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The AMI will provide private bus transportation for all attendees from the Tremont Hotel to the workshop locations


Fine-tuning Your Web Development Skills: Intermediate Flash and ActionScript 3
Instructors: Daniel Müller
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Full Day (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cost: Member $125 / Non-Member $250
0.8 Art CEUs
Maximum size 19

Description: The Adobe® Flash® Platform currently is and will remain for many more years to come the industry-leading authoring software environment for medical illustrators to create interactive content. Flash has advanced and precise drawing and editing tools, it integrates smoothly with all other Adobe family applications, and it has an extremely powerful programming language called ActionScript 3, all of which allow for creating engaging, complex digital and web experiences quickly and self-sufficiently.
Key Flash/ActionScript 3 standards, concepts, and techniques will be presented as participants build several small interactive modules. Participants will create a dynamic portfolio that will load an XML file with all the information necessary to link the completed modules together with other textual information such as contacts and bio.


Note: This workshop will be fast-paced and is not recommended for beginners. Participants should be very comfortable with Flash editing tools and panels, as well as have a basic knowledge of ActionScript 2/3 (including familiarity with variables, functions and event listeners).


Daniel Müller is a graduate of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been working at The New England Journal of Medicine since 2004 as a Medical Illustrator. Currently, he holds the title Interactive Medical Media Designer and is responsible for developing a variety of interactive modules for the web version of the journal. Daniel has completed multiple Adobe Flash ActionScript certified courses as well as workshops in user-centered design and user experience for the web and mobile platforms.

Harvesting Medical Imaging Datasets for Production Ready 3-D Models and Texture
Instructors: Scott Dixon
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Full Day (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cost: Member $125 / Non-Member $250
Sold Out
0.4 Art CEUs, 0.4 Biomedical CEUs
Maximum size 22

Description: 3D medical modeling and animation production demands a high level of accuracy and detail. Many questionable medical models exist on the web at sites such as www.turbosquid.com or the equivalent. http://www.3DScience.com is perhaps the leader in online medical models and textures for overall quality. However, there is an overall lack of accuracy in the 3D medical model market, coupled with little to no realistic texturing. Medical artists must be prepared to originate or alter 3D models and textures to a higher level of accuracy and detail to serve their purposes.


During the first half of the workshop attendees will work on data set extraction by loading a medical dataset and generating a mesh from a volume renderer such as Osirix®, Mimics, or Slicer. The subject matter will be something manageable, such as a kidney. Using this inefficient triangulated mesh as a template within Autodesk® 3ds Max®, we will utilize retopology tools to create a more efficient polygon model. As time permits, we can also explore similar workflows within ZBrush.


During the second half of the workshop attendees will further modify and realize the benefits of this retopologized model by sculpting and painting both normal and diseased anatomy in Autodesk® Mudbox®. This will involve a thorough review of Mudbox features and the ease of pipeline integration with Maya® and 3ds Max. Maps and models will then be extracted and opened in 3ds Max. We will then explore the application of normal and displacement maps to the retopologized low poly models as part of the final process in becoming production ready.


The final model will be an accurate representation of the dataset it was derived from. The final models will also be optimized and support a variety of production workflows, such as animation, web interactives, mobile apps, 3d PDF, etc.


Scott Dixon is a clinical assistant professor at UIC. He leads courses in the Biomedical Visualization program such as Computer Applications, Computer Visualization, Animation, and Advanced Imaging Applications. His research interests include virtual reality and stereo imaging, serious gaming, rapid prototyping, and mobile app development. Scott graduated from UIC in 2006 and began teaching immediately upon the retirement of Mary Rasmussen, creator of the Virtual Reality in Medicine Lab. His undergraduate focus was digital media at East Tennessee State University, Alias|wavefront's first official "Premiere Academic Partner" in the world. Graduates of the program have worked on films such as "Avatar" and popular games like "Infamous". Scott also has training in CAD, extending his history with Autodesk products and 3ds Max to approximately 13 years.

From Atoms to Cells with Ease: ePMV Runs Molecular Modeling Directly: Inside of Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender and more
Instructors: Graham Johnson, CMI & Fabian de Kok-Mercado, CMI
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Full Day (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cost: Member $125 / Non-Member $250
0.4 Art CEUs, 0.4 Biomedical CEUs
Maximum size 20

Description: The Olson Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute has developed an open-source plug-in, embedded Python Molecular Viewer (ePMV), that runs molecular modeling software directly inside of professional 3D animation applications (hosts) to provide simultaneous access to the capabilities of these newly connected systems. Uniting host and molecular toolkit functionalities into a single interface allows illustrators to quickly create common representations of molecular models and to perform computational simulations, like molecular dynamics, directly inside of a host's viewport with relative ease.
Available free at http://epmv.scripps.edu, ePMV currently supports Blender, MAXON Cinema 4D, Autodesk® Maya® and Houdini. It should soon support Google Sketchup, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, RealFlow, Autodesk® Softimage®, etc. This workshop introduces ePMV basics and transitions smoothly to cover highly advanced ePMV techniques. Participants will learn to install ePMV, then read, model, and chemically color dozens of standard file-types including .pdb and .mrc in seconds. They'll learn how to load and animate 4D data such as molecular dynamics trajectories and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) states. Users will further learn to use advanced modules that we have included in ePMV, including molecular dynamics, augmented reality, protein-ligand and protein-protein docking, procedural subcellular modelers (AutoFill), and other physics simulators that will help them easily create accurate and sophisticated molecular interactions and molecular machines for use in illustration or animation.


