September 25, 2018 meeting

The meeting page for the upcoming September meeting has been created and posted.  A copy of the current content project is attached.  The meeting will be a Web conference starting at 20:00 UTC on Tuesday September 25th 2018.  I would very much like you to review and be prepared to discuss the project document.


September meeting

While I would like to maintain an every-other-month meeting schedule, those of us on the June call decided that July and August were both vacation months.  We determined that the our next online web conference will be the 4th Tuesday in September at 20:00 UTC.   I have no agenda items at this time, but please watch this space as I may be asking you to review of the "upper hierarchy clarification" project prior to that meeting.  Also, I do not expect that I will attend the next SNOMED meeting in Vancouver.  Therefore, you should not expect that we will attempt a face-to-face there.   That I will attend the spring meeting and schedule a face-to-face in London (April 7-10, 2019) is much more likely.


June Meeting

I've prepared an agenda (see "Meetings" on this site) for a June 26th (20:00 UTC) teleconference of OIDM- PG.  I have completed the first significant organism project in quite some time.  Changes will be present in the July 2018 release! 

 I also want to  share a couple of issues ("problems")  that concern me as I develop the next project and the required Inception / Elaboration document.   My hope is that you'll go away and consider the issues and provide input as I finalize that document (or perhaps begin construction) in August.  


April meeting

I am nearly finished with IHTSDO-455 (Organism Life-cycle stages).  It will be completed in time for inclusion in the July 2018 edition of SNOMED CT.   I'd like to offer you an opportunity to review the final product.  I'm also soliciting your input concerning the next projects I should create (making progress on our previously published deliverables).   Please see the meeting page of this project group site for April 2018.  Over the next few days I'll be posting spreadsheets that have recorded the changes to that page.  I have tentatively scheduled the meeting for our usual date (4th Tuesday) and usual time 20:00 UTC.  Please let me know if this date and time can be adjusted to maximize attendance.


January 2018 meeting

I would like to schedule a teleconference for January 23, 2018.  I have all the ducks arranged in rows to proceed with a construction project the organism hierarchy.  Please see the "Meeting Information" page for details.


July Meeting?

I thought I'd update you concerning project related activities.  I'm personally pleased to tell you that I've been given access to the IHTSDO / SNOMED CT authoring tool.  This is an important step towards our making substantive changes in the organism hierarchy.  I'm afraid that progress will still be slow unless organism content becomes a SNOMED priority.  I have much to learn and the projects, while relatively small, are time consuming.  There's also documentation required and approval that needs to be sought.  It's also true that the "organism life-cycle stages project," already approved for construction (IHTSDO-455) that I need to complete before starting on the deliverables.  Also, I need to turn our deliverables into documents for approval before construction can begin.  

SO, I don't have agenda items for a July meeting but have no objection to holding one.  For my part, I don't wish to waste your time having meetings just to have meetings.   On the other hand, if you would like to suggest agenda items I'd be happy to arrange a teleconference for OIDM in July.  

I will continue to report my progress here and bring appropriate discussions to you as they arise.  At minimum, I will try to let you know whether there will be a meeting in advance of each month's regular date (4th Tuesday).  


Jeff Wilcke

Shall we meet?

I was expecting to reconvene this Project Group at the end of the first quarter of 2017.  Creating the deliverables took a good bit longer than I had anticipated, but I think they are ready for discussion and for moving them on to some sort of action.

To return to something like our previous schedule, I would suggest Tuesday, May 23 at 20:00 UTC.  Anyone interested?  Please contact me through this space Jeff Wilcke or email me directly




GoToMeeting - not so much

My usual routine did not result in the creation of a meeting space today.  It may be something I did not know and it may be system error.  I have contacted the mother ship for further instructions.  I will let you know when I learn something.

Apologies!  (sad)  Perhaps we could take the online discussion about Salmonella a bit further while I track down conferencing details?

May 24 OIDMPG Teleconference

Most progress this past year has resulted from decisions related to user requests for organism content.  I'm not aware of any recent requests, so I suggest we turn to unresolved issues that followed us from Collabnet.   I've created several sub-projects based on outstanding issues and would simply like to get confirmation from you that I should proceed to draft the formal documents required to formally create projects.

News: the Organism Life-Cycle stage project is approved for construction phase.  

May teleconference

As I was trying to decide what our April agenda would be, I noticed that I had reserved April for a possible face-to-face associated with the business meeting.  Although such a meeting seems unlikely at this time, I think it best to leave the posted schedule as is.   In the mean time, I will continue to refine the recently created sub-projects (see the OIDM Space "Page Tree").  Essentially these are outstanding issues that remain for the OIDM project.  If there are outstanding issues that I have missed please let me know.  Unless we receive content requests to review or an issue is raised by another project, I would suggest that the May meeting agenda will be to review these sub-projects and prioritize them.  The next teleconference on our recurring schedule is May 24 at 20:00 UTC.   Watch this space.  (smile)