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Dear E-Learning Advisory Group,

Please be aware that I have cancelled the scheduled August ELAG teleconference. However, I will provide a full update of all our education activities at the ELAG meeting in Vancouver. The ELAG meeting will be held from 1:30pm to 5:00pm (local time) on Monday 15th October at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. I will send out an agenda for this meeting closer to the time.

If you haven't already done so, please register for the SNOMED CT October business meeting and Expo, and if you're staying at the venue then please book your accommodation here (for special delegate rates).

For the complete business meeting schedule, please refer to October 2018 - SNOMED International Business Meeting.

Kind regards,
Linda Bird.

Dear ELAG members,

I am pleased to announce our new ELAG expert advisor is Penny Livesay. Penny has extensive experience both in education and with SNOMED CT. She worked for eight years as a terminology manager at the College of American Pathologist authoring SNOMED CT content and training new team members. More recently she has been working as a consultant terminologist for the American Medical Association (AMA), an English teacher at Virginia Tech, and a consultant to SNOMED International on the planned SNOMED CT Authoring Course.

Penny will be joining Kirstine Rosenbeck Gøeg, who will together serve as the ELAG expert advisors for the next 12 months.

Kind regards,
Linda.


Dear E-Learning Advisory Group members,

Registration is now open for the SNOMED CT October Business Meeting and Expo in October. Please register for these events at http://www.snomedexpo.org/register-now

The E-Learning Advisory Group will be meeting on Monday October 15th from 1:30pm to 5:00pm at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (the meeting venue). SNOMED International has obtained special delegate rates at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. If you would like to take advantage of these discounted rates, please book your accommodation here (before September 21st).

For the complete business meeting schedule, please refer to October 2018 - SNOMED International Business Meeting.

Kind regards,
Linda Bird.

Dear ELAG members,

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the practical exercise we created for data analysts. We have now made this exercise available to all SNOMED CT E-Learning users.

To access this exercise, please go to SNOMED CT for Data Analysts (under 'Open Courses' in the top menu) and select Practical Exercise.

Thank you!
Kind regards,
Linda.

SNOMED International has just announced the call for Advisory Group experts. As part of this process, the E-Learning Advisory Group is seeking applications for one Expert Advisor position (previously held by Supten). Kirstine will be continuing in her position as ELAG Expert Advisor until 2019. We would like to sincerely thank Supten for his contributions to the E-Learning Advisory Group over the past 3 years!

If you know of any suitable candidates for this position, please forward this announcement to them: Call for Advisory Group Nominations.

Please note applications close on Friday June 15th 2018.


The Consultant Terminologist Program has been undergoing a review for the past year, with both internal and external input. As part of that review, there have been many contributions to both identifying where changes could be made and also the benefits found from participating. To those that contributed, we thank you for your input!

We have concluded our evaluation and can now advise that the Consultant Terminologist Program will no longer be offered in the same format. Students who are currently enrolled will be able to complete the program and become certified. However, SNOMED International will not be accepting new students into the program. For prior participants needing to re-certify in 2018, the period of certification will extend for 12 months.

SNOMED International’s redesign of the terminologist education program will include the following elements:

  • Recertification will continue to be available for those currently certified. However in 2019 a new recertification process will be rolled out. While the full details have not been finalized, we will ensure that the Consultant Community of Practice is advised of the new process with sufficient time to meet the requirements.
  • As part of these changes, SNOMED International's terminologist education will reside entirely with the Education and Product Support team and will transition out of other areas such as Content and Mapping.
  • The Content Development Theory Course and the Consultant Terminologist Program will be redesigned into a streamlined, multi-level terminology authoring program. This program will start with a Level 1 Terminology Authoring Course, which will combine content development theory with a 'hands-on' authoring component using a training version of our terminology authoring platform. The Level 1 pilot is due to commence in September 2018.
  • Building on this, an advanced Level 2 Terminology Authoring Course will be piloted in late 2019. This online course will also include a hands-on component. We anticipate that this course will supersede the current Consultant Program. Further details of this course will be made available at a later date.

Dear ELAG members,

As discussed at the recent ELAG meeting in London, we would appreciate your feedback on the practical exercise we have created for data analysts.

To access the exercise, please go to the SNOMED for Data Analysts learning pathway (under the 'Open Courses' menu) and select 'Practical Exercise', or alternatively go straight to the exercise via this link.

Please send all feedback to eps@snomed.org

Thank you!

Kind regards,

Linda.

Note - This data analytics exercise is currently available only to ELAG members. If you have any difficulties in accessing it, please let us know.

Thank you very much to all members of the E-Learning Advisory Group who were able to attend the April ELAG meeting - either in person or by phone.

As agreed, I have attached the presentation to the bottom of the meeting agenda - see 2018-04-10 ELAG Face to Face Meeting (London).

In the next few weeks, I will be distributing a link to the practical analytics exercise on which we would appreciate your feedback.

I hope you all have a safe trip home! 

Kind regards,
Linda.

