On behalf of CEO, Don Sweete, and the SNOMED International organization, we extend our thanks to all who participated in the 2023 October Business Meetings and Expo that took place over the past few weeks.
This year's business meetings and Expo were complete with a full schedule of advisory, working, project and clinical reference group meetings followed by pre-conference sessions on artificial intelligence, the LOINC-SNOMED CT collaboration, implementation tools and supports and interoperability across clinical registries.
The Expo then followed with two days of learning-intensive back-to-back presentations delivered by SNOMED CT users and implementers around the world.
From the number of session hours to the number of countries represented, the graphic below tells the story of this year's event.
EXPO SESSIONS ON DEMAND
If you registered but feel like you missed a few sessions you'd like to see, you can still catch up on the Expo Zoom Events platform, which remains open until the end of November. Not yet registered? Click here to sign up and access the sessions and slide-sets on demand.
Please contact email@example.com for any additional information regarding the 2023 October Business Meetings and SNOMED CT Expo.
Business meeting resources
Linked here are presentations and documents presented at the Business Meetings for your information and reference.
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE UPDATES
OPEN GENERAL ASSEMBLY - MEMBER KEYNOTE
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYMPOSIUM
Becoming a SNOMED International Member is the latest step for France, a country of more than 67 million inhabitants, in its efforts to become a global leader in digital health. France will join a community of 48 Members globally. Its SNOMED International membership builds on the country’s eHealth acceleration strategy announced in January 2021.
It also supports the “France relance” recovery plan to accelerate the ecological, industrial and social transformations of the country, as well as the country’s 2023-2027 digital health roadmap, which seeks to employ digital technology to improve and transform its healthcare system.
The French Agence du Numerique en Santé (ANS) will serve as the country’s National Release Centre for SNOMED CT. As a Member, France will also be represented on SNOMED International’s General Assembly and the organization’s Member Forum governance bodies...
In this new blog, Ian Green, SNOMED International’s Customer Relations Lead for Europe and Global Clinical Engagement Business Manager; and Anne Randorff Højen, Implementation Support Specialist, discuss our updated Allergy, Hypersensitivity and Intolerance Implementation Guide, developed by the SNOMED International Clinical Reference Group for Allergies and Hypersensitivity...
October 5, 2023
SNOMED International and the Bahmni Coalition are excited to announce a joint project to produce a SNOMED CT module for integration with Bahmni's open-source Electronic Medical Record (EMR.) SNOMED International’s vision to enable improved health for patients and citizens globally is well aligned with this initiative with its potential for improving care in digitally maturing and resource-constrained regions.
Slated to launch at the end of the year, the Bahmni + SNOMED CT project will produce a SNOMED CT module for integration with Bahmni's open-source EMR to provide structured terminology openly to digitally maturing markets. The module will demonstrate how SNOMED CT's standardized clinical terms can be used by open-source EMRs to add structured meaning to clinical information, supporting efficient exchange among healthcare systems...
The SNOMED International October 2023 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.
With under 3 weeks to go, if you plan to attend the Business Meetings or Expo in person, or the Expo online, please register for the events asap if you have yet to do so.
All relevant information including registration links can be found here.
Pre-registration to attend the Business Meetings via Zoom is not required.
- If you are unsure if you have already completed the registration for October 2023 please check your emails for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Registration confirmation' in the subject line. The system does not automatically recognise a prior registration so this will help you avoid duplicate entries.
- Due to changes to the Governance sessions at the Business Meetings it has been necessary to revise some of the schedule for the event. Please review the updated schedule here.
- The accommodation block at the hotel has SOLD OUT, although you may be able to book your stay at their current rate. A list of alternative options can be found on the Expo website.
We hope to see you there - either in Atlanta, or online!
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.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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