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Discover how SNOMED CT enables data driven health systems and improved patient outcomes from a wide range of global implementers.
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September 29-30, 2022 Lisbon, Portugal & online

Quality Data, Informed Healthcare.

The SNOMED CT Expo unites clinical terminology SMEs from around the world, including government officials, health IT professionals, health practitioners, researchers, academics and vendors.

Discover how SNOMED CT enables data driven health systems and improved patient outcomes from a wide range of global implementers.

SNOMED CT Expo Opening Keynote

Explore recent G7, GDHP and IPS developments with our distinguished panel as they discuss success, challenges and opportunities

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James Read Memorial Lecture

Gong Mengchun, M.D. presents "Using SNOMED CT to Power Public Health Management and Knowledge Discovery in COVID-19"

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SNOMED CT Expo 2022: "Quality Data, Informed Healthcare"

The program for this year's Expo is now available. Please click the link below to view the sessions on offer.

Presentations enable attendees to enhance their knowledge of SNOMED CT and are aligned with one of four program streams:

Advances in Research and Innovation: Presentations showcasing innovation of SNOMED CT to accelerate data, information, evidence and knowledge creation, supporting a wide range of informatics research.

Demonstrating Implementation Excellence: Presentations exploring practical demonstrations  SNOMED CT. Implementers from healthcare organizations, government agencies and industry will share their lessons learned, outcomes and benefit realization achievements.

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


Registration for SNOMED CT Expo 2022 is now open. Register today to attend either onsite or online.


  • Standard - $350 USD
  • Students - $95 USD
  • Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors (additional to package) - $170 USD
  • Expo Presenters - Free of charge (one presenter per abstract)
  • Expo Poster Presenters - $170 USD (one presenter per abstract)
  • SNOMED International Governance & Advisory representatives - Complimentary
  • Group rates available upon request


  • Standard - $50 USD 
  • Expo Presenters - Free of charge (one presenter per abstract)
  • Expo Poster Presenters - Free of charge (one presenter per abstract)
  • Students $25 USD
  • SNOMED International Governance & Advisory representatives - Complimentary

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. 

Travel discounts

Tap Air Portugal

As the official airline of the SNOMED CT Expo 2022, 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.

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus

SNOMED CT Expo 2022 will build on our previous successes with both in person and online/virtual events, and the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus is now available. Discover how you can showcase your products and services to an in person and virtual audience. 

A very limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities remain, don't miss your chance to be a part of this international event.

Please contact for further information.

Strategic partners

SNOMED International is proud to partner with Portugal's Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde (SPMS) as they serve as co-hosts of the 2022 SNOMED CT Expo, with support from Turismo de Lisboa.

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 23 August, 2022.

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.

For more information please contact

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