June 22 – 23, 2021

Supporting Sequelae of COVID-19

This annual event brings together academic, industry and government clinicians, scientists and technologies who share the experience of using i2b2 and/or tranSMART from across the US and Europe. The two day meeting includes speakers who will explore – in the context of i2b2 and/or tranSMART implementations – hot topics such as
  • Supporting COVID-19 sequelae initiatives using EHR data
  • i2b2 tranSMART report from the Global community
  • FHIR: Interop for Consumer Access, Clinical Research, and Beyond
  • Use cases – Alternate i2b2 implementations
  • Foundation technical roadmaps
  • Vision and wish-lists for networks

Event Registration


Keynote – Josh Mandel, MD

FHIR: Interop for Consumer Access, Clinical Research, and Beyond: As Chief Architect for Microsoft Healthcare, Chief Architect for SMART Health IT, and Lecturer at the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics, Josh works closely with the standards development community to lay groundwork for frictionless data access, authorization, analytics, and app integration.Event details and agenda is available at our website


June 22nd

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Welcome – Symposium overview and i2b2 tranSMART Year in review
Report from the Global Community – Use Cases
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Kavi Wagholikar, MD, PhD – Informing Clinical and Public Health Response to COVID pandemic using electronic health data in India: To develop a reliable big picture of what is happening to COVID patients in India and beyond this talk will discuss plans to develop a Heath data platform using i2b2 that engages local experts in informatics, statistics and clinical medicine at more than 350 hospitals across 9 countries on 4 continents to iteratively improve sites’ data quality, understand the limitations of EHR data, and conduct rapid analyses through a federated model.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Becky Steck, University of Michigan and Louise Klann – i2B2 tranSMART and Chronic Kidney Disease in Africa: Empowering global research networks to advance healthcare for underserved populations : The i2B2 tranSMART platform has undergirded the H3 Africa consortium’s significant strides in alleviating the burden of disease in Africa. Their work has advanced care for Chronic Kidney Disease, a debilitating disease that is the tenth leading cause of death worldwide, but has not had a major advancement in care since the 1970s.

9:30 – 12:15 PM
Supporting COVID-19 Research
  • 4CE late breaking updates – Griffin Weber, MD PhD, Paul Avillach MD PHD, Tianxi Cai, ScD
  • OTA update on how i2b2 supports OTA – Shawn Murphy, MD PhD and Vivian Gainer MS
  • Dell Giving support for COVID-19 – David Dimond, Dell Technology
  • tranSMART COVID-19 Open Data – Rudy Potenzone, PhD and Peter Rice
  • COVID Authors – Griffin Weber, MD PhD
  • Dell Enclave: Digital Twin Supporting Long COVID – Shawn Murphy, MD PhD. CLICK HERE for more details
12:15 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 1:45 PM
Keynote Josh Mandel – FHIR: Interop for Consumer Access, Clinical Research, and Beyond
New Technologies
1:45 – 2:15 PM

Qi Li, MD, physician executive – InterSystems IRIS – a new high performance data platform option for i2b2 community: In this session, InterSystems will introduce i2b2 on IRIS, a widely adopted database platform by EHR solutions such as Epic, DoD, VA, and thousands of hospitals outside US. Over 1 billion patient records are managed using IRIS technology already. With IRIS, i2b2 community members can leverage advanced capabilities such as interoperability, scalability, and machine learning to support next generation clinical research.

2:15 – 2:35

Rudy Potenzone PhD – Visualizing EHR Data in a Knowledge Graph.

2:35 – 2:45 PM

Jamie Cuticchia NC, MD, MA – Axiomedix Update

2:45 -3:00 PM
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Foundation Technical session
  • Dell project updates: Common Data Model (i2b2 tranSMART) and Scientific Bundle
  • Foundation Roadmaps – open discussion

June 23rd

9:00 -12:00 PM
Working Group Updates
  • Ontology Innovations: COVID-19 and Oncology, Jim Campbell and Mary Natividad
  • ETL Working Group, Mike Mendis, Alex Sachs, Jiajun Bao
  • User Interface Working Group, Griffin Weber and Anupama Maram.
12:00 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 4:30 PM
Vision and wish list for the future network
  • ACT Network recap – SHRINE Network session
  • Vision and wish list
  • Open discussion

Thank you to all of our Sponsors for your continued support!