Blog from October, 2021

Welcome to the second week of the 2021 October Business Meetings. Building on an exceptionally productive schedule of events last week, with 17 advisory, project, user, and clinical reference group meetings having taken place, this week focuses on remaining governance meetings, including General Assembly, Management Board and Member Forum Meetings as well as an active clinical meeting schedule.

Highlights this week include:

Register for the Open General Assembly - Tuesday October 26, 2021, 12:00 UTC

Are you interested in how the Member representatives of the organization make decisions around the evolution of SNOMED CT? Attend the Open General Assembly for insights into the decision-making process of the organization. This week’s Open General Assembly also features keynote speaker, Stefanie Weber, Head of Office Classification Systems, Centre of Semantics who will showcase Germany’s journey with SNOMED CT. Register for the Open GA here

Register for the SNOMED CT Support for Cancer Care Webinar - Wednesday October 27, 2021, 12:30 UTC

This featured clinical webinar explores how SNOMED CT can support cancer research internationally. Session presenters, all of whom are directly involved in using SNOMED CT across different scenarios, will showcase examples of how SNOMED CT is beginning to make a measurable difference in cancer care and research.

Monica Jones (UK), W. Scott Campbell (USA), Ekkehard Hewer (SUI) and Laura Pareja will bring their unique insights to this webinar. Register for the webinar here

TODAY! Register for the 'Working with Clinicians' Webinar - Monday October 25, 2021, 12:30 UTC

Clinical input into the development of SNOMED CT ensures that the terminology meets current and future clinical requirements, which form part of the organization’s broader approach to clinical engagement. This webinar will share the work of our Clinical Reference Groups and Project Groups, showcasing past achievements, current work focus and future developments. It’s not too late! Register for the webinar here

Enjoy the sessions and we look forward to seeing you at the virtual Expo later this week. 

The SNOMED CT Expo 2021 starts on Thursday! Registration is still open – Join us as we take in the most recent accounts of SNOMED CT implementation excellence.

Register here

October 21, 2021

London, United Kingdom and Ann Arbor, MI, USA – HL7 International and SNOMED International today announced that they have signed a five-year renewal of their long-standing and productive collaborative relationship.
Sharing a common goal of developing and provisioning standards for the exchange of interoperable clinical and related health information, HL7 International and SNOMED International have agreed to target their collaboration to further support the implementation of SNOMED CT in HL7 artefacts, consistent with our mutual commitment to advance global health data interoperability...

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OCTOBER 21, 2021 – SNOMED International and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) announce the production release of a new reference set, the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) SNOMED CT Nursing Practice Refset.

In August 2020, SNOMED International and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) joined forces in a groundbreaking agreement for the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) to be managed, produced, released and distributed by SNOMED International. ICN retains ownership of ICNP and the definition of its content so that it meets the needs of the global nursing profession. The October 2021 production release of the ICNP SNOMED CT Nursing Practice Refset is the inaugural release following the 2020 agreement...

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Welcome to week 1 of the SNOMED International 2021 October Business Meetings!

This week's schedule features a packed lineup of our many advisory, project, user, clinical, and governance meetings. Please refer to the full schedule at  Access meetings open to observers via the zoom links provided on the "What's on this Week" calendar.  

Want to get caught up on what the organization has been progressing since our April 2021 Business Meetings? Read the SNOMED CT Community Updates for a summary account of activities achieved across the organization's lines of businesses. 

Enjoy week 1 of the 2021 October Business Meetings! 

October 6, 2021

SNOMED International and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention are pleased to announce that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become SNOMED International’s 41st Member.

The UAE is the fourth Middle East country, following Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, to join SNOMED International, further extending the SNOMED CT use, implementation experience and collaboration opportunities for the region. Effective as of May 2021, UAE users can register to request a free license for use of SNOMED CT by visiting the country’s National Release Center website. In addition to the many benefits the country can realize through implementing SNOMED CT, its use will also support the UAE in achieving its 2017-2021 strategic healthcare objectives and beyond.

Read the full media release on the SNOMED International website and contact for additional information.