Dear ELAG members,

This is a reminder that we are still accepting new applications for the SNOMED CT Implementation Course starting in May 2018. Students who have successfully completed the Foundation Course are now eligible to apply. We will be allocating places for our May 2018 Implementation Course soon. Applications received by the 15th April will be considered for this course intake.  Notification of a place will be sent by the 22nd April.

Click here to go directly to the applications page. Please note you will need to be logged into the E-learning system to access this page.

Kind regards,
SNOMED CT E-Learning

Dear ELAG members,

The E-Learning Advisory Group will be meeting in London on Tuesday 10th April from 9:00 am till 12:30am. We will be meeting in the Adam room at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel. If you haven't already done so, please register here.

The agenda for this meeting is now available - 2018-04-10 ELAG Face to Face Meeting (London). Please note that Member representatives will be invited to provide a short report on the following topics:

  • New or planned SNOMED CT education activities,
  • Plans or progress in localising SNOMED CT education material,
  • Feedback on existing SNOMED CT eLearning experiences,
  • Country or region-specific SNOMED CT priorities and requirements.

If you will not be attending the meeting, please send your report to lbi@snomed.org.

Online meeting facilities will be available using this link: https://snomed.zoom.us/j/387931662. To dial in by phone please refer to the available phone numbers at https://zoom.us/zoomconference and use meeting id 387-931-662.

Safe travels everyone! See you in London!

Kind regards,
Linda Bird.

Dear ELAG members,

This is a friendly reminder to register for the April Business Meeting in London, if you haven't already done so. Supporting information complete with registration links and agenda can be found here: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/ILS/2018/03/12/2018+April+Business+Meeting+Reminders

The E-Learning Advisory Group will be meeting from 9am till 12:30am (London time) on Tuesday 10th April in the 'Adam' room at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel. If you'd like to join the meeting by phone, please let me know. I will be sending out a meeting agenda next week.

Please also note that NHS Digital has organized a 'Clinical Terminology Service Connectathon' that will run on the Thursday and Friday (independent of SNOMED International meetings.) Interested parties may register for the session via the business meeting registration link.  

Kind regards,
Linda Bird.

Dear ELAG members,

Our last meeting for 2017 will be held by teleconference on Thursday 14th December. To accommodate the spread of time zones, we will hold 2 meetings (with identical agendas):

The agenda for both meetings can be found at 2017-12-14 - ELAG Meeting.

I have sent a calendar invitation to everyone whose email address I have. Please accept only the meeting invite for the time you prefer. If you would like to attend, but have not received a meeting invite, please email me at lbi@snomed.org. Apologies if you are unable to attend at these times - we unfortunately have only limited options available before the end of the year. 

Talk to you soon!

Kind regards,
Linda.

Dear members of the E-Learning Advisory Group, 

This is a reminder that we are still accepting new applications for the SNOMED CT Implementation Course starting in January 2018. Students who have successfully completed the Foundation Course are now eligible to apply. We will be allocating places for our January 2018 Implementation Course soon. Applications received by the 15th December 2017 will be considered for this course intake.  Notification of a place will be sent by the 22nd December 2017.

Click here to go directly to the applications page. Please note you will need to be logged into the E-learning system to access this page.

Kind regards,
SNOMED CT E-Learning

Member Education Resources

We have now made the SNOMED Member Education Resources available via the "Member Education" menu at the top of the E-Learning Server (http://snomed.org/elearning).

Thanks very much to the 5 Members who have offered to share links to their SNOMED education resources. If any additional Members would like to contribute to this page, please email the relevant URI links to lbi@snomed.org. And for those of you who have already shared, please let me know if you would like any updates made to your respective content.

Thank you!
Kind regards,
Linda.

Dear ELAG members,

Thanks very much to everyone who was able to attend the recent meeting in Bratislava (either in person or by phone). It was wonderful to see so many of you there!

A couple of followups from the meeting. Firstly, if you've looked at the SNOMED CT E-Learning Server (http://snomed.org/elearning) since the meeting, you may have noticed that we've added a new menu at the top of the page. Hopefully this will make it easier for people to find available courses. For example, the Starter Presentations, Open Access and SNOMED for Developers can be found in the 'Open Courses' menu, the English and Chinese versions can be found in the 'Foundation Course' menu, and the Implementation and Content Development courses can be found in the 'Advanced Courses' menu. We've also included a way of contacting the E-Learning team with questions.

Secondly, for those of you who would like to encourage software developers in your country to participate in the pilot of the 'SNOMED CT for Developers' pathway, we have added a 'Feedback Form' to the bottom of the pilot course summary. However, it would be a great help to us if Member representatives could consolidate feedback from their region, and send this consolidated feedback to us. Please note that (once logged in) pilot participants can register for the pilot my selecting "SNOMED for Developers" from the "Open Courses" menu at the top of the screen, and then clicking on "Enrol me". This will give then immediate access to all the material in the Developers learning pathway.

Finally, thank you to those Members who have already sent me links to their national SNOMED education resources. If you would be happy to share any national SNOMED education resources with others, please email the relevant URI link to me at lbi@snomed.org. We hope to make the 'Member Education Resources' area available shortly via the E-Learning menu.

Thank you!
Kind regards,
Linda.