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The Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Sciences (PETS) facilitates and performs innovative, multidisciplinary science related to the use and outcomes of therapeutics and diagnostics in large populations. The mission of the Center is to advance pharmacoepidemiology and related fields through world-class research and training. PETS is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the opportunities created by the breadth and scale of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).

PETS Faculty, Staff, and Trainees attend the 39th International Conference for Pharmacoepidemiology from August 23-27, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Members of PETS are intimately involved at ICPE, where they are involved in the teaching of skills courses, presentation of research through symposiums and workshops, and poster presentations. This year, PETS is pleased to feature many talented faculty and staff at the conference, including Past and Present Presidents of ISPE. Please see below for a list of all courses, posters, and presentations and symposiums presented by PETS at the 2023 ICPE.

For more information on ICPE, please visit this link.


PETS at ICPE 2023


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Principles of Pharmacoepidemiology 

Tobias Gerhard, Almut G. Winterstein, Tania Schnik

(Skills Course. Argyle 2: 8:30am-12:30pm)

Practical Skills In Protocol Writing and Statistical Analytic Programming Relevant to Studies Generating Real-World Evidence (RW) 

Natasha Pratt, Christian Hampp, Jessica Jalbert, Nicole L. Pratt, Soko Setoguchi

(Skills Course. MR202: 8:30am-12:30pm)

Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology: Adapting Pharmacoepidemiologic Principles to Studies of the Pediatric Population

Jenny Sun, Tamar Lasky, D Mehmet Burcu, Ann W. McMahon

(Skills Course. MR106/107: 2:00pm-6:00pm)


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Come and meet PETS Faculty and Staff, including Past and Present Presidents of ICPE at the Academic Showcase!

(Convention Hall & Argyle Pre-Function: 6:00pm-7:30pm)


Friday, August 25, 2023

Evaluation of Commonly Used Real World Data Sources Submitted to ASCO Journals: Initial Steps Toward Furthering Transparent Reporting [604] 

Benjamin Bates, Brooke Kania, Ashley Ketelhut, Sanjay Aneja

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm) 

Protective effects of medications on cardiovascular events in systemic lupus erythematosus in real-life: a systematic new-user cohort study [567]

Tom Duchemin, Yann Hamon, Lucien Abenhaim, Jacques Benichou, Medea Locquet, Albert Buchard, Yola Moride, Lamiae Grimaldi

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm)

The Impact of External Factors on Spontaneous Reporting Practices: A Time Series Analysis of FAERS Data [381]

Victoria Munoz-Goyette, Camille Goyer, Anne-Marie Castilloux, Genaro Castillon, Yola Moride

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm)

Welcome to ICPE 2023

Robert W. Platt, Tobias Gerhard

(Plenary Session 1. Ballroom: 8:00am-8:15am)

Town Hall: Global Regulatory Forum on Real-World Evidence; Sponsored by ISPE’s RWE Collaborative SIG and Government Council

Brian L. Strom, Robert Califf, Pamela Aung-Thin, Donna R. Rivers, Melissa Kampman, Yoshiaki Uyama, Michal Hirsch Vexberg, Patrice Verpillat

(Plenary Session 1. Ballroom: 8:15am-10:00am)

Overview of Global Real World Data Sources for Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiologic Research [173]

Gerold T. Wharton, Claudia Becker, Dimitri Bennett, Mehmet Burcu, Greta Bushnell, Carmen Ferrajolo, Sigal Kaplan, Ann W. McMahon, Naimisha Movva, Sudha R. Raman, Oliver Scholle, Mina Suh, Jenny W.Sun, Daniel B. Horton

Spotlight Poster Presentation. Convention Hall; 12:15pm-1:15pm

It Starts at The Very Beginning

Susan dosReis, Daniel B. Horton (moderators)

(Oral Presentation. MR202: 1:30pm-3:00pm)  

Cardiovascular outcomes with SGLT2 inhibitors verses DPP4 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists in patients with heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction [40]

J Gonzalez, Benjamin Bates, Soko Setoguchi, Tobias Gerhard, Chintan Dave

(Oral Presentation. Argyle 1: 2:30pm-2:45pm) 

Integration of Systems Biology and Pharmacoepidemiology for Drug Repurposing Research: Lessons From the Drug Repurposing for Effective Alzheimer’s Medicines (DREAM) Study [73]

Rishi J. Desai, Tobias Gerhard, Jodi B. Segal, Madhav Thambisetty

(Symposium. Argyle 2: 3:30pm-5:00pm) 

Sustainable Drug Use: Role of Pharmacoepidemiologists and Their Tools Addressing Environmental Impact of Drug Utilization [76]

Bjorn Wettermark, Elisabetta Poluzzi, Ana Tomas, Elkanah Linder, Soko Setoguchi, Johanna Villen

(Symposium. MR202: 3:30pm-5:00pm) 

Association between antihypertensive medication initiation and risk of fractures among older adults in VA long-term care facilities [87]

Chintan Dave, Yongmei Li, Michelle Odden

(Oral Presentation. Argyle 2: 6:15pm-6:30pm) 


Saturday, August 26, 2023

Exposure Patterns of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer [730]

Benjamin Bates, Melanie Rua, Brooke Kania, Alex Jiang, Soko Setoguchi

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm)

Predicting HER2 Status in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer using Machine Learning Approach for Precision Cancer Pharmacoepidemiology in Large Databases [647]

