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Travel to Indianapolis and discover how you can accelerate your career at the crossroads!

From 3D computer animation to virtual anatomy and molecular illustration, you will be able to learn from the best and brightest in the areas of technology and science. The Indy Workshops and Concurrent Sessions have been planned to bring you the most current information in art, science, business topics. So come to Indy in July; your career will thank you.

Click here to download a copy of the meeting's program overview in PDF format or on the tabs below to view the meeting schedule and read more about the exciting workshops and program we have in store.

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Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for AMI Meeting Events:


In order to receive CEUs for the meeting's approved workshops and program sessions, for each workshop or talk you attend, Certified Medical Illustrators (CMIs) must fill out and submit either the online or PDF version of the Verification form on the AMI web site within 30 days after the meeting is over. A separate form should be completed for each workshop and/or session you attend. CEUs are not awarded "automatically" and AMI HQ cannot update your point status until those forms are received. The CE Verification form can be found on the AMI web site under the Education section. Those of you who bring your laptops to the meeting may want to consider sending in your forms at the end of each meeting day.

The workshops and program sessions for both meetings have already been evaluated for CE credit, so you only need to submit the Verification Form, no Activity Form. If there are no CEUs listed for a particular event, that session has not been approved for credit.

Please Note: There is nothing automatic about this process. If you don't submit a Verification Form for the workshops or meeting sessions you attend, no CEUs will be recorded.

Pam Little, CMI
AMI CE Committee Chair

Schedules: Program, Workshops & Person-to-Person



Program and Workshop Schedule

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Person-to-Person Schedule

The AMI-Indianapolis Person to Person sessions represent opportunities for medical illustrators to meet with potential employers, publishers, and others looking to retain medical illustrators. The employment opportunities presented may be either for full-time work, or employment based on the completion of specific projects such as books, published manuscripts, exhibits, research grants, etc.

Medical Illustrators will be able to sign up for these interview sessions at the meeting.

The following have been scheduled:

  • Thursday: July 17, 2008: Arthrex, 8:00am to noon and second session 1:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Friday: July 18, 2008: InVivo Communications Inc., 8:00am to noon

  • Friday: July 18, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Saturday: July 19, Hurd Studios, 8:00am to 12:00 noon

    Person-to-person clients (prospective employers), please click here to download the 2008 prospectus




    Workshops: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Workshop H1
    Color Theory and Color Palettes for the Medical Illustrator
    Bill Andrews
    Location: Hotel Conference Center, Room 118
    Morning Session: Half-Day (8:00am - 12noon)
    Cost: US $80
    (.35 CEUs Art)

    In this workshop, Bill Andrews will guide the participants in a tour through, around and over color. The journey will begin by exploring the perceptual basis of color at the level of the cones and rods. Then, the group will examine the different theories used to explain and model color perception, including Newton, Goethe, Munsell, Birren and the International Commission on Illumination (CIE). The next stop on the tour will be to consider the theoretical attributes of color (hue, saturation and value). With that knowledge, the group will develop effective color palettes for different uses. Along the way we will build an understanding of how RGB and CMYK color space relate to each other. The last stop on the journey will be to tackle the toughest problem of all-color printing. Participants will receive reference handouts, as well numerous digital tools for exploring color.

    About the Instructor

    Bill Andrews is Associate Professor and Education Program Coordinator for the Department of Medical Illustrations at the Medical College of Georgia. Bill received his BA in Art from the Univ. of Texas at Austin and his MA in Biomedical Communications from the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia.

    Workshop H2
    Brain and Cranial Nerve Anatomy Workshop (with specimens)
    Mark Seifert, PhD and Ronald Shew, PhD
    Location: Anatomy Lab, 212 Medical Science Building (on campus)
    Morning Session: Half-Day (8:00am - 12noon)
    Cost: US $80
    (.35 CEUs Biomed Sci)

    The 12 pairs of cranial nerves are components of the peripheral nervous system and support and integrate a variety of functions within the head and neck and other parts of the body. These nerves issue from the brain stem, enter or leave the floor of the skull through multiple foramina, and course to different regions of the head and neck where they provide sensory and motor innervation to a variety of structures including, sensory organs (e.g., related to vision, hearing, balance, smell, and taste), voluntary and involuntary muscles, glands, and skin. This workshop is designed to provide participants a comprehensive didactic and hands-on review of the relevant bony and neuroanatomy related to each cranial nerve using a variety of teaching resources (e.g., illustrative materials, dry skulls, prosected cadaveric specimens). Following the laboratory portion of the workshop, participants will observe in a living person how the function of each nerve is tested clinically by a neurologist. Participants will leave the workshop knowing the essential details of cranial nerve anatomy and function and will gain a solid three-dimensional appreciation for the appearance, location, and course of these nerves from the surface of the brain to their target areas within the head and neck. This experience should benefit medical illustrators who draw and render structures contained within the head and neck region of the human body.

    About the Instructors

    Mark Seifert, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research interests are in skeletal biology and include studies on how lipids, particularly omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and flavenoids affect bone modeling and remodeling in normal and estrogen-deficiency conditions. He also is involved in studies utilizing rodent models of chronic renal disease to understand the pathophysiology of bone loss and vascular calcification during renal failure and how these conditions can be treated pharmacologically.

    Ronald Shew, PhD, is senior lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the effects of parathyroid hormone related protein and neuropeptides on the female reproductive tract. His research has involved the localization, effect and regulation of these peptides on uterine activity. His teaching activities include development of online gross anatomy core curriculum, including lecture notes, quizzes, post-exam reviews of laboratory practical specimens, and student-faculty conference forums. In addition is part of a team developing interactive learning modules demonstrating the anatomical basis of common clinically invasive procedures.

    Workshop H3
    Portraiture: With and Without Cheats
    Location: Haynes Hall Room 247 Mac computer lab
    David Mascaro, MS and Aimee Littlewood Allen
    Location: 249 Herron School of Art on the campus of IUPUI
    Morning Session: Half-Day (8:00am - 12noon)
    Cost: US $80
    (.35 CEUs Art)

    Civil War battles are reenacted year after year. Thor Heyerdahl reenacted a pre-Columbian journey across the Pacific on a raft called the "Kon-Tiki". But what about the recently rediscovered practice of some the finest artists of the Renaissance? Artist including Campin, Caravaggio, and Velazquez, to name a few - these giants of the Renaissance discovered that they could work inside the camera - using optics to both project and draw images from life. As we sit in our studios surrounded by our modern props and techno-fancy tricks: Photoshop, digital cameras, Wacom tablets, etcŠdo we utilize the same knowledge as these artists of centuries past? And, if so, do we use it as well?

    Join us for a two-part experimental portraiture workshop. We will begin with David Mascaro's demo and pointers on classical non-optically assisted portraiture. Workshop participants will pair up and draw each other.

    In the second half of the workshop - the same pairs will complete a second set of portrait sketches using Dr. Falco's two camera obscuras, technology that very well may have been in use by the famed artists mentioned above.

    In both exercises, care will be taken to minimize the variables: the distance from the subject to the model, as well as the lighting will remain the same.

    To conclude - both sets of portrait sketches will be displayed for a wrap-up discussion to compare and contrast them and their making. Especially of interest will be what features were enhanced or diminished in the non-optically-assisted sketches.

    Participants will have the opportunity to display their sketches side-by-side on exhibit panels in the Salon area during the meeting.

    Attendance is limited to 16.

    About the Instructors

    David Mascaro, received his BS and MS degrees in medical illustration from MCG in 1969. Prior to his medical illustration training he received extensive fine arts training at The Art Students League, The National Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Visual Arts, all in New York City. After receiving his MS degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia, he accepted a medical illustrator position at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York. David returned to MCG in 1971 to teach in the Medical Illustration Graduate Program.

    Aimee Littlewood Allen received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and M.A. in Art and Visual Culture Education from the University of Arizona. Her research areas include arts-based learning and interdisciplinary curriculum design for K-12 and higher education. She is full-time Research Laboratory Assistant for Dr. Charles M. Falco, UA Professor of Optical Sciences and Chair of Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Falco's collaborative research on art and optics with the renowned painter, David Hockney, was the subject of her graduate thesis and is the basis of a curriculum she is currently designing for art and science educators.

