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2012 - 2013 SPONSORS

We'd like to welcome and thank the sponsors listed below for their generosity during our current 2012-2013 funding cycle. With the support of these generous donors, the AMI is able to mount a robust Annual Meeting and provide our members with the highest caliber of benefits throughout the year, including enhanced learning opportunities and communications.


Increase your exposure and attract the attention of the industry's most highly trained and skilled medical visualization experts, including illustrators, consultants, CEOs, managers, media experts, educators, designers, game-developers and animators. Sponsorship is an impactful, high-profile marketing opportunity that drives influential decision-makers to your business and gets you noticed. With almost 400 attendees on average, exposure at the AMI's annual Conference is only one great name-recognition opportunity that the AMI provides for your investment. Your logo will appear on all regular communications from the organization, as well as on the main website (www.ami.org). For more information on AMI Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact sponsorship@ami.org.

GOLD


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Exhibit/Salon Opening & Ribbon Cutting


Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab to manufacturing plant to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives. To learn more about our pioneering science and vital medicines, visit www.amgen.com.


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Atrium Space for Satellite Salon


MaRS


SILVER



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Exclusive Sponsor of Tech Showcase


Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across many industries - including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects- use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.



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Animation Programming


iSO-FORM is a dynamic, flexible and reliable team of award-winning medical artists and software developers. We create engaging, creative, medical and scientific animation, illustration and interactive multimedia for stand-alone displays, mobile devices, and the web. What sets us apart from all the rest is that we don't see final artwork and animation as the end of a project, but just the beginning. 'Bringing function to form' isn't just a tag-line for us, it truly the core of our business, and the reason that iSO-FORM exists.


BRONZE

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Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet


Artery Studios specializes in the creation of medical illustrations, animations, interactive media, and physical models for plaintiff medical-legal litigation. Artery's dramatic customized exhibits are used to convey complex information in personal injury and medical malpractice files. Since 1992, Artery has created clear, accurate tools to visually communicate essential case details. As Canada's largest medical demonstrative evidence provider, Artery's team of professionally trained medical illustrators, animators, and specialized staff has helped clients win cases and achieve larger settlements on more than 1500 files.


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Exclusive Sponsor of Brödel Lecture


Got a science story to tell?
We're AXS Studio - artists who speak the language of science. We create award-winning animations, illustrations, and interactive content for the healthcare, education and TV/Film industries. With a team comprised entirely of trained medical artists, our specialty is explaining complex concepts in science and medicine with engaging and accurate visuals. We are known for our innovative depictions of biology and our cinematic style and were voted one of Esquire Magazine's 'Best and Brightest' of 2009. .


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Exclusive Sponsor of Mike Salter


Crystal CG is the leading digital media company in China and one of the largest in the world. It was founded in 1995 in Beijing and it specializes in creating innovative imageries.

The company is constantly reaching out into new dimensions to expand its portfolio, helping clients all around the world to explore new frontiers in visual communication. It engages and inspires target audiences across Property, Sport, Media, Events and Healthcare industries, in both Corporate and Public sectors.

Crystal CG applies several of its traditional technological fields to its Healthcare Department, such as 3D animation, multimedia design, image database, system integration, exhibition display design etc.

With in-house medical doctors and creative crew working together, it provides highly accurate and communicative visual solutions including: biomedical simulations, medical product demonstration, specialized and general education, etc.


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Exclusive Sponsor of Dr. Satava


Established in 1997, InViVo Communications Inc. is an award-winning interactive visual media company. InViVo operates exclusively within the Life Sciences Industry, servicing global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device organizations directly or in partnership with advertising and PR agencies. InViVo is internationally recognized for creating dynamic visual content, interactive solutions and educational games for physicians, patients and sales training.

InViVo strives to apply a unique immersive learning approach combining novel educational strategies, 3D environments, and game-based technology with the latest interactive devices and software in order to build on the limitless imagination of its people and thought leadership in the medical visualization field in order to change the way people learn about medicine and medical devices.

Science and technology are constantly evolving; InViVo believes the way people learn about it should do the same.


