35th Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting (Eastern Time)

Network, learn and influence interoperability!

September 20-24, 2021   •   Virtual Event
Registration for this event is closed. Please consider registering onsite.

What is a Working Group Meeting?

HL7 International Working Group Meetings (WGMs) are held three times per year at varying locations and serve two important purposes:

  1. Provide the HL7 International work groups the opportunity to meet in person and work on standards, as well as to network with industry leaders from around the world.
  2. Offer an invaluable educational resource for the healthcare IT community.

Standards Development

HL7 International has more than 40 work groups dedicated to specialized areas of interest such as Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Infrastructure, Mobile Health and Electronic Health Records. These work groups are directly responsible for the content of standards and spend much of their time at WGMs hard at work on standards development. Attending a WGM is a great way to learn about a particular area, and everyone attending a WGM is invited to any of the work group meetings.

Schedule Overview

Plenary Meeting

The Plenary meeting will occur on Monday, September 20, 2021. This year's plenary meeting is free and open to all who wish to attend. Attendees who have registered for the full event do not need to register for the plenary meeting. If you only wish to attend the plenary meeting, please register today to receive instructions on how to attend the meeting.

Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
View the Plenary Schedule (pdf)

General Session

The general session takes place in the morning throughout the week at the following times:

Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 – 9:00 AM EDT

Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting occurs on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

3:00 – 3:10 PM   Welcoming Comments, Chair's Report & HL7 Fellows 2021 by Walter Suarez, MD, MPH
3:10 – 3:12 PM   Board Secretary's Report (board election results) by Virginia Lorenzi
3:12 – 3:22 PM   Board Treasurer's Report by Floyd Eisenberg, MD
3:22 – 3:30 PM   HL7 Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Ed Hammond, PhD

Work Groups

A co-chair poll is being conducted to identify times when specific work groups will meet (occurring on even number hours) and also for topics which will be addressed during the topic sessions.

General Information

How Do I Register?

Register Online

Online registration is available until the end of the day on Friday, September 24, 2021. For your convenience, payment can be made via credit card directly on the website, or print the registration form and mail it with payment.

Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration is available through Monday, August 30, 2021.

Advance Registration/Payment

Advance registrations MUST include payment. Registrations received without payment will not be processed until the time that payment is received and will be charged the Standard Rate.

Student Membership/Student Meeting Registration

Full-time students who are currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited educational institution and who are NOT professionally employed are eligible for a student membership and/or student meeting registration fees. To receive this discount, student ID and expected date of graduation must be provided (subject to verification).

NOTE: Individual and organizational members do not qualify for Student pricing for meetings. This policy is applicable regardless of whether the member is a full-time student.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Prepaid registrants who cancel prior to Monday, August 30, 2021 will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. After that date, no refunds will be given.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Boyle at: +1 (734) 677-7777 or maryann@HL7.org.




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Registration Fees

  Before August 30 After August 30
  Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Monday - Friday $200 $350 $300 $525