    Workshop F4
    Intermediate Cinema 4D
    Michael Corrin
    Location: 253 Herron School of Art on the campus of IUPUI
    Morning Session: Full-Day (8:00am - 5:00pm)
    Cost: US $150
    (.70 CEUs Art)

    You have built your virtual models. Their form is perfect. You have set your keys and the models move and pulse just as you had planned. However, their surfaces are dull, lifeless and gray. The light set you are currently using does nothing to accentuate the beautiful scene you have built. The renders are a little disappointing. In this workshop, we'll look at how to take your Cinema 4D scenes from built to beautiful with a focus on texturing, lighting and rendering. Note: Introductory knowledge of Cinema 4D is essential.

    About the Instructor

    Michael Corrin resides in Toronto, Canada. He works as a lecturer in the Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto, and as a biomedical multimedia developer at Toronto General Hospital.

    Workshop H5
    First Timer's
    Emily Shaw and Megan Bluhm Foldenauer
    Location: TBD
    Morning Session: Half-Day (8:00am - 12:00 noon)
    Cost: Free
    (No CEUs)

    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. Featured "keynote" speakers will give presentations on their careers as medical illustrators, showing pieces from their student and professional portfolios, while giving insight into their development as professional artists.

    About the Instructors

    Emily Shaw is a 2003 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University's Art as Applied to Medicine program, serves as Clinical Education Outreach Coordinator and Medical Graphics Developer at Simulation and Training Environment Lab (SiTEL) of MedStar Health, is the Education Outreach Coordinator at MedStar Health, and is the Owner at Illustrating Medicine.

    Megan Bluhm Foldenauer is a 2002 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University's Art as Applied to Medicine program, a 1998 graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has run her own business, Megalo-Media Illustration, for six years. She is also a fine artist with over 10 fine art exhibiting experience and a recent recipient of the Fred C. and Ford R. Bryan Science Teaching Award at Eastern Michigan University for work she is doing as she finishes more advanced science education. She's an anatomy nut, an audiophile, a genealogist, and a die-hard Cubs' fan.

    Workshop H6
    Hand Anatomy Workshop (with specimens)
    Gary Schnitz and Robert Baltera, MD
    Location: Hotel Conference Center - Room 132
    Afternoon Session: Half-Day (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
    Cost: US $85
    (.35 CEUs Biomed Sci)

    This Upper Extremity and Hand Anatomy Workshop is intended to provide a complete anatomical review of upper extremity anatomy directly from fresh cadaveric specimens (no stinky preservatives here). Dissected hand, forearm, and elbow specimens will be reviewed with the attendees by a board-certified hand surgeon. The fresh specimens will be available for close study, photography, and sketching. This Workshop will also include a presentation to review common overuse syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and discuss tendinitis, hand fractures, and radiological imaging. This session will be held right in the Conference Center with gloves and gowns being provided. Bring a digital camera to capture the texture and color of this fresh tissue (fat, bone, muscle, nerve, and tendon) for your future reference. Attendance will be limited to 20, so register early.

    About the Instructors

    Gary Schnitz is a Board Certified medical illustrator, who for 25 years has been the Director of Medical Illustration at The Indiana Hand Center. This Center is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with upper extremity problems, and is the largest free-standing facility of its kind in the world. Gary's upper extremity illustrations have appeared in over 25 atlases and textbooks, and in over 255 journal articles.

    Robert M. Baltera, M.D. is Board Certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and holds a Certification of Added Qualification in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Baltera maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received numerous honors for his academic and research accomplishments and continues to serve as an tireless educator in his field.

    Workshop H7
    Analyzing Facial Beauty
    Jim Beck
    Location: Office of Visual Media
    Afternoon Session: Half-Day (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
    Cost: US $80
    (.35 CEUs Art)

    This workshop includes a presentation which addresses the characteristics attributed to facial beauty: proportion, symmetry, averageness, youth and health. Also included in the presentaiton is research information to support the characteristics. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze their own faces using digital and hands-on techniques. Each participant will be given half a face and asked to sculpt the opposing side. This activity will engage the participants ability to analyze, perceive and recreate relationships important to achieving facial beauty.

    About the Instructor

    Jim Beck is the medical sculptor at the Office of Visual Media at the Indiana University School of Medicine since 1992. He was employed to continue and expand a robust sculpture service creating medical models, patient simulators, and research prototypes. Jim also teaches a course on facial aesthetics to the residents in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has collaborated with the former director of the office, Craig Gosling, to give presentations on facial beauty. You can see samples of his medical sculpture work here

    During this 16 year period, Jim introduced fine art sculpture into the service. He creates full size busts, bas reliefs, medallions and plaques cast in bronze and other metals. You can see samples of his sculpture work at here.

    Workshop H8
    An Afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Richard McCoy, Chad Franer
    Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Afternoon Session: Half-Day (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
    Cost: US $50
    (.35 CEUs Art)

    1-2pm Highlights Tour
    A highlight tour of the IMA's permanent collection will be lead by an experienced IMA Docent. This tour will include some of the most important works in the American, European, Asian, African, and Contemporary Galleries. The IMA has strong holdings in Chinese, African and Neo-impressionistic paintings. The tour will also include a brief visit to the exhibition Paris Posters: The Art of the Streets.

    For more information about the IMA's collection, go here:

    2:15-3:30 Grounds Tour
    Join Chad Franer, Horticultural Manager of the IMA, for a walking tour of the grounds. Included will be discussion on the history of the property with special attention given to plants and designs aspects of the historic and contemporary gardens.

    For more information about the IMA gardens go here:

    3:30- 5:00 Behind the Scenes Tour
    Join Richard McCoy, Assistant Conservator of Objects, as he leads you on a behind the scenes tour of the IMA's conservation department. This tour will include brief presentations by the conservators in the objects, paintings, textiles, and works of art on paper laboratories.

    Art conservation is a field in which science and artistic practices combine in the service of preserving cultural heritage. Mr. McCoy on occasion writes a blog about his conservation work at the IMA:

    Attendance is limited to 15.

    About the Museum

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art was founded during American history's most remarkable movement in creating museum institutions, starting in the 1870s when New York and Boston established their museums. With the United States' centennial celebration, the impulse to create art institutions swept westward. In 1883, Indianapolis joined the forefront of this movement with the founding of the Art Association of Indianapolis, which later became the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the fifth largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States, with a collection of more than 50,000 works that spans a wide range of cultures and eras. Encompassing 152 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, just 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, the IMA is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens and the future Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The IMA offers visitors a broad range of artistic experiences from special exhibitions, lectures, classes and workshops to a historic house museum with elaborate gardens and vistas.

    About the Oldfields-Lily House & Gardens

    A National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens is an elegant 26-acre estate on the grounds of the IMA. At the heart of Oldfields is Lilly House, the mansion that was once the home of J.K. Lilly Jr., the late Indianapolis businessman, collector and philanthropist. Lilly House is a historic house museum and has been restored to its 1930s splendor. Percival Gallagher, of the acclaimed landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers, designed Oldfields' magnificent gardens and grounds in the 1920s.

    Salon Opening Reception
    University Place Conference Center & Hotel
    Slate Gallery and Courtyard
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    The Salon Opening Reception will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the conference center upper and lower Slate Gallery with cocktails and light Hor D'oeurves served throughout the beautiful tree lined courtyard (weather permitting).

    Included in the AMI-Indianapolis 2008 Salon will be the Professional and Student Exhibitions, three-dimensional models, computer animation, interactive media, posthumous work from founding AMI members, the Vesalius Trust Student Scholars posters, and side-by-side portrait sketches from the half-day Portraiture Workshop lead by David Mascaro and Dr. Charles Falco.

    Sessions Day by Day: Thursday, July 17, 2008

    Plenary 1
    Interactive Volume Rendering of Diagnostic Scanner Datasets

    Afshad Mistri, Medical Imaging Market Manager, Apple, Inc. and Steve Sandy, Vice President Business Development, Fovia, Inc., Palo Alto, California
    8:15 am – 9:15 am
    (0.15 CEUs Art)

    A typical 3D data set is a group of 2D slice images acquired by a CT or MRI scanner. Usually these are acquired in a regular pattern (e.g., one slice every millimeter) and usually have a regular number of image pixels in a regular pattern. These datasets have tremendous education value and offer anatomically accurate visualizations for reference or manipulation by the medical illustrator. Direct volume rendering is a computationally intensive task that may be performed in several ways, and in the past have required dedicated workstations, hardware-based solutions, and significant investment.

    Recently, volume rendering technology developed by Fovia and Apple has solved some of the problems associated with volume rendering. Their software based solutions offers superior interactive image quality, better memory utilization, and far lower computational costs than any currently available solution.

