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Connectathon at Cardiff

Earlier this month, NHS Wales Informatics Service and NHS Digital hosted a two-day 'Connectathon' at Cardiff City Stadium. 

The Connectathon, now in its third year, provided guidance and information for those who manage and use complex code systems such as SNOMED CT, as well as other health and social care code systems. The conference highlights the best ways to share and utilize the terms and codes used to represent care data.

Many of the presenters and attendees said that the event was highly informative and useful.  Rebecca Cook, Head of Information Standards said how pleased she was with the turn out and how delighted NWIS was to be hosting the "biggest yet" Connectathon. 

Representatives from Australia's national science research agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), also attended. CSIRO's Lead in Health Informatics Research, Michael Lawley, who spoke at the event said he was "amazed and excited by the level of enthusiasm and engagement of all the attendees."