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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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  • Midlands Regional Meeting - Retraction: Dental Photography Workshop
    Midlands Regional Meeting - Retraction: Dental Photography Workshop

    Updated: 06/07/2017

    This workshop is an opportunity to practice your retraction skills for dental intra oral photography. The workshop will begin with a demonstration, followed by a practical and then a discussion with pizza!

  • Medical Photographer (Clinical), Royal Preston Hospital Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
    Medical Photographer (Clinical), Royal Preston Hospital Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

    Updated: 28/06/2017

    We currently require an experienced medical photographer on a fixed term contract to cover for maternity leave until July 2018.

  • 2017 Elections to IMI Council
    2017 Elections to IMI Council

    Updated: 27/06/2017

    This year nominations are requested to fill two vacancies for election as Members of Council.

  • IMI Conference 2017 Programme
    IMI Conference 2017 Programme

    Updated: 15/06/2017

    The Friday and Saturday IMI conference programmes are now available!

  • Illustrators Legacy Questionnaire
    Illustrators Legacy Questionnaire

    Updated: 12/06/2017

    We are calling all illustrators, cartoonists, comics creators, and related types of artists to fill out an Illustrators Legacy Questionnaire, which has been developed at Washington University’s Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, by historian of illustration Dr. Jaleen Grove with the illustration collections curator and staff, and Sam Fox School of Design faculty.

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