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PETS Faculty, Staff, and Trainees attended and presented their research at the 37th International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology. The conference took place virtually throughout the month of August, with the core session taking place from August 23-25, 2021. PETS was involved in the teaching of skills courses, presentation of research through symposiums and workshops, and poster presentations. Please see below for a list of all courses, posters, and presentations and symposiums presented by PETS at the 2021 ICPE.

For more information on ICPE, please visit the following link to the 37th session.


Skills Course: Principles of Pharmacoepidemiology
Almut Winterstein, Anton Pottegard, Tobias Gerhard
Available Online Starting Monday August 1

Skills Course: Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology
Tamar Lasky, Steven Bird, Mehmet Burcu, Daniel Horton, Rima Izem, Ann McMahon
Available Online Starting Thursday August 5

Skills Course: The Pharmacoepidemiologist’s Toolbox for Professional Empowerment
Caitlin Knox, Vincent Lo Re III, Mary Beth Ritchey, Alejandro Arana, Juan Hincapie Castillo
Available Online Starting Thursday August 5

Skills Course: Medical Device Epidemiology
Mary E Ritchey, Christina Mack, Theodore Lystig, Paul Coplan
Available Online Starting Friday August 13



Overdose risk following prescription benzodiazepine treatment in young people Poster (#1716751)
Greta Bushnell, Mark Olfson, Tobias Gerhard 

Real world data in the era of Covid-19: The devil in the details. An ISPE RWE task force/COVID-19 workgroup symposium
Montse Soriano Gabarro, Dana Y Teltsch, Mugdha Gokhale, PaulPetraro, Jeremy A Rassen, Stephan Lanes, Soko Setoguchi, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

Real World Utilization of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators by Care Setting Among Older Heart Failure Patients in the United States
Nathaniel Kuhrt, Benjamin Bates, Eileen Lee, Poonam Gandhi, Soko Setoguchi

Suicide risk in schizophrenia across the lifespan
Tobias Gerhard
, T Scott Stroup, Cecilia Huang, Melanie M. Wall, Stephen Crystal, Mark Olfson

Use of hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir, and dexamethasone among adults hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States: Results from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C)
Hemalkumar B Mehta, Huijun An, Kathleen M Andersen, Omar Mansour, Vithal Madhira, Emaan S Rashidi, Benjamin Bates, Soko Setoguchi, Corey Joseph, Paul Kocis, Richard Moffitt, Tellen D Bennett1, Christopher Chute, Brian T Garibaldi, G Caleb Alexander


Presentations & Symposium:

Oral Presentation
Vaccination and acute flares in multiple sclerosis: A nationwide case-crossover study using the French SNDS health care databases
Lamiae Grimaldi-bensouda, Yann Hamon, Philippe Attias, Lucien Abenhaim, Yola Moride
Monday August 23, 2021; 1:45pm – 3:30pm

A Call for ‘Environmental Pharmacoepidemiology’: Medications, Global and Local Environments, and Health Outcomes
Benjamin Bates, Sean Hennessy, Michelle Bell, Paul Coplan, Rachel Nethery, Soko Setoguchi
Tuesday August 24; 11:45am – 1:15pm

Oral presentation
OP-28A – Early Life Antibiotic Exposure and Incident Chronic Diseases in Childhood
Matthew A. Beier, Soko Setoguchi, Tobias Gerhard, Jason Roy, Avinash Gabbeta, Brian L. Strom, Martin J. Blaser, Daniel B. Horton
Tuesday, August 24, 1:45pm – 3:30pm

Oral Presentation
Real World Use of Anticoagulation Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 in the United States
Benjamin Bates, Eileen Lee, Nathaniel Kuhrt, Chang Xu, Soko Setoguchi
Tuesday August 24, 2021; 1:45pm – 3:30 pm

Session: Spotlight
Validity of ICD-10 Heart Failure Administrative Codes Among the Elderly in the United States
Benjamin Bates, Ehimare Akhabue, Meghan Nahass, Abhigyan Mukherjee, Emily Hiltner, Joanna Rock, Brandon Wilton, Soko Setoguchi
Tuesday August 24, 2021; 3:30pm – 4:45 pm

Session: Spotlight – Vaccines
Validity of claims-based algorithms to identify patients with test-positive influenza
Kirk Benack, Abner Nyandege, Edward Nonnenmacher, Saira Jan, Soko Setoguchi, Tobias Gerhard, Brian L. Strom, Daniel B. Horton
Tuesday August 24, 2021; 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Symposium (WS-14)
Product Surveillance and Signal Management: Now is the Time for Methodologist Engagement!
Mary E. Ritchey, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Theodore Lystig, Paul Coplan
Wednesday, August 25, 2021; 10:00am – 11:30am