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Special Interest Groups (SIG's) have been a core component of the work of the IHTSDO/SNOMED international from the beginning, and in some cases predate the organisation itself. As we move to a new approach, using Clinical Reference Groups (CRG's), it seems a good time to look back at all that has been achieved over the years.

Over the years, SIG's have been used to both inform developments by providing expertise, and in some cases to also deliver specific items. Both of these have been crucial to ensure that SNOMED CT and also derivative products have been fit for purpose. Members of all SIG's have shown great commitment to SNOMED CT over the years. SIG's have provided expert domain input to SNOMED International from enthusiasts, in the specific field, who recognise the value of SNOMED CT and have given considerably of their time, sometimes without financial assistance and at their own expense. SNOMED International would like to acknowledge the commitment of all SIG members over the years, and hopes for the continued commitment of individuals going forwards.

As we move forwards, the range of groups will be much broader than in the past, and we would encourage existing members to continue to support there own specific specialties, and also to reach out to colleagues to encourage them to be part of newer groups.

Details of all groups can be found at Directory - Clinical Reference Groups

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