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Betsy Humphreys and Bruce Goldberg Honoured as 2017 SNOMED International Award Recipients

October 19, 2017

SNOMED International presented its Award of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2017 Awards Gala held in conjunction with the SNOMED CT Expo hosted this week in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

The Award of Excellence is given for outstanding contribution to the improvement of SNOMED CT and its successful implementation in health and social care. This year, the organisation was pleased to present the Award of Excellence to 2 recipients.

Dr. Bruce Goldberg has been continuously involved as an advisor and active participant in different positions related to the content in SNOMED CT. Bruce has demonstrated a true commitment to the advancement of SNOMED CT in general and to its actual use in clinical systems. SNOMED International applauds Bruce for his dedication and valuable contributions to the betterment of SNOMED CT.

This year’s co-recipient of the Award of Excellence is Betsy Humphreys. Betsy served as the first IHTSDO General Assembly Chair from 2007 – 2010. In this role she worked alongside others leading the way to ensuring the organisation would not only survive, but thrive. Betsy placed strong emphasis on ensuring all Members were equally heard and represented, encouraging collaboration amongst Members to achieve economies of scale and benefit from one another’s experience and expertise. Since stepping down as Chair of the General Assembly Betsy continued representing the US on the General Assembly until April 2017.

In unprecedented fashion, Betsy Humphreys has also been awarded SNOMED International’s Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding, sustained contribution in the development and promotion of SNOMED CT and overall global leadership in the terminology field.

Access the full press release text here.

Join SNOMED International as we recognize the dedication and achievements of our 2017 awards winners.

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