    This presentation will review the clinical significance and educational value of these two software offerings.

    OsiriX - Apple and the OsiriX Foundation offers OsiriX, an image processing software dedicated to DICOM images produced by medical equipment (MRI, CT, PET,) and confocal microscopy (LSM and BioRAD-PIC format). OsiriX can also read many other file formats: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, AVI, MPEG and QuickTime.

    It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image communication and image file formats. OsiriX is able to receive images transferred by DICOM communication protocol from any PACS or medical imaging modality (STORE SCP - Service Class Provider, STORE SCU).

    OsiriX has been specifically designed for navigation and visualization of multi-modality and multi-dimensional images, making this software solution important for those medical illustrators involved in this area of visualization.

    Fovia's HDVR - The performance in Fovia's HDVR engine stems from proprietary, adaptive algorithms that provide interactive, super-sampling quality on desktop PCs and networked laptop computers, without using specialized hardware or video cards. The ability to deliver non-compromised remote visualizations (including via the internet or over wireless connections) is one of the main advantages of Fovia's system. With the Company's HDVR architecture, any networked personal computer or laptop can serve as an advanced 3D processing workstation, enabling a paradigm shift in imaging workflow. The Company's HDVR algorithms and architecture are designed to take full advantage of the future directions in both imaging and computing associated with larger datasets, larger projection displays, dual-core processors, multi-CPU environments and clustering. Fovia has designed its HDVR software engine to be easily integrated into various original equipment manufacturers' offerings, thereby allowing imaging modality manufacturers, PACS companies, and other imaging OEMs to easily, quickly and cost-effectively integrate a best-of-breed 3D solution. Fovia's HDVR engine has been ported to Mac OS X Leopard, now offering full native 64-bit support.

    About Mr. Mistri: Afshad Mistri is currently the Marketing Manager for Medicine at Apple, working on projects that are revolutionary in healthcare. He is also manages the Apple Workgroup Cluster for the High Performance Computing market.

    Afshad has 19 years of experience successfully managing markets in high-end graphics and supercomputing technologies, globally.

    Before joining Apple, Afshad was with Silicon Graphics, Inc. for 15 years, working up to the position of Senior Marketing Manager. During his time at SGI, Afshad created the Scientific Education and Arts market for museums, science centers and planetariums. He was the Program Director for the first successful breakthrough Digital Planetarium Dome at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. On the heels of this success, Scientific Education and Arts institutions from Denver to Beijing have built planetariums based on an SGI solution. He was also Project Manager for DisneyQuest, one of the world's first themed interactive attractions.

    Afshad also pioneered SGI's involvement in the emerging World Cultural Heritage market for the digital archiving of fragile but historically significant world structures. This has lead institutions like UNESCO to fund major projects worldwide for digital asset management and archiving. Before SGI, Afshad worked for four years at Loral, a defense contractor on the Tomahawk Cruise Missile program.

    Because of Afshad's intense focus on developing new markets, institutions such as the Getty Conservation Institute has built virtual tombs in Egypt using SGI technology. The Israeli Antiquity Authority has reconstructed the Temple Mount as it stood in 1 AD and the British Museum has been able to view an Egyptian Mummy without ever having to remove a single bandage.

    Afshad received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston.

    About Mr. Sandy: Steve Sandy, Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Sandy has over twenty-five years experience as a senior business development and marketing executive. For the past seven years, Mr. Sandy was Vice President of Marketing at TeraRecon Inc., a 3D medical imaging company. Prior to TeraRecon, Mr. Sandy was co-founder of and Vice President of Business Development for Real Time Visualization, the developer of VolumePro, the world's first volume rendering application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC).

    Mr. Sandy has also held various strategic marketing, business and product development positions at Mitsubishi Electric, Intel and Motorola. He earned his M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and his B.A. from San Francisco State University.

    About Fovia Medical, Inc.: Fovia Medical, a subsidiary of Fovia, Inc., is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and is an international leader in volume rendering, an advanced technique for visualizing and analyzing large volumes of data in three dimensions.

    Plenary 2
    Design of the "Ace of Hearts" Motorcycle

    Keith Kasnot and Craig Foster
    9:30 am – 10:40 am
    (0.15 CEUs Art)

    Keith Kasnot and Craig Foster will present the "Ace of Hearts" motorcycle, a one-of-a-kind heart-themed motorcycle produced as a tribute to the Arizona Heart Institute's Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Edward B. Diethrich.

    You might be asking, "So what's up with the funky heart motorcycle?" This two-wheeled wonder was created to educate the public about maintaining a healthy heart and healthy lifestyle.

    From Craig's concept drawings and animation, renowned motorcycle designer Paul Yaffe fabricated this hammered-steel chopper, which took nearly two years to create. Working closely with Paul, Keith's art direction and anatomical instruction brought to life a clean, modern bike with beautiful and accurate anatomical detail.

    Dr. Diethrich, an innovator, educator, and Honorary AMI Member, not only takes the anatomical bike on the road, but into school classrooms as a showcase to educate students about cardiovascular health. "We aren't endorsing motorcycle riding. However, this is a dynamic tool to talk about good health and the things that cause bad health and heart trouble," says Dr. Diethrich. "It has mobility, it has energy. What better way to educate?" he adds.

    Keith and Craig will describe the concept, design, and fabrication of the motorcycle, and will discuss how the motorcycle is used to promote both the Arizona Heart Institute and heart health in Phoenix area school systems.

    Keith Kasnot, MA, FAMI, is an illustrator, animator, art director, and producer, well-versed in virtually every area of visual communication. He has attended universities in Germany, Austria, and the United States, receiving a masters degree in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1983.

    His professional experience spans nearly thirty years, including twenty years as a creative director specializing in advertising and marketing for the health care industry. He has had a successful freelance illustration business since 1987.

    Keith's work has decorated the covers of numerous international publications and has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas; the Association of Medical Illustrators annual exhibitions; Winston-Salem State University; Rochester Institute of Technology; and the Bagatti Valsecci Palazzo in Milan, Italy.

    His work can be found in publications such as Step By Step Graphics Magazine, Southwest Graphics Magazine, The California Art Review, Print Magazine, The Best of Medical Advertising and Graphics, The Healing Arts, Society of Illustrators Annuals, The Best Diagrams of National Geographic, and Communication Arts.

    Craig Foster, MSMI, CMI, is an experienced medical illustrator and animator who has produced award-winning visuals for Time Life Medical, major pharmaceutical corporations, and biotechnology companies. A member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and a Certified Medical Illustrator, Craig has formal training in the arts from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia.

    Craig has operated a successful medical communications partnership since 1996. His work has appeared on the covers of U.S. Pharmacist and Sports Illustrated. He has also produced artwork for the American Museum of Natural History, Natural History magazine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Axcan, Genentech, and PTC Therapeutics.

    Craig was also a Maya instructor with New York University's Center for Advanced Digital Applications from 1997 to 1999. His work was part of the National Library of Medicine's exhibition ³Anatomical Revisioning: Art as Applied to Medicine,² and appeared as part of a segment on promising technologies for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day weekend telethon.

    Plenary 3
    Confessions of a Short-Order Artist

    Brad Holland
    11:00 am - 12:00 noon
    (0.15 CEUs Art)

    Brad Holland is a conceptual, advertising, and editorial illustrator based in New York City, and has been a tireless advocate for artists' rights and for the protection of professional artists' interests.

    This presentation will provide creative insight and increased understanding relevant to:

  • Re-conceiving a client's verbal information as visual information
  • Giving form to content
  • Developing an original illustration style
  • Creating a demand for that style in the marketplace
  • Reinventing one's style to reflect personal growth and change
  • Making a personal statement within the limits of commissioned work
  • Redefining illustration as a form of popular art

    As medical illustrators are frequently called upon to create illustrations with editorial and advertising themes, it is important to understand and review some of the challenges involved in re-conceiving verbal information and then portraying that information visually. Examples of illustrations will be shown that reflect this conceptualization process. Our membership will benefit from hearing and seeing the approaches that this successful New York illustrator has taken in developing an original style, and then creating a demand for that style in the marketplace. Mr. Holland will discuss the evolution of an illustration style to reflect personal growth, and he will review some of his most innovative and successful illustrations.

