Revision Steering Group

A Revision Steering Group (RSG) serves as a consultative expert authority in the update and revision process. The terms of reference of the RSG focus on the following issues:

  • Provide guidance to the revision process and give advice for coordination of workgroups: RSG will review the content of the revision process and will aim to ensure adequate coverage of all chapters and codes to ascertain the input from existing clinical modifications of the ICD and other WHO-FIC members, and maintain continuity between 10th and 11th editions.
  • In addition it will see to whether the full scope of health care diseases and related health conditions (such as traditional medicine entries) are congruent with the overall structure. RSG will also make suggestions about the overall progress of the revision process, and synthesis of different inputs including field trials as well as participation from various regions, countries, languages, and multiple stakeholders including NGOs.
  • Identify uses of the classification and ensure that the revision process addresses the needs of users: RSG will ensure that the main uses of ICD for mortality and morbidity are maintained, and consider proposals for other uses the classification while preserving coherence and consistency of the description of entities between the interlinked versions of ICD for Primary Care, Clinical Care and Research.
  • Identify basic taxonomic and ontological principles: RSG will observe the consistency and coherence of basic taxonomic and ontological principles across the overall revision process including:
    • Key definitions: disease, disorder, syndrome, sign, symptom, trauma, external cause, etc.
    • Separation of disability and joint use with ICF
    • Attributes: etiology, pathophysiology, intervention response, genetic base, etc.
    • Linkages to other classifications and ontologies
  • Generate suggestions to resolve problems and ways to field test options as necessary: RSG will make suggestions to solve problems or conflicts arising across different proposals, and may make suggestions for field trials to gather empirical data for their solution. This area of function may include comorbidity coding, inference of causality in coding rules, and indexing.
  • Develop plans and tools for transition from ICD-10 to ICD-11: Identify requirements for users to adopt ICD-11 including coding guidelines, cross walks, electronic tools, and educational materials.

The Revision Steering Group will communicate on an ongoing basis by email, have quarterly web-based conference calls, and will convene in-person meeting, as needed. The composition of the Revision Steering Group will be as follows:

  • Chairs or Co-Chairs of the Topic Advisory Groups in the Revision Process
  • Representatives of the WHO-FIC Network (Chairs or Co-Chairs of the Update and Revision Committee, the Family Development Committee, and the Planning Committees)
  • Other invited terminology, classification, and public health experts
  • Responsible WHO officers

The Revision Steering Group may invite consultants and other members of the Topic Advisory Groups and related workgroups to take part in their meetings, as necessary .

Current members of the ICD-11 Revision Steering Group:

  • Christopher G. Chute
    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Anil Adisesh
    JD Irving Limited Research Chair in Occupational Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Syed Aljunid
    International Centre for Casemix and Clinical Coding, National University of Malaysia
  • Ségolène Aymé
    INSERM US14 / Emeritus Director of Research
  • Pierre Baehni
    University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine
  • Lars Berg
    WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in the Nordic Countries, Norwegian Directorate of Health, Oslo
  • Robert Chalmers
    Honorary Consultant Dermatologist, University of Manchester School of Medicine
  • Doris Chou
    World Health Organization
  • August Colenbrander
    Vision Rehabilitation service at California Pacific Medical Center and International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Teresa Cravo
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo
  • Megan Cumerlato
    Health Information Manager Consultant, Sydney, Australia
  • Sherri de Coronado
    Semantic Infrastructure Section at National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Mercedes de Onis
    Coordinator, Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization
  • Tarun Dua
    World Health Organization
  • Linda Edwards
  • James Eynstone-Hinkins
    Australian Bureau of Statistics Health and Vital Statistics Unit
  • William Ghali
    Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary
  • Christine Graham
    Education Manager, International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Jenny Hargreaves
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • James Harrison
    Research Centre for Injury Studies, Flinders University, and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Injury Surveillance Unit
  • Steve Hyman
    Massachusetts Hall, Harvard University
  • Ivan Ivanov
    World Health Organization
  • Jennifer Jelsma
    Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town
  • Satoshi Kashii
    Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Aichishukutoku University
  • Shinsuke Katoh
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tokushima University Hospital, Japan
  • Cille Kennedy
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jeff Linzer
    Sr. Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Richard Madden
    National Centre for Classification in Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Mark Musen
    Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, Stanford University
  • Jane Norman
  • Sam Notzon
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Donna Pickett
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Harold Pincus
    NYS Psychiatric Institute and Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University
  • Annette Pruss-Ustun
    World Health Organization
  • Ana Rath
    INSERM SC11 / Orphanet
  • Alan Rector
    School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Retired
  • Geoffrey Reed
    Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz
  • Melissa Selb
    Swiss Paraplegic Research and ICF Research Branch, a cooperation partner within the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications in Germany (at DIMDI)
  • Raad Shakir
    Imperial College London
  • Gordon Shen
    Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gerold Stucki
    Swiss Paraplegic Research, ICF Research Branch, a cooperation partner within the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications in Germany (at DIMDI) and Dept. Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne
  • Naoko Tajima
    Jikei University School of Medicine
  • Huib ten Napel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
  • Ulrich Vogel
    DIMDI, German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information
  • Kenji Watanabe
    Center for Kampo Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine
  • Michael Weichenthal
    Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel
  • Anthony Woolf
    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, and Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
  • Xiaorui Zhang
    World Health Organization, Retired

Page updated on 30 October 2015.