Blog from February, 2024

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 2023, the Award for Excellence was awarded to Pim Volkert of the Netherlands and Scott W. Campbell of USA, and both Keith E. Campbell and Vivian Auld were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Your Challenge?

  • Think about someone worthy; someone deserving, and someone who should be honored at the SNOMED International Awards Dinner in Seoul, in October 2024.
  • 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 can 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.  The deadline for nominations is March 1st, 2024

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

Contact for more information. 


Share your SNOMED CT knowledge and expertise on a global stage

Participate in this year's hybrid (in-person and online) Expo in beautiful Seoul, South Korea, home to some of the world's most advanced technology and centuries-old architecture and culture. Contribute to a growing global body of knowledge about SNOMED CT, and advance interoperability and one global language of health. Delegates from 40+ countries will join the event either in-person or online, ensuring a broad audience for your presentation or ePoster.


Key dates:

Submission deadline: April 24, 2024

Submitters notified: June 6, 2024

Conference: October 24-25, 2024


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

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

You can choose to submit an abstract for an oral presentation (onsite or online), a 10-minute onsite lightning session (new this year), or an ePoster. See for more details!




Contact the SNOMED International Events team (

SNOMED International is pleased to announce that the April 2024 Business Meetings will be held as a hybrid event for our advisory, working, project and clinical reference groups, providing the organization and Community of Practice both in-person and online opportunities to participate.  Key governance meetings for the organization will also be held.  

The in-person conference will be held from April 14-17, 2024 at the same venue as 2023 - the Andaz, London Liverpool Street hotel in the UK. It will be preceded by some online-only sessions.

In keeping with our hybrid approach, all in-person meetings will be supported with the necessary audio and video tools to support high quality online participation via Zoom. 

Schedule & Registration:

The current schedule for the Business Meetings (including both hybrid and online sessions) can be found on Confluence here, and registration for the in-person component of the event is now open.

If you are planning to join us in London please click here to complete the registration process (registration is NOT required for online-only attendees).

Details on how to join sessions online will be shared on the organization's What's on this Week calendar




SNOMED International has negotiated an excellent delegate rate at the venue (which is extremely competitive both for their current regular rates, and also in the surrounding area). Rooms must be reserved before March 29, 2024 to obtain the discounted rates but we strongly recommend reserving your room as soon as possible in order to secure your booking (individual reservations made before the reservation cut off date, may be changed or cancelled without penalty). Please see our website here for pricing and the SNOMED booking link.


We very much look forward to welcoming you again to London. For any additional information pertaining to the April 2024 Business Meetings, please contact