You're invited to attend free CIDA training at the Center for Health Research

The FDA Sentinel Initiative and the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research would like to invite you to attend a free one-day training on Sentinel’s Cohort Identification and Descriptive Analysis (CIDA) tool. CIDA is a flexible SAS-based analytic tool that can identify and extract cohorts of interest from data in the Sentinel Common Data Model format. It has been used in hundreds of FDA-initiated requests that have supported medical product safety assessments.

This full-day training will be comprised of a series of presentations and hands-on exercises exploring CIDA’s capabilities. We will review multiple requester-defined options (e.g., exposures, outcomes, continuous enrollment requirements, incidence criteria, inclusion/exclusion criteria, relevant age groups and demographic criteria such as sex and race) and guide participants through hands-on exercises on how to answer epidemiologic questions using the tool.

During the training, a SAS®-based lab session is planned that will walk through parameterizing the CIDA tool for a sample query. Participants should be proficient in SAS and will require the following technical components to participate:

  • A personal laptop and charger
  • SAS (University Edition is acceptable)
  • Microsoft Excel

The training will take place at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research at 3800 N. Interstate Avenue, Portland, Oregon and will run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration for all attendees is required.

There will be a cap of 40 participants. When full, a wait list will be created. For questions or more information, please contact the Sentinel Training Team

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