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SNOMED International encourages you to consider submitting nominations for the following awards, acknowledging individual contributions to our organization and community: 

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

In 2023, the Award for Excellence was awarded to Pim Volkert of the Netherlands and Scott W. Campbell of USA, and both Keith E. Campbell and Vivian Auld were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Your Challenge?

  • Think about someone worthy; someone deserving, and someone who should be honored at the SNOMED International Awards Dinner in Seoul, in October 2024.
  • Note: An employee of SNOMED International is eligible to nominate someone so long as they find someone from the Community of Practice to serve as a co-nominator.


It is through your thoughtful consideration and retrospection that we can honor the thought leaders, past and present, in our community.  

Please reference the awards policies and forms attached to this post, or visit the Awards Page for more information.  The deadline for nominations is March 1st, 2024

We look forward to formally recognizing excellence among the SNOMED International Community at October's planned Awards Dinner in Seoul.

Contact governance@snomed.org for more information. 




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...

Read the full announcement

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...

Read the blog


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...

Read the full announcement


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

Please note:

  • If you are unsure if you have already completed the registration for October 2023 please check your emails for a message from events@snomed.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!

Questions?

Contact events@snomed.org


We’re looking to build awareness and obtain community feedback on proposed changes to improve the clinical quality and consistency of the radiology hierarchy. Recently, our Chief Terminologist Dr James Case and Senior Terminologist Maria Braithwaite developed a briefing note outlining why the hierarchy needs to be revised and how stakeholders can provide feedback. Today, we posted on our website a blog they co-wrote, which provides additional details and explains in more depth the challenges with the current hierarchy and the work that needs to be done to avoid inconsistencies and confusion in the future. The blog explains how the work will proceed and roll out, and, importantly, how it will avoid any negative impacts to existing implementations.

It also provides details of our goals, the scope of the work and the timeline, as well as how people can get involved and help shape this work. In addition to requesting feedback, we want to build awareness, so please share it with anyone you think might be interested.

Read the blog here

Read the briefing note here

For more information, contact Jim Case at jca@snomed.org or Maria Braithwaite at mbr@snomed.org 

June 23, 2023

SNOMED International and The Croatian Ministry of Health are pleased to announce that the Republic of Croatia has joined SNOMED International. 

With a population of nearly 4 million, Croatia is the latest European country to join SNOMED International since the March 2022 announcement that the European Union (EU) will provide its Member States with 60 per cent funding towards SNOMED International membership until 2027, via the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA).

“Highly developed with a fully integrated, globalized economy, Croatia made eHealth a priority in its 2021-2027 national health development plan, which is consistent with our comprehensive healthcare reform," says Croatian health Minister Vili Beroš on the occasion of Croatia joining SNOMED International...

Read the full announcement at snomed.org and contact comms@snomed.org with inquiries. 

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:

October 2023 Business Meetings Schedule

SNOMED CT Expo 2023

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!

Questions?

Contact events@snomed.org


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: Modelling Advisory Group Call for Nominations, Deadline: Friday 30 June 2023

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

June 15, 2023

SNOMED International has welcomed Andorra, a small, mountainous European country situated between France and Spain to its growing global organization. Andorra will join a vibrant community of 47 Members globally.

Andorra has embarked on a digital transformation project with the goal of digitizing services across the entire government and its national health system. This project highlights the need to take a comprehensive, intersectoral and interdisciplinary approach to health care, ensure better patient outcomes, and consolidate the system. Andorra is in the process of creating interoperable frameworks that support the meaningful sharing of health information. The adoption and use of standard terminologies within the electronic health record (EHR) are fundamental to these movements...


Read the full announcement at snomed.org and contact comms@snomed.org with inquiries. 

June 14, 2023

SNOMED International and the Republic of Poland are pleased to announce that the Central European nation has rejoined SNOMED International, now a vibrant community of 46 Members globally. A country of almost 38 million, Poland has the sixth largest economy in the European Union by GDP. 

Poland will be represented at SNOMED International by the country’s Centrum e-Zdrowia (e-Health Centre), which implements IT projects that are key to the functioning of the healthcare system in Poland. The e-Health Centre is also responsible for carrying out tasks related to building an information society. It creates digital services and solutions that support the work of medical professionals and facilitate the management of health matters for citizens...

Read the full announcement at snomed.org and contact comms@snomed.org with inquiries. 

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 Group: 

    • Modeling (MAG)

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, 30 June 2023 Applications will be reviewed by the AG Chairs and their recommendations will be put forward to the CEO for final approval. All candidates will be notified of the results by email in July. 

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

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


Please contact governance@snomed.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: 
  1. Clinical practice in a primary care setting. This could include medical students who have completed several placements or rotations in the appropriate institutions.
  2. Clinical coders with at least one year’s experience.
  3. 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 (annotation@snomed.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...

Read full announcement.

Contact info@anomed.org for information. 

Once annually in October, SNOMED International and an individual Member country work together to hold an internationally-attended SNOMED CT event. The event is comprised of a four-day Business Meeting and a two-day SNOMED CT Expo, supplemented with regional and culturally focused social activities.

SNOMED International now invites 'Expressions of Interest' from Member host countries for the SNOMED International October Business Meetings and SNOMED CT Expo 2025.

To maintain equality among the 3 global regions, proposals for 2025 are sought from:

  • 2025: EMEA Region Members

TIMELINE:

  • Submit Verbal/Email Expressions of Interest for Review by July 10, 2023
  • Submit Formal Proposals by October 2, 2023
  • Review of Formal Proposals by SNOMED International & Management Board: January 2024
  • Successful October 2025 Member host country decided upon and announced at the April 2024 Business Meetings.

Learn more about Member country hosting, how to apply and the selection process involved on the October Business Meetings & SNOMED CT Expo - Prospective Host Resource Page.

Questions? Please contact your applicable CSRM representative, or the Communications team:

Customer Relations Executives:

Communications Executive: