September 2022

SNOMED International is pleased to announce that the September 2022 Business Meetings will again be held as a hybrid event, providing the organization and Community of Practice both in-person and/or virtual opportunities to participate.  

The in-person conference will be held from September 24th-28th, 2022 at the Pestana Palace Lisboa Hotel and National Monument in Lisbon, Portugal, with the support of SPMS. In keeping with our hybrid approach, all in-person meetings will be supported with the necessary audio and video tools to support high quality online participation via Zoom. Virtual-only meetings will be scheduled to take place between September 19th-23rd. 

Zoom links to join all open sessions will be shared on the organization's What's on this Week calendar
Registration and the full schedule are now available below. More information on our planned COVID-19 Health & Safety approach will be shared soon.

We very much hope to see you to Lisbon. For any additional information pertaining to the Business Meetings, please contact

Schedule & registration

Registration for the September 2022 Business Meetings is now open.

Please click here to view the full meeting schedule.


Venue & accommodation


Pestana Palace Lisboa, Hotel & National Monument
Lisbon, Portugal

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

  • Single Rate: between EUR €170 - €200

Rates are valid for bookings between September 20-October 4 and are valid for booking until September 20, 2022, but now have VERY limited availability. Please email the hotel directly if you need to extend your stay beyond these dates. 

NOTE: Please ignore the cancellation terms on the confirmation page when booking - the site shows the correct terms in the SEE CONDITIONS section in each room listing.

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 you will only be charged if the reservation is not cancelled more than three (3) days before arrival date (before Tuesday, September 20, 2022). After this date all bedrooms booked will be fully charged in case of cancellation or no-show. As noted above, please ignore the cancellation terms on the confirmation page when booking - the site shows the correct terms in the SEE CONDITIONS section in each room listing.
  • 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.
Please note ~ In the event you are not able to book accommodations at the conference venue (as it does now have limited availablity), SNOMED International has compiled a suggested list of a few surrounding hotels for your information:

Hotel Link Distance from conference venue (km) Example Rate Star Rating
Hotel Vila Galé Ópera Book now 1.2 km ~130 EUR 4
Hotel Jerónimos 8 Book now 2.6 km ~190 EUR 4
Ver Belem Suites Book now 3.0 km ~115 EUR 3
Governors Palace Book now 3.7 km ~280 EUR 5

We would also like to advise that transport by taxi (especially Uber) is very inexpensive in Lisbon, which may widen your selection of hotel options in the city (as this is not an exhautive list). Please contact if you require assistance finding accommodation. 

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 August 23rd, 2022.

Travel discounts

Tap Air Portugal

As the official airline of for this event, TAP Air Portugal has agreed to offer a 10% 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.

Data privacy, event terms & conditions and health acknowledgement

SNOMED International will protect and manage your data for this event in accordance with our event data privacy agreement

Detailed 'Terms & Conditions' governing SNOMED International events are available here, and the September 2022 Health Acknowledgement (for onsite attendees) can be found here.

Subscribe for updates

Keep up to date with details as they develop for the September/October 2022 Business Meetings, and SNOMED CT Expo.

The organization's twice annual business meetings provide an oportunity for staff and the Community of Practice to engage and discuss progress to date and future planning for prioriites relating to SNOMED CT.
  • Formal business meetings of governance and advisory bodies (groups with an appointed or elected membership)
  • Meetings of some SNOMED International working groups: working sessions of groups, completing a defined set of deliverables
  • Many meetings are open to observers

The October business meetings are held in conjunction with and precede the annual SNOMED CT Expo

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