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CEN/ISO EN13606 Invitational Workshop

June 24th and 25th, 2010

Madrid, Spain


We are delighted to invite you to a CEN/ISO EN13606 implementers workshop to be held in Madrid in June 2010.

This two-day workshop is primarily for teams involved in implementing EHR systems, services and tools based on one or more parts of CEN/ISO EN13606. You are warmly invited to present and demo your activities and achievements, approaches taken, experiences gained, challenges tackled, benefits and problems encountered. The goal is, for everyone involved in using this standard, whether commercial or open source, small scale or national, to share useful approaches and artefacts, in order to facilitate the wider adoption and good practice in the use of the standard.

The outcomes of the event will include the formal launching of an online forum for adopters of this standard, agreeing a roadmap for the development of useful shared resources to support adoption (such as XML Schemas), and exploring a longer term roadmap for the future CEN/ISO EN13606 standard development, including alignment with the ISO/HL7 CDA standard.

The workshop is primarily intended for those with familiarity with and practical experience of using EN13606, and regrettably cannot include tutorials and high level introductions to the standard itself.


Download the Press Release


Montserrat Robles, UPV
Adolfo Muñoz, ISCIII
Dipak Kalra, UCL
Gerard Freriks, ERS
Nicholas Oughtibridge, NHS-England



Provisional agenda


  • Thursday, June 24th. From  9:00 to 17:30
  • Friday, June 25th. From 9:00 to 13:00

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The venue is Madrid.

We had to change places because of logistical problems in Valencia (transportation and hotels because of the Formula 1 Grand Prix races that weekend).


Dates: 24th and 25th of June, 2010


Location: Instituto de Salud Carlos III, C/ Sinesio Delgado 4 - 6, Madrid, Spain. Pavilion 7, room nº 7.



The meeting will take place at the dependencies of  “Escuela Nacional de Sanidad”, that is inside the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)” (pavilions 7 and 8).The address is “Sinesio Delgado 6”, 28029 Madrid, but there are 3 possible entrances (Monforte de Lemos  5 - Melchor Fernández Almagro 26 and Sinesio Delgado 10). Once inside the ISCIII  you have to go to the pavilion number 7.

General situation

Detailed situation

Entrance situation

Google Maps

The room assigned for the meeting is nº 7 inside the pavilion 7.

Room situation




You can visit http://www.esmadrid.com/en/portal.do (in English, and other languages) for tourist information about the city.

There are several possibilities to reach the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII):

  • By taxi: The official taxis in Madrid are white with a red strip in its door. You can go to a taxi stop, ask in your hotel to call for one or, stop one as they pass by any street (available taxis are indicated by a green light in its top). A travel from the city center to the ISCIII could cost 20€ approximately.
  • By subway – “metro”: The “metro” works very well in Madrid, but you’ll need to walk a little bit to reach the meeting venue (or combine metro and bus). The closest metro stations are Chamartín (L10) 600 m and Begoña (L8) 700m. You can find them also in “00 - Hotels situation.jpg” map, indicated with this symbol:  , and in “02 – Metro stations.jpg”. Please, visit http://www.metromadrid.es/en/index.html (in English) for detailed information and to plan your travels. A single ticket costs 1€ and allows you to move almost along the whole network (inside ‘A’ zone, that covers the entire city), changing line as many times as needed. There is also the “metrobus”, a 10 travels ticket for 9 €. You can buy it at any metro station and it can also be used to travel by bus. Metro service starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 1:30 a.m.
  • By bus: there are several lines that stop near the ISCIII (67, 124, 134, 135 and 147  “03 - Meeting venue.jpg” ). Travel cost is 1€ per journey and per line (if you change of bus you have to pay again). You can buy the ticket directly to the driver; you can also use the “metrobus” (that can only be bought at the metro stations). Please, visit the EMT (The Municipal Transport Company) web (in English) for more information:  http://www.emtmadrid.es/.
  • By metro and bus: a good combination is the metro to “Plaza de Castilla” (L1, L9, L10) go outside and there take the bus (take a look at image “04 - Bus Stops – Plaza Castilla.jpg” to see where situated the bus stops in “Plaza Castilla” – please, take into account that the image is a bit old, because remodelling works took place there, but the situation of the stops remains the same).
  • By taxi: In both airport sites you will find a taxi stop outside the building clearly marked (ignore any drivers who offer their services unsolicited inside the terminals). The cost of the travel to the city center is about 35€ (inside the web of the airport you can find the exact fees).
  • By metro: Both sites have its own metro station (“Aeropuerto T1, T2, T3”, and “Aeropuerto T4”, respectively). The cost is 1€ of the normal ticket (you can use also the “metrobus”) plus a supplement of 1€; you can buy a combined ticket (single + supplement airport) for 2€, or charge you “metrobus” with the additional 1€ at the automatic machines in the metro stations.




