ACDM Coding SIG Meeting - 7th October


The next Coding SIG meeting will be held at Lancaster Gate Hotel in London on 7th October 2015 in conjunction with the WHO Drug Dictionaries User Group meeting which is being held on the 8th October.  For ACDM members and WHO drug subscribers, both meetings are free. For all those also attending the WHO drug meeting, there is a free dinner on the 7th October.

The wide-ranging agenda will cover topics on medical and drug dictionaries/coding, coding-related software tools and quality processes, and will include presentations from the MSSO, UMC and other industry experts, plus audience participation/discussion. Specific topics include:

  • MSSO Update including
    • 27th SOC (Product Issues)
    • MedDRA software tool
    • MedDRA Change Request process
  • Medication & Drug Coding Errors (MSSO & UMC)
  • UMC Update including
    • WHO Drug Dictionaries New Drug & Change Request process
    • Coding to ATC level 5 using WHO Drug Dictionaries
    • Herbal remedies & Herbal ATC classification in WHO Drug Dictionaries
  • Herbal Medications (Kew Gardens)
  • Meeting the challenge of medical coding in a major global pharma (Bayer/Perficient)
  • Quality review of coding (Survey Results & Discussion)

Coffee will be available from 09.00 and the meeting will start at 09.30 and finish at 16.30. There will be a reception and dinner afterwards for those staying on for the UMC’s WHO Drug Dictionary meeting the following day.

If you would like any more information about the coding SIG or would like to attend this meeting, please contact either of the co-chairs, Jo Staniforth ( or Barry Hammond (

It is free to attend SIG Meetings if you are an ACDM member. Anyone who is not already a member can easily join the ACDM for a small annual fee ( ) and then attend meetings free of charge.

For suggestions and ideas for future live or WebEx meetings please contact the SIG chairs Jo Staniforth on or Barry Hammond on

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