    About Brad Holland:
    Bradford Wayne Holland is an American illustrator, best known for his work for Playboy and Penthouse magazines. Born in Fremont Ohio, he was the eldest of four brothers. The family moved to Arkansas. At 17, after receiving a rejection of employment application from Walt Disney, and upon graduating from high school, Holland moved to Chicago. He enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago, but he found the training too restrictive. A decision in 1964 to take an eight-hour-a-day job at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City provided time after work to develop his own portfolio. His work consisted of black & white drawing/paintings, which were not considered "finished art" until being sent to a service bureau where line negatives and prints were made that would fit into a manageable sized portfolio. While at Hallmark, Holland was promoted to designer in his first year, and quickly moved to bigger projects. Most of his work at Hallmark was illustration for pop-up books and holiday & inspirational publications. He was also supervisor of a new Designer Group - Humorous Illustrative. In 1967 Holland moved to New York City. Armed with his portfolio but with no prospects of work he met Art Paul, art director of Playboy magazine. Though he is perhaps best known for his work at Playboy, through his career, Brad has worked completely as a freelance illustrator. His work has included Avant Garde magazine (1968-1971), and various "underground" publications. In 1972 he became a prominent contributor to the New York Times Op-Ed page. In 1977 he published Human Scandals, a social commentary using ink drawings.

    Reprinted from PRINT Magazine, October 2002
    During a career that has stretched over three decades, Brad Holland has changed the way illustration is perceived and practiced. By the late '60s he had helped transform a profession of renderers into one of conceivers, challenging editors and art directors to let him create images that complemented rather than mimicked texts. In recent years, Holland has devoted much of his time to the fight for illustrators to retain rights to their intellectual property, and to regain respect within the media as integral creatives. Together with a group of fellow artists, Brad was a major force behind The Illustrators' Partnership of America, a fledgling organization dedicated to licensing illustration and otherwise resisting discount stock houses. Honors

    Brad Holland has won more awards presented by the New York Society of Illustrators than any other illustrator in its long history. In 2005 he was elected to the NYSI Hall of Fame. The American illustrator Mark English has called Holland "the most important illustrator in American today."

    Buffet Lunch is provided for all attendees served in the hotel Bistro Restaurant, 2nd floor
    12:00 noon – 1:15 pm

    Concurrent 1
    Effects of Light on Color

    Bill Andrews
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    In "Effects of Light & Color on Surfaces & Textures," Bill Andrews discusses the ways in which color and light interact and their effect on how we perceive the surfaces and textures on forms. Through examples of his own work, Bill will cover key concepts in form lighting. There will be an exploration of using color to emphasize (or minimize) forms in an illustration. Finally, there will be discussion of special effects lighting and coloring.

    Bill Andrews is Associate Professor and Education Program Coordinator for the Department of Medical Illustrations at the Medical College of Georgia. Bill received his BA in Art from the Univ. of Texas at Austin and his MA in Biomedical Communications from the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia.

    Concurrent 2
    Digital Pen and Ink Using Adobe Illustrator

    Joseph Pangrace
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    Since the advent of digitally produced art and modern printing technology, there has been a steady decline in the use of the traditional pen and ink medium to produce medical illustrations for publication. Still, a properly executed pen and ink illustration has the ability to clearly communicate specific information to the target audience, and to do it with aesthetically pleasing results. Since the 1980's, Adobe Illustrator has been a mainstay in the artist-communicator's studio. Illustrator's ability to create very precise lines that could easily be modified made it an important tool in those early days. However, the resulting artwork, more often than not, appeared very mechanical and flat. Today's technique for creating digital pen and ink in Adobe Illustrator CS3, is basically the same technique used with those earlier versions of Illustrator. Equipped with this technique and a tool box of alternative methods, today's medical illustrator will be able to take advantage of the flexibility and editability found in this digital medium, while at the same time create a line drawing that can easily stand up to any figure created with a traditional technique.

    Joe Pangrace is the Medical Illustration Section Leader, Center for Medical Art and Photography at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Concurrent 3
    Anatomic Theater: History of Museum Artifacts
    Joanna Ebenstein
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    An understanding of early 3D models and teaching materials will provide historical review relating to the production and design of museum models, artifacts, and teaching aids. AMI members may benefit and gain insight into the role that 3D anatomical models play in contemporary medical illustration.

    This lecture and Power Point presentation will feature photographs and imagery from pilgrimages to great medical museums of Europe and the United States. This presentation will focus on the art and history of medical museum artifacts, objects such as anatomical waxes, ivory sculptures, paper maché preparations, and preserved human remains, all created to teach medical students about visual diagnosis, anatomy, and the workings of the human body. The presentation will demonstrate, via lecture and images, that these artifacts communicate not only relevant medical lessons, but also function both as artistic and cultural objects. These museum pieces often represent changing metaphors with which the mysteries of the body have been understood, shifting ideas about how science should be presented. Also revealed in these models are understandings of gender, notions of the ideal versus the aberrant body, and evolving approaches to death. These artifacts contain an undeniable humanity and pathos that give the works the emotional depth generally attributed to artworks. This lecture will discuss preservational and sculptural methods; known artists of the genre, contextualization of these artifacts for a contemporary viewer, and review how these artifacts illustrate the history of medicine (i.e. the need for such objects because of the scarcity of cadaveric tissue.)

    Biography: Ms. Ebenstein currently is a freelance designer, photographer, and writer. Her academic background was in Intellectual History and Art History (University of California at Santa Cruz, 1994, honors in major.) In September of 2007, Ms. Ebenstein launched a traveling exhibition entitled "Anatomical Theater: Depictions of The Body, Disease, and Death in Medical Museums of the Western World" ( at the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences. The exhibition is a collection of photographs comprising a visual survey of great medical museums of the United States and Europe, and the artifacts within. In preparation for this exhibition, Ms. Ebenstein was awarded a UAB Reynolds Associates Research Fellowship in the History of the Health Sciences, and made a month-long pilgrimage to medical museums in such cities as Florence, Bologna, Edinburgh, London, Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The final exhibition consists of 64 mounted photographs taken on this trip, including introductory text, exhibit labels, and informational labels about each specific museum. Ms. Ebenstein has lectured extensively on medical museums, their history, and their artifacts. One such presentation was in conjunction with the opening of "Anatomical Theatre" at the University of Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, a presentation was given at the "Confronting Mortality with Art and Science" (AEIMS/MAA) ( Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. In the latter venue, photographs of medical museum artifacts were also exhibited. Ms. Ebenstein maintains a weblog entitled "Morbid Anatomy: Surveying the Interstices of Art and Medicine, Death and Culture" (, wherein she showcases medical artists of the past, writes about auctions and exhibits of interest to the medical art community, and reports on contemporary artists working within the paradigms of medical art. The weblog also contains a comprehensive collection of links to on-line medical art exhibitions and medical museums. The weblog contains a scholarly bibliography and a filmography. Contributors have included Michael Sappol of the National Library of Medicine and James Edmonson of the Dittrick Medical Center.

    Concurrent 4
    Fifty Years of Anatomy in Fifty Minutes

    Bob Demarest
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    Anatomical accuracy is the driving force behind much of our work. Accuracy is what separates us from our untrained competitors. This lecture will focus on some subtle, and some not so subtle, anatomical features that will increase your knowledge of anatomy and vitalize your finished product. With only an hour to devote to this important subject Bob suggests you take notes. He will focus on a variety of anatomical features, and where appropriate, give dimensions and ranges, while pointing out features that many of your competitors often miss. It is an hour that will add a further degree of reality to your illustrations.

    Bob Demarest spent his entire working life at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. When he retired he was director of Columbia's Biomedical Communications Center. He is the co-author of The Human Nervous System, now in its 6th edition, and author of a popular book on human reproduction. His recent book on Winslow Homer was a awarded a Book of the Year medal in the fine art category. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AMI, as well as the Crosby Medal from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His interests now focus on his fine art and the pursuit of large trout.

    Concurrent 5
    Photoshop Luminosity Mask for Color Illustration

    Carl Clingman
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    Most Medical Illustrators use Photoshop the same way to add color to their illustrations... and that is by putting a scanned sketch on a layer in Multiply mode. This presenter uses an alternative method, which emulates the traditional layering technique known in cell animation. Instead of a sketch on a white background the sketch can be made to sit in a transparent layer in Normal mode with no white. It is as if the sketch has been lifted off the paper it was drawn on and placed on glass. A white layer placed behind this layer reproduces the original scanned sketch on white. This affect is accomplished using a luminosity mask applied to the scan, which selects everything that is not some shade of the sketch. That selection is then inverted to select only shades of the drawing. With only the drawing selected it is then possible to fill the selection (the drawing, only) onto a transparent layer.

