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The speakers have been confirmed, a full program set and the social and tourism events confirmed. All that remains is attendance and participation by you, our dedicated international community. Malaysia is a truly multicultural setting for our 2019 Expo. 

We are ~T-minus 2 months from this year's event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and encourage you to review the program, register and book your accommodation at the conference hotel. Competitive rates inclusive of full American, Asian and Indian breakfast have been secured by SNOMED International.  

Reach out to events@snomed.org with questions or to request a 'Letter of Invitation' to support your travel visa process.   


Please note that the deadline for submitting nominations for 2019's SNOMED International Awards has been extended to Monday 8th July 2019.

SNOMED International acknowledges individual contributions to the organization and community through 2 awards:

  • The Award for Excellence (given annually), and
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded periodically) 

Please see the original notice below for full details on the awards and how to nominate:

Call for Nominations Open - 2019 SNOMED International Awards


SNOMED International is pleased to announce that registration for the forthcoming October Business Meetings and SNOMED CT Expo 2019 is now open.

The theme of this year's Expo is 'Leading health innovation through data'

REGISTER NOW

Early bird registration closes July 31, 2019

SNOMED CT Expo 2019 Program Available

Our 2019 program features senior officials from Malaysia's Ministry of Health and a balanced range of concurrent speakers from the America's, Europe,

Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Our Hosts

We are proud to partner with Malaysia's Health Informatics Centre on the production of the SNOMED CT Expo 2019 

Learn about HIC


Schedule Available Here

Travel Information

SNOMED International has secured competitive rates at the conference venue, the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.
Rates close October 10, 2019
Rates are inclusive of full American breakfast, and do not include taxes

BOOK ACCOMMODATION

Visit the Expo page on our website for information on discounted airport transfers and visa requirements.


Looking for more SNOMED CT Expo information? 

Visit the conference website or email events@snomed.org for assistance with sponsorship, registration and booking hotel accommodation.

We hope to see you there!

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.

At this time, SNOMED International is seeking volunteers to serve on the following Advisory Groups: 

    • E-Learning (ELAG)
    • Modelling (MAG)
    • Terminology Release (TRAG)


How do I apply for a position on a SNOMED International Advisory Group?

Selection Process

Anyone can apply. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, 14 June 2019. Once applications are reviewed, applicants not accepted will be notified immediately and final approvals will be reviewed and accepted by the AG Steering Group. All candidates will be notified by email by the end of June 2019. 

Application Checklist

Applicants, please make sure you include the following items in your email submission to ag@snomed.org:

  1. Completed Nomination Form, including your declaration of interest and self-assessment of relevant skills per the applicable skills matrix (see attached document)
  2. Your CV (resume)

Please contact ag@snomed.org with questions, or for additional information on the Advisory Group nomination process.  

The time has come for the SNOMED International community of practice to submit nominations to support this year's SNOMED International awards process.

SNOMED International acknowledges individual contributions to the organization and community through 2 awards:

  • The Award for Excellence (given annually), and
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded periodically) 

In 2018, the Award for Excellence was awarded to Michael Lawley, and Andrew Wiesenthal was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Your Challenge?

  • Think about someone who is worthy; Someone deserving; and Someone who should be honoured at the SNOMED International Gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur this October.
  • Note: An employee of SNOMED International is eligible to nominate someone so long as he or she finds someone from the Community of Practice to serve as a co-nominator.

The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to: July 8, 2019.

Submit your nominations to fcs@snomed.org.

Access the nomination forms, policies and FAQs from the below links:

It is through your thoughtful consideration and retrospection that we are able to honour the thought leaders in our community.  


Issue highlights include


Organization Updates:

  • HL7 and SNOMED International Agreement
  • New Member Announcements:
    • Kazakhstan
    • Austria
  • A Clinical Update
  • User Support Reference Group Update
  • Education:
    • SNOMED CT Implementation Course Enrolment Open
    • SNOMED CT Authoring Level 1 Course Live
    • So, what does this word mean? SNOMED CT Glossary
  • In Memoriam: Stewart Jessamine
  • Releases:
    • January 2019 International Edition Release
    • Changes to SNOMED CT Release Schedule for Derivative Products
  • Demo: SNOMED CT Powering Clinical Data Analytics


Member & Affiliate Updates:

  • SNOMED Ireland 2018 Annual Report
  • Canada is Recruiting for a Standards SME


Events:

  • April 2019 Business Meeting Update
  • SNOMED CT Expo Call for Abstracts Open
  • HL7 FHIR DevDays 2019

In addition to the twice annual release of the SNOMED CT International edition, SNOMED International produces and releases a number of SNOMED CT derivative products which are released on a 6 monthly cycle, and in line with the SNOMED CT International Edition release.
 
Recent work to evaluate the use of these products among our different stakeholder groups has indicated that current usage of the range of derivative products is comparatively low due to stakeholder challenges with consuming a twice annual release.  This, coupled with our efforts to better utilize the organization’s content and release resources, has led SNOMED International to the decision to move to an annual release cycle for these products, following an established schedule in line with the January or July International Edition release.