Graham Johnson is a Certified Medical Illustrator (Johns Hopkins 1997) with 16 years of professional experience specialized in visualizing molecular and cellular biology. He fully illustrated both editions of the award-winning textbook Cell Biology by Pollard & Earnshaw as a coauthor, and has created thousands of groundbreaking scientific visuals ranging from journal covers and pedagogic animations to game concept art. Graham currently develops software to bridge the gap between art and science while finishing a PhD in biophysics from The Scripps Research Institute. He lectures yearly on both molecular graphics and protein-docking to illustrators and biologists. More @ www.grahamj.com.


Fabian de Kok-Mercado is a Certified Medical Illustrator who received his Master's in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is currently employed by the Battelle Memorial Institute as the Medical Illustrator for the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Integrated Research Facility in Frederick, MD. He also operates ProAtlantal Studio, a biomedical illustration and animation business, with his wife and colleague, Lydia Gregg.




Integrating Social Media into Your Web Presence, Gracefully
Instructors: Matthew Cummings
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Full Day (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cost: Member $125 / Non-Member $250
0.8 Art CEUs
Maximum size 22

Description: For better or worse, social media venues such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have made their undeniable presence in the ever-changing www experience. So how do you put social media to work in an effective, meaningful, and beautiful way for not only self-promotional work but for your clients as well?
The morning session includes a lecture and discussion of elegant and effective design solutions for incorporating social media outlets into wonderful web experiences. The morning lecture will also include emerging design processes for mobile experiences, including the iPad and iPhone.


The afternoon session includes a step-by-step walk-through for setting up, designing, and skinning (with html/css) a custom WordPress template. Wordpress is becoming one of the fastest ways to get up and running with an effective content management system for a multitude of uses such as blogging, portfolio management, news updates, and simultaneous social media blasting.


Matthew Cummings has worked in the wonderful world of web design in and around Baltimore for last 10 years. Matt is currently the Senior Interaction Designer for No.1nc, a collaborative services firm focused on solving business communications problems using audience-centric design and emerging information technology. Matt has designed user experiences for over 30 full-scale web applications and 2x as many websites for clients such as Johns Hopkins, AOL's Advertising.com, BET, Boost Mobile, and The Discovery Channel. As if he can't get enough design for the online, he is always looking for the next fun little freelance project for small upstart business ventures. Matthew Cummings has a BS degree in graphic design and photography from Towson University.


Color & Light: A Master Class on Theory and Application
Instructors: Bill Andrews and David Mascaro
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Half Day (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Cost: Member $80 / Non-Member $160
0.4 Art CEUs
Maximum size 30

Description: In this workshop, Bill Andrews and David Mascaro will guide the participants in a tour through, around and over the rainbow. The journey will begin by exploring the perceptual basis of color through examples drawn from life. 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. Participants will receive reference handouts, as well numerous digital tools for exploring color.
Bill Andrews received his BA in Art in 1978 from the University of Texas at Austin and his MA in biomedical communications in 1980 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Bill began his professional career as a medical illustrator at the University of Arizona Health Science Center at Tucson before moving to Houston, Texas, in 1981. He worked in varying capacities in the Texas Medical Center, including as Art Director for the Texas Heart Institute and as Manager of Medical Illustration & Graphic Design Services at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He was honored to join the MCG faculty in 1999. He currently serves as Education Program Coordinator, Gallery Director and Webmaster. Bill has won numerous professional awards and has had works included in juried exhibits around the world. Bill has presented numerous seminars and workshops across the United States and in Canada, France, Italy and the Netherlands. He has been an active Professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 1982. He has served as President of the AMI and on the Board of Governors and is a Fellow of the AMI. Bill has been Editor of the national newsletter and is currently the Editor for the Source Book of Medical Illustration. Bill has been recognized as a Certified Medical Illustrator since 1993. In 1988, Bill became the founding President of the Vesalius Trust, an educational foundation supporting research and education in visual communications for the health sciences.


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.




