36th Annual Plenary, Working Group Meeting and FHIR Connectathon

In-person only (no virtual or hybrid options)

September 17-23, 2022   •   Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel, Baltimore, MD
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.

Educational Sessions

Educational sessions will cover a full range of topics including our most recent standard Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR), Mapping V2 and CDA to FHIR and some additional general topics.

Student Academy

The September Working Group Meeting features a brand new event just for students. All day on Monday, students will be able to participate in a schedule tailored just for their needs. The schedule includes:

  • Orientation for First Time Attendees (early pre-meeting)
  • Plenary meeting (Monday AM)
  • Introductory tutorial on Monday afternoon, with opportunity to select from:
    • Introduction to HL7 standards for interoperability (recommended for students)
    • Introduction to FHIR Shorthand

HL7 FHIR Connectathon

HL7 FHIR Connectathons are a two-day event of hands-on FHIR development and testing held in conjunction with Working Group Meetings. This event provides a great opportunity for implementers and developers to gain hands-on experience developing FHIR-based solutions by participating in one of many available tracks. To learn more about the FHIR Connectathon, visit confluence.hl7.org/display/FHIR/Connectathons

Schedule Overview

HL7 FHIR Connectathon

Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Plenary Meeting

Monday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

General Sessions

Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 – 8:45 am

Student Academy

Monday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm


Monday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Work Groups

Monday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

General Information

How Do I Register?

Register Online

Online registration is available until the end of the day on Saturday, September 24, 2022. 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 Friday, August 26, 2022.


Mail the completed registration form (along with credit card information or a check payable to Health Level Seven International in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank ONLY) to:

Health Level Seven International
3300 Washtenaw Ave. Suite #227
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA


Registration and credit card information may be faxed to: +1 (734) 677-6622.

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.

Onsite Registration

Onsite registration opens Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:00 am. Payment in full is required at the time of registration.

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 Friday, August 26, 2022 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.


The dress code is casual for all HL7 functions.


LIGHT continental breakfasts will be provided. Attendees wanting a full breakfast may order room service or go to the hotel restaurant at their own expense.


Tutorial Information


7 - 8 am
Orientation for First Time Attendees' (FREE TUTORIAL)
1:45 - 5 pm
1:45 - 5 pm
Introduction to FHIR Shorthand
1:45 - 5 pm
Introduction to HL7 Standards for Interoperability


7 - 8 am
How to get HL7 Certified (FREE TUTORIAL)
9 - 12:30 pm
FHIR Questionnaires and Structured Data Capture
9 - 12:30 pm
HL7 FHIR Using SMART & CDS Hooks
9 - 12:30 pm
Introduction to HL7 FHIR
1:45 - 5 pm
FHIR Security & Privacy
1:45 - 5 pm
HL7 FHIR Profiling
1:45 - 5 pm
Understanding and Using Terminology in HL7 FHIR


7 - 8 am
How to become an HL7 Certified Educator (FREE TUTORIAL)
7 - 8 am
Identification of Bio Samples, Medication; News from GS1 Impacting HL7 (FREE TUTORIAL)
9 - 12:30 pm
Advanced HL7 FSH
9 - 12:30 pm
9 - 12:30 pm
FHIR in the Clouds/Leveraging AWS, Azure and Google FHIR Services Part 1
1:45 - 5 pm
Advanced Terminology in HL7 FHIR
1:45 - 5 pm
BPM+ Health "Jumpstart" Interactive Tutorial (FREE TUTORIAL)
1:45 - 5 pm
Clinical Quality and Decision Support on FHIR
1:45 - 5 pm
FHIR in the Clouds/Leveraging AWS, Azure and Google FHIR Services Part 2


9 - 12:30 pm
HL7 V2 to FHIR Mapping: Theory and Practice
9 - 12:30 pm
Quality Measures in FHIR including Da Vinci Data Exchange, Reporting and Gaps in Care
1:45 - 5 pm
Finding and Reusing FHIR Specifications and Resources


Hurry! Early bird savings ends Friday, August 26, 2022.

