Workshop on Ontology of Diseases

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The National Center for Biomedical Ontology will host a two-day workshop focused on the ontology of diseases. The workshop will take place on November 7-8, 2006 at John Hopkins University, Baltimore.

The goals of the workshop are to promote principles of sound ontology construction and to raise the level of cooperation between people who work in this and related fields.

The workshop will consist of four sections:

(I) Disease Ontologies -- Where we are (Moderator: Rex Chisholm)

(II) Problems of Disease Ontologies -- The philosophical perspective (Moderator: Barry Smith)

(III) Problems of Disease Ontologies -- The medical perspective (Moderator: Werner Ceusters)

(IV) The next steps -- Moderated Discussion (Moderatrix: Suzanna Lewis)