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Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

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Latest News

  • Chief Clinical Photographer - Band 7 - Bradford Teaching Hospitals
    Chief Clinical Photographer - Band 7 - Bradford Teaching Hospitals

    Updated: 22/09/2018

    This is a great opportunity to be part of a nationally acclaimed Medical Illustration service at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • IMI Conference 2018 Handbook
    IMI Conference 2018 Handbook

    Updated: 20/09/2018

    Exciting news! The ‘final' IMI Conference 2018 programme has been announced and the handbook is now available!

  • Biomedical Visualisation – call for authors.
    Biomedical Visualisation – call for authors.

    Updated: 20/09/2018

    I have recently been appointed as the Editor for a new volume within the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB), a Springer book series, and it will be called Biomedical Visualisation. The uptake for contributions has been so great we are now into multiple volumes.

  • IMI News September 2018
    IMI News September 2018

    Updated: 07/09/2018

    The September 2018 edition of IMI News is now online. IMI News is published four times a year and is an informal magazine for IMI members. It provides updates on regional activity, member profiles and short articles of interest.

  • IMI Elections 2018
    IMI Elections 2018

    Updated: 04/09/2018

    There are two vacancies for election to IMI’s Council (2018-2021) and you can now vote on-line from the IMI website. The deadline for doing this is Friday September 28th 2018.

Forthcoming Events

  • 26
    Sep 2018
    Tweet Chats hosted by @WeHCScientists

    Given the changing landscape, how can we better equip and empower those in our profession to fulfil their potential? With Professor Berne Ferry, Head of The National School of Healthcare Science @NSHCS

  • 01
    Oct 2018
    Tweet Chats hosted by @WeHCScientists

    How can we improve the quality of scientific and diagnostic services in the future? With Angela Douglas MBE, Scientific Director of Liverpool Women's Hospital and NWC GMC @Angelafifty

  • 04
    Oct 2018
    Portraiture Photography and Getting the Most From Your Subject

    This is a full days workshop that consists of a morning in the studio exploring the practicalities, skills and knowledge needed to take great portrait shots. The afternoon will be spent shooting with various light sources and light setups in the studio

  • 10
    Oct 2018
    Tweet Chats hosted by @WeHCScientists

    How significant will the impact of technology advances be and what difference will new technologies make to the healthcare science service model? With Professor Mark Tooley, President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine @marktooley56

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