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	TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER (14.00-19.00) 


	 Registration has now opened for our ISKO-UK afternoon meeting on
Tuesday 1 November: 

	The complexity of managing information and knowledge in health is
astonishing. As budgets tighten in the public sector, all of us are
affected - with patients at the really sharp end. Users and providers
of information face huge demands for increased efficiency and
effectiveness. Records must be shared and reused, while being
accurate and confidential. We hope you can join us to hear about
lessons and challenges for seamless and reliable flows of medical and
care information. The emphasis will be on clinical information
directly relevant to patients, but parallels can be drawn across the
public and private sectors. 

	You can find out more details of the event and register via the ISKO
UK site at [1]. And
please pass this invitation on to any colleagues who may be

	The event is free to ISKO members and to full-time students. The fee
for non-members is just £40. All fees must be paid in advance - there
is no provision for payment on arrival. Please note the venue is not
UCL this time - it is the KING’S FUND, LONDON W1G 0AN. Registration
opens at 1.30 and we shall start promptly at 2 p.m. 

	The provisional programme includes these topics from leading
    *joining up knowledge and information to deliver better, safer,
more convenient and cost-effective healthcare; 
    *using codes and controlled vocabularies to embed unambiguous
definitions of medical conditions and procedures in the patient
    *how real projects use metadata in practice; 
    *Knowledge Management when the patient is in control of the
    *interoperability and the NHS using the Interoperability Toolkit
(ITK) and opening it to greater engagement from potential users and
	As speakers we welcome EWAN DAVIS, a health informatics consultant;
IAN HERBERT, Vice-Chair of BCS Health; ANN WRIGHTSON of the NHS Wales
Informatics Service who since 2009 has chaired the HL7 UK Technical
Committee; DR MOHAMMAD AL-UBAYDLI, a clinician and researcher in
medical software; MARTIN WHITTAKER of Touchstone Consultancy and IAN
LEWIN, a text mining specialist, working for the European
Bioinformatics Institute. 

	ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with
the objective of promoting research and communication in the domain
of knowledge organization, within the broad field of information
science and related disciplines. Founded in 2007, our UK Chapter has
been attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its
afternoon meeting series (see slides and recordings at [2]) as well as its very successful
second biennial conference (
[3]) earlier this year.