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As North America’s premier conference on medical and scientific visualization, the annual meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) brings together a diverse community of professionals engaged in promoting the power of visual media to advance the understanding of the life sciences, medicine and healthcare. The AMI cultivates collaboration among visual problem solvers who excel in illustration, animation, interactive media and data visualization to increase understanding of the most challenging communication problems facing today’s healthcare industry. Meeting attendees are visualization leaders and knowledge transfer specialists who make clear the hidden layers of science. This annual opportunity to network with peers and industry leaders will make for a dynamic conference you will not want to miss.

This year’s meeting will be hosted in Salt Lake City, an innovation center known for merging medicine, communication and technology. Utah has over 5000 information technology and life science companies operating in the state, making it among the most robust business environments in the U.S. today. Salt Lake City is home to the prestigious University of Utah School of Medicine, internationally recognized for its world-class science and biomedical research.

The AMI offers sponsorship opportunities for our annual conference, the benefits of which are enjoyed throughout the entire year. Your partnership with the AMI will help underwrite educational opportunities for our members, while at the same time offer you the benefit of marketing opportunities, enhanced public relations and inroads to initiative building. Click here to download a Sponsorship Prospectus to learn how partnering with the AMI can elevate your business, expand your connections and enhance your bottom line. General inquiries can be sent via email to sponsorship@ami.org.

Full conference details, as well as information on registration, hotel rates & bookings, and Salon registration for AMI members will be posted on this website and will continue to be updated.

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Traditional Old Master Painting Techniques

Instructor: Dave Dornan, MFA
Location: 76 South Main Street in Helper, UT
Registration: www.helperworkshops.com
Tuesday, July 16, starting at 12:00 noon – evening, and Wednesday, July 17, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $190 includes lodging
CEUs: 1.2 Art

NEW!! We are excited to be partnering with Helper Art Workshops to provide a 2-day intensive, Traditional Old Master Painting Techniques, with instructor Dave Dornan. Plan a few extra days to participate in the inspirational learning environment of Helper, Utah, a small historic mining town 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Visit their website www.helperworkshops.com for more information and registration details. (Registration for this workshop will be handled directly through Helper Workshops and not via the AMI registration.) Additionally, check out their facilities on Facebook.

Description: This class will be demonstration and hands on practice of traditional old master painting techniques (glazing, scumbling, etc.) as an extension of the illustrator’s existing knowledge of light logic and drawing skills. Our goal would be to resurrect the excitement of painting in the illustrator. Participants would practice on a small painting (supplies included in tuition). Additional activities may include a mini monotype workshop & intern studio tours.

Plan your Travel: Helper is a two hour drive from Salt Lake City.  Classes will start at approximately noon on Tuesday July 16 with a break for dinner. There will be a lecture or demo in the evening. Wednesday class will end at 1pm so that participants can get back to SLC in time for the salon opening. For those who cannot arrive by early Tuesday, it is recommended that you plan to arrive the evening before (no extra charge). Helper Workshops will be able to assist with networking and carpooling information once registration is underway. An additional option is Amtrak. They leave (very, very) early in the morning and stop right across the street from the Helper Workshops building.

Facilities  (Things to bring)
The sessions and lectures are held in the StudioGroup building at 76 South Main Street in Helper, Utah. Originally an old hotel and furniture store, it has been converted into a huge studio environment. The upstairs of the StudioGroup building has rooms simply furnished with a chair, table, reading lamp and single beds. Showers and bathrooms are down the hall. The twenty-two rooms surround a large communal kitchen where students can make breakfast and lunch. We usually make arrangements to eat out as a group at a local restaurant for dinner. We encourage students to stay in the building because living and working together is valuable to the learning experience.

David Dornan is a full time professional artist with many competitive and scholastic awards to his credit. He received his BFA (University of Utah) in 1976 and his MFA (Arizona State University) in 1982. After teaching at the University of Utah for 17 years, he has retired to devote full time to his professional career.

Salon Judging

Submissions to the AMI Salon must express content requiring the specialized knowledge, visual problem-solving abilities, and skills particular to the medical illustrator. Such artwork must therefore be medical, surgical, anatomical, pathological, health-related, or life sciences in nature. Student entries must be curriculum-related, i.e., work completed in fulfillment of academic assignments/requirements and evaluated by faculty.  Submissions that do not meet the above requirements will NOT be considered for an award.

When evaluating entries, judges will consider the intended purpose, degree of problem solving, concept, accuracy of medical or scientific content, creativity, medium/software used, technical execution, clarity, and appropriateness to the audience as stated in the AMI Salon Display Label. For help in understanding the judging process, access and study the sample judging forms (General, Book, Animation, & Interactive) found on the AMI Website.

Books entries submitted in the Medical Books categories that do not include medical illustrations will not be considered for awards.

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Salon Opening Reception

Join us for an evening of cocktails and camaraderie at the 68th Annual Member’s Salon and Media exhibit, where both traditional and digital entries will showcase the very best in visual solutions for the medical and life science industries. We will shine a spotlight on stunning submissions in our main gallery, along with hosting a separate animation theater, which allows for large-screen viewing of animation entries. There will be both iPad and computer stations for multiple groups to view and engage with interactive content simultaneously.

The AMI will be inviting local arts educators and key industry professionals from the business and tech communities to join us this year. Don’t miss this inspirational evening where our problem-solving creativity and ingenuity will be on display for all to see.

Sponsored by Amgen.

Location: Deer Valley-Snowbird Rooms, Lobby Level

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So You Think You Can Innovate?

Roberta Ness, MD, MPH
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, The Canyons-Arches Ballroom, Lobby Level
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
CEUS: 0.1 Business

Sponsored by Maxon and the Vesalius Trust

Dr. Ness will talk about her book, Innovation Generation. Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In discussing her book, she will provide a review of the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think “outside the box.” These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of view, reversing your thinking, and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few. Woven into the discussion are engaging stories of famous scientists who found fresh paths to innovation. Finally, Dr. Ness will show how to combine innovative thinking with the normal process of scientific thinking, so that your new abilities are more than playthings.

Roberta-NessRoberta B. Ness, a recognized expert in women’s health research, became dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health in 2008. She is the school’s fourth dean since it was established in 1969. Dr. Ness also holds the M. David Low Chair in Public Health, is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, and Vice President for Innovation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and past-President of the American College of Epidemiology. She is President of the American Epidemiological Society.

