The company we keep — our alliance partners
The International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers (STM) is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. It has over 120 members in 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and established players.
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is the agency that accredits graduate programs in medical illustration. The AMI participates in the governance of CAAHEP by sending a member of ARC-MI (Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator), as commissioner, to CAAHEP meetings (3 year term).
Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences
A non-profit public foundation. Established under the direction of the Board of Governors of the AMI in 1988, the Trust develops and supports education and research programs in the field of health science communications. The Vesalius Trust also provides student scholarships, educational grant funding, support for the AMI's annual meeting, and support to the AMI Archives.
The Illustrators' Partnership of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting illustrators' intellectual property rights and creating a mechanism to professionally administer collective management of individual illustrators' rights and bring accountability to the disposition of illustrators' reprographic royalties. AMI was IPA's first partner in the IPA Reprographics Coalition.
The American Society of Illustrators' Partnership is the formal non-profit incorporation of the Illustrators' Partnership Reprographics Coalition, comprising 14 illustration associations representing over 5,000 of the most prolific and widely published illustrators in the world. They have united to establish a collecting society by making a proper claim on illustrators' reprographic royalties, and creating a collecting and distributing mechanism to return this income to the rightsholders who've earned it. AMI is one of the 6 founders of ASIP.
The Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition is an international non-profit initiative to standardize the communication and management of image rights. It allows artists to describe usage rights using licensing codes and embed those terms into an images metadata. AMI is a professional association member of PLUS.
The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators administers a program for the certification of medical illustrators. It provides a recognizable means of signifying a practitioner's current competency in the profession of medical illustration. The certification program and examination process is based on Standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA, along with its parent body, the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA), are recognized leaders in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public.
A publisher of marketing resources, printed talent directories and websites for commercial illustrators and photographers, Serbin Communications has partnered with the AMI for more than two decades to produce the annual Medical Illustration Source Book and the companion portfolio site medillsb.com. The current Source Book showcases over 130 top medical illustrators, animators and multimedia artists. It is distributed annually in September to art directors in advertising, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, medical publishing and other healthcare markets in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
AMR Management Services
AMR Mangement Services is the management company of the AMI. Also referred to as "headquarters."
The Journal of Biocommunication is managed by the Journal Management Board, which is made up of representatives of four participating organizations: ABCD, AIMBI, AMI, and BCA. This board is ultimately responsible for decisions regarding design and format of the Journal, as well as fiscal and personnel decisions relating to the Journal's operation.
The Association of Biomedical Communications Directors promotes the establishment, growth and effective use of information, communications and educational technology to meet the growing needs of health education, patient care and biomedical research.
The Australian Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration brings together Australian illustrators from the fields of medicine, science, photography, industry, teaching, television and cinematography.
The BioCommunications Association is an international association of media professionals who create and use quality images in visual communications for teaching, documentation and presentations in the life sciences and medicine.