AMI Restricted Educational Fund

The Association of Medical Illustrators Restricted Educational Fund (AMI Fund) was established in 2013 to support professional continuing education activities of the AMI and its members. The AMI Fund will benefit the Association's current professional, associate, student and potential members, as well as provide education about the profession to the public and professional stakeholders.

Because biomedical visualization advances translation of life science research and medical discovery into visual media, our members require continuing medical and digital technology education. Monies from the AMI Fund will support conference speakers, fund educational seminars and workshops, support dissemination of conference proceedings, and underwrite online continuing education programs.

Your gift is fully tax deductible

Your generous contribution to the AMI Fund through the Vesalius Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, is entirely tax-deductible and a wonderful investment in the future of medical education and communication.

Send your check made payable to the Vesalius Trust with "AMI Restricted Educational Fund" in the Memo, to:

Jennifer Duckworth, Executive Director
The Association of Medical Illustrators
201 East Main Street Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507

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The company we keep — our alliance partners

AMI builds both partnerships and strategic alliances with organizations that reinforce our capacity to empower the success of medical illustrators and animators, demonstrate the value of visual media, and stimulate thinking about visual design in life science. AMI is a resource and advocate for industry matters, education and business practices. AMI is open to exploring shared areas of interest to our mission and strategic plan. To learn more about partner opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

logo STM STM
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).

vesaliusVesalius 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.

Artists Rights Society (ARS) is the preeminent copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States. Founded in 1987, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 122,000 visual artists and their estates from around the world.



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.

logo Serbin Serbin Creative
A publisher of marketing resources, printed talent directories and websites for commercial illustrators and photographers, Serbin Creative has partnered with the AMI for more than three decades to produce the annual Medical Illustration & Animation Source Book and the companion portfolio site Since 1984, countless artists have launched and nurtured their careers with the help of the Medical Illustration Sourcebook. Today we offer an updated Medical Illustration & Animation Marketing Program that reflects your broader capabilities and meets the evolving needs of this highly specialized industry.

amrAMR 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 participating organizations: ABCD, 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 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.