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Semi-Automatic Tools for Illustrations of 3D Datasets—A Computer Scientist’s Point of View

Jens Krüger, PhD
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, The Canyons-Arches Ballroom, Lobby Level
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
CEUS: 0.05 Art, 0.05 Biomed

Sponsored by the Vesalius Trust

“I always admired people that have the gift to generate beautiful, engaging, and informative visualizations. Unfortunately, I was forced to accept that my talents lie in computer science and not art.” Interested in producing engaging data visualizations, Dr. Krüger developed a number of rendering systems for 3D datasets, many of those target applications for medical volume visualization. A key idea of his work is to enable intuitive, simple, and interactive exploration of complex data sets on commodity computer hardware. In this talk, Dr. Krüger will demonstrate a number of his works, which range from automatically generated focus and context visualizations to interactive volume editing tools. He will not only demonstrate visible features of these systems, but also explain the underlying technology, and give insight into how researchers approach scientific visualization by using computer graphics.

jens_kruger-(1)Jens Krüger studied computer science at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, where he received his diploma in 2002. In 2006, he finished his PhD at the Technische Universität München and, after postdoc positions in Munich and at the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, became a research assistant professor at the University of Utah. In 2009, he joined the Cluster of Excellence to head the Interactive Visualization and Data Analysis group. Since 2013, Jens Krüger has been Chair of the High Performance Computing, Graphics, and Visualization group at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In addition, Jens also holds an adjunct faculty title at the University of Utah and is a principal investigator of multiple projects in the Intel Visual Computing Institute Saarbrücken.

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Painting Tips and Tricks for the Digital Artist

Instructor: Don Seegmiller
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1009
8:30-5:30 with lunch
Cost: Member $150 / Non-Member $295
CEUs: 0.8 Art
Maximum size 21

This workshop will be an in-depth overview of how Don Seegmiller produces his art. Done will include some traditional techniques that he incorporates into the digital workflow. The main programs that will be covered are Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop—Don will show how and when he chooses to use each program. Some secondary programs will be mentioned and shown (including Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Ambient Design Art Rage.) If time allows, he will go over a couple tools he uses on the iPAD.

Participants will receive a resource disk of all the materials presented

DonseegmillerDon Seegmiller is a successful artist, author, and instructor. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Don has been teaching at the university level for 17 years. He is faculty and coordinates the illustration area of the Art and Visual Communication Department at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. Don teaches both traditional and digital painting and conducts classes for the Academy of Art University online. He travels regularly giving lectures and workshops; he has conducted several sold-out sessions for the CG Society and often presents at the annual Game Developers Conference. Don is also author of Digital Character Design and Painting: the Photoshop CS Edition, Digital Character Painting Using Photoshop CS3: Advanced Painter Techniques, and coauthor of Ballistic Publishing’s Digital Painting 2. His work has been featured in the Painter Wow series of books from version 6 to the current edition, Electronic Step by Step Design, Art International magazine, Spectrum 7, and Spectrum 8. Don has used Painter from its earliest days as Fractal Design Painter® 1 and continues to find it the king of digital painting programs, saying that nothing else even comes close. He is on the Corel Painter Advisory committee. His traditional oil painting work is represented in major art galleries in the United States.

 

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First Timer’s Workshop

Instructors: Emily Shaw, MA, CMI, EMT-B
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Wasatch Room, Mezzanine Level
11:00 am -1:30 pm
Cost: FREE
No CEUs
Maximum size: Unlimited

Description: This workshop is intended for students, new AMI members, and all other individuals who are attending the AMI meeting for their first time. The session will introduce newcomers to each other, the AMI, the Annual Meeting, AMI Headquarters, the AMI Board of Governors, and much more. Attendees of this workshop can expect to gain a sense of appreciation for the AMI and how it can facilitate advancement in a medical illustrator’s career. Several AMI member guest speakers will visit and discuss some of their reasons for becoming involved in the AMI.

Emily Shaw, MA is fine artist with a BFA from MICA and medical illustrator with an MA from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Art as Applied to Medicine where she was awarded a Vesalius Trust Alan W. Cole scholarship for her thesis project on trypanosome KDNA replication. Emily has been sole proprietor of Illustrating Medicine for eight years with clients such as National Institutes of Health, Johnson & Johnson, and Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins. She has six years experience in the field of clinical simulation, developing virtual reality “serious games”, serving as a simulation specialist for Laerdal Medical, proctoring the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery exam for SAGES, and is currently the lead simulation technologist for three SiTEL Clinical Simulation Centers, which provide simulation-based clinical continuing education for nine MedStar Health hospitals. In her spare time she loves motherhood, playing roller derby, gardening, teaching CPR for AHA, and pursuing EMT-Paramedic certification.

Andrew Swift is the Chief Creative Director for and a founding partner of iSO-FORM. Andrew earned his Master of Science in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in 1999. Following graduation, Andrew worked as an assistant professor at MCG with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Illustration and the Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery. Andrew was honored to become full-time faculty in the Medical Illustration Graduate Program in December, 2000. Andrew became a founding partner of iSO-FORM LLC in 2009. Andrew has been a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 2000, and was recognized as a Certified Medical Illustrator in 2002 and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators in 2009.

Graham Johnson is a Certified Medical Illustrator with 17 years of professional experience. He has specialized in molecular and cellular biology since graduating from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1997. He illustrated both editions of the textbook Cell Biology by Pollard & Earnshaw as a co-author, and has created thousands of scientific visuals ranging from journal covers to pedagogic animations and game designs. Graham currently lives in San Francisco, CA and works at UCSF as a qb3@UCSF Faculty Fellow. His PhD work in the Molecular Graphics Lab at Scripps focused primarily on developing algorithms to enable scientists and illustrators to generate, simulate, and visualize molecular models of cells. He continues to work with programmers to develop software that can interoperate the computational tools of science and art. Graham gives lectures on both molecular graphics and protein docking to structural biology/biophysics graduate students, medical illustrators, and high school students. More information and a CV can be found on his website at www.grahamj.com.

Fast Frame! Salon Preview Event

Ever wished you had a chance to call attention to your Salon Entry? Tired of your brilliant interactive learning tool, or that jaw-dropping animation being lost among a slew of other entries? Now you can “opt-in” to participate in a fast and furious preview event where, accompanied by a still shot of your entry, you’ll have 10 seconds to run to the podium and say whatever you like about your piece. It promises to be fun and informative!

Experience the Exhibit!

As always, the Traditional and Digital Salons will form the centerpiece of our meeting. We will have dedicated time in the schedule to view the Salon, and several special events (see below) are planned around this premier display of the best medical communications on the planet. Enjoy this free time to view the Salon and network.

Traditional Salon – Deer Valley-Snowbird Room, Lobby Level
Digital Salon – Brighton Room, Lobby Level
Animation Theater – Alta Room, Lobby Level

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Adobe Edge Animate

Instructor: Chris Converse
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1160
8:30-5:30 with lunch
Cost: Member $150 / Non-Member $295
CEUS: 0.8 Art
Maximum size 35

Learn to animate your illustrations for computers, phones, and tablets with Adobe Edge Animate. This new tool from Adobe combines Web standards with an elegant interface to help you design and animate rich, interactive experiences. In this workshop, multimedia designer and developer Chris Converse, will present a step-by-step process for preparing Web graphics, compositing elements on a stage, and animating parts of a medical illustration in order to communicate a medical story.

