2021 Call for Abstracts is now open
Do you have an interesting and informative SNOMED CT experience to share? Consider submitting an abstract for this October’s conference - Our 10th anniversary of hosting SNOMED CT-focused events.
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October 28-29, 2021 - Lisbon, Portugal Pestana Palace Lisboa, Hotel & National Monument (plus virtual access)

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 2021 is a hybrid event that 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 April 30, 2021, and the early bird gets the prize as we want to reward those of you who submit your abstracts early!

We will be doing a weekly random draw from the abstracts received by that date for a small prize.  Draws will be made each Friday at 17:00 Portugal/UK time between now and April 30.

All Expo presentations and e-posters must be focused on SNOMED CT and should present the use of SNOMED CT in a product or service, rather than promoting the product or service itself. Presentations should enable attendees to enhance their knowledge of SNOMED CT and be aligned with one of three program streams:

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 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 are 30 minutes in length (including time for audience questions). In person presentations are preferred, but there are a limited number of virtual presentation slots available. E-Posters must be prepared using a supplied template. In person attendance at the Expo is preferred, but not required

Presenters will be notified of the outcome of their submission by June 4, 2021

Any decisions that SNOMED International makes regarding the in-person or virtual nature of the SNOMED CT Expo 2021 will be immediately communicated to potential speakers and the Community of Practice. 

Please contact our events team at events@snomed.org if you have any questions about the event. 

Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus

Showcase your products and services at SNOMED CT Expo 2021: an innovative, annual conference focused on the latest advancements, applications and uses of clinical terminology.

SNOMED CT Expo 2021 is a hybrid event that takes place in Lisbon, Portugal on October 28-29, 2021, plus virtual access for remote attendees. 


2021 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 2021 SNOMED CT Expo, with support from Turismo de Lisboa.


Registration for the hybrid SNOMED CT Expo 2021 will open in mid July 2021.

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: EUR €170 (approx. $200 USD)
  • Double Rate: EUR €185 (approx. $225 USD)

Rates are valid for bookings between 22-29 October, 2021 and are available until October 19, 2021. 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, October 19, 2021). 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

Tap Air Portugal

As the official airline of the SNOMED CT Expo 2021, 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 20 September, 2021.

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Watch Expo 2020 recordings

Discover how SNOMED CT enables data driven health systems and improved patient outcomes from a wide range of global implementers by visiting our SNOMED CT Expo 2020 content on YouTube.

Our 2020 presenters shared their SNOMED CT experiences through video and interacted with their audience via live Q&A sessions, while attendees networked and explored an Expo environment composed of industry organizations.

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