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Nominations are invited at this time for the post of Vice-Chair of the IHTSDO International Dentistry Special Interest Group (SIG).  The SIG was established to provide advice on new as well as updated Dentistry content in SNOMED CT through projects agreed and prioritized by the IHTSDO.

A new Terms of Reference and an Information sheet for the International Dentistry SIG were produced in 2015 – both can be found at:

The post of Vice-Chair of the IHTSDO International Dentistry SIG is for two years, after which the Vice-Chair will become Chair of the SIG for a further two-year period. Thus the overall term of office is four years. This approach is to ensure succession planning. 

While serving in this role, the elected Vice-Chair is expected to attend International Dentistry SIG meetings and assist the Chair in all aspects of the SIG’s work, in liaison with the IHTSDO. Activity is undertaken through regular phone conferences and the annual IHTSDO Business Meeting in October, if a face-to-face meeting is required. The Vice-Chair should also be willing to assume the responsibilities of Chair if the Chair is not available. 

Nominations, using the form attached, should be sent to Fleur McBriar at by Monday 15th February 2016 (by 23:00 UTC).

If there are a number of candidates, a process of election will take place and decisions reviewed by the Healthcare Professional Coordination Group before sign-off by the IHTSDO Management Board.  The successful candidate is expected to start immediately upon sign-off. 

Official policy information about the Appointment of Leadership of IHTSDO’s Working Groups is attached. The IHTSDO Conflict of Interest Policy (referred to in the nomination form) can be viewed at:



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