    Refined sketches and loosely outlined drawings alike can be digitally scanned in absolute fidelity onto a transparent system of layering all in register within Photoshop. The results are perfectly ordered color or black and white illustrations with infinite and easy revision possibilities. This presentation will demonstrate how this system works and the advantages it may have over other Photoshop coloring methods.

    Carl Clingman received his Associate Degree in Commercial Art from Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education. He completed his graduate training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, earning a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration.

    Carl has worked as Art Director for the Anatomical Chart Company in Skokie, Illinois and as a staff medical illustrator for Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston. Carl has been a Medical Illustrator at Mayo Clinic since 2004. He is the recipient of numerous AMI Salon awards in several categories, including The Russell Drake Award for line. He is also the recipient of the AMI Literary Award for describing a new form of geometry, helpful to artists drawing in perspective.

    Concurrent 6
    Back by Popular Demand - Use of Mirrors and Optics in Early Renaissance Painting

    Charles Falco, Ph.D. Professor, Optical Science, University of Arizona University of Arizona Chair of Condensed Matter Physics
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    In this presentation Dr. Falco will review evidence supporting the theory that some Renaissance (and later) artists may have used the "mirror lens" (concave mirror) in the creation of their work. Art and science have been companions for several centuries. This presentation will describe possible way these two disciplines have commingled in the past and continue to do so today.

    Recently, renowned artist David Hockney observed that certain drawings and paintings from the early Renaissance period seemed almost "photographic" in nature relevant to detail and perspective. Following an extensive visual investigation of western art of the past 1000 years, Hockney proposed a controversial theory that various artists (even those as prominent as van Eyck, Caravaggio, and Bellini) may have used optical aids in their paintings. Many historians have subsequently suggested that there is no evidence to support this optical aid theory.

    Subsequently, Dr. Falco examined hundreds of works from the period and offers visual evidence and scientific analysis that support this theory. This presentation will provide insight into the claims made by Mr. Hockney and Dr. Falco that fine artists of the early Renaissance period used the primitive optical science of the day to help create their masterpieces.

    About Dr. Falco: Charles Falco, Ph.D. is a Professor of Optical Science at the University of Arizona, where he holds the distinction as University of Arizona's Chair of Condensed Optical Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Optical Society of America. Dr. Falco has published more than 250 scientific manuscripts relating to the properties of thin film materials. He has co-edited two books, and owns several U.S. patients. He has presented more than 200 invited lectures on his research at conferences and research institutions in over 20 countries. Recently, a collaboration with the artist David Hockney regarding optical aids in Renaissance artists has resulted in widespread coverage in the popular news media, including an hour-long BBC special and a segment on CBS program "60 minutes."

    Concurrent 7
    Business Practices 101

    Amanda Behr, CMI Joanne Haderer Muller, CMI Tonya Hines, CMI Cynthia Turner, CMI and other panelists
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    (0.1 CEUs Business)

    This presentation will discuss the first three chapters of the recently developed AMI Business Practice Guidelines. These chapters are entitled "Employment by an Institution," "Self-Employment," and "Stock Art."

    Today's successful medical illustrator must become more aware of good business practices within the field. An analysis of the employment relationships that may exist in an institutional setting or in your own freelance business will prove invaluable to the recent graduate as well as the more established artist/illustrator. This presentation will discuss relevant concepts of business.

    Aspects of institutional employment, many of which may be unclear at the time of employment, will prove important should an illustrator chooses to transition to a freelance business model. Becoming self-employed has some inherent risks and challenges. Being self-employed is very different than being an employee. Some individuals may find it difficult or impossible to adjust to the inherent differences. This presentation will help identify the necessary entrepreneurial mindset to become successfully self-employed.

    Finally, the use of "stock art" has increased among ad agencies, marketing companies, and in-house production departments. An open discussion of the many issues inherent in the "stock art" business model will help determine if this type of work arrangement represents a legitimate business opportunity for the medical illustrator, or if it is an exploitation of one's work as some have suggested.

    Amanda Behr is an award winning art director as Director of Medical Illustration for Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. (QMP), in St. Louis, MO. She manages, illustrates, and animates in a variety of divisions at QMP including textbook illustration, online continuing medial education, and corporate web media projects. Amanda is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and a Board-Certified Medical Illustrator. Amanda trained at the University of Georgia in Scientific Illustration where she received her BFA-IDS in 2002. She completed her graduate work in 2004 in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She enjoys many hobbies related to her profession, but showing and training Vizslas is her most enjoyable pastime away from the art board.

    Joanne Haderer Muller is a Board-Certified Medical Illustrator with a Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art. She has been self-employed since 2000, when she co-founded a biomedical illustration and anaplastology studio in Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2004, Joanne has served as Partner and Director of Haderer & Muller Biomedical Art, LLC, located outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

    Tonya Hines, CMI is employed at the Mayfield Clinic at the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery. Tonya is Chair of the AMI Professional Guidelines Committee and has just completed a 4-year term on the AMI Board of Governors. Tonya has been a proponent of preserving artists' rights, and has been active in the research of digitally marked medical illustrations.

    Awards Banquet
    IUPUI Campus Center Bldg
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    The 2008 Awards Banquet will be held at the newly opened IUPUI Campus Center. A one minute walk across the street from the hotel, this beautiful modern glass and steel structure is located at the SW corner of Michigan Street and University Blvd. The event will take place in the 4th floor ballroom and terrace from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Business casual dress is recommended.


    Sessions Day by Day: Friday, July 18, 2008

    Plenary 4
    Molecular Illustration

    Arthur J. Olson, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Molecular Graphics Laboratory, Molecular Biology Department The Scripps Research Institute and Graham Johnson Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow The Scripps Research Institute
    8:15am - 9:30am
    (0.07 CEUs Art, 0.07 CEUs Biomed Science)

    This presentation will provide a discussion of the knowledge and overall principles that must be used to make molecular illustrations both relevant and accurate. The Association of Medical Illustrators' members would benefit from this research-based discussion relating to the tools available for researching and creating molecular illustrations. In addition, insight into the collaborative efforts to assist in solving widespread disease will be invaluable to the membership.

    In this era of biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular research, and advanced pharmaceutical treatment, molecular subjects are increasingly becoming important with academic, commercial, and even lay audiences. Creation of effective molecular illustrations requires a combination of expertise in the molecular subject matter, plus an understanding of the methods used for transferring scientific data into effective visual representations. Many scientific illustrators well-versed in methods for medical, scientific, and natural history illustration are now being called upon to create illustrations at the molecular level. The goal of this presentation is increase the interest and awareness of this area of molecular illustration, and to assist the illustrator/artist in researching and preparing these types of visuals.

    Biography of Graham Johnson:
    Graham is a Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow, at The Scripps Research Institute (Olson lab) and cofounder Graham won the 2005 NSF/Science Magazine's Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Illustration award for "The Synapse Revealed," created for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He illustrated and co-authored two editions of the molecular and cellular textbook "Cell Biology" with Tom Pollard and Bill Earnshaw, which received the 2002 AMI Award of Excellence. He earned the degree of Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Art as Applied to Medicine Program. Graham combines actual scientific data of known structures with simplified iconographic imagery to help students understand and visualize complex molecular topics.

    Plenary 5
    Through the Looking Glass: The Art of the Science of Renaissance Optics

    Charles Falco, Ph.D. Professor, Optical Science, University of Arizona University of Arizona Chair of Condensed Matter Physics
    9:45am - 11:00am
    (0.15 CEUs Art)

    Following an extensive visual investigation of western art of the past 1000 years, in 2001 the renowned artist David Hockney published his observations that certain drawings and paintings dating as early as c1430 seemed almost "photographic" in detail, and made the revolutionary claim that artists as famous as van Eyck, Lotto and Bellini must have used optical aids to assist them with the creation of some of their works. At the 2007 AMI annual meeting I showed examples to support this claim, selected from the wealth of optical evidence that Hockney and I discovered during our unusual and remarkably-productive collaboration, that resulted in what is now termed The Hockney - Falco Thesis. These discoveries convincingly demonstrate optical instruments were in use‹by artists, not scientists‹nearly 200 years earlier than previously even thought possible, and account for the remarkable transformation in the reality of portraits that occurred early in the 15th century. After a brief review of the visual, optical, and artistic background behind our recent discoveries, this year I will show many additional examples of optics-based features in paintings that were not discussed later last year.

