CTSA Ontology Workshop
The Tutorial will provide an introduction to ontology technology focusing on the needs of CTSA clinical scientists.
The Workshop will provide an opportunity for those involved in ontology-related projects across the CTSA Consortium to review what has been achieved thus far and consider plans and strategies for enhanced coordination in the future.
Venue: To be decided
Date: Scheduled tentatively for spring 2012
Organization: Barry Smith (NCBO), Jessica Tenenbaum (Duke), Rob Wynden (UCSF)
Tutorial Day 0
- Introduction to Biomedical Ontology for Non-Experts
- What is an ontology and what is it useful for?
- The problem of data silos
- NIH mandates for sharing and reuse of research data
- Examples of biomedical ontologies:
- Gene Ontology (GO)
- Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA)
- Infectious Disease Ontology (IDO)
- Ontology Technology
- An Introduction to the Semantic Web and the Web Ontology Language (OWL)
- Using ontologies for data retrieval, integration and reasoning
- Success stories
- Ontology Technology
Workshop Day 1
- Major Ontology Initiatives within the CTSA Consortium
- Chris Chute (Mayo): Data Governance and Normalization within the Mayo Clinic Enterprise
- Melissa Haendel (Oregon) and Jon Corson-Rikert (Cornell): eagle-i and VIVO Ontology Initiatives
- Jessica Tenenbaum (Duke): Remarks on Genetics Ontologies
- William Hogan (Arkansas) and Werner Ceusters (Buffalo): Referent Tracking and Demographic Data Ontology
- Shawn Murphy (Partners): i2b2-Specific Ontologies
- Richard Scheuermann and Lindsay Cowell (Dallas): NLP-Based Mapping of Textbook Pathology to Ontology for General Medical Science (OGMS)
- Possibly also: OCRe (for clinical research), Permissions Ontology (for consent; owned by Jihad Obeid at Medical University of South Carolina); BRO and Biositmaps (for resource registry); biobanking ontology (Arkansas)
Workshop Day 2
- EHR, Ontology and Interoperability
- Presentations by EHR vendors
- Rob Wynden (UCSF): The Health Ontology Mapper (HOM).
- Next Steps
- How can we measure the value brought by ontology-based approaches?
- How can we ensure high-quality and high-value approaches?
- How can we promote a consistent approach across the CTSA consortium?