LOINC Conference: September 17-20, 2024 at The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC and Online. The theme is: Making Interoperability Easier

Join colleagues from around the world at this event dedicated to LOINC and health data interoperability

Experts focused on addressing health data interoperability issues will coalesce at the 2024 LOINC Conference for four days of education, community presentations, and networking. Join a wide range of participants—software and device manufacturers, healthcare providers, patients, reference labs, government agencies, researchers, students, and others—at this special event.

We are welcoming sponsors for this event

Show your support for LOINC and get your organization's message before an influential group of health IT professionals. Contact us for available sponsorship opportunities.

The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC

1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

This year we have negotiated a special discounted rate at our venue, The Dupont Circle Hotel. You can book a classic room with a king-sized bed starting at $272.75 per night when using our group code.

See the full list of details and amenities at this luxury, five-star hotel.

While there is an online option, we strongly encourage in-person attendance to take advantage of face-to-face networking and question/answer opportunities.

Community presentations across three tracks

We are excited to have presentation tracks covering three themes: Implementation & Policy, Mapping, and Innovation.

The selected presentations and their track associations are provided below.

Preliminary Schedule

Updated 2024-07-10. Subject to change. Further details to follow, including all sessions for Tuesday's Education Day.

Tentative schedule for 2024 LOINC Conference

Community Presentations

Specific session days/times will be provided once confirmed with the presenters.

Implementation & Policy Track

LOINC as a basis for laboratory information exchange

Judith Gillis

Establishing interoperability to study the social effects of a pandemic

Eugenia Rinaldi

Mapping Track

Harmonizing Imaging Study Descriptions Using the LOINC Playbook

Christopher Meyer

Aligning VA Clinical Document Titles to LOINC Document Ontology

Fola Parrish, Susan Matney, Loren Stevenson

LOINC mapping quality assessment: beyond units and descriptions

David Rubio Ruiz

Making Laboratory Data Interoperability Easier with LOINC and FHIR

Andrea Pitkus

LOINC mapping experiences in Italy

Maria Chiaravalloti, Grazia Serratore

ARA: The Next Chapter in LOINC AI Mapping

Maria Chiaravalloti, Alessandro Liscio, Monica Moz

Mapping French laboratory terminologies with LOINC and Further Challenges in Interoperability

Namrata Patel

Standardized Assessment Scales: Mapping Challenges and Heuristics

Theresa Settergren, Susan Matney

Solving the mapping challenge with AI

Jeremy Langworthy

Innovation Track

National Guide of Best Practices for Clinical Laboratory Information Systems in Chile

Paulina Ruiz, Andrés San Martín, Carolina Prieto, Isabel Briceño

African-Led Mental Health Vocabularies: Mapping Longitudinal Mental Health Datasets to a Staging Database Model Using DDI-Lifecycle Standards

Bylhah Mugotitsa, Michael Ochola, David Amadi

Using LOINC Questionnaires to Support Patient Care

Katie Sutton

Revolutionizing Disease Surveillance: The Role of Kentucky's Health Information Exchange and LOINC Integration

Autumn Ward

Increase LOINC Adoption Success with Power Skills

Pam Banning

Making Lab Data Interoperability Turn-key: Extending LOINC to Model IVD Data

Christine Spisla, Raja Cholan, Andrew Sills

Overcoming Myths and Misconceptions About Using LOINC, Keys to Making Interoperability Easier

Andrea Pitkus

New Uses of LOINC in Semantic Data Exchange

Stanley Huff, Nathan Davis

Redefining Boundaries: Leveraging LOINC to Improve Transitions of Care

Lorraine Wickiser (CMS), Alexandra Gates (MITRE), Jessica Skopac

Harmonizing Genetic and Genomic Testing using a Terminology Server

Gloria González Gacio, Mireia Rodríguez Naque; Vicky Bérez Baldrich

Canada and LOINC Partnership

Anil Patel (Canda Health Infoway)