    About Dr. Falco: Charles Falco is a Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona where he holds the UA Chair of Condensed Matter Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Optical Society of America. He has published more than 250 scientific manuscripts, most of which cover physical properties of thin film materials, co-edited two books, has seven U.S. patents and has given more than 200 invited talks at conferences in some 20 countries. His work with David Hockney has resulted in widespread media coverage, including a BBC special, a segment on '60 Minutes' and over 60 invited talks in ten countries.  

    AMI Business Luncheon
    11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Lunch provided

    AMI Members Forum
    Michael Belknap, AMI President and featured panelists
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Michael Belknap and invited speakers will lead an informal group discussion on important issues facing our Association. Scheduled are important topics relating to the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), and an update on Orphan Works legislation. In addition, you won't want to miss an important discussion about the new American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP). This new illustrator partnership represents 12 major illustrators' organizations, including the AMI, that have come together in an unprecedented act of unity.

    Certification Exam in Medical Illustration, Part I
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Please submit applicaton materials by July 7, 2007. Exam applications materials and more information can be found under the CERTIFICATION link on the AMI web site,

    Techniques Showcase and Vesalius Trust Silent Auction
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location: TBD

    The 2008 Techniques Showcase will be an extravaganza like no other, featuring the best of digital and tradition illustration that our members have to offer. Come in and see in depth demonstrations of Osirix, MudBox, Cinema 4D, Pen and Ink Techniques, Cartooning with Illustrator, Portraiture, Scanning Line Art for Print, Maya, FileMaker Pro, Molecular Illustration, and Working with Adobe Illustrator. This session will be jam packed with known experts in our field, who are more than willing to share their insight and skill. Come and see in-depth demonstrations by:

  • Chris Brown :: You've Been Characterized using layering shapes and gradients with blending modes in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

  • Bob Burnett :: Blood Vessel Simulations in Unity 3D

  • Mica Duran :: Prepress Production: Preparing & Delivering Professional B&W Images

  • Jennifer Fairman :: A Place for Everything: Getting Organized with FileMaker Pro

  • Craig Foster :: Mudbox-Organic Digital 3D Modeling for Artists

  • Ethan Geehr :: Speeding down the production highway with Painter: How to use Painter's scripts, palettes, and portfolios to increase production

  • Tonya Hines and Martha Headworth :: Creating Metadata Templates in Adobe CS3

  • Indexed Visuals :: Sponsor /Exhibitor

  • Michael Linkinhoker :: Medical Interactive Media Using Flash

  • Art Olsen and Graham Johnson :: Tangible Interfaces for Molecular Biology

  • Jim Perkins :: 3D Effects in Adobe Illustrator

  • Tim Phelps :: Traditional Pen and Ink on Vellum with Pigma Micron Pens

  • Andrew Swift :: Using OsiriX® software and 3d Reconstructions from diagnostic images as an aid to anatomic visualization, cadaver dissection and surgical planning.

  • Nick Woolridge :: "3D Molecular Modeling"

    The Vesalius Trust Silent Auction provides an annual opportunity to bid on and purchase some of the most unique and intriguing items for your studio. Included will be medical illustrations, anatomical models, old books, Ross Board, medical instruments, and just about anything else that you might think of.

    This year we will feature some old "Hand" movie posters from a privately held collection. So if you ever wanted a poster from old horror movies like, "The Hand of Orlac" or "The Crawling Hand" you won't want to miss this opportunity to gross out the kids when you get back home.

  •   Alumni Gatherings / Dinner on your own
    6:00 pm - ?

    Free evening to explore Indianapolis/ Alumni activities

    Sessions Day by Day: Saturday, July 19, 2008

    Plenary 6
    Musculoskeletal Injuries in Motorsports
    Terry Trammell, MD
    8:00am - 9:15am
    (0.15 CEUs Biomed Science)

    Car racing is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world. Racing is exciting with car speed rising steadily. Thanks to the efforts of many, the danger to the driver has decreased recently without compromising racecar performance. Traumatic injuries occurring in open wheel and other auto racing venues constitute a significant challenge for the orthopaedic and reconstructive surgeon. This presentation will review crash data, new safety measures, driver injury, and the importance of the new clinical specialty called Motorsports Medicine.

    This presentation will review interesting and relevant aspects of open wheel racing and provide insight relating to driver survivability, traumatic injury, track-side emergency triage, radiological evaluation, and internal fixation of bone tissue.

    Biography: Dr. Trammell earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1971. He graduated medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis in 1975, completed his internship at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in 1976 and his orthopaedic residency at Indiana University in 1979. Dr. Trammell then completed a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto in Toronto in 1980 under Dr. E. H. Simmons. Dr. Trammell served as Medical Director and Consultant for Orthopaedic Injuries for Championship Auto Racing Teams from 1984 through 1995 and Consultant for Orthopaedic Injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1982 through 1995. From 1996 until 2001, he provided services as the Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for the Champ Cart World Series. Since 2005 he has been an Orthopaedic Consultant and Safety Advisor for the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis 500 Race. A sought after expert on racing injuries, scoliosis and other spinal conditions, Dr. Trammell has given presentations to more than eighty professional societies and organizations. He has authored many articles published in professional journals. Dr. Trammell has received the National Athletic Trainers Association Award, the AMA Physician Recognition Award, the NAARFC Tony Hulman Award, the United States Auto Club Unsung Hero Award, and other honors.

    Plenary 7
    Stem Cells: Research and Clinical Applications in Peripheral Vascualr Disease
    Michael Murphy, M.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana, and Keith March, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine and Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Professor Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana
    9:45am - 10:45am
    (0.15 CEUs Science)

    Stem Cell research is one of the most controversial and yet potentially beneficial areas of medical science and future clinical application. Dr. Murphy's presentation will focus on the areas of bone marrow and adipose-derived stem cells. Research has shown that fat-derived stem cells (PLA cells) can be induced to differentiate toward osteogenic, adipogenic, myogenic, and chondrogenic tissue lineages. This area of research has significance for medical illustrators involved in cardio-vascular research, tissue bioengineering, genetics, and clinical/surgical applications relating to the heart and peripheral vasculature.

    Most of the work with adult stem cells has dealt with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) found in a patient's own bone marrow. Our clinical investigations have used these mesenchymal stem cells successfully to promote and increase collateral circulation in patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease.

    It is also understood that stem cells can be found in other tissues of the adult body - even adipose tissue. These adipose-derived stem cells are termed Processed Lipoaspirate (PLA) because they are derived from the lipoaspirates obtained from cosmetic liposuction procedures.

    This novel area of Stem Cell Mediated Angiogenesis focuses on the benefits of these stem and progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease, including the progressively important disorders of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

    Additionally, a new study at the Indiana University School of Medicine hopes to discover if stem cells might be useful in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, or PVD. Patients whose PVD becomes too advanced may have to have a limb amputated. As the only FDA-approved study in this area, this research is looking at whether a patient's own stem cells, taken from their bone marrow, will encourage the growth of new blood vessels in the diseased leg. These trials are underway in IU's Section of Vascular Surgery that continue to investigate the effect of these stem cells in patients with acute peripheral vascular and other diseases.

    Born in 1963, Keith March obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry/Biology in 1979. In 1983 he received his PhD in Chemistry with Highest Distinction from Indiana University, and in 1985 received a combined MD/PhD degree (MD with high distinction) also from IU. Throughout his career Dr. March has been recognized nationally and internationally for his research. Dr. March has trained many fellows, residents, and students, many of whom continue their work at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology today. Dr. March has served as the reviewer for numerous editorial boards and national scientific meetings and has been invited to make presentations at scientific meetings throughout the world. He has 20 patents to his credit and serves as the principal investigator for multi-million dollar research studies. March has authored dozens of manuscripts, text chapters and books.

    Dr. Murphy received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and completed a Surgical Internship at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Murphy was a Medtronic Research Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and completed a Surgical Residency at both Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. From 2003 to 2004, Dr. Murphy was a Vascular Fellow and an Attending in Vascular Surgery at Duke University Medical Center at the Durham VA Hospital. Dr. Murphy is board-certified in both General and Vascular Surgery, and his interests include peripheral vascular surgery and progenitor cell research. Dr. Murphy is Principal Investigator and Sponsor of a Stem Cell Mediated Angiogenesis, FDA IND # 11429, Phase I clinical trial investigating safety of using autologous bone marrow derived mononuclear cells for angiogenesis, 2004.