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Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet


MAXON CINEMA 4D, considered one of the fastest growing and widely used solutions for content creation, is a fully integrated 3D modeling, animation and rendering package. It delivers superior image quality, handles millions of polygons, offers unlimited objects, lights, materials and animation tracks, and seamless capability for Macintosh and Windows. CINEMA 4D possesses rock solid stability, incredible display and render speed along with an ease of use unparalleled in 3D animation software packages. With its modular configuration, CINEMA 4D offers everyone, from the novice to the seasoned professional, the opportunity to purchase only the tools needed.




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Co-Sponsor of Awards Banquet / 1 Page Directory Giveaway


A publisher of marketing resources, printed talent directories and websites for commercial illustrators and photographers, Serbin Communications has partnered with the AMI for over almost two decades to produce the annual Medical Illustration Source Book and the companion portfolio site medillsb.com. The upcoming Source Book No. 25 showcases over 130 top medical illustrators, animators and multimedia artists. It will be distributed in September, 2012 to art directors in advertising, medical publishing, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and other healthcare markets in the U.S., Canada and Europe.



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Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet


University of Toronto Mississauga




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Conference Bag Sponsor


Thomas Direct Studios, located in Montclair, NJ, works almost exclusively with the pharmaceutical, device and biotech industries, creating high-visibility medical media for all audiences. www.thomasdirectstudios.com.




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Co-Sponsor of Awards Banquet / Two 3D Model Giveaways


Since 1994 Zygote has created the world's premier 3D human anatomy models for animation and rendering.

Zygote's commitment to setting the standard in 3D medical models continues to yield the most beautiful, medically accurate, organized, detailed, and comprehensive collections of anatomy available for every application.

From super high fidelity models for intense renders to optimized VR models for real time anatomy visualizers, Zygote's 3D anatomy content will save you precious time and money on your next project.


EDUCATIONAL GRANTS


The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences was incorporated as a non-profit public foundation in 1988. Established under the direction of the Board of Governors of the Association of Medical Illustrators, a professional organization of medically-trained visual communicators, the Trust strives to develop and support education and research programs in the field of health science communications.

EVENT SPONSORS


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Coffee Break Sponsor


Mobile platforms are new avenues for learning. AIC Publishing has the track record and expertise to help publishers use this technology to create new revenue streams in the educational publishing market. Mobile applications employ rich graphics, interactivity and social media to heighten the learning experience. These are elements that current students use every day outside the classroom. When used effectively, these features can make the learning process more engaging. Tablet leaning is already widely available in schools throughout North America. Given the popularity of mobile devices, it's a trend that's only going to grow.
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Coffee Break Sponsor


Hill's Pet Nutrition


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Coffee Break Sponsor


Hurd Studios is a New York based visual science agency specializing in cutting edge, 3D medical animation for the purpose of communicating highly complex scientific and medical information to healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical reps, and consumer audiences alike. Our staff has expertise in medical science, media technology, and healthcare marketing resulting in animations that are scientifically sound and promotionally aligned with brand strategy. Hurd Studios has been developing award winning visual medical content for many successful pharmaceutical brands since 1998.


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Sponsor of James Gurney Workshop


As an educational publisher and interactive new media developer, LifeLearn's mission is to bring learning to life through the development of leading-edge educational resources for life science professionals, ultimately improving the health and welfare of human and animal patients globally. The company merges science, design, and technology to create engaging, effective, and easy-to-use educational programs across various medical segments.


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Coffee Break Sponsor


McLeish Orlando LLP advocates for those who have been critically injured. The firm is a trusted and recognized source for legal representation and takes a business-oriented approach to resolving clients' legal disputes. Reaching a timely, fair and practical solution for clients is a fundamental priority.


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Coffee Break Sponsor


Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning author, publisher and licensor of medical illustrations, medical animations, and interactive multimedia for publishing, legal, healthcare, entertainment, pharmaceutical, medical device, academia and other markets, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Nucleus's medical images are seen by millions of people each month on WebMD, EBSCO Host, SMART Imagebase, Healthwise, YouTube, MSN.com and thousands of other locations on the Internet, in print and in broadcasting.

The overarching mission of Nucleus is to help people by improving health literacy. Co-founded in 1997 by Ronald L. Collins and Keith A. Pavlik, Nucleus employs a team of 39 talented professionals, including medical illustrators, animators, programmers, designers, salespeople, administrative staff and project managers.