Here you can find a list of the hotels near the ISCIII, but it could be a better idea to hire the rooms closer to the city center and come to the meeting place by public transportation:

Download map with hotel locations

1.- Eurostars Madrid Tower *****

Paseo de la Castellana, 261
28046 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 334 27 00  Fax:         +34 91 334 27 01
Metro: Begoña

2.- Husa Chamartín ****
C/ Agustín de Foxá, s/n
28036 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 334 49 00  Fax:         +34 91 733 02 14
Metro: Chamartín

3.- Foxá 25 ****
C/ Agustín de Foxá, 25
28036 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 323 11 19  Fax:         +34 91 314 53 11
Metro: Chamartín 

4.- Foxá 32 ****

C/ Agustín de Foxá, 32
28036 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 733 10 60  Fax:         +34 91 314 11 65
Metro: Chamartín

5.- Abba Castilla Plaza Hotel ****
Paseo de la Castellana, 220
28046 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 567 43 00 Fax:         +34 91 315 54 06
Metro: Plaza de Castilla

6.- Hotel Silken Puerta Castilla Madrid ****
Paseo de la Castellana, 191
28046 Madrid
Teléfono: +34 91 453 19 00  Fax:         +34 91 453 19 05
Metro: Plaza de Castilla

Submission of contributions

We invite all of you to prepare a (short) presentation on your experiences with the EN13606 norm, lessons learned and faced problems. Some of them will be selected for a 30’ minutes oral presentation. Even when you can not attend your contribution will be of great value for our discussions and shared among the attendees.



Download presentations

  • List of attendants. PDF

  • Download all presentations. ZIP

  • Welcome talk. Gerard Freriks. PDF

  • EHR Standards Landscape. Dipak Kalra. PDF

  • openEHR & EN13606. Thomas Beale. PDF

  • Experiences with EN13606: from the norm to the real use. David Moner. PDF

  • Implementing ISO EN 13606: Heartbeat AC, Heartbeat HF, Grey Trials. Dipak Kalra. PDF

  • Clinical experiences with EN13606. Pablo Serrano, Adolfo Muñoz  and David Moner. PDF

  • Projects based on the norm EN13606 at the Medical University of Vienna. Georg Duftschmid and Christoph Rinner. PDF

  • CEN/ISO EN13606 in Sweden. Helen Broberg and Jessica Rosenälv. PDF

  • ByMedConnect and ISO/CEN EN13606. Hans Demski. PDF

  • EN13606: Some views resulting from the EHRland project. Damon Berry, Fabrice Camous. PDF

  • Experiences from EHR standardisation in Norway. Torbjørn Nystadnes. PDF

  • ISO/IEEE11073 Data Integration in a Real EHR System based on EN13606. Pilar Muñoz, Ignacio Martínez, Francisco Ramos and Carolina Hernández. PDF

  • Bringing Clinical Models to Life with GELLO and EN13606. Andrew McIntyre. PDF

  • The English Logical Record Architecture. Nicholas Oughtibridge. PDF