Representing and sharing knowledge using SNOMED
May 31 - June 2, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Conference organized by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO®) and the Working Group on Formal (Bio-)Medical Knowledge Representation of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Collocated with the 2008 AMIA Spring Congress.
The vision of a universal clinical terminology, covering a broad range of health-related domains and meeting the needs of all health professionals has stimulated numerous health informatics research activities in the last two decades.
SNOMED CT® (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms) is emerging as a comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology, since 2007 under a new international ownership. KR-MED 2008 will follow up the successful first SNOMED conference organized in Copenhagen in October 2006, and will address health policy makers, clinicians, nurses, system developers, informatics researchers, computer scientists, terminologists and translators. KR-MED 2008 is also the third event of the AMIA working group KR-MED. It will therefore challenge the current state and the planned roadmap of SNOMED CT development from a perspective of knowledge representation and formal ontologies.
A number of prominent invited speakers will provide an overview of current efforts and developments in the context of clinical terminologies and state-of-the art ontology and terminology development.