SNOMED International's twice-annual business meetings (held in April and October) support discussion, knowledge exchange and planning of the organization's governance and advisory bodies, as well as working groups completing a defined set of deliverables.

This April's meetings will be held as a fully virtual event from April 19-22, 2021. Many of the meetings are open to observers, while some are closed sessions. There will also be multimedia SNOMED CT Community Updates, featured Keynote speakers, on-demand Education sessions, and the Open General Assembly - open to all to attend.  

An enhanced events platform will provide a cohesive experience for attendees, with seamless Zoom integration and increased networking functionality (such as 1:1 or group video chat).  Please register below and a link to the platform will be sent to you.


Dr Tom Hughes (UK)

'The NHS Emergency Care Data Set - An overview and discussion of the national data set for urgent and emergency care.'

Dr Tom Hughes trained in the UK and Australia and was a consultant in Australia for five years before returning to be a consultant in Emergency Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has been working on informatics and healthcare improvement for 20 years, leading the UK’s top-performing Emergency Department for 2012-3 for 4hr performance / patient feedback.

Work with Public Health in 2010 highlighted the lack of consistent national Urgent and Emergency Care data led Tom to develop a new data set for emergency care, which was successfully rolled out for England in 2017 and is being extended to other areas e.g. ambulance services. Tom was awarded an OBE in the 2020 New Years Honours for services to Healthcare Technology and Information.


Dr Tejal Shah (UK)

Tejal is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at Newcastle University where she leads on the design and delivery of multi-disciplinary Continuing Professional Development programmes that focus on digital skills and knowledge development across various domains including the Health Informatics CPD programme. She also teaches and mentors on the the Cyber Security and Software Engineering specialisms in the level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship programme and mentors the apprentices on these programmes.

Previously, Tejal was a Research Associate in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University working on the Connected Health Cities (CHC) Programme where she was involved in designing computational models for consent. Prior to joining Newcastle University, she was a Research Assistant in the School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney where she worked on the implementation of SNOMED CT in the in-house health information system that was developed as part of a research project.  


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