Call for Presenters: 2013 AMI Conference

The Program Committee of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) invites potential presenters to submit presentation abstracts for our next annual meeting, which will be held in Salt Lake City from July 17-­20, 2013.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2012 

About the AMI

The Association of Medical Illustrators furthers the use of visual media to advance life sciences, medicine, and healthcare through a worldwide network of specialized interdisciplinary professionals. We strive to be key partners in the process of scientific discovery, knowledge transfer, and innovation, and to be recognized as the premier global resource for promoting the power of visual media to advance science education, communication, research, and understanding. The AMI is comprised of over 800 members across 5 continents. Historically, our roots are in the medical textbook and journal publishing. Now, as technology and digital media transform both science and communication, AMI members are on the leading edge of this dynamic multidisciplinary frontier. For more information about the AMI, visit www.ami.org.

About the Conference

The Association of Medical Illustrators 68th Annual Conference will be a four-­day event of renowned speakers, technical workshops, and artwork displays. Registrants, which typically number over 400, consist of the world's leading medical and scientific artists, game developers, simulation experts, researchers, animators, and innovators. Past speakers include E.O. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Harvard University; John L. Cameron, MD, former Chief of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Drew Berry, Biomedical Animator and 2010 MacArthur Fellow.

Topic Areas for Submission

General Program

The conference will offer workshops and sessions in its general program in four areas:

  • Medical, Biomedical and Scientific Visualization • current major projects, innovative techniques, etc.
  • Biomedical Science and Technology • innovations in medicine, science, technology applications, etc.
  • Business Practices • current effective practices relating to the business of medical illustration, legal issues, marketing concepts, and strategic planning.
  • General Artistic Techniques • digital techniques, current software, traditional techniques, etc.

Themed Program

After the success of the themed days at the 2012 meeting, in addition to the general program we will offer a subsection of three themed program sessions, one on each day of the conference:

  • Professionalism and Business Development
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Mobile Media

Proposals for presentations that fall under one of these three themes are especially encouraged.

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