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Public Laboratory LOINC Workshop & Committee Meeting 12/08/08-12/09/08

What Lab LOINC Meeting
When 2008-12-08 08:00 to
2008-12-09 17:00
Where Indianapolis, IN
Contact Name Regenstrief Institute, Inc
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Invitation to the 2008 Public Laboratory LOINC® Workshop and Meeting

LOINC (Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes) is a no-cost database of over 50,000 names and codes that identify laboratory, clinical, and HIPAA attachment variables.

Workshop and Meeting Purpose:

  1. To educate users about the use and utility of LOINC codes.
  2. To obtain public input

As the practice, regulation, and reimbursement of medicine become more complicated, we need a standard way to identify tests, and other clinical measurements-a common language for building electronic medical records, managing the clinical enterprise, doing research and work together-so we can speak the same language especially in terms of analyzing biological samples and interpreting test results. LOINC codes provide that language.

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Meeting Details



December 08-09, 2008

Meeting Location

Indiana University Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building
Regenstrief Institute
410 West 10th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Courtyard by Marriott - Indianapolis at the Capitol

320 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46204
800-321-2211  phone

317-684-7733 direct phone
317-951-0300 fax

Block name is LOINC
Cutoff date is Nov. 21st
Rate is $139.00 single or double
Ask to see if a government rate available

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals who are responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of laboratory information systems
  • Laboratory discipline leaders who will be responsible for providing domain knowledge for the proper use of LOINC terms
  • Laboratory professionals who wish to know more about standardizing their laboratory results, or are responsible for maintaining the laboratory test catalog

LOINC Workshop (Monday, 12/08/2008)

Workshop Requirements

Because this will be a hands-on workshop, all participants should bring a laptop computer for the exercises. You should also bring a delimited-ASCII version of your local service catalog (test list). This file must contain the test code and test description. The OBR (battery) code and description, and units should also be included, if available. Details about format will be sent to you after registration for the workshop.


alertYou must have obtained and read the pdfLOINC users' guide and pdfRELMA users' guide before attending.

Materials Provided

Presentation materials, example information model, full LOINC standard database, RELMA (LOINC mapping tool) will be provided.

Teleconference/Web Meeting

Tentative Workshop Agenda

10:00 to 10:30 am Registration
10:30 to 11:30 am Workshop - LOINC Overview
11:30 to 12:00  RELMA overview
12:00 to 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 to 3:00 pm Workshop - Mapping your codes to LOINC, RELMA features, loading local files
3:00 to 3:15 pm Break
3:15 to 5:00 pm RELMA functions continued, mapping local files


LOINC Committee Meeting (Tuesday, 12/09/2008) - Public is Invited to Attend

Teleconference/Web Meeting

Committee Meeting Agenda

8:30 to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (provided) / Registration
9:00 to 10:15 am Introduction and Q & A
10:15 to 10:30 am Break
10:30 to 12:00 pm Laboratory LOINC Committee meeting
12:00 to 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 to 4:00 pm Laboratory LOINC Committee meeting - continued


Meeting Handouts

by Daniel Vreeman last modified 2008-12-15 15:33
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