Blog from April, 2023

Once annually in October, SNOMED International and an individual Member country work together to hold an internationally-attended SNOMED CT event. The event is comprised of a four-day Business Meeting and a two-day SNOMED CT Expo, supplemented with regional and culturally focused social activities.

SNOMED International now invites 'Expressions of Interest' from Member host countries for the SNOMED International October Business Meetings and SNOMED CT Expo 2025.

To maintain equality among the 3 global regions, proposals for 2025 are sought from:

  • 2025: EMEA Region Members


  • Submit Verbal/Email Expressions of Interest for Review by July 10, 2023
  • Submit Formal Proposals by October 2, 2023
  • Review of Formal Proposals by SNOMED International & Management Board: January 2024
  • Successful October 2025 Member host country decided upon and announced at the April 2024 Business Meetings.

Learn more about Member country hosting, how to apply and the selection process involved on the October Business Meetings & SNOMED CT Expo - Prospective Host Resource Page.

Questions? Please contact your applicable CSRM representative, or the Communications team:

Customer Relations Executives:

Communications Executive:

SNOMED International is developing a three-episode podcast pilot project

To help us better understand if you currently listen to podcasts, the content you like to listen to and whether you would be interested in a SNOMED International podcast, we are asking you to complete a short survey.

We also want to know if you have suggestions as to topics and potential guests, and if you would like to participate as a guest or host.

Thank you for your support in launching this exciting new initiative!

For more information, contact

You can find the survey here: Please note it will be open until May 11, 2023.

We encourage you to share this link with your colleagues and others in the SNOMED International community, as not everyone has Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.

On May 2, 2023, the window to submit an abstract for this year’s Expo in Atlanta closes


Reach out to prospective colleagues and contacts, share information about the SNOMED CT Expo Call for Abstracts, and encourage them to submit an oral presentation or e-poster abstract! The more abstracts we receive, the better the quality of the conference overall.

Important details to share:

This year’s event will be held in Atlanta, GA, also known as “the city in a forest,” from October 26-27, 2023.

Submissions must focus on using SNOMED CT in a product, service or research context across one of the four program streams: 

  • Enhancing Clinical Practice and Outcomes
  • Terminology Leading Practices
  • Demonstrating Implementation Excellence
  • Advances in Research and Innovation 

Why submit?

It’s a great professional opportunity and it helps build the global SNOMED CT knowledge base.  It’s also just a fun, rewarding and educational event that many in the SNOMED International community enjoy attending every year!

Check out for guidelines and the link to submit.

This year’s hybrid business meetings hosted more than 30+ keynote, governance, advisory, working, project and clinical reference groups, with participation from more than 160 delegates onsite, and 500+ logins on Zoom. 

Videos and Presentations

Opening Plenary

Our Future Health CEO, Dr. Andy Roddam, delivers the 2023 April Business Meeting Keynote, followed by the SNOMED International Community Updates. 

Keynote (Video, Presentation)

Community Updates (Video, Presentation)

Closing Plenary

Reports from each of the advisory, working, project, user and clinical reference groups, chaired by Jim Case and Rory Davidson. 

Business Meeting reports (Video, Presentation)

Looking ahead

We look forward to seeing you again in Atlanta for the October Business Meetings and 2023 SNOMED CT Expo. Don’t forget to submit your abstract to be highlighted in the event’s concurrent program. Share your SNOMED CT experiences with our international community.  



SNOMED International encourages you to consider submitting nominations for the following awards, acknowledging individual contributions to our organization and community: 

  • The Award for Excellence (given annually), and
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded periodically)

In 2022, the Award for Excellence was awarded to Alejandro Mauro of Chile and Vicky Fung of Hong Kong, China, and both David Markwell and Jeremy Thorp were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Your Challenge?

  • Think about someone who is worthy; Someone deserving, and someone who should be honored at the SNOMED International Awards Dinner in Atlanta this October.
  • Note: An employee of SNOMED International is eligible to nominate someone so long as they find someone from the Community of Practice to serve as a co-nominator.

It is through your thoughtful consideration and retrospection that we are able to honor the thought leaders, past and present, in our community.  

Please reference the awards policies and forms attached to this post, or visit the Awards Page for more information.  

We look forward to formally recognizing excellence among the SNOMED International Community at October's planned Awards Dinner in Atlanta.

Contact for more information. 

We hope to hear from you soon!