11 Oct 2016
The Ministry of Health is hosting the SNOMED CT Expo and Conference on 27–28 October 2016 at Te Papa museum.
The two-day expo brings together health IT professionals, health practitioners, government officials, researchers, academics and vendors from around the world to showcase and further spread the use of SNOMED CT, the international language of health care. SNOMED CT is endorsed by the Ministry for use across the health and disability sector in New Zealand.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman will be delivering the keynote speech for the event. Other speakers include Chai Chuah, Director-General of Health and Dr John Halamka, renowned health IT leader and Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in the United States.
Dr Tom Morton, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board emergency physician and Dr Tony Smith, St John New Zealand Medical Director, will be sharing their experiences using SNOMED in emergency services.
The expo will feature trade exhibits of local and international vendors, as well as four presentation streams and tutorials over the two-day event. It will also have the first-ever SNOMED hackathon, where participants will be challenged to design and build a rich and engaging clinical decision support app or create knowledge base materials for clinical decision support. Delegates will vote for their favourite app, and a winner will be announced on 28 October.
SNOMED CT is owned and distributed around the world by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). Around 300 delegates from the 28 IHTSDO member countries are anticipated to attend the event.
You can view the full programme and register for the conference and IHTSDO gala awards dinner on the SNOMED CT Expo 2016 website.