The workshop will include:
• Strategies for preparing your digital artwork
• Preparing web graphics in Photoshop and Illustrator
• Setting up a new Edge Animate composition
• Importing artwork and placing artwork
• Working with symbols
• Creating animations
• Animating and looping symbols
• Adding responsive web design techniques
• Using custom web fonts
• Adding user-activated triggers with snippets
• Exploring the publish settings

Converse-photoChris Converse, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in graphic design, has evolved into a multimedia designer and developer in the Philadelphia area. He has worked in the mediums of print, CD-ROM, websites, animation, DVDs, photography, and package design. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as PHP, ActionScript, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, making his design execution optimal across various media. In addition to design and development, Chris is a featured speaker at various industry-related conferences, including the HOW Design and Interactive Conferences, AIGA, and Adobe MAX. Chris has also written, designed, and hosted video training titles on Barnesandnoble.com, Amazon.com, Lynda.com, HOW Design University and Udemy.com.

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Illustrating Upper Limb Muscles

Instructor: David Morton, PhD
Location: University of Utah Dumke Health Professions Education Building Anatomy Lab
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: Member $100 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.4 Biomed
Maximum size 15

The upper limb consists of numerous muscles organized into scapular sling, rotator cuff, axillary, anterior arm, posterior arm, anterior forearm and posterior forearm compartments and intrinsic muscles of the hand. This session provides participants with the opportunity to observe and illustrate a cadaveric prosection of the upper limb with emphasis on muscles.

In addition, a live model will pose throughout the session to enable participants to compare surface anatomy with deeper muscular anatomy.

Morton-headshotDavid A. Morton is an associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah (UofU) School of Medicine. Dr. Morton teaches gross anatomy, histology, and neuroanatomy to medical, dental, physical therapy, and occupational students. His responsibilities include overseeing anatomical education throughout all years of medical training and serves as a co-director for the Skin, Muscle, Bone and Joint unit. His interests include the use of active learning exercises in the classroom to promote analytical reasoning and the use of technology in medical education. Dr. Morton is a graduate of the medical scholars program and was recently selected as a fellow in the UofU Academy of Medical Science Educators. He is the recipient of the Preclinical Teaching Award (2006), Early Career Teaching Award (2007), Award for Exemplary Service to Students with Disabilities (2009), and a student choice teaching award (2013). He co-authored Gray’s Dissection Guide for Human Anatomy (Elsevier), The Big Picture. Gross Anatomy textbook, The Big Picture. Histology textbook (McGraw Hill), A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory (Morton Publishing) and AnatomyOne, a comprehensive digital anatomy reference (Amirsys). Dr. Morton is an adjunct professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He also serves as a visiting professor to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. He is also a member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), International Association of Medical School Educators (IAMSE), and Association of Anatomy Cell Biology and Neurobiology Chairs (AACBNC).

 

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ZBrush® for Beginners

Instructor: Wes Price
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1008
8:30-5:30 with lunch
Cost: Member $150 / Non-Member $295
CEUs: 0.8 Art
Maximum size 21

Are you interested in taking your illustration work to the next level? Pixologic’s ZBrush® is a digital sculpting and painting program that has become a powerful tool in biomedical visualization. In this course, we will be covering the basics of 3D sculpting from base mesh creation to polypainting with hyper-realistic detail. ZBrush® bridges the gap between traditional 2D painting and 3D modeling by giving the artist full creative control from beginning to end. Tailored to fit the beginning user, this hands-on intensive workshop is perfect for those inexperienced with the ZBrush® workflow or even 3D in general.

PriceWes Price earned his master of science degree in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and earned his Certification in 2011. He is an associate professor of media arts and animation at the Art Institute of Colorado where he was named “Faculty of the Year” in 2011. Wes is the Educational Director for ASIFA-Colorado, a non-profit organization devoted to cultivating the art and profession of animation in Denver. In his free time, Wes enjoys camping, snowboarding, and taste-testing Colorado craft beer.

 

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Visual Storytelling in the Medical Malpractice Courtroom Lecture

Emily Steigler, MS, CMI
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Sidewinder Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
CEUS: 0.075 Art

We’ve all heard the age-old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” yet sometimes we as medical illustrators still encounter another age-old adage, “seeing is believing,” in convincing clients of our value and importance. Creating a visual narrative is especially important in steering the courtroom narrative. Although everyone processes information differently, the fact is that every person will create an image in their mind of what happened and why, based on their life experience, perspective, and emotion. Visual exhibits can ensure that the mind’s eye of each member of the jury sees the same picture.  They can also help narrow down the important points of a case and organize key concepts into building blocks that guide the jury to understanding concepts in the same way. Effective visual exhibits can harness the innate power of storytelling in order to navigate the jury through the critical issues of the case. This presentation will explore the way people learn, as well as the importance of visual storytelling in the medical malpractice courtroom. Using actual case studies, it will break down the process of effective visual storytelling in the courtroom to discern what makes visual storytelling most successful.

emilysteiglerEmily Ullo Steigler is a graduate of The Medical College of Georgia Department of Medical Illustration. She joined Seif Medical Graphics in 2006 as a medical illustrator and has expanded her role within the company as a case strategist and lecturer. She is the author of Seif & Associates’s blog, Talking Defense, and is a frequent lecturer to legal and insurance groups, providing continuing legal education.

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Collaborating with Medical Illustrators: An Anatomist’s Point of View

David A. Morton, PhD
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Wildcat Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
CEUS: 0.075 Biomed

The challenge of the anatomist is to teach the complex relationships of the body. At times this includes uses dense, verbose, and intimidating descriptions to convey a point, often leaving students frustrated and confused in a lecture or chapter in a textbook. Ultimately, a simple, straightforward, perfect illustration accomplishes what the anatomist set out to do through pages of text and countless minutes talking in the classroom. The challenge of the anatomist is the challenge of the medical illustrator—to convey complex anatomical relationships through visual graphics. It is through this symbiotic relationship of anatomists and medical illustrators over the centuries that have shaped the modern anatomical discipline. In this session, Dr. Morton will present on his experience collaborating with medical illustrators in textbook and digital content authoring.

Morton-headshotDavid A. Morton is an associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah (UofU) School of Medicine. Dr. Morton teaches gross anatomy, histology, and neuroanatomy to medical, dental, physical therapy, and occupational students. His responsibilities include overseeing anatomical education throughout all years of medical training and serves as a co-director for the Skin, Muscle, Bone and Joint unit. His interests include the use of active learning exercises in the classroom to promote analytical reasoning and the use of technology in medical education. Dr. Morton is a graduate of the medical scholars program and was recently selected as a fellow in the UofU Academy of Medical Science Educators. He is the recipient of the Preclinical Teaching Award (2006), Early Career Teaching Award (2007), Award for Exemplary Service to Students with Disabilities (2009), and a student choice teaching award (2013). He co-authored Gray’s Dissection Guide for Human Anatomy (Elsevier), The Big Picture. Gross Anatomy textbook, The Big Picture. Histology textbook (McGraw Hill), A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory (Morton Publishing) and AnatomyOne, a comprehensive digital anatomy reference (Amirsys). Dr. Morton is an adjunct professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He also serves as a visiting professor to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. He is also a member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), International Association of Medical School Educators (IAMSE), and Association of Anatomy Cell Biology and Neurobiology Chairs (AACBNC).

