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January 26, 2009 [posted]

Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) News

UMLS Webcasts

[link removed] Registration is now underway for the first two UMLS Webcasts of 2009. The dates and topics are:

UMLS Webcasts give users the opportunity to learn more about the diverse products that make up the UMLS. Each Webcast is a 20-30 minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. Captioning will be provided, and the Webcasts will be archived and available online for later viewing.

UMLS Annual Report & SNOMED CT® Affiliate Report

UMLS licensees are required to complete an annual report detailing their use of UMLS resources. The Web form for submitting the UMLS Annual Report for 2008 is available at: // An e-mail with a link to the Web report form was sent to UMLS licensees on January 21, 2009. The e-mail included individual UMLS licensee codes, which are needed to complete the Web form. Users who fail to submit their report by March 1, 2009, will have their license agreement cancelled and their access to the UMLS Knowledge Source Server deactivated.

The SNOMED CT Affiliate Report for July-December 2008 is due by February 2, 2009. There are questions on the SNOMED CT Affiliate Reporting Web page to help users determine if they are required to submit a report.

UMLS Basics Training Class at NLM®

The next full-day, hands-on UMLS Basics training class will be offered at NLM on April 16. This class is free for participants and is worth 7.5 MLA Continuing Education contact hours. More information about the class is available from the National Training Center and Clearinghouse Web site.

By Rachel Kleinsorge
MEDLARS Management Section

Kleinsorge R. Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) News. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Jan-Feb;(366):e7.

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