    Futures Forum
    Learning Curve or Curveball: Anticipating an Uncertain Future
    Moderator:  Betsy Palay
    11:00am - 12:00 Noon
    (0.15 CEUs Business)

    The Futures Forum is our once-a-year opportunity to brainstorm collectively about the professional challenges that may lie ahead. And what could be more critical to our livelihoods than the knowledge of what we'll need to know in the future? We all accept lifelong learning as a necessity to keep pace with change. But how do we, as individuals, know how to invest our time, energy, and money in learning the right things? And how do we, as a profession, know how to define our core skills so that we attract and appropriately train a whole new generation of future practitioners? This provocative and popular event will kick off with a discussion by our superb panelists, followed by open mike audience participation. Don't miss it!

    Moderator: Betsy Palay, MS, CMI, FAMI, has developed biomedical media for over 100 life sciences companies and organizations, with a specialty in the biotechnology market. Betsy is founder and former creative director of award-winning visual communications firm Artemis Creative, Inc., and is Senior Art Director of Life Sciences for Duarte Design, a premier presentation technology company in Silicon Valley.


    Steven Harrison Steve Harrison is Chairman & Associate Professor, Medical Illustration Graduate Program, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Since graduating from MCG (1970), he was a medical illustrator/ animator at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Assistant Professor of Biocommunications at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School- Dallas; Medical Art Director at the Arizona Heart Institute; and, Artist-in-Residence at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, prior to returning to Augusta in 1991.

    Bradley Smith is Associate Dean for Creative Work, Research, and Graduate Education at the School of Art and Design, University of Michigan, and Research Associate Professor in Radiology. Smith created a unique MFA program that connects visual creative work with diverse fields in the sciences, humanities, and professional studies.

    Christine Young: Provocative, engaging, fun, comfortable with the abstract, and driven to communicate discovery in life science regardless of the medium. Christine currently collaborates with physiologist and husband, Kevin McKenna, and teaches a graduate course in UIC's department of Biomedical Visualization. She studied painting with Arthur DeCosta at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has her masters from the Department of Art As Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

    Lunch in the Hotel Bistro
    12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

    Buffet Lunch is provided for all attendees.
    Lunch will be served in the hotel Bistro Restaurant, 2nd floor.

    Plenary 8

    Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences
    Jennifer E. Fairman, MA, CMI - Moderator
    1:00pm - 2:15pm
    (0.7 CEUs ARt, 0.7 CEUs Biomed. Science)

    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, five of whom will present the research done as part of their graduate studies:

    :: Fabian de Kok-Mercado, The Johns Hopkins University
    Alan Cole Scholar
    Is the Arterial Morphology of Owls Adapted for Extreme Neck Rotation? A Study of the Neurovascular Anatomy of Owls in Relation to Neck Kinematics

    :: Diana Kryski, The University of Toronto
    Vesalian Scholar
    Enhancing medical students' spatial understanding of complex gross anatomy with a web-based, three-dimensional model of the pterygopalatine fossa

    :: Anneliese May Lilienthal, Medical College of Georgia
    Vesalian Scholar
    Understanding LEEP (Loop Electrode Excision Procedure): Familiarizing indigenous women in Peru with a medical procedure they will undergo for prevention of cervical cancer.

    :: Satyen Tripathi, The Johns Hopkins University
    Vesalian Scholar
    Facing the Future of Transplantation: An Anatomic Study of the Vascular Territories of the External Carotid Artery

    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.

    Concurrent 8
    Scientific Visualization

    Donna Cox
    2:30pm - 3:45pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    Professor Donna Cox will present her current research about Leonardo da Vinci from her recent exhibition, entitled "Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

    Cox is a recognized international keynote speaker at events in countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, UK, Wales, and Italy. Inviting institutions include MIT, Princeton, ATR in Japan, Kodak, Motorola, Eli Lilly, and the National Library of Medicine. She was a keynote speaker for EDUCOM in 1990 and has been a Distinguished Lecturer at the T.J. Watson Research Center in NY. Her collaborative work has been cited, reviewed, or published in over 100 publications including Newsweek, TIME, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Science News, New York Times, The Scientist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, EDUCOM, Cinescape, IEEE Communications Magazine, Computer Graphics World, and Discover magazine. She has exhibited computer art and digital animations in international invited and juried exhibitions, including a one-woman show at the Arts in the Academy, a program of the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington D.C. Over the years, Cox has appeared in numerous television programs including "Good Morning America," and PBS 7-part educational series "Life by Numbers." She was featured in the National Library of Medicine's 2001 exhibit, "The Once and Future Web."

    Donna is currently a Professor at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Concurrent 9
    Designing Information for Healthcare

    Jodie Jenkinson
    2:30pm - 3:45pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    This presentation will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective audience-specific media design for healthcare. We will examine the impact of context, culture, and science literacy in the development of tools that communicate health or science issues to the general public. Topics for discussion will also include the effect of image complexity on understanding, and successful information design strategies.

    Participants in this session will benefit from demonstration of concepts related to the development of healthcare material. This presentation may be of particular relevance to biomedical communicators interested in developing web-based educational tools.

    Presenter bio: Jodie Jenkinson is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Communications, where she teaches Community-Centred Design Research, Information Visualization, and Web-based Health & Science Design. Jodie has extensive experience in the development of educational tools for both the professional and lay audience.

    Concurrent 10
    Vesalius Trust Poster Session
    Jennifer Fairman, CMI, Moderator
    2:30pm - 3:45pm
    (0.05 CEUs Art, 0.05 CEUs Biomed Science)

    This year we are expanding this opportunity so that participation by students isn't limited to the time allotted to a concurrent session by adding a new Vesalius Trust Poster Session component to the program. This opportunity is open to all 2007 Vesalius Trust Applicants, regardless of scholarship status. This would also be in ADDITION to but NOT REQUIRED for the presentations given by invited awardees at a concurrent Vesalian Scholars Session. The Vesalius Trust is excited to continue to bring to the AMI Continuing Education in the form of current an ongoing research, especially from those who are just entering the field, bringing with them the newest contributions to the disciplines of art, science, and technology. We look forward to giving students the opportunity to present in a formal professional setting, to share, collaborate, network, learn and contribute overall. ALL APPLICANTS are invited to participate in the poster session component. Applicants who would like to participate in this opportunity must be present at the meeting.

    Click here to download the Submission Instructions and Poster Guidelines

    Click here to download the Poster Session template to create your poster

    Important Dates:

  • Poster Submission Deadline: Mon, July 6, 2008
  • Poster setup by Salon Hanging Committee: Tues, July 15, 2008
  • Poster Viewing (ongoing): Wed - Sun, July 15-20, 2008
  • Poster Presentation session: Sat, July 19, 2008, 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Please send PDF Poster Submissions to:
    Thomas Weinzerl, Director, Office of Visual Media
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    (317) 274-7478
    Please include your contact information. Contact Tom if you have questions regarding print management of your poster file.

    If you have any other questions about the Poster Session, please contact :
    Jennifer E. Fairman, CMI, FAMI
    VT Scholars Session and Poster Session Coordinator
    (410) 955.3213

  • Concurrent 11
    Metadata - the Key to Protecting Copyright and Licensing Terms in Digital Imagery
    Tonya Hines, Martha Headworth
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    (0.1 CEUs Business)

    All creators and users of digital imagery share a common problem: how to file, retrieve, and track expanding collections of image assets. Folders of digital images are "filed" on servers or DVDs while information about the images-creator, contact and rights data-is often stored in a separate database, paper file, or CD jacket. The pressure on image creators to protect their intellectual property has intensified since the digitalization and online distribution of their images. Add to this the challenge of proposed "orphan works" legislation, which if passed as drafted, would permit use of images without a license in the event the owner cannot be located. Industry wide adoption of metadata is the key to addressing these challenges by embedding all relevant information directly into the digital file. Yet today, it is underused and under-supported. In particular, medical illustrators are woefully behind photographers in using metadata. A recent Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) member survey found that over 80% regularly embed metadata in their image files. A recent Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) member survey found that only 18% regularly, 20% sometimes, and 60% never embed metadata in their image files. These statistics show that medical illustrators are at greater risk of infringement, lost revenues, and orphaning unless we embrace common metadata practices.