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The Future of Web Animation

Chris Converse
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, The Canyons-Arches Ballroom, Lobby Level
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
CEUS: 0.075 Art

Sponsored by the Vesalius Trust

With the explosion of mobile devices (including phones, readers, and tablets), designers and illustrators are faced with the challenge of creating engaging content across a wide range of devices. While Flash paved the way for interactive multimedia on the Web, HTML5 has evolved into the dominant platform for mobile devices, interactive books and magazines, as well as desktop Web browsers.

This session will introduce you to a new tool from Adobe Systems called Edge Animate. Built entirely on Web standards, this animation and interaction design tool gives you incredible design flexibility while managing the necessary Web standards in the background. Learn how quickly you can design, animate, and publish your work on any modern device.

Converse-photoChris Converse has 21 years of experience in graphic design and interactive media, with a unique focus on both design and development. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as PHP, ActionScript, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, making his design execution optimal across various media.

In addition to design and development, Chris is a featured speaker at various industry-related conferences, including the How Design and Interactive Conferences, AIGA, Adobe MAX conferences, and EMERGE. Chris has also written, designed, and hosted video training titles on Lynda.com, Udemy.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Amazon.com, and HOW Design University.

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in graphic design, Chris evolved into an interactive multimedia designer and developer in the Philadelphia area, and has worked in the mediums of print, CD-ROM, web, animation and motion graphics, interactive DVDs, photography, and package design. His portfolio includes work for such organizations as The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Adobe Systems, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Wyeth. Specific brands in his portfolio include Tylenol, Motrin, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Botox Cosmetic, Enbrel, Campbell’s Soup, and Comcast.

 

 

 

 

 

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The 8 Timeless Principles of Effective Animation for the Digital Animator

Instructor: Michael A. Jensen, MS, CMI
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Wasatch Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: Member $100 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.4 Art
Maximum size 12

Few medical animators have formal training as animators, and end up learning as they go. This half-day workshop attempts to address this disparity, with 4 hours of solid analysis of the art form of making things move over time. The workshop will consist of an in-depth presentation and discussion of the 8 recognized principles of traditional animation whose roots are traced directly to the “golden age” of American animation. Much of the time will be spent examining and analyzing footage from animated films (both good and bad examples of these principles) and the resulting beauty, clarity, and effective storytelling that result when these principles are followed.

The goal of this workshop is to provide medical illustrators a formal setting for learning the principles of classic animation. By presenting the principles through example footage on a big screen behind him, Mr. Jensen will break animated samples down, frame-by-frame. He has also added graphic elements to emphasize key concepts such as placement and timing, to reinforce information in the workshop handouts. During the workshop, attendees will be able to stop and examine the many example film segments provided, and will take home a CD containing all the content covered in the workshop.

AMIJensen2Michael Jensen received his BFA from Brigham Young University in 1992 and served as Directing Animator and Supervising Animator for two children’s educational software companies in Boston, MA from 1999-2002. Several products produced during those years won national awards, including all five of their Curious George titles. Mr. Jensen has also illustrated many children’s books, 12 of which have been published in numerous languages. In 2005, Mr. Jensen graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and worked for the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology at MCG Medical Center as their Medical Illustrator from 2005-2011, while also teaching part-time in the MCG Medical Illustration Graduate Program as an adjunct assistant professor. His work has been published in many neurosurgical journals and publications, and he is particularly known for his unique medical animation work, which has been shown around the world in medical congresses and conferences. He is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has won numerous awards for his medical illustration and animation.

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From Passion to Profits, Workshop

The six revolutionary steps every creative should take to create a successful creative business

Instructor: Peleg Top
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, City Creek Room, Lower Level
Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: Member $100 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.4 Business
Maximum size 12

Attend only if you are:
- Responsible for creating innovative and creative work on demand
- In charge of getting clients
- Frustrated with marketing tools that bring no results
- Think that you are not good in business

Your passion for the work you do does not have to suffer or disappear for you have a successful and profitable business.  Your passion and creativity can be applied to your marketing and client creation process if you learn the right steps to take and how to implement them in your business.

Join Peleg Top, leadership and business mentor, as he helps you get clarity on how to grow a business that is aligned with your passion and while not compromising your creativity or profits.

You will walk away with a better understanding on how to:
- Get clear on what you want your business to be
- Understand the true purpose of your business
- Examine and refine the ways you serve your clients
- Create a unique marketing tool that you will actually use and get results from
- Understand the true value of your work and how to get your client to see it.

Caution: This workshop may rock your world and transform your business. Attend only if you are ready for serious changes.

PelegTopSQPeleg Top is a business coach, life mentor, and spiritual director to creative entrepreneurs worldwide. His work focuses on helping creative business owners master the marketing and business development process while making good money and living a healthy, balanced life. Peleg owned a boutique design firm for over 18 years, where he served some of the most prominent clients in the music and entertainment industry, including The Grammy’s, Universal, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is the author of The Designer’s Guide To Marketing and Pricing: How To Win Clients And What To Charge Them (HOW Books), as well as Designing For The Greater Good (Harper Collins) and Design For Special Events (Rockport). Peleg is passionate about teaching people how to create an amazing life for themselves. He teaches workshops and seminars on marketing, communication skills, and personal growth. He is a regular contributor to HOW Magazine’s business column, as well as to his blog, MentoringNotes.com. Visit PelegTop.com and say hello!

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Visual Note Taking: Medical Illustrators Working Differently

Joanna King, MS
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Sidewinder Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
CEUS: 0.0375 Business, 0.0375 Art

What is “visual note taking”? What are the skills needed? What type of thinking is involved? How do I improve my skills in these areas? How can I offer visual note taking to my existing clients? Where else can I market myself for visual note taking? Who are some of the premiere visual note-takers?

Most medical illustrators are acutely trained in the skills needed for visual note taking. With expertise in the practice of visual thinking, you have most likely done “visual note taking” in one form or another already. Many of us are accomplished in creative drawing and critical thinking skills—the proficiencies needed to excel as visual note takers. In addition, visual note taking is a valuable marketable service that we can offer to our collaborators, clients, and prospective customers.

Whether working with a scientifically related topic or not, medical illustrators have well-honed aptitude for listening and capturing information, synthesizing and making sense of it, and readily visualizing it for contemplation and discussion. It is, at least, great practice for the same kind of process we use in any ideation situation. If you are a visual thinker interested in using your ability to structure thoughts and give hierarchy to concepts in real time—maybe this is for you.

joannaking_medJoanna King graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a master of science degree in medical illustration in 1996. She worked as a medical illustrator at Beck Visual Communications before starting her own freelance business. After 9 years of successful freelancing, she joined the medical illustration and animation unit at Mayo Clinic in 2006. She continues to work in both medical illustration and animation with an emphasis in conceptualization, storyboarding, and medical art direction. Joanna has a strong interest in areas of visual thinking and has participated as a visual note taker in a variety of Mayo events.

 

Mauriello

3D Modeling for Animation With Maya & Modo: Part 1: Introduction to 3D Modeling with Modo

Instructor: Dave Mauriello
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1745
8:30 am -12:30 noon
Cost: Member $115 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.4 Art
Maximum size 35

This first of two workshops will introduce you to creating 3D models using Luxology’s Modo. You’ll be introduced to the program and fundamental concepts and approaches to polygonal modeling that are applicable to all 3D modeling packages. This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will explore and work with Modo.