The medical illustrators and animators at Nucleus have earned graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Medical College of Georgia, the University of Toronto, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Coffee Break Sponsor


At Oatley, Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers your future is our motivation.

Personal injury law is all we do - calling upon over 100 years of experience to ensure the best possible outcome is reached with compassion and support . We have experience in all areas of personal injury law including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, product liability, accident benefits, medical malpractice as well as diving and swimming accidents. We have successfully represented individuals with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic injuries and serious orthopedic injuries. We are much more than Personal Injury Lawyers, we are Ontario's Personal Injury Law Firm and chosen as one of Canada's top 5 personal injury firms.
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Co-Sponsor of Presidential Address


We care about health education. patient education and doctor and nurse education. We are devoted to creating elegant science art. Our staff is emotionally devoted to creating content. that is good for human life and society. We do not only do commercials.

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Co-Sponsor of Presidential Address


Biomedical Communications is Canada's only professional graduate program in the illustration and visualization of medical and scientific information, offering an MScBMC degree through the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. In the two-year MScBMC program, students explore the design and evaluation of visual tools for health promotion, scientific and medical education, and scientific discovery. The BMC program is research-oriented, with a focus on the modern and emerging media landscape. It bridges science, art, technology, psychology, and communication in order to optimize communications instruments for diverse audiences. On graduation, BMC students are prepared to take on positions across a range of illustration, animation, and media development opportunities, or to proceed to further graduate study. BMC's faculty are actively engaged in research across a number of domains, from the assessment of molecular visualization techniques to digital forensic facial reconstruction.bmc.med.utoronto.ca



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Coffee Break Sponsor


Visible Body is a content and software development firm that produces award-winning interactive and visual content. The company's clients include many of the world's top pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and educational publishing companies. Visible Body's content and software helps educate and inform millions of people on thousands of topics. Visible Body also operates as Argosy Publishing. Founded in 1996, the company is based in Newton, Massachusetts.



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Event Sponsor


Sunnybrook's mission is to care for our patients and their families when it matters most. Our vision is to invent the future of health care. From our beginnings as a hospital for Canadian veterans, Sunnybrook has flourished into a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, evolving to meet the needs of our growing community. Today, with 1.2 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook has established itself as the largest single-site hospital in Canada, with four strategic areas of focus: Heart and stroke; Cancer; Trauma, emergency and critical care; and Women and babies. Sunnybrook's groundbreaking research changes the way patients are treated around the world. Our 209 scientists and clinician-scientists conduct more than $100 million of breakthrough research each year. Tomorrow, we will discover ways to treat the untreatable.



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Event Sponsor


Netterimages.com is a collection of medical illustrations by world renowned medical illustrator, Frank H. Netter, MD, and physician-artists, John Craig and Carlos Machado. Topics range from human anatomy to clinical disease states to new therapeutic technologies. Illustrations in this collection are offered for sale as rights-managed imagery.


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Coffee Break Sponsor


XVIVO Scientific Animation, the premier creator of scientific visual media, develops elegant and precise animation, illustration and interactive productions. XVIVO translates complex scientific concepts into compelling visual media. Our business is based on remarkable creative work, trusted expertise in the industry, and collaborative relationships with clients. XVIVO's award-winning productions meet our clients' varied needs - from investor presentations and medical conferences to interactive training modules and educational exhibits. As one of the pioneers of the medical animation field, XVIVO is proud of its long-term relationships with leaders in science and medicine.
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Donation of 2 Boxes of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and 2 boxes of Painter 12


Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital Studio™.

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Donation of Pen Tablet


Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content. At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together. Our patented pen and touch input technology has helped professionals around the world create extraordinary characters, digital art, films, special effects, fashions, and industrial designs. We're proud to say that some of the most celebrated companies in these industries rely on our products. No other technology company strives to design tools that empower creative professionals the way Wacom does. Not even close. Wacom's vision extends worldwide, with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Working together, we provide organizations with our core solutions: the Cintiq™ line of interactive pen displays, the Intuos™ line of professional pen tablets, and the Bamboo™ and Bamboo Fun™ pen tablet lines. Wacom also services specialty markets with a line of other pen displays, and it provides underlying technology for a wide variety of products, including mobile information terminals, Tablet PC's, UMPC's, amusement equipment, and medical devices.



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Donation of 2 Subscriptions of the Cloud


Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information- anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.