The event offers an opportunity to network with like-minded people and showcase the latest in digital health. A program of lectures and tutorial sessions will enable participants to learn about the global language of healthcare and its recent developments.


Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions for oral presentations and e-posters are invited by Friday May 29, 2020.

All Expo presentations and posters must be related to SNOMED CT and should be informative rather than promoting a particular product or service. They should enable attendees to enhance the breadth of their knowledge of SNOMED CT and be aligned with one of three program streams:

Demonstrating Implementation Excellence
Presentations exploring practical, first-hand experience in using SNOMED CT. Implementers from healthcare organizations, government agencies and industry will share their lessons learned and benefit realization achievements.

Enhancing Clinical Practice
Presentations focused on the application of SNOMED CT in clinical settings and clinical research; aimed at enhancing the patient experience, clinical outcomes, reducing costs or improving efficiency of the clinical practices. This may include such areas as precision medicine, data analytics, decision support etc.

Terminology Leading Practices
Presentations covering experience and ideas on innovative enhancements of SNOMED CT, as well as those in conjunction with other international standards, e.g., content development, mappings, description logic.

Oral presentations will be 30 minutes in length (including time for audience questions) and e-posters must be prepared using a supplied template. All presenters are required to participate in person; virtual presentations are not permitted.

Presenters will be notified of the outcome of their submissions by June 15, 2020.

Sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus

Showcase your products and services at SNOMED CT Expo 2020: an innovative, annual conference focused on the latest advancements, applications and uses of clinical terminology. SNOMED CT Expo 2020 takes place in Lisbon, Portugal October 8-9, 2020.

2020 Host

SNOMED International is proud to partner with Portugal's Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde (SPMS) as they serve as co-hosts of the 2020 SNOMED CT Expo, with support from Turismo de Lisboa.

Registration details & entry fees

SNOMED CT Expo 2020 Entry Fees:

Early-bird (before August 31, 2020):
  • €360 EUR
  • €450 EUR
  • €90 EUR
Expo Presenters:
  • Free of charge (one presenter per abstract)
Expo Poster Presenters:
  • €270 EUR (one presenter per abstract)
SNOMED International Governance & Advisory representatives:
  • Complimentary
Event attendance includes catered breaks, lunch and complimentary refreshments at Thursday's Networking Reception.

Registration will open in mid July 2020.

Venue & accommodations

Pestana Palace Lisboa, Hotel & National Monument
Lisbon, Portugal

Negotiated accommodation rates at the Pestana Palace have been secured by SNOMED International:

  • Single Rate: EUR €160 (approx. $180 USD)
  • Double Rate: EUR €175 (approx. $200 USD)

Rates are valid for bookings between 02-09 October, 2020 and are available until 29 September, 2020. Please email the hotel directly if you need to extend your stay beyond these dates. 

The above rates are inclusive of:

  • Daily American buffet breakfast in the main restaurant.
  • Free access to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and gymnasium.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access in all public areas, meeting rooms and bedrooms.
  • Complimentary luggage service.
  • Legal taxes and service (except city tax*).

*City Tax: Effective January 1, 2016 a tourism tax of EUR 2 per person, per night, will be charged and collected at the property. This tax does not apply from 8th night of stay and children 13 and below are exempt. This amount has been determined by the local administration. Tax subject to change without prior notice. 

Please note the following booking Terms & Conditions:

  • Attendees will be responsible for their Guest Room and incidental charges 
  • Each participant will book directly and supply a credit card on the Hotel booking reservation method.
  • Credit Card provided will be used as a guarantee and will only be charged if the reservation is not cancelled more than three (3) days before arrival date (before Tuesday, September 29, 2020). After this date all bedrooms booked will be fully charged in case of cancellation or no-show.
  • Any fees collected at this time in the case of cancellation or no-show rooms will be charged to the individuals and will not be counted towards any attrition penalties paid by SNOMED International, if applicable.

Travel discounts

As the official airline of the SNOMED CT Expo 2020, TAP Air Portugal has agreed to offer a 15% discount on Economy and Business Class airfares to our participants.

Bookings must be made and paid-for exclusively through TAP Air Portugal’s website, please click the link below to download more information.

Entry visas & letters of invitation

As a member of the European Union, Portugal is part of the Schengen Agreement

SNOMED International encourages each attendee to confirm the entry and exit requirements* to Portugal with your home department of international affairs or passport issuing body. Please begin the process early if you do require a visa or electronic travel authorization.
*SNOMED International does not assume liability for entry and exit decisions made by foreign governments.

If you require an invitation letter from SNOMED International please note that the deadline to request one is 04 September, 2020.


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