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Wednesday 26th April 2017 13:30-16:30 local time (break 15:00-15:30)

In UTC time: 12:30-15:30 (break 14:00-14:30)

Location: Amba Charing Cross, London. Room: Adam



Discussion items (In draft)

Note: The timing of agenda items is yet to be determined.


1WelcomeCathy Richardson
  • Attendees list
  • Introduction: Jostein Ven


2Apologies/conflicts of interest
  • Apologies as noted
  • Conflicts
3Vital Signs (Observables) (Approx. time TBA)Elaine Wooler

Paper discussed. Action items coming out of this see action column plus plan for an SI response back to the UKTC.

See: Changes to content
  • Minutes:
  • MB review of AG's
  • AG membership
  • Meeting objectives

Topics covered.

5Action ListCathy Richardson

No outstanding actions.


6Member Forum update (Approx. 5 mins)Verbal update provided- see recording. 
7Drug project update (Approx. 15 mins)Update provided. See document attached to this page. 
8Description inactivation values update (Approx. 10 mins)Cathy Richardson
  • New description inactivation values
  • International approach

Update provided. Comments not required but if there are comments or questions they should be address to Cathy Richardson

9Member country collaboration work update (Approx. 15-30 mins)

Olivier Bodenreider, Matt Cordell

plus subgroup members

Update provided. Please see link above for details.

10Multi-English browser (Approx. 10-20 mins)Cathy Richardson
  • Discussion with potential project charter

Discussion summary: This can be progressed without a project charter. There is interest in participation- all extensions not just English versions. To progress countries would need to provide their extension in RF2. The same release would need to be provided,

11Extension Management Proposal (Approx. 20-30 mins)Jim Case

Document discussion. Please see recording.

12Patient-friendly terms: International release - proposed policy (Approx. 10-15 min)

Document discussed. Please note as per Jim Case's advice the document has now been updated. Final version: SNOMED International Position on the addition of “Patient-friendly terms” (PFT) to the International release of SNOMED CT

13Prioritisation work (Approx. 15 mins)Cathy Richardson
  • Prioritisation of the issues within the top two components that were identified by members as priority areas.
    • Overview of work, identification of participants and setting of timelines.

Discussed briefly and Members interested in supporting progression identified.

14Any other businessALL
  • Next meeting May (and push back a week?) or June 2017

Meeting pushed back a week. Scheduled for May 16th 2000UTC


Meeting Files


Previous Meetings

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  1. I'm not sure when the Genomics meeting is but if by any chance it is before the CMAG meeting then a quick update on the proceedings would be very timely.

    1. The Genomics meeting is running all day Wednesday so we wouldn't be able to do an update in the Face to Face meeting. 

  2. Re: Item 8.
    I mentioned that we had been under the impression that concepts with "non-synonyms" should be retired.
    Guillermo said this policy was deprecated in 2005... It's still present in the latest Editorial Guide. 

    Concepts with synonyms more specific than the FSN are considered ambiguous



    When a synonym is more general than the FSN, and there is no common context in which it has the same meaning as the FSN, the concept should be retired as ambiguous.


    As I said, I think the new status resolves this issue (allows just the description to be retired). So can I assume the above to sections will be revised/removed too?