Registration for this event is closed. Please consider registering onsite.

HL7 members save up to 30%! Learn how you can save on registrations by becoming a member of HL7.

Registration Fees

  Before August 26 After August 26
  Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Saturday - Friday (Connectathon Included) $1260 $1765 $1695 $2345
Sunday - Friday $965 $1450 $1255 $1880
Monday - Friday $810 $1215 $1100 $1650
Connectathon: Participant $450 $550 $595 $695
Tutorials $115 $340 $225 $515
BPM+Health: Wednesday - Friday $500 $500 $500 $500

The Venue

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202


Hotel Information

To reserve your room, the hotel has set up a special website registration process just for HL7 attendees. HL7 attendees should log on to HL7 WGM Conference 2022 - Start your reservation (passkey.com) and follow the reservation instructions.

Reservations can be made by calling +1-877-212-5752.  Be sure to mention Health Level Seven International to receive the discounted room rate of $219 per night single or double occupancy. These rates will be offered three days prior and three days after the meeting dates, subject to availability of rooms at the time of reservation. Remember, there are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate, so reserve your room early. The hotel cut-off date is August 26, 2022, 5pm ET. Room rates are subject to all applicable state and local taxes in effect at time of check in. If you need to cancel your room reservation, please do so 72 hours (three days) prior to your arrival date and obtain a cancellation number. If you cancel within the three days, there will be a charge of a one night reservation fee.

For those making a reservation under the government rate, the government rate is $137.00.  To receive this rate please follow this link HL7 WGM Conference 2022 - Start your reservation (passkey.com) or call the hotel directly. There are a limited number of government rooms available at the discounted rate so reserve your room early!

Ground Transportation

The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel is located 8 Miles from the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airpot, 60 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport, and 45 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  You can take a Super Shuttle,  the Metro, cab  Lyft or Uber to the hotel.  You can also use the Ride Share option in Whova if you would like to see if anyone wishes to split the cost of a cab, Uber or Lyft.

Location Information

About Balimore, Maryland

Baltimore is a perfect, contemporary blend of traditional and modern, a vibrant waterfront metropolis with small-town character. Baltimore is a colorful city on the water that allows visitors to let go and explore at their own pace. Whether exploring its unique neighborhoods, arts and culture scene, family friendly attractions or historical treasures, Baltimore makes it easy to get around and easy to enjoy.

Baltimore is a destination that is ever-evolving with new and expanding attractions and one-of-a-kind offerings. There are more than 130 attractions to visit in Baltimore — from high art to crazy kitsch, from interactive to entertaining. Where else can visitors explore the beginnings of the American railroad, or visit the fort (Fort McHenry) that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the National Anthem during the War of 1812.

Inner Harbor visitors can explore world famous attractions such as Harborplace and The Gallery. Enjoy shopping, dining, casual cuisine, or strolling along the waterfront promenade. Witness the mystery and majesty of underwater life at the world renowned National Aquarium. And, get a panoramic view of Baltimore from 27 stories high at the Top of the World Observation Level and Museum. Marvel at the unique hands-on exhibits at the Maryland Science Center and thrill to a movie on the five-story screen of its IMAX Theatre. Enjoy the ambiance of the dramatic Power Plant, home of the Hard Rock Cafe, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and the first ever Disney collaborated ESPN Zone, a sports-themed entertainment restaurant. For the family to enjoy will be the new Port Discovery children’s museum, with exhibits and educational devices designed by Disney.

Just minutes away from the harbor’s many attractions is evidence of the city’s diverse, charming neighborhoods. Hop aboard a water taxi, twirl pasta in Little Italy, or enjoy an array of nightlife in historic Fell’s Point. In addition, art, music, and theater enthusiasts can enjoy Baltimore’s wide range of cultural activities.

Copy courtesy of Visit Baltimore.