SNOMED International is pleased to announce that the October 2023 Business Meetings schedule and SNOMED CT Expo 2023 program have been confirmed, and registration is now open.
The hybrid Business Meetings will be held from October 21-25, 2023, followed by SNOMED CT Expo from October 26-27, both located at the Starling Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
SNOMED CT Expo 2023 will also be delivered online, with Zoom Events.
Please visit the links below for more information:
Attending the Business Meetings online?
Zoom links for all ‘open’ meetings will be shared on the SNOMED CT "What's on this Week."
Please note that pre-registration for these is not required.
Coming to Atlanta?
SNOMED International has negotiated a special delegate rate at the venue, available to book until Thursday, 5th October 2023 (subject to availability). Spaces are limited so we advise that you act now and take advantage of their flexible cancellation policy.
Please click here to book your room. (Select 'Attendee' as guest type - no access code is required).
We hope to see you there - either in Atlanta, or online!
SNOMED International would like to remind our community members that we are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Modeling Advisory Group (MAG), with the deadline for submitting a nomination being Friday, 30 June 2023.
Please see this post for full details:
SNOMED International has a number of voluntary Advisory Groups designed to provide expert advice on the development and implementation of its products and services. See IHTSDO Advisory Group Manual Home for information on each of the groups.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or for additional information on the Advisory Group nomination process.
SNOMED International is recruiting up to 5 annotators for an exciting project being run by SNOMED International to create an Entity Linking Challenge, encoding unstructured patient data with SNOMED CT using AI techniques.
The project is set to commence in July 2023 and is estimated that the work will equal a minimum of 20 hours per week over a 2 month period. Annotators will be compensated $60USD per hour.
Requirements for annotators:
- Able to annotate clinical notes over a 2 month period or approximately
- Attend a training workshop and participate in weekly team quality review meetings
- Fluent in English
- Able to work remotely
- Complete the MIT PhysioNet clinical data training (around 2 hours) before the project commences
- Previous exposure to coding using SNOMED CT
- Possess one of the following backgrounds:
- Clinical practice in a primary care setting. This could include medical students who have completed several placements or rotations in the appropriate institutions.
- Clinical coders with at least one year’s experience.
- People with a year’s past experience annotating medical notes to SNOMED CT for the purpose of clinical product development or natural language processing.
Please send your resume and letter of interest to SNOMED International (email@example.com). Deadline to submit is Friday, June 9, 2023.
SNOMED International recently released its 2022 Annual Report, which presents the organization’s progress against the SNOMED International 2020-2025 strategy, details its activities over the past year, and provides a record of the year’s financial position.
Titled Collaborating for Impact: The Achievements of a Dynamic Global Community, the 2022 Annual Report details our extensive activities throughout the year with various stakeholders across the globe, including the addition of 3 new SNOMED International Members. It also includes a number of global success stories, each focusing on SNOMED CT initiatives that helped our Members achieve specific outcomes...
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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 email@example.com.
You can find the survey here: https://forms.gle/eDwLGmmZUwbKxZaE7. 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
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 snomedexpo.org for guidelines and the link to submit.
From a collection of 9 charter Members in 2007, SNOMED International has now grown to 47 Members across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific regions. The drive for structured data within national health systems around the world has continued the adoption and uptake of the SNOMED CT clinical terminology.
Ahead of SNOMED International’s annual April Business Meetings next week, the organization welcomes our new Members (in order of their joining date), providing our community with some initial information about each Member.
Indonesia joined SNOMED International at the end of 2022 and became the 12th Member in the Asia Pacific region. In July 2022, Indonesia's Health Ministry launched the Indonesia Health Services platform as a way to deliver on the country's health technology strategy. The ONEHEALTHY initiative is a platform of data connectivity, analysis, and services to support the integration of applications across health facilities. Leveraging SNOMED CT, the Ministry’s approach will aim to integrate and standardize health data and exchange.
Our first Member in the Caribbean region, Jamaica, an island country of the West Indies and the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea after Cuba and Hispaniola, has a population of almost 3 million. It announced its plans to digitally transform its health sector in September 2021 and has since worked toward those goals employing the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model, a knowledge-sharing approach that connects expert teams with primary care physicians.
SNOMED International welcomed Poland back to the SNOMED CT community on the 31st of January. Poland’s outlook to 2030 strategy document highlights the approach the country is employing to advance its healthcare system and sets new principles, objectives and priorities for the economic, social, health and spatial development of its citizens. The renewed plan to adopt SNOMED CT in Poland supports the realization of another key element of its strategy – ensuring that medical professionals are able to electronically document and easily share patient data.
The most recent Member to SNOMED International on the 28th of March, Andorra is a very small, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. The country’s National Health Service is engaged in massive digital transformation and Andorra is in the process of building a national patient-centered digital health system, complemented with a national health portal that will demand seamless and accurate access to all available patient health records.
Watch out for more detailed information on our new Members in the coming weeks.