No prior 3D modeling experience necessary. This workshop is a good opportunity for those with experience in other applications to see why Modo is said to have the most robust 3D polygonal modeling toolset.

MaurielloDave Mauriello is Assistant Professor of Animation & VFX in the Digital Media Program of Drexel University. He teaches 3d modeling and animation foundations, character animation, rigging and organic modeling. His research is focused on character and anatomical modeling and animation. He is owner of Magic Animation, a custom 3D modeling and animation company founded in 1998 and a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

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Vesalius Trust Poster Session

Organizer: Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI
Moderator: Mary Jordan, CMI, FAMI
www.vesaliustrust.org
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, The Canyons-Arches Ballroom, Lobby level
Time: 2:30 – 3:15 pm
CEUS: None

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Description

The Vesalius Trust, in association with Association of Medical Illustrators, will be holding its 6th Annual Poster Session at the upcoming Annual Conference in Salt Lake City.  All 2013 applicants to the VT Scholarship program have an opportunity to present at the Poster Session. In other words, you do not have to have received a VT Scholarship or Grant to take part. Participation is voluntary for all applicants, and would be in addition to those who have been asked to present at The Vesalian Scholars Session.

2013 Poster Participants:

Hannah Ahn, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Amani Ahmed Al-Tarouti, University of Illinois at Chicago
Agnes Chan, University of Toronto
Melissa Cory, University of Toronto
Anastasia Demson, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Amy Dixon, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jerusha Ellis, University of Toronto
Kaitlin Fitz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Laura Greenlee, University of Toronto
Stuart Jantzen, University of Toronto
Natalie Koscal, Vesalian Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Autumn Kaluga, University of Illinois at Chicago
Caroline O’Driscoll, University of Illinois at Chicago
Joy (Jia) Qu, University of Toronto
Olivia Shim, University of Toronto
Heidi Sinsel, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Inessa Stanishevskaya,University of Toronto
Erin Warkintin, University of Toronto
Andréa Zariwny, University of Toronto

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Student Participants: Please read the information below

Please read the following information carefully. You may also download the VT Poster Instructions PDF for detailed instructions on how to submit a poster and participate in the VT Poster Session:

General Guidelines

Who can participate:  Presentation of research is open to all 2013 Vesalius Trust Research Grant applicants.
You MUST be present at the AMI conference session to participate.

Where: Sheraton, Salt Lake City
Poster Submission Deadline: Monday July 1, 2013*
Poster Judging Online: Tuesday, July 2 – Wednesday July 17, 2013
Poster Presentation Session: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 2:30 – 3:15 pm, Sheraton, Salt Lake City
Best Poster Award Announced: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 5:30pm at VT Scholar Awards at VT Auction

Please note this event take place before the Vesalius Trust Scholar Session of Live Presentations (3:45 pm – 4:45 pm at the Sheraton, Salt Lake City)

*Send your pdf poster file via email or on a CD to:
Jennifer Fairman, CMI, FAMI
fairman@jhmi.edu (or use Yousendit.com for large pdf files)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-955-3213

Cost

FREE! The cost of printing is covered. All posters will be printed In Salt Lake City – information follows below on how to prepare and where to send your digital files.

Handouts

Handouts are optional – you will need to produce those on your own if you so desire.

Display

Posters will be displayed at the Sheraton, Salt Lake City during the Concurrent Sessions (and just before the VT Scholars Session taking place right after in the same venue). Posters will be hung before you arrive since the posters will be printed in Salt Lake (you won’t have to worry about transporting a big rolled-up tube).  The posters will be on display ONLY during this time. After, you are free to take your poster home with you.

AV Support

Since this is a poster session, there will be no AV support as posters should be able to illustrate your research alone.  If you would like to bring a laptop on your own, you are free to do so, but note that the posters are meant to stand alone.

Size

Will be a large format print = No larger than 36” x 48” – and 4:3 in ratio – template provided

Format

Please create your poster from the supplied Adobe Illustrator digital template file (.ait file) which can be downloaded from the AMI meeting site at: www.ami.org/meetings/2013/vesaliustrust/VTPosterTemplate.ait.zip

A Best Poster Award and/or an Honorable Mention will be given.

Please read and follow the guidelines carefully prior to submitting:

Creating Your Poster

Please read the entire guidelines before you begin laying out your poster.  Posters must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday July 1, 2013.  Any poster e-mailed/postmarked after this time and date will be automatically rejected—no exceptions will be made.

Poster Formatting

  • Using the Adobe Illustrator .ait file as your guide, divide the contents of the poster into the appropriate sections: Title of paper, author, institutional affiliation; abstract; introduction; methodology; data; results; conclusions.  Be sure to include each part in separate sections of the poster layout.
  • Arrange the contents in a series of 3 columns. Place the elements of the poster in position:
    1. The title will appear across the top.
    2. A brief introduction should appear at the upper left.
    3. The conclusions will appear at the lower right.
    4. Methods and Results will fill the remaining space
    5. Feel free to adjust the size of the template’s sections, picture boxes, color scheme, etc. to fit your projects requirements.
  • Use a neutral-colored poster background.  Save splashes of color for illustrations/diagrams, subtitles, or central findings or provocative results. Again, feel free to adjust the size of the template’s sections, pictures boxes, color scheme, etc. to fit your projects requirements.
  • Make sure your titles, section headings, figures, tables and other visuals use a consistent lettering or numbering system.  Exercise unity when adding figure labels, use consistent font sizes within figures.
  • Make sure font sizes legible form 3 feet away.  Exceptions to this rule only include your bibliography.
  • Avoid fonts that are script or difficult to read.  Use larger (than 16 font) lettering for the poster’s title, author and institutional affiliation.  Make the lettering at least one inch high.
  • Be concise with written material.  Save elaborative points for discussion/interaction with viewers.  For conclusions, focus on a central finding that lends itself to informal discussion.
  • Ask yourself what the purpose of the poster is. Do not just copy paste your thesis: put some thought into how to present your project in poster format.
  • DO NOT use the text of a paper as the poster!  If you choose to, have copies of a paper at a table for viewers to take.
  • Materials and Methods: Clarify why your visual solution was used; how is the process that you chose related to your project’s purpose?  Why is it unique?  Storyboards are good to include, or even flowcharts for websites may add clarity to your methods. Again, make sure the text in these is legible for the viewer.
  • Use illustrations, graphs, charts and/or tables (color if possible) to show results or to support methods.  Make sure any text in the images is also legible to the viewer. Include figure labels to help explain what you are showing and reference them in the text. Make sure your labeling style is consistent throughout your poster.
  • Use third person: ie. “The author found…”  NOT, “I found…”
  • Use AMA Style referencing: Make sure your referencing style is consistent throughout your poster.
  • Use the “Judging Criteria” to review your poster before submitting.
  • Don’t forget to spell-check!

