Clinical Web Series

The Clinical Web Series is a collection of monthly, 60 minute webinars where clinicians working with SNOMED CT share their real-world experiences. Attendees will gain a greater insight into the work of clinicians using SNOMED CT in their practice.

Registration is open to all and there is no cost to attend.

Upcoming Clinical Webinars

Past Clinical Webinars

September 28, 2022

Topic: SNOMED CT - Making a difference in primary care

Description: Primary care provides the lifelong record of a patient in terms of the care, medication and health issues. To obtain the greatest value for this data, it is essential that the information is in a format which can be shared and reused. SNOMED CT provides an international standard for recording health data in both primary and secondary care, allowing the maximum benefit to be obtained. It also provides interoperability between other standards used in primary care. The presentations included in this session highlight the requirements and some of the solutions that are central to the delivery of primary care in today’s challenging times.

NOTE this session is taking place as a hybrid event with onsite attendance as part of SNOMED CT Expo 2022 and online attendance via Zoom. 

If you are interested in attending onsite in Lisbon, Portugal please register here.

2021 webinars

Visit our SNOMED International YouTube channel to access all of our SNOMED CT Clincal Web Series recordings from 2021. 

November: SNOMED CT and epilepsy (Lynette Sadleir)
October: SNOMED CT support for cancer care (W. Scott Campbell/ Monica Jones/ Ekkehard Hewer/ Laura Pareja)
July: Medical Informatics Initiative in Germany - Impulse for data sharing and standardization: An update on work (Sylvia Thun/Prof. Martin Boeker/Josef Ingenerf/Cora Drenkhahn/Joshua Wiedekopf)
June:  SNOMED CT implementation in UK general practice (England): A user’s perspective (Dal Evans)
May: SNOMED CT in the African community (Matthew Valentine and Olivier Karasira)
April: SNOMED CT Education Approaches/Kidney biopsy codes for pathologists/COVID data capture from primary care (Tejal Shah/Amelie Dendooven/Sabine Leh/Bhautesh Jani)

2020 webinars

Visit our SNOMED International YouTube channel to access all of our SNOMED CT Clincal Web Series recordings from 2020.

December: SNOMED CT in a primary care setting to support and improve quality assurance (David Rocha) /GP practice systems in England: lessons learnt and advantages seen during COVID-19 (Denise Downs)
October: Starting from scratch with SNOMED in an EHR implementation. Experience in a global digital exemplar (Dermot O'Riordan)
September: COVID and cancer - The use of real time data and open standards (Monica Jones) /Clinical engagement in Sweden (Daniel Karlsson and Dr. Keng Ling Wallin)
August: OpenEHR and the use of SNOMED CT to support clinical analytics (Ian McNicoll and Dr. Peter Hendler)
July: Standardized and complete Specimen details in the specimen cross-mapping table (Riki Merrick) /Keytrials - A trial discovery platform. Applying SNOMED to clinical trial annotation to drive semantic searching and EHR integration (Dr Wai Keong Wong) 
June: Using SNOMED-CT to articulate and make visible the multifaceted needs of disabled children: an opportunity to improve outcomes? (Karen Horridge) /SNOMED in EZDERM - supporting dermatology requirements (Srdan Prodanovic)
May: One London Project/Using SNOMED CT for Clinical Analytics (Dr. Charles Gutteridge and Sophie Williams)

Research Web Series

The Research Web Series is a collection of monthly, 60 minute webinars presented by distinguished researchers from the SNOMED CT community. The webinars showcase current research involving SNOMED CT.  

Registration is open to all and there is no cost to attend.

Upcoming Research Webinars

Past Research Webinars

October 19, 2022

Dr. Anthony Shek presents: Experiences from automating hospital-wide SNOMED-CT extraction

Hospitals generate data daily – from patients to medical professionals, diagnostic tests to radiological reports. Where most of the clinically valuable information is held within unstructured clinical narratives. This talk will highlight a success story of using free and open-source software to retrospectively structure millions of real-world documents with SNOMED CT.

About Dr. Anthony Shek

Dr Shek is a senior data engineer based at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital NHS foundation trust, UK. He holds a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience.

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June 29, 2022

Title: Is SNOMED CT an appropriate reference terminology for mining electronic health records

Presented by: Dr Stefan Schulz, Full Professor Medizinische Universität Graz (Austria)

Much content in EHRs is only available in narrative form. Information extraction based on NLP (Natural Language Processing) is therefore an important step towards interoperability of unstructured content. Based on the author's experience of automatically annotating German language clinical texts with SNOMED CT, this talk highlights lessons learnt and ongoing challenges, particularly regarding the match between clinicians' jargon and the language of controlled terminologies.

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March 24, 2022

Computable healthcare data - Challenges and opportunities of generating targeted insights and impacting real outcomes using machine learning and artificial intelligence

The healthcare system is data rich, but information poor. Organizations are actively looking for solutions that will allow them to extract value from unstructured data (which according to many studies is up to eighty percent of healthcare data) and structured data at a time when the industry is facing economic pressures, new regulatory requirements, and a continuing shift to value-based care. In this talk, we focus on ways of making healthcare data computable, and discuss how that has a huge potential of impacting real outcomes.

Presenter: Dr. Fuad Rahman
Founder, Apurba Technologies
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona

February 15, 2022

Presenter: Paulette Chandler, MD, MPH
Translational Epidemiologist, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (US)
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School (US)

Topic: Hypertension Demonstration Project in the  All of Us Research Workbench: Using SNOMED codes in the EHR

Hypertension (HTN) is a major public health concern and remains a leading risk factor for other diseases. This hypertension prevalence project uses the All of Us Researcher Workbench, a cloud-based platform where approved researchers can access and analyze All of Us data. The workbench includes data from All of Us surveys, electronic health records (EHRs) and physical measurements (PM). SNOMED CT codes are used in a hypertension EHR algorithm to identify patients with hypertension. Our rationale for this study was to validate a definition of HTN in the All of Us Research Program Workbench using rule-based algorithms.

