Dr Stewart Jessamine honoured

Former Ministry of Health employee the late Dr Stewart Jessamine has been posthumously honoured by SNOMED International with a lifetime achievement award.

The press release acknowledges Stewart as a driving force and contributor to SNOMED International and its member community across 40 countries.  His passion for the global implementation and adoption of SNOMED CT was unparalleled, lending his time to progress the development and evolution of the organisation's vision and mission, and serving as general assembly chair on two separate occasions.

SNOMED CT Developer Education Days

A one-day practical workshop for health software developers. You will learn how to use SNOMED CT and open source tools to build interoperable software. Presented by Rory Davidson, Products & Services Executive Lead, SNOMED International.

Topics covered

  • SNOMED CT rollout in New Zealand
  • Software setup for SNOMED CT development
  • Configuring the SNOMED International terminology server
  • SNOMED CT, its structure and data model
  • Querying SNOMED CT content and using value sets.


  • Christchurch 9am-4pm, Wednesday 6 November 2019. BreakFree on Cashel, 165 Cashel St
  • Auckland 9am-4pm, Thursday 7 November 2019. Grand Millenium Auckland, 71 Mayoral Drive.

Please note: Morning tea and lunch provided


Registration for the workshop has now closed.

Download the SNOMED CT Developer Education Days poster:


July 2019

The annual SNOMED CT Expo brings together government officials, health IT professionals, health practitioners, researchers, academics and vendors from around the world. The event offers an opportunity to network with like-minded people and showcase the latest in digital health. A programme of lectures and tutorial sessions enables participants to learn about the global language of health care and its recent developments.

The SNOMED CT Expo is hosted by a different member countries each year. Past Expos have taken place in Uruguay (2015), New Zealand (2016), Slovakia (2017) and last year in Canada.

For those interested in reflecting back on the SNOMED CT Expo 2018 held in Vancouver, Canada, 18 - 19 October 2018 you can access the posted conference presentations and recordings:

SNOMED CT Expo 2018 presentations

The 2019 Expo is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 31 October to 1 November 2019.

The Expo will showcase the atest achievements and cutting-edge thinking in semantic interoperability, presented by thought leaders from around the globe.

For more information see SNOMED CT Expo 2019

SNOMED CT New Zealand Subsets

May 2019 Release

New Zealand SNOMED CT subsets and maps, May 2019 release, are now available via the New Zealand SNOMED Member Licensing and Distribution Service.

The May 2019 release includes updates to previously released subsets and maps, and introduces three new subsets for surgical complication, site of care and laboratory test orders.

The subsets and maps are freely available via the New Zealand SNOMED CT Member Licnesing and Distribtuion Service to registered New Zealand Affiliates.

To register as an affiliate plese go to SNOMED CT Licensing.

For more information contact

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