For the Poster Session

  1. Have a notepad handy when presenting at a poster session.  It may be helpful in elaborating on a findings, or for taking names & addresses of people interested in your research.
  2. DO NOT be absent from a scheduled poster time – The whole idea of a poster session is to create additional opportunities for you to interact with other interested scholars and AMI members!

Judging Criteria

Posters will be judged using the following criteria:

Organization:

  1. Content is organized in a logical order
  2. Text and visual components complement and reinforce one another
  3. Supports the central ideas of the poster
  4. Key facts of the exhibit are clear and readily understood

Content:

  1. The content is visually oriented in a manner to facilitate rapid understanding
  2. Clearly states the purpose and objectives
  3. Referenced figure and illustration numbers appropriately
  4. Contains no obvious factual, grammatical and spelling errors.

Figures and Illustrations:

  1. Placed in logical order to allow easy reference.
  2. All text should be and easily read from at least 3 feet away.
  3. Clearly label key features in a logical manner so the viewer can understand the figure at a glance.
  4. Include interpretative legends when appropriate

Submission Requirements

  • All entrants must be 2013 applicants to the VT Scholarship Program. Participants do not have to have received a VT Scholarship or Grant to take part. Participation is voluntary for all applicants, and would be in addition to those who have been asked to present at The Vesalian Scholars Session. All Participants must be willing to attend the Vesalius Trust Poster Session and be present to discuss his/her research during the scheduled concurrent from 2:30 – 3:15 pm Thurs, July 18, 2013. Due to finite space, we must limit presenters to a 3′ x 4′ poster.
  • By submitting a poster to the Vesalius Trust Poster Session, participants certify that the poster is their original work; or original work conducted by the participant and other authors, and any co-authors are appropriately credited for their contribution and have been informed of the submission.
  • Poster criteria: Only one poster will be allowed per VT poster presenter. Multiple posters received from the same student will all be automatically rejected. Once a poster is submitted to Johns Hopkins (Jennifer Fairman), it cannot be modified (i.e., an updated version will not be accepted later, even if before the submission deadline). Please thoroughly proofread your abstract before submitting it.
  • Format:  Will be a large format print = No larger than 36” x 48” – and 4:3 in ratio –
  • Please use the Adobe Illustrator .ait template provided at: www.ami.org/meetings/2013/vesaliustrust/VTPosterTemplate.ait.zip

Submitting your Poster file to Salt Lake City

  • The Vesalius Trust will print from pdf files. Use your .ait template and save it as a PDF file. Be sure to convert all of your fonts to “outlines” before submitting your PDF to avoid any font issues. Visual Media will print these posters, and the VT will cover the cost.
  • Use the Adobe Illustrator template, save your poster with the following name convention: Lastname_VTposter.pdf
  • Outline your fonts in Adobe Illustrator

Send your pdf poster file via email or on a CD to:
Jennifer Fairman, CMI, FAMI
fairman@jhmi.edu (or use Yousendit.com for large pdf files)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-955-3213

  • Posters must be sent as .pdf files by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday July 1, 2013.  Late submissions not conforming to the specified criteria above will automatically be rejected.
  • Be sure to include your contact information, including a cell phone number and e-mail address, should there be technical issues with your file that we would need to get in touch with you about.

If you have any questions about the Poster Session, including questions regarding print management of your poster file, please contact :

Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI
VT Scholars Session and Poster Session Coordinator
(410) 955.3213
fairman@jhmi.edu
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Other Information: Vesalius Trust Scholars Session

The Vesalius Trust Scholars Session will occur the hour before the Poster Symposium begins. Participants in this session are required to submit a poster to the Poster Session and are contacted individually by the Vesalius Trust (by invitation only). Scholars Session participants may download a copy of the Vesalian Scholars Presentation Guidelines for preparing your presentation.

 

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ePMV: Molecular Modeling in 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Maya, Softimage, & Blender Made Accurate and Easy

Instructors: Graham Johnson, PhD; Fabian de Kok-Mercado, MA; and Merry S. Wang, MScBMC
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1120
8:30 am -12:30 noon
Cost: Member $115 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.2 Art, 0.2 Biomed
Maximum size 45

The embedded Python Molecular Viewer (ePMV) runs molecular-modeling software directly in the GUIs of Blender, Cinema4D, Maya, and new this year–3D Studio Max and Softimage.

This workshop will introduce Structural Biology via ePMV basics (low learning curves) that include:

  • Loading, modeling (ribbons, atoms, sticks, ladders, surfaces, etc.), and chemically coloring dozens of molecular file types with single mouse clicks
  • Building accurate DNA strands in several automated styles directly from any ATCG sequence in seconds
  • Constructing massive, but efficient macromolecules like viruses and microtubules that won’t crash your software or computer
  • Loading multi-state data like NMR structures and Molecular Dynamics trajectories
  • Building lipid bilayers around transmembrane proteins
  • Loading volumetric files like CT and 3D electron microscopy data

The workshop will then transition smoothly to cover highly advanced ePMV techniques, for example, running molecular dynamics simulations and rigging molecules for animation, enabling participants to easily create accurate and sophisticated molecular interactions and molecular machines for use in illustration or animation.

New in 2013: With three instructors we will not teach only in Cinema 4D, but encourage students to use their favorite package: Maya, 3D Studio Max, Softimage, Cinema4D, or Blender.

Workshop itinerary and instructions: http://www.mesoscope.org/workshops
Open-source and free– more information at http://epmv.scripps.edu

JohnsonGraham Johnson is a Certified Medical Illustrator with 17 years of professional experience. He has specialized in molecular and cellular biology since graduating from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1997. He illustrated both editions of the textbook Cell Biology by Pollard & Earnshaw as a co-author, and has created thousands of scientific visuals ranging from journal covers to pedagogic animations and game designs. Graham currently lives in San Francisco, CA and works at UCSF as a qb3@UCSF Faculty Fellow. His PhD work in the Molecular Graphics Lab at Scripps focused primarily on developing algorithms to enable scientists and illustrators to generate, simulate, and visualize molecular models of cells. He continues to work with programmers to develop software that can interoperate the computational tools of science and art. Graham gives lectures on both molecular graphics and protein docking to structural biology/biophysics graduate students, medical illustrators, and high school students. More information and a CV can be found on his website at www.grahamj.com.

mercadoFabian de Kok-Mercado is a Certified Medical Illustrator who received his master’s degree in medical and biological illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Visualization of molecular data has been key a component of Fabian’s workflow since his time at the Iowa State University Virtual Reality Applications Center and the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility. He is currently the Scientific Illustrator and Animator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. He also co-founded ProAtlantal Studio with his wife and colleague, Lydia Gregg.

WangMerry Shiyu Wang specializes in biomedical and scientific visualizations that include illustrations, 3D animations, and simulations. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto program. Currently she is working as a graduate intern in the new Bio/Nano biological sciences research division “Labs” of animation software powerhouse, Autodesk, where Maya, 3D Studio Max, and SoftImage software packages are developed. Merry will begin her PhD in medical sciences in 2013.