January 19, 2022

Dr. Anna Rossander presents SNOMED CT Terminology Binding -  a state-of-the Art Review with Recommendations for Practice and Research.

She provides a walk through of her literature review of SNOMED CT terminology binding. The focus of the presentation will be on how we as a community involved in SNOMED CT can leverage these findings to increase and improve use of SNOMED CT.

Dr. Anna Rossander is an informatician with special focus on SNOMED CT. She works at the Unit for Informatics and standardization in Region Västra Götaland and is pursuing a PhD in informatics at Gothenburg University. Her background is a urologist.

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2021 webinars

Visit our SNOMED International YouTube channel to access all of our SNOMED CT Research Web Series recordings from 2021.

December: Is SNOMED CT just for medicine?  (Petr Kremen)
November: Obtaining Clinical Term Embeddings from SNOMED CT (Rohit Kate)
September: Analysis of readability and structural accuracy in SNOMED CT (Jesualdo Tomás Fernández Breis and Francisco Abad)
July: Extending import detection algorithms for concept import from two to three biomedical terminologies (Vipina Keloth and James Geller)
June: Accuracy of Real-Time SNOMED-CT Coding by Clerks and Clinicians: A Case Study in Auckland, New Zealand (Peter Jones)
April: Using SNOMED CT relationships for data exploration and discovery in rare diseases - An example in urea cycle disorders (Rachel Richesson)
March:  Utilizing the SNOMED CT hierarchy to generate patient-friendly clarifications: challenges and opportunities (Hugo J.T. van Mens)
February: Sémantique aux Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève: Le dossier patient, un livre écrit en SNOMED (Christian Lovis/Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac)
January: Just the Right Amount - SNOMED CT Content Extraction and Sharing (Renate Schmidt/Warren Del-Pinto/Yongsheng Gao)

2020 webinars

Visit our SNOMED International YouTube channel to access all of our SNOMED CT Research Web Series recordings from 2020.

November: Bridging the RWD databases across the countries to empower studies on COVID-19 (Dr. Gong Mengchun)
October: Transitioning from Text-Based to Code-Based NLP Rules using SNOMED CT for Data Normalization and Standardization (Michael Denton and Jacee Robison)
September: Implementation of a Terminology Server with SNOMED CT in Graph Databases (Elizabeth Silva Layes)
August:  Mapping Korean Classification of Diseases and Medical Procedure Codes to SNOMED CT (Dr. Hyeoun-Ae Park)
July: SNOMED CT - OWL in a FAIR web of data (Dr. Ronald Cornet)
June: Can Wikipedia (and NLP) Be Used to Derive an Open Clinical Terminology? (Dr. Hoa Ngo)

Implementation Web Series

A collection of quarterly, 60 to 90 minutes webinars addressing pertinent topics related to SNOMED CT implementation. Determined by the topic, presentations will be held by representatives from the SNOMED CT community, staff members, or relevant external parties.

Registration is open to all and there is no cost to attend.

Upcoming Implementation Webinars

Past Implementation Webinars

December 14, 2022

Topic: Building clinical questionnaires with SNOMED CT and FHIR

Paul Lynch, Staff Scientist at the US National Library of Medicine
SNOMED International Implementation Support Team

The session focuses on the use of SNOMED CT to represent questions and answers in clinical questionnaires, and a presentation shows how a standardized approach to the development of clinical questionnaires can be taken using the HL7 FHIR Questionnaire resources with form tools provided by the US National Library of Medicine.


September 1, 2022

Topic: ECL Showcase

The ECL is becoming more and more critical for the implementation and management of SNOMED CT. The newest version of the language includes the possibility to support maintenance, as it allows for accessing historical associations. Furthermore, the language advances to support the retrieval and filtering of reference set content.

This 90 minute webinar will introduce the newest features of the SNOMED CT Expression Constraint Language, and a range of user experiences will be presented.

Anne Højen (SNOMED International, DK)
Alejandro Lopez Osornio (SNOMED International, UY)
Matt Cordell (CSIRO, AU)
Sophie Williams (Barts Health UK)
Michael Lawley (CSIRO, AU)

May 19, 2022

Implementer Community Briefing - Latest developments from SNOMED International
SNOMED International is continuously working to improve SNOMED CT and simplify its adoption. In this briefing session, we will provide an update on recent developments from SNOMED International to the implementer community. Topics will include:
  • Recent improvements to the SNOMED CT International Edition release
  • Current focus areas for SNOMED CT international content and mapping development
  • New and updated SNOMED CT tooling and specifications
  • New international implementation resources
Presenters - SNOMED International staff


2020 and 2021 webinars

Visit our SNOMED International YouTube channel to access all of our SNOMED CT Clincal Web Series recordings from 2020 and 2021.

March 2021: The practical application of SNOMED CT in clinical decision support and integration with GP health records (Jonathan Olsen/Eric Robertson/Ian Rubin)
December 2020: Implementation Adventures in SNOMEDLand – Lessons learned from 6 years of supporting SNOMED CT adoption in the NHS (Pete Turnbull)
September 2020: Natural Language Processing and SNOMED CT (Walter Verbrugge, Mathias De Wachter, Dr Md Khadzir bin Sheikh Ahmad and Dr Muhammad Naufal bin Nordin)

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