Contact info@snomed.org for additional information. 

The SNOMED CT Expo 2019 Call for Abstracts has launched with submissions being accepted until Wednesday April 17, 2019.


This year's conference takes place in Kuala Lumpur, with planning already well underway with 2019 Host Member, Malaysia. 

For more information, please visit the conference website, or email events@snomed.org. 


The SNOMED International Events Team would like to kindly remind all attendees for the April 2019 Business Meetings that the deadline for booking delegate rate accommodation at the venue is this Wednesday February 27th, 2019. 

SNOMED International has obtained the following delegate rates at the Waldorf Hilton in London (a new venue this year).

  • Hilton Queen Guest Room:
    • Single occupancy £240 GBP/night
    • Double occupancy £250 GBP/night
    • Rates include full English breakfast, standard wifi access, and applicable taxes.
    • Available for nights between 6th - 11th April 2019

All residents at the Waldorf Hilton benefit from access to a fitness room and pool, as well as modern conveniences like 'Handy Phones' in each room. These smartphone offer unlimited 3G data, social media networking, hotel promotions, language selection, city guides and recommended shops, bars, restaurants and places to visit. Click here to view the hotel's full list of amenities. 

Reserve your room now.

To extend your stay outside of the event dates please email the hotel directly with your details.

Further information about the event can be found on our website:
https://www.snomed.org/news-and-events/events/business-meeting

The schedule: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/FT/April+2019+-+SNOMED+International+Business+Meetings

Click here to register (if you have yet to do so). 

Any questions? Contact the events team. 

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Posted on behalf of Don Sweete


To the SNOMED International Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news of Stewart Jessamine’s recent passing. He was an excellent member of the IHTSDO and SNOMED International community that we will dearly miss.

Please take a moment to read a note crafted from SNOMED International giving tribute to his life’s work and service to SNOMED CT. We will take the opportunity to offer tribute to Stewart at our upcoming 2019 April Business Meeting in London.

Sincerely,

Don

Photo Tribute:

The SNOMED International Events Team would like to kindly remind all attendees for the April 2019 Business Meetings that the deadline for booking delegate rate accommodation at the venue's hotel is February 27th, 2019, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible. 

SNOMED International has obtained the following delegate rates at the Waldorf Hilton in London:

  • Hilton Queen Guest Room:
    • Single occupancy £240 GBP/night
    • Double occupancy £250 GBP/night
    • Rates include full English breakfast, standard wifi access, and applicable taxes.
    • Available for nights between 6th - 11th April 2019

Please click here to reserve a room. To extend your stay outside of the event dates please email the hotel directly with your details.

Further information about the event can be found on our website:
https://www.snomed.org/news-and-events/events/business-meeting

The schedule: https://confluence.ihtsdotools.org/display/FT/April+2019+-+SNOMED+International+Business+Meetings

If you are planning to attend please click here to register now (if you have yet to do so). 

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Beyond clinical data capture, one of the prime uses of SNOMED CT is to enable clinical data analytics. SNOMED CT enables the full benefits of EHRs to be achieved through effective retrieval and reuse of clinical information.

In this demonstration, SNOMED International clinical engagement leads, Dr.’s Peter Hendler and Charles Gutteridge, walk you through a brief SNOMED CT introduction before solving a hands-on clinical dilemma enabled by SNOMED CT, using simulated clinical data.

Read more and watch the demo on the SNOMED International website.

Contact info@snomed.org for more information, or with questions for Peter and Charles.  


Changes to service level agreements (SLA) are initiated as a way to manage the organization’s resource load as well as preserve balance among content submitters. Changes to the current SLA are predominantly due to the need to progress the multi-year Quality Initiative underway.
 
Changes to the SLA are in effect as of January 17th, 2019 and include:
 
Request Commitment:
Change: Reduced from 2500 to 1500 requests for better resource planning and management

  • A minimum total of 1500 separate requests within set timelines and meeting submission criteria will be added to the next release, provided the request is not marked for clarification, appeal or rejected. This change from 2500 to 1500 is being implemented to better assist the organization understand our resource allocation supporting content requests.


Request Balance: 
Change: Reworded for better clarity

  • SNOMED International also reserves the right to assess the number of submissions made per country per release to create balance of submissions and fairness in equal resolution of requests.


Requests:
Change: Reworded for better clarity

  • A single request may not exceed 150 concept additions or changes.  No further request batches of the “same type” may be submitted in a single editing cycle in order to circumvent the Bulk submission process. Once a total of 150 additions or changes have been reached, no further requests of the same type will be accepted during the release cycle. Slight overages of the 150 will be considered on a case by case basis.

 
These changes will predominantly affect Members (National Release Centres) and other authorized submitters including collaboration partners, clinical reference groups, etc. and take effect January 17, 2019.
 
Access the full Service Level Agreement here to review the entirety of the changes. For additional information, please contact info@snomed.org.