 

 

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An Essential Guide to Mobile Technology Past & Present for Medical Illustrators

Tim Butler
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Wildcat Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
CEUS: 0.075 Business

Today we take for granted looking up a map on our iPhone, drawing a picture on our tablet device, and reading one of a thousand books on our Kindle. What we may not appreciate is the technical difficulties that had to be overcome to take us from the mobile phone of the 90s that could just make calls and send a text message. These technical challenges that had to be overcome still affect how we, as medical artists, need to work with the resource constrained devices of today.

Devices continue to evolve and offer new opportunities, but do you know your Ice Cream Sandwich from your iOS? And what is the difference between a retina screen and a HD tablet? This session goes back to basics of different devices and then expands to a clear and easy-to-follow explanation of what different devices can do and cannot do. Apps are the buzzword of mobile, but it is important to know why and why not to use an App.

From Apps to eBooks, and responsively designed websites to tablet presentations, this session uses real projects to provide knowledge of the past and present to help medical illustrators, in different disciplines, make the most of this growing area of mobile media.

butlerTim Butler has been working with Joanna Culley at Medical-Artist.com for two years. Previously, he’s had roles in technology and creative companies providing consultancy on how best to engage with new technologies. He has participated in Mobile World Congress Conference (Barcelona) for a number of years, working with companies such as Panasonic Mobile and HTC. He has worked with pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, and J&J on delivering digital media-based projects. Tim joined Medical-Artist.com to strengthen the business’ ability to compete in an increasingly digital world where technology is both ever-present and diverging into multiple layers. Medical-Artist.com has completed a number of projects where mobile technology has been central to success. Clients have ranged from new start-ups to multinational pharmaceutical companies in the UK, Europe, and North America.

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3D Modeling for Animation With Maya & Modo: Part 2: 3D Modeling for Animation in Maya

Instructor: Dave Mauriello
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1745
1:30 pm -5:30 pm
Cost: Member $115 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.4 Art
Maximum size 35

We’ll explore the issues associated with creating 3D models for animation—specifically models which will need to bend, twist, stretch or in some way deform. We’ll explore subdivision modeling and how to manipulate topology for deformation. Models will be created in Modo and then transferred to Maya where we’ll look at deformation options for animation.

Basic 3D modeling experience recommended.

MaurielloDave Mauriello is Assistant Professor of Animation & VFX in the Digital Media Program of Drexel University. He teaches 3d modeling and animation foundations, character animation, rigging and organic modeling. His research is focused on character and anatomical modeling and animation. He is owner of Magic Animation, a custom 3D modeling and animation company founded in 1998 and a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

 

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Is Work a Pain in Your Neck? Learn to Improve Postural Alignment & Work Station Habits to Reduce Pain & Prevent Injury

Esther Smith, DPT
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Sidewinder Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUS: 0.075 Business

This presentation will focus on providing medical illustrators with tools and education to understand and address the cause of common pain syndromes resulting from desk-related work. Medical illustrators may find themselves in sustained positions or engaged in repetitive activities at work that can lead to soft-tissue and joint stress that may cause pain or create vulnerability to injury in the future. Education regarding specific exercises and body awareness is crucial in resolving and/or avoiding these pain syndromes; including headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and low back pain. This presentation aims to provide medical illustrators with general daily exercises to address common problems and detailed sitting and standing alignment training to transfer to their specific working environment. The exercises outlined in this presentation are designed to be quick, convenient, and available to do at work or home. The information presented should be applicable to this group across the age range and number of years of experience.

esthersmith headshotEsther Smith received her doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Utah in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked in the orthopedic setting with particular focus on the treatment of neck and back pain. Her strong interest in postural alignment and biomechanics helps her offer people education and treatment that address the cause of their symptoms and aid in the prevention of future injury. She has a passion for continuing education, which has lead her to pursue advanced certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy as well as gaining certification as a Restorative Exercise Specialist. Her specialized training and clinical experience gives her a clear understanding regarding causes of common spine and extremity injuries that are often brought on by postural stresses and poor work station habits.

 

 

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An Essential Guide to the Future of Mobile Technology for Medical Illustrators

Nick Klein, MS, and Russell Adams, BA
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, Wildcat Room, Mezzanine Level
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUS: 0.075 Business

The pace of today’s media innovation parallels the exponential growth of technology, bringing new challenges and opportunities to our field. Medical illustrators who can anticipate, evaluate, and apply tomorrow’s digital tools and technologies will bring added value to all their professional endeavors. While science, technology, and medicine evolve, opportunities for medical illustrators will expand into unprecedented territories. So, what foreseeable technologies will we be using to tell our stories in the near future? Join iSO-FORM’s Nick Klein and Russ Adams on a trip to the future as we discuss the impossible, improbable, and unavoidable things you’ll be glad you saw coming.

Klein_ProfilePic_600x800Nick Klein received his BA in biological/pre-medical illustration from Iowa State University, and his MS in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia, where he focused on digital interactive visualization, design, and development. Nick and his team members have received several national awards for their interactive projects, and have built a client list featuring a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical education companies, agencies, and institutions. Nick is a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators, and an active lecturer and contributor to the field of biomedical visualization. His focus is on technology and process innovation, business development, and cross-functional production techniques in biomedical visualization. In the studio, Nick specializes in real-time 3D interactive design, development, and production.

SONY DSCRussell Adams received his BA in multimedia from the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ. Since then, Russ has worked as a senior software engineer and senior project manager for over 15 years with a focus on award-winning, engaging pharmaceutical, and medical interactive media, working for nearly all of the major pharmaceutical companies. Russell is passionate about researching and leveraging emerging technologies in novel and engaging ways. He has received several awards for his work over the years, including a W3 Gold Award and a Global Awards Finalist.

 

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Vesalius Trust Scholars Session

Scholars Session: Information for Participants

Organizer: Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI
Moderator: Lydia Gregg, MA, CMI
www.vesaliustrust.org
Location: Sheraton, Salt Lake City, The Canyons-Arches Ballroom, Lobby Level
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
CEUS: 0.05 Biomed, 0.05 Art

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Description

The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences is proud to host this Vesalian Scholars’ Session devoted to student research in the areas of medical illustration and biomedical communication. The Trust is pleased to have awarded significant financial grants this year in support of these student projects, and we welcome each of the student presenters. In addition, we congratulate every Vesalius Trust grant applicant, and we wish all of this year’s biocommunication graduates success, 10 of who will present the research done as part of his or her graduate studies. These award recipients will describe their research goals, problem-solving techniques and general methodology, including the use of traditional and innovative, computer-based techniques. Attendees will gain keen insight into the clinical, biomedical, and instructional design research currently being undertaken by medical illustration students in North America.

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Student Speakers: Please read the information below

Please read the following information carefully. You may also download the VT Scholar Session Instructions PDF for detailed instructions on how to submit your presentation and participate in the VT Scholars Session:

The Vesalius Trust Student Poster Session will precede immediately before the Scholars Session from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm. Both the VT Poster and VT Scholars Sessions be held at the Sheraton, Salt Lake City. The Poster Session is open to all 2013 VT applicants. The Scholars Session is by invitation only.

