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Increase your exposure and attract the attention of the industry's most highly trained and skilled illustrators, consultants, CEOs, managers, educators, designers, and animators. Sponsorship is a high-impact, high-profile marketing technique that drives influential decision-makers to your business and get you noticed. With over 300 attendees on average, the AMI Annual Conference is a great venue for your investment.

For more information on the AMI Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact sponsorship@ami.org. We will respond to you promptly!


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



Co-Sponsor of Technique Showcase: Adobe Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information-anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com
Programming Time and On-Site Support for Animation and Interactive Salon: iSO-FORM is a dynamic, flexible and reliable team of award-winning medical artists and software developers. We create engaging, creative, medical and scientific animation, illustration and interactive multimedia for stand-alone displays, mobile devices, and the web. What sets us apart from all the rest is that we don't see final artwork and animation as the end of a project, but just the beginning. 'Bringing function to form' isn't just a tag-line for us, it truly the core of our business, and the reason that iSO-FORM exists.


Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet
Merck: Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.





Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet: LLNS believes there is an engaging truth in every brand. LLNS is the full-service creative agency behind some of the most successful healthcare brands in history. Located in New York, our mission is to continually build the most engaging brand experiences in healthcare, with simple, bold communication ideas that move minds and markets. Our specialty is promotion to healthcare professionals and patients. The brands we work with include prescription products, medical devices, diagnostics, and corporations, in just about every category of healthcare. We deliver marketing strategy, brand strategy, multi-channel promotion, digital strategy and execution, and closed-loop marketing. For more information, contact Janet Donnelly at jdonnelly@llns.com or visit us at www.llns.com


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



Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet / 1 Directory Page Giveaway: Serbin, A publisher of marketing resources, printed talent directories and websites for commercial illustrators and photographers, Serbin Communications has partnered with the AMI for over almost two decades to produce the annual Medical Illustration Source Book and the companion portfolio site medillsb.com. The upcoming Source Book No. 24 showcases over 130 top medical illustrators, animators and multimedia artists. It will be distributed in September, 2011 to art directors in advertising, medical publishing, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and other healthcare markets in the U.S., Canada and Europe.





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







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


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


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


Donation of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Official Guides, and CorelDRAW Premium Suite X5: Corel Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value. Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® PainterTM, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital StudioTM.


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

Coffee Break and Complete Package Giveaway
is the largest database of medical illustration and artists of its kind. For over 11 years, IV has helped artists showcase their work to reach thousands of buyers worldwide each and every month. is the only service that gives the artist 100% control over listing, pricing, and client interaction. Buyers deal directly with artists for licensing and commissioning new work and artists keep 100% of their sales. Originally focused on helping the artist market their stock images, IV now also offers portfolio and stand-alone website services. As with their stock service artists do the uploading, designing, and maintaining of their site. No programming required. Just click and load.


Co-Sponsorship of Drew Berry Brödel Lecture: Established in 1997, InViVo Communications Inc. is an award-winning interactive visual media company. InViVo operates exclusively within the Life Sciences Industry, servicing global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device organizations directly or in partnership with advertising and PR agencies. InViVo is internationally recognized for creating dynamic visual content, interactive solutions and educational games for physicians, patients and sales training. InViVo strives to apply a unique immersive learning approach combining novel educational strategies, 3D environments, and game-based technology with the latest interactive devices and software in order to build on the limitless imagination of its people and thought leadership in the medical visualization field in order to change the way people learn about medicine and medical devices. Science and technology are constantly evolving; InViVo believes the way people learn about it should do the same.


Use of Workshop Space / Staff Support: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, located in Baltimore and founded in 1893, is committed to educate medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in accordance with the highest professional standards; to prepare clinicians to practice patient-centered medicine of the highest standard; and to identify and answer fundamental questions in the mechanisms, prevention and treatment of disease, in health care delivery and in the basic sciences. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is the site of the first the Department of Arts Applied to Medicine, established in 1911 with Max Brödel as its first director. The Hopkins medical illustration faculty is pleased to host a half day of the 2011 AMI meeting on the Hopkins campus, in the School of Medicine's new $54.3 million, Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building. Opened in 2009, this light-filled, four story facility offers state-of-the-art classrooms and labs to complement the new, groundbreaking curriculum, Genes to Society. The Armstrong Building is an ideal setting for the AMI's Techniques Showcase and afternoon workshops on Friday July 22.


Use of Workshop Space : Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students from 46 states and 53 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty, and other established artists.



Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." Mayo Clinic is governed by a 33-member Board of Trustees.


Sponsor of Plenary Session - Visualizing Protein Interactions & Dynamics: Evolving a Visual Language for Molecular Animation The New England Journal of Medicine is the world's leading medical journal and website. NEJM publishes peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content for physicians, educators and the global medical community. For more information, please visit www.nejm.org


Co-Sponsorship of Awards Banquet Z-Brush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world's most advanced tools for today's digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist within. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination. ZBrush users are enabled by its powerful software processing, you can sculpt and paint with millions of polygons. Leave technical hurdles and steep learning curves behind, as you sculpt and paint with familiar brushes and tools. Download a full trial today and see why ZBrush is a tool created by artists for artists.
Technique Showcase Demonstration Sponsor
We care about health education. patient education and doctor and nurse education. We are devoted to creating elegant science art. Our staff is emotionally devoted to creating content. that is good for human life and society. We do not only do commercials.
Bag Sponsor
Thomas Direct Studios, located in Montclair, NJ, works almost exclusively with the pharmaceutical, device and biotech industries, creating high-visibility medical media for all audiences.


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


Wacom Intous 4 Tablets: Inspired by natural human abilities to create, our patented pen and touch input technology allows freedom of expression, inspired creativity, and drastic improvements in productivity, control and comfort. From product development and graphic design to the media and entertainment sectors, Wacom facilitates the work of individuals and workgroups with truly natural ways to work with digital content. At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand. With products that rely on human intuition and natural movement, we strive to bring people and technology closer together. Our patented pen and touch input technology has helped professionals around the world create extraordinary characters, digital art, films, special effects, fashions, and industrial designs. We're proud to say that some of the most celebrated companies in these industries rely on our products. No other technology company strives to design tools that empower creative professionals the way Wacom does. Not even close. Wacom's vision extends worldwide, with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Working together, we provide organizations with our core solutions: the Cintiq® line of interactive pen displays, the Intuos® line of professional pen tablets, and the Bamboo® and Bamboo Fun® pen tablet lines. Wacom also services specialty markets with a line of other pen displays, and it provides underlying technology for a wide variety of products, including mobile information terminals, Tablet PC's, UMPC's, amusement equipment, and medical devices.


Co-Sponsorship of Drew Berry Brödel Lecture: XVIVO's award-winning animation studio creates accurate and precise 3D animation for pharmaceutical, biotech companies, medical device firms, advertising agencies, educational organizations, museums and broadcast. With our in-house medical expertise and experience, we are able to translate complex medical information into productions that are scientifically accurate as well as visually compelling. What sets XVIVO apart is the depth of in-house experience in medical illustration and high-end pharmaceutical 3D animation development. While we are recognized for the development of 3D animations of mechanisms of action and disease-state pathophysiology, we are also known for the creation interactive challenges and programs that are very effective at trade shows in drawing traffic while simultaneously educating the doctors, as well as Tablet PCs for detailing, professional and consumer websites, plus many other applications.