    Tonya Hines, CMI and Martha Headworth, MS are employed at the Mayfield Clinic at the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery. Tonya is Chair of the AMI Professional Guidelines Committee and just completed a 4-year term on the board of governors. Martha is responsible for developing DAM workflow processes and "filing" standards for Mayfield's server archive, which is a depository for 9 staff members, 70 physicians, and over 18 years worth of medical illustrations, presentations, publications, videos, corporate collateral materials, and patient diagnostic images.

    Click here to read the IPTC Photo Metadata Whitepaper
    Click here to read AMI Metadata Whitepaper

    Concurrent 12
    Anatomical Mistakes
    Ahmet Sinav, MD
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    (0.15 CEUs Biomed Science)

    Medical illustration can be explained as the art of visual description of medical knowledge. Therefore, medical illustrators must possess an extensive and proficient understanding of the human body in health and disease. Throughout history, medical information has been conveyed from teacher to student through visual media. Anatomical knowledge can best be grasped through the construction of a visual image in the mind. The replication of anatomical illustrations in anatomy atlases as visuals for lecture and self-study materials, underscores their significance in anatomy education. This is particularly true in countries where cadavers are not readily available for dissection. In such cases, anatomical illustrations provide students the sole point of access to the internal structures of the human body.

    Unfortunately, atlas illustrations sometimes misrepresent anatomical information. The explanations for such inaccuracies are numerous. First, some medical illustrators do not possess sufficient understanding of anatomical details. Secondly, illustrators may pay more attention to the artistic features of their illustrations than to their anatomic accuracy. Finally, and most importantly, medical illustrators often use existing illustrations as resources rather than drawing on observations from actual dissections. This practice propagates errors through generations.

    Anatomy education can be considered the foundation of medical sciences. Therefore, visual materials must be prepared with pain staking accuracy. Anatomists need to assume responsibility for collaborating with illustrators, in order that the mistakes of history may be rectified.

    Biography: Ahmet Sinav, M.D. is a Professor of Human Anatomy at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Dr. Sinav has experience and expertise in the methodologies and application of computer technologies to anatomy education.

    Dr. Sinav was born in Duden koyu, Yesilova, Burdur, Turkey in 1961. He received his M.D. degree from Gulhane Military Medical School in 1986, and trained as Human Anatomist at Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Sinav moved to U.S. after his retirement from Gulhane Military Medical Academy in 1998. He taught Clinical Anatomy at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York for eight years. Dr. Sinav's research interests include developing interactive web based anatomy curricula. He is a professional member the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

    Concurrent 13
    Making the Move to HD in Video and Animations
    Kevin Millar
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    (0.1 CEUs Art)

    Technology is always moving forward and there is no doubt that High-Definition Television (HDTV) is here to stay. In the world of medical animations, InViVo Communications wanted to remain on the leading edge of technology and improve the products we deliver to our clients. Many people don't realize it, but the images viewed on your television screen have barely changed in decades. And although technology has helped improve image quality over the years, the size and resolution has remained the same - until now. During our presentation, we will discuss the main characteristics that make HD different from the standard definition video production. We will explain our decision to switch to HD, how we integrated it into our project workflow, and how this decision resulted in a considerable change in our hardware and software requirements.

    Kevin Millar is the Medical Art Director for InViVo Communications Inc. After completing a Master's degree in Biomedical Communication at the University of Toronto, Kevin joined the U of T Anatomy Department in developing an interactive neuroanatomy CD-ROM focusing on anatomy, function and pathology of the brain. During the past nine years at InViVo, Kevin has been involved in the creation award-winning artwork, animations, surgical videos, and patient education materials.

    Yan Fossat is the Creative Director at InViVo Communications Inc. in Toronto, Canada. Following a formal education in applied sciences, Yan went on to study visual media. A graduate of the CEDAV School of Photography in Nice, France, he also holds a video-editing diploma from the University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis. Yan spent four years as a medical photographer for the University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis, where he founded and managed the digital imaging section in its biochemistry centre. For the past fourteen years, Yan has directed multimedia and animation projects at InViVo, from both a creative and implementation perspective.

    Vesalius Trust's Live Auction at the AMI Social Event
    7:00 pm -

    The Indianapolis VT Auction is going to be a memorable, fun conclusion to the activity-packed Annual Meeting.

    The Alan Cole Memorial Live Auction, otherwise know as the infamous T-Shirt Auction, has been know for its rather wild and outrageous irreverence. This year we'll certainly have some of that mixed in with a racing theme, as we auction off some of the most anatomically fascinating items, including anatomical models, software, limited edition George Venable prints, original illustrations, clothing... well you get the idea. You just got' a see this to believe it.

    Sessions Day by Day: Sunday, July 20, 2008

    Board of Governors meeting

    8:00 am - 12 noon
    Room location TBD

    AMI 63rd annual Board of Governors meeting will be conducted in the University Place Conference Center

    Plenary 9
    Virtual Temporal Bone
    Don Stredney
    8:15am - 9:30am
    (0.15 CEUs Art)

    The Biomedical Sciences and Visualization Group at the Ohio Supercomputer Center involves an interdisciplinary group comprising research scientists, computer scientists, and clinicians. The goals of the group include applying high performance computing to biomedicine, and applying advanced interface technology for use in the virtual exploration of complex computational data. The interdisciplinary group has been working together for nearly two decades. Current efforts include integrating visual, speech and haptic interfaces for scientific visualization, surgical preplanning, resident training, and telemedicine. This presentation will provide an overview of one of the biomedical research projects under investigation at OSC - the Virtual Temporal Bone.

    In describing our approach to the Virtual Temporal Bone, we hope to present information about the integration of software, hardware, and interface technologies that have proved successful in the creation of this computer-synthesized environment.

    As otologic disease accounts for $8 billion in health care costs annually, training the surgical health professional in the treatment of the significant diseases of this area requires five to seven years of surgical training at a cost of more than $ 76,000 annually. As cadaveric specimens become more expensive, the Ohio Supercomputer Center has searched for ways for health professionals to receive a high level of training while reducing the reliance on cadaveric tissue.

    Our presentation will describe the creation of the Virtual Temporal Bone Dissection project and the effort to create a computer-synthesized environment that serves as an adjuvant environment for learning anatomical variance and the associated otological techniques required for surgical interventions. This computer-based training will help to obviate the need for physical specimens in the initial training period, and provide easier access to cost effective surgical training.

    Biography: Don Stredney is Research Scientist for Biomedical Applications and Director of the Interface Lab at OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center). In addition, Mr. Stredney is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an Associate Member of the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

    Mr. Stredney's research involves the exploration of high performance computing and the application of advanced interface technology for the development of more intuitive methods for interaction with large and complex multimodal data sets. His research interests lie in theories of representation, specifically the representation and interaction with synthesized biomedical phenomena for clinical and biomedical research and education. Mr. Stredney is co-recipient of the Smithsonian Institute/Computerworld 1996 Information Technology Leadership Award sponsored by Cray Research Inc. for the design and implementation of a computer simulation environment for training residents in the delivery of regional anesthesia techniques.

    Mr. Stredney currently has funded projects through NIDCD, NIOSH, NSF and DOE/ASCI. In addition, Mr. Stredney has been an investigator on projects from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine, the National Institute for Drug Addiction, Department of Defense, Medical Army Material Command, Department of Energy, Lockheed Martin, the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Harvard Medical School, Ameritech, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation of the Big Ten and University of Chicago, and Cray Research Inc.

    Plenary 10
    Medical Illustration Through the Decades: A Retrospective Panel Discussion
    Bob Benassi, George Lynch, Craig Gosling, Bob Demarest, David Mascaro, Don Biggerstaff, Bill Stenstrom
    9:45 am - 11:15am
    (0.15 CEUs Business)

    A diverse panel of distinguished medical illustrators has been assembled to discuss the evolution of the profession of medical illustration. This experienced panel will specifically address what has changed in the profession during the last 30 years. While the field has experienced a transformation from traditional techniques to digital methodologies, has the basic foundation remained the same? The group will be asked to address how the role of a medical illustrator has changed, and will offer some tips to the membership about achieving success in the next 30 years.

    Presidential Luncheon
    Mike Belknap

    11:30am - 1:00pm

    Sunday's Presidential Luncheon officially wraps up our 2008 AMI Indianapolis Meeting. We'll enjoy lunch, and announce a few more awards before we turn our attention to our AMI President.

    AMI President Michael Belknap will present his 2008 Presidential Address following our lunch, and we also will all hear about the plans for the 2009 Annual Meeting. So plan to stick around on Sunday afternoon and join us as we finish up business.



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