Things to send to Jeni (fairman@jhmi.edu) by April 15, 2013:

  1. Your full name as you would like it to appear in the program
  2. The Title of your project/talk
  3. A 1200 x 1200 pixel snippet image from your project (to be posted on the AMI meeting program).
  4. A 960 x 333 pixel snippet image from your project (to be posted on the AMI meeting website).
  5. Yes or No: is it ok to record your talk (just your voice and PPT slides, not your face)?

Things to send to Jeni (fairman@jhmi.edu) by July 10, 2013:

  1. Your PowerPoint talk
  2. Any other supporting files that you will be presenting
  3. Don’t forget to title/label your files with your last name, first initial

General Guidelines

1) To participate, you must ALSO submit a Poster to the Vesalius Trust Student Poster Session. For detailed instructions on how to do so, please visit: http://www.ami.org/meetings/2013/vt-scholars-session/

2) Length/Format:  There are 10 of you presenting. Each of you will be allowed 5 minutes to present (except for the Alan Cole Scholar who will have 10 minutes). You may use PowerPoint. You may also prepare snippets of animation/interactive sequences to your topic.  Be mindful of how long those sequences are as they must stay within your 5 minutes. There will be no time for questions. Questions will be addressed after the session concludes at the Poster Session. Also, there will be little time for me to introduce each of you and for speakers to change from the podium, so ideally we’ll have to all be aware of the order you will appear, and have all presentations preloaded on the laptop at the podium.

3) What to speak about:  This is your oyster to basically present your thesis. For some of you, students have prepared a presentation already as a graduation requirement (and maybe you have it memorized. That’s great! If not, don’t worry. You can talk about the research goals, problem-solving techniques and general methodology of your individual project. You may also prepare snippets of animation/interactive sequences to your topic.  Again, be mindful of how long those sequences are as they must stay within your 5 minutes. We will have a laptop (Mac Book Pro) for you to show your work as you speak . Most people put together a PowerPoint presentation.  If you require certain media players, like Flash, QT, Unity player or Windows Media to show animation etc, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I will have the laptop.

4) AV needs -  There is a computer there. Is it a Mac Book Pro. I will try to install as many media players as I can think of.  We will also have Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash), Power Point, Unity Player and QuickTime installed.  If you need something else, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

5) Handouts: Usually presenters have not had handouts. However, if you would like to bring a handout, please tell me in advance. I would suggest that these be handed out during the Poster Session. If you do decide to do that, 100 copies should be more than enough.  I always make a handout that lists the presenters and the titles of their projects for attendees.

6) Other info:  The AMI and Vesalius Trust digitally video-captures the presentations of VT Scholars.  We’d like to do that again, and hopefully this will not make you nervous. You yourself/your face will not be video-taped, but rather, the audio of your voice and the video capture of your on-screen presentation will be recorded. The audience is usually smaller than you imagine when you are nervous and also VERY WELCOMING. You are a great presenter with award-winning projects, so feel good and relax. This is supposed to be fun! However, if you absolutely do NOT want to be video-captured, we aren’t forcing you. We will turn the recording software off when it is your turn.  Just let us know what you prefer. If you would like to see a sample of this type of recording, you can go to this link from the Montana Meeting.

7) Getting your PPT and files in the computer – to avoid the rush of loading presentations onto the laptop at the last minute, and to make sure they all run smoothly, I always ask each presenter email, ftp or snail-mail me all of your files (yousendit.com allows you to send up to 100MB per email for free.)  If you choose to send them via mail, send them to arrive no later than July 10, 2013.

Email or Mail your presentation to:

Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI
fairman@jhmi.edu
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 East Monument Street, Suite 7000
Baltimore, MD 21287

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Speakers:

AndreaZariwny1200x1200AMIAndréa Zariwny, Alan Cole Scholar
University of Toronto
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Transformation of Complex Data Output from the Multi-Electrode Electroretinogram into a Comprehensible Visual Display

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University of Toronto
Visualizing the progression of Multiple Sclerosis using Multimodal Video Microscopy

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Role of Skin-Specific Antigen-Presenting Cells in the Initiation and Regulation of an Alloimmune Response in Vascularized Composite Allografts: Visuals for Immunologists and Surgeons

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Visualizing peripheral nerve regeneration and cortical reintegration during recovery: an interactive web-based patient education tool for hand transplant recipients

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University of Toronto
Creating the first comprehensive patient education module on repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) driven by audience feedback

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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University of Illinois at Chicago
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University of Toronto
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University of Toronto
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Johnson

autoPack/cellPack: Automatically Model Cells and Other Biological Volumes

Instructors: Graham Johnson, PhD; Fabian de Kok-Mercado, MA; and Merry S. Wang, MScBMC
Location: University of Utah, Marriott Library Room 1120
1:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Member $100 / Non-Member $225
CEUs: 0.2 Art, 0.2 Biomed
Maximum size 45

Introduction to autoPACK and cellPACK. Participants will explore the basic functionalities of the autoPACK software running as a plugin inside of the hosts, and in PMV and Chimera. Participants will:

  • Load and tame massive molecular models like HIV floating in Human Blood Serum (with atomic detail) using the basic “Viewer” functions
  • Construct both artistic and biological worlds from scratch using the “Filler” functions including filling a blood vessel with blood cells at proper concentrations.
  • Add accurate background and contextual details to existing pedagogic scenes (eg, build lipid bilayers around transmembrane proteins)

Open-source and free– more information at http://autopack.org
Workshop itinerary: http://www.mesoscope.org/workshops

JohnsonGraham Johnson is a Certified Medical Illustrator with 17 years of professional experience. He has specialized in molecular and cellular biology since graduating from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1997. He illustrated both editions of the textbook Cell Biology by Pollard & Earnshaw as a co-author, and has created thousands of scientific visuals ranging from journal covers to pedagogic animations and game designs. Graham currently lives in San Francisco, CA and works at UCSF as a qb3@UCSF Faculty Fellow. His PhD work in the Molecular Graphics Lab at Scripps focused primarily on developing algorithms to enable scientists and illustrators to generate, simulate, and visualize molecular models of cells. He continues to work with programmers to develop software that can interoperate the computational tools of science and art. Graham gives lectures on both molecular graphics and protein docking to structural biology/biophysics graduate students, medical illustrators, and high school students. More information and a CV can be found on his website at www.grahamj.com.

mercadoFabian de Kok-Mercado is a Certified Medical Illustrator who received his master’s degree in medical and biological illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Visualization of molecular data has been key a component of Fabian’s workflow since his time at the Iowa State University Virtual Reality Applications Center and the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility. He is currently the Scientific Illustrator and Animator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. He also co-founded ProAtlantal Studio with his wife and colleague, Lydia Gregg.

WangMerry Shiyu Wang specializes in biomedical and scientific visualizations that include illustrations, 3D animations, and simulations. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto program. Currently she is working as a graduate intern in the new Bio/Nano biological sciences research division “Labs” of animation software powerhouse, Autodesk, where Maya, 3D Studio Max, and SoftImage software packages are developed. Merry will begin her PhD in medical sciences in 2013.