Garima Mittal, Uras Varolgunes, Maribel Salas, Meena Arunachalam, Kaushal Parikh, Andrew Ip, Jyoti Malhotra, Benjamin Bates, Haoqian Chen, Wenjin Chen, Dantong Yu, Soko Setoguchi

(Spotlight Poster Presentation. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm)

Prescribing Trends of SGLT2 Inhibitors Among Patients with Heart Failure in the U.S., 2013-2020 [785]

Jimmy Gonzalez, Chintan Dave

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm)

Validation of ICD-9- and ICD-10-based Diagnostic Algorithms for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis within a Large U.S. Commercial Claims Database [933]

Daniel B. Horton, Lauren E. Parlett, Daniel D. Reiff, Sara E. McGuire, Patricia A. Hoffman, Sonia Pothraj, Cynthia Salvant, Lakshmi N. Moorthy, Cecilia Huang, Dawn Koffman, Matthew Iozzio, Daniel C. Beachler, Keving Haynes, Kevin Schott, Amy Davidow, Stephen Crystal, Tobias Gerhard, Brian L. Strom, Carlos Rose

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-6:00pm)

Let Us Give it a Trial: Methods in PE

Jessica M. Franklin, Soko Setoguchi (moderators)

(Oral Presentation. MR109: 8:00am-9:30am)

Annual Meeting of ISPE Members & Award Ceremony

Chair: Tobias Gerhard

(Ballroom: 2:40pm-3:00pm)

Translating Real-World Evidence and Other Pharmacoepidemiological Research Findings into Policy and Clinical Practice: How Well are We Doing and What are the Opportunities for Improvement? [201]

Meredith Y. Smith, Vincent Lo Re III, Donna R. Rivera, Tobias Gerhard

(Symposium. MR202: 4:15pm-5:45pm)


Sunday, August 27, 2023

A systematic Review of Secondary Databases Used in Paternal Drug Exposure Studies and Discussion of Paternal Exposure Related Pregnancy Outcomes [1095]

Sneha Gaitonde, Elizabeth Suarez, Yola Moride, Sandra Lopez Leon

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Comparing prevalence of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts in Global Burden of Disease study and EUROCAT registry data [1104]

Olessia Zorina, Sneha Gaitonde, Joya Namnoum, Andrei Oros, Alison Tracy, Anna Bourland, Sigrid Behr

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Helicobacter Pylori Eradication Treatment and Subsequent Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Risk [1280]

Monica D’Arcy, Mitchell Gail, Maria C Constanza, Ruth M Pfeiffer

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Pharmacovigilance of pharmaceutical products in colorectal cancer: a systematic review and metanalysis [1005]

Priyanka Yalamanchili, Mackenzie Henderson, Eric Wang, Maribel Salas

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Temporal Trends in Use of Old and New Intravenous Iron Formulations among US Medicare Beneficiaries, 2008-2019 [968]

Leena Rijhwani, Chintan Dave, Gary Brittenham, Jeffrey Carson, Soko Setoguchi

(Spotlight Poster presentation. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Validity of an ICD-10 Algorithm for Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction Among US Medicare Older Adults [1210]

Jordan B. Strom, Haoqian Chen, Sanika Rege, Milan Kaushik, Benjamin Liu, Aaron Troy, Abner Nyandege, Soko Setoguchi, Brian L. Strom, Tobias Gerhard

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Validity of ICD-10 Algorithms for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke in US Medicare Older Adults [1215]

Haoqian Chen, Jordan B. Strom, Sanika Rege, Milan Kaushik, Benjamin Liu, Aaron Troy, Abner Nyandege, Soko Setoguchi, Brian L. Strom, Tobias Gerhard

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Validity of a Claims-Based Algorithm to Identify Lactic Acidosis in US Medicare [1219]

Mary E. Ritchey, Haoqian Chen, Steve Khalil, Amar Bhagat, Chioma Madu, Pranav Sharma, Cecilia Huang, Soko Setoguchi, Brian L. Strom, Tobias Gerhard

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Validity of Claims-Based Algorithm to Identify Venous Thromboembolism in Japan [1220]

Haoqian Chen, Yuichi Tamura, Nobuhiro Tanabe, Kenichi Hiasa, Kouta Funakoshi, Tasuku Okui, Naoki Nakashima, Toshitaka Hirano, Naonobu Sugiyama, Melanie Rua, Soko Setoguchi

(Poster Session. Convention Hall: 8:00am-1:30pm)

Disparities in the Uptake of Newer Second-Line Antidiabetic Therapies among Medicare Beneficiaries [220] 

Eric Wang, Elisabetta Patorno, Stephen Crystal, Chintan Dave

(Oral Presentation. MR109: 8:30am-8:45am)

Trends in prescribing preferences for anticoagulants among non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients in the UK with and without chronic kidney disease, 2010-2020 [207]

Julia Liaw, Chintan Dave

(Oral Presentation. Argyle 1: 9:45am-10:00am)

Optimizing Therapeutic Decision-making for Off-Label Medicines Use: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Practice and Research in the Age of Real-World Evidence (RWE) [241]

Madlen Gazarian, Daniel B. Horton, Bruce C. Carleton, Greta Bushnell, Emily Gorman, Lina Titievsky, Jonathan L. Slaughter, Susan dosReis

(Workshop. MR201: 10:30am-12:00pm)

Trends in Initiation Patterns of Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis Among Commercially Insured Adults and Children in the United States, 2001-2020 [276]

Mackenzie Henderson, Daniel Horton, Vikram Bhise, Gian Pal, Greta Bushnell, Chintan Dave

(Oral Presentation. MR201: 2:15pm-2:30pm)