Indianapolis, Indiana / Regenstrief Institute
Indianapolis, Indiana / Regenstrief Institute

Public Laboratory LOINC Workshop & Committee Meeting – Summer 2017

  Agenda   Prerequisites   In-Person Attendees   Webinar Attendees   Meeting Handouts

June 7-8, 2017
2017-06-07 / 2017-06-08

Regenstrief Institute
1101 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Join us for the Public Laboratory LOINC Workshop & Committee Meeting!

Regenstrief Institute and the LOINC Committee are very excited to offer this special RELMA workshop and tutorial focused on Laboratory LOINC.

The Introduction to LOINC tutorial and RELMA workshop will be held on Wednesday. Regular Committee business—all are welcome to attend—will be held on Thursday.

There is no registration fee. Please consider making a charitable donation as part of your registration to offset meeting costs and help advance LOINC as a freely-available standard.

Complete our free registration so we may make arrangements and provide you with further details.

Basic Agenda

WorkshopWednesday, June 7 2017-06-07

8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
9:00 a.m. LOINC Overview D. Vreeman
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. RELMA Overview J. Case
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Mapping Your Codes to LOINC; RELMA Features; Loading Local Files J. Case
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. RELMA Functions continued; Mapping Local Files J. Case
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:15 p.m. Reception
Times are EDT (UTC-4)

Committee MeetingThursday, June 8 2017-06-08

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Introductions D. Vreeman
8:15 a.m. LOINC Committee Meeting Business
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. LOINC Committee Meeting Business
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Laboratory LOINC Committee Business
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
Times are EDT (UTC-4)

Workshop Prerequisites

  • This is a hands-on workshop to teach the fundamentals of LOINC and provide detailed instructions for using RELMA to map local terms to LOINC codes. Because this will be a hands-on workshop, all participants should bring a laptop computer for the exercises.
  • Before the event you will need to download and install RELMA on your computer. RELMA only runs on Windows. Mac users can run Windows in a virtual machine or with Boot Camp.
  • To get the most value out of this workshop, you should also bring a delimited-text (e.g. a tab delimited or CSV file) or Excel version of your local terms (e.g., your test list). This file must contain the test code and test description. For quantitative measures, be sure to include the units of measure. See Dr. Vreeman's instructions for preparing your lab source file for mapping.

In-Person Attendees

  • We suggest reserving a room in one of the hotels in downtown Indianapolis. Neighboring IU Hospital has a list of local hotels with discounted rates. Regenstrief Institute is an affiliate of the IU School of Medicine.
  • Lunch and continental breakfast will be provided.
  • You are invited to our reception Wednesday evening after the workshop. Drinks and snacks will be available.

Webinar Attendees

  • Access the webinar at—there is no need to register on this site as well.
  • We utilize GoToWebinar for live streaming of events. If you have not previously used GoToWebinar, you may need to download and install the free software. It is available for most computers and mobile devices.
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Meeting Handouts

Detailed meeting agenda and associated files will be available for download at a later date.