getting added in every release, this gives an opportunity to master "whats new".

Specific course agenda will be announced soon.

Day 4: Super user training - Sep 14