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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

  • IMI National Guidelines updates
    IMI National Guidelines updates

    Updated: 17/07/2018

    Please click link to view the most recently updated National Guidelines

  • Updated IMI Conference provisional timetable
    Updated IMI Conference provisional timetable

    Updated: 12/07/2018

        The IMI Conference timetable has been updated. Please note this timetable is provisional and subject to change. Please click on the images below to download the PDF version.

  • Clinical Photographer Band 6 - Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Clinical Photographer Band 6 - Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: 12/07/2018

    We are seeking an enthusiastic clinical photographer to join our team and help provide a comprehensive photographic service to the Birmingham Dental Hospital and Birmingham community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Senior Ophthalmic Photographer - Barts Health NHS Trust
    Senior Ophthalmic Photographer - Barts Health NHS Trust

    Updated: 11/07/2018

    An opportunity has arisen for a senior clinical / ophthalmic photographer to join the Medical Illustration department at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel which is part of England’s largest Trust.

  • Scottish Events
    Scottish Events

    Updated: 10/07/2018

    A big thank you to our members who attended the All The Young Nudes event in Sloan's.  It was great to see members from all over the UK (well Scotland and London anyway) and hope to see you all a…

Forthcoming Events

  • 22
    May 2018

    Free admission Now on

  • 28
    Jul 2018
    Creative Lighting Workshop using Water, Fabric and Gels

    In this workshop Jon Gray will be creating several different styles of lighting techniques using shower effects, materials, and lighting gels to help to create interesting images.

  • 11
    Aug 2018
    Advanced Lighting Workshop

    This workshops is limited to 5 participants and will give the photographer a real experience of the pressures of setting up studio lighting and directing a model with limited time. By the end of the day you should feel confident with the skills you have gain to progress to doing this on your own.

  • 08
    Sep 2018
    Two Day Photoshop Workshop

    This course has been designed to be a follow-on to The Society’s One Day Introduction to Photoshop workshop. If you have not attended this workshop, but feel that you have a good understand of basic Photoshop techniques please contact

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