Dear Members,

The Production release of the January 2018 SNOMED CT® International Edition is now available to SNOMED International Members only, from the MLDS distribution site.

The January 2018 International Edition should not be distributed to Affiliate Licensees, or any third parties until its public release date on 31st January 2018. 

All files distributed to SNOMED International Members for the January 2018 International Edition are available from the  “January 2018 v1.0” version in the “Offline & Alpha/Beta versions” section of the “SNOMED CT International Edition” project, which can be found on the “IHTSDO Releases” page in MLDS, accessed here:

The SNOMED CT International Edition contains SNOMED CT files in Release Format 2 (RF2) only, distributed in a zipped file archive:

The Release Notes and OWL Resource file have been separated from the International Edition release package, and can be downloaded as distinct files from the same MLDS release version:

Please refer to the attached Member Release Notes document for details of changes made following the Beta Release published on 6th December 2017.  This document can also be accessed online here:

SNOMED CT January 2018 International Edition - SNOMED International Member Release notes

The SNOMED CT International Edition Release Notes can also be accessed online:

SNOMED CT January 2018 International Edition - SNOMED International Release notes

If you have any questions about the January 2018 International Edition, or have difficulties downloading the files from the distribution site, please contact SNOMED International at with “January 2018 International Edition Member release question” in the subject line.   


Kind regards, 

Andrew Atkinson  |  Release Manager