He Said, She Said: Medical Malpractice Strategy Development
Instructors: Emily Ullo Steigler
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Half Day (8:00 am - 12:00 noon)
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $180
0.2 Business CEUs, 0.2 Art CEUs
Maximum size 30

Description: Medical illustration can be an integral part of medical malpractice case strategy, both plaintiff and defense. It can allow the jury or judge to see what the defendant actually encountered during surgery, to understand a complex medical mechanism, or to compare a patient films to normal anatomy, etc. In this way, the issues become much more real and understandable to the lay person; much more so then a lengthy testimony filled with medical and technical terms. Visual exhibit strategy differs greatly depending on the side of the argument and the specific issues of the case.
Each participant will receive a case to review before the workshop. A brief lecture will outline key points in plaintiff and defense strategy discussing exhibit goals, types of exhibits, and concerns/potential problems. Participants will then develop an exhibit proposal for their respective case and side and present their exhibits in a mock trial setup to the group in order to allow all participants to examine the effectiveness and potential problems with proposed medical illustrations/animations.


Emily Ullo Steigler is a graduate of The Medical College of Georgia Department of Medical Illustration. She joined Seif Medical Graphics after graduating in 2006. She began private practice medical illustration as Medical Explanation in 2007, and has worked in educational publishing, surgical illustration, and medical malpractice defense. She was also an adjunct faculty member at Austin Peay University from 2008-2009. She currently works with Seif Medical Graphics as a case strategist and a lecturer to legal and insurance groups, providing continuing legal education.




A Day in the Life of the Schuler School of Fine Artst

Instructors: Frederick Schuler Briggs (plein-air watercolor) and Hans Paul Guerin (scratch board)
Location: Schuler School of Fine Arts
Full Day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Cost: Member $95 / Non-Member $125 - this is a good option non-AMI members can do while their colleague attends conference activities
0.6 Art CEUs

Workshop Cancelled



AMI First-Timers Luncheon
Instructors: Megan E. B. Foldenauer, MA, CMI and Emily Shaw, MA, CMI, EMT-B
Presenter: Andrew Swift
Location: Tremont Hotel, Chapter Room
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Cost: FREE
no CEUs
No size limit

Description: This workshop is intended for students, new AMI members, and all other individuals who are attending the AMI meeting for their first time. The session will introduce newcomers to each other, the AMI, the Annual Meeting, AMI Headquarters, the AMI Board of Governors, and much more. Attendees of this workshop can expect to gain a sense of appreciation for the AMI and how it can facilitate advancement in a medical illustrator's career. Several AMI member guest speakers will visit and discuss some of their reasons for becoming involved in the AMI. 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.
Megan E. B. Foldenauer, MA, CMI is a certified biomedical illustrator who's been at the helm of her studio - Megalo-Media Illustration - for ten years. An AMI member since 2001, she graduated from the Johns Hopkins University's Art as Applied to Medicine program in 2002 after receiving her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. She is also a fine artist with over 15 years exhibiting experience and was a multiple scholarship and award-recipient in anatomy instruction at Eastern Michigan University. She remains an anatomy nut, audiophile, genealogist, and a die-hard Cubs' fan as she completes her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She is also a 2011 candidate for the AMI's Board of Governors.


Emily Shaw, MA, CMI, EMT-B, is a certified medical illustrator having graduated in 2003 from the The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. While at Hopkins she was awarded a Vesalius Trust Alan W. Cole scholarship for a 3D animation of trypanosome KDNA replication. Her fine arts experience was acquired at Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned a BFA with a focus on painting and art history. Since 2003, Emily has been sole proprietor of the company, Illustrating Medicine, and has produced work for clients such as Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, National Institutes of Health, Johnson & Johnson, Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, Women's Magazine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Laerdal Medical Corporation, MedStar Health, and GBMC. She holds a position as manager of the MedStar SiTEL Clinical Simulation Center providing simulation-based continuing education to Baltimore-area hospital staff. Emily volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician for a local fire department and is currently pursuing an AAS degree in Emergency Medicine including certification as an EMT-Paramedic. Outside of work, she enjoys ice hockey, roller derby, and motherhood.


Andrew Swift, CMI, FAMI is the sole proprietor of Swift Illustration and Chief Creative Director with iso-FORM. Andrew earned his MS in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999. Following graduation, Andrew worked as an assistant professor at MCG with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Illustration and the Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery. Andrew was an associate professor with the Medical Illustration Graduate Program from 2000 until 2010. Andrew has been a Professional Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 2000, and was recognized as a Certified Medical Illustrator in 2002. Andrew's illustration work has won numerous awards including the Ralph Sweet Member's Choice Award that he has won 3 times.


Friday afternoon workshops will be held concurrent with the Techniques Showcase at the state-of-the-art Armstrong Building at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Travel between the Tremont Hotel and the Armstrong Building will be provided to all meeting participants by private bus. A schedule for the shuttle bus service will be posted in July.


Centennial Exhibit "A Century of Teaching Excellence in Medical Illustration"
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Concourse
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
An exhibit of over 250 works of medical illustration and animation is on display this summer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins. This exhibit is in the Turner Building, Concourse level, accessible from the Rutland Avenue entrance. It is 3 blocks from the Armstrong Building. There is a guard station at the entrance to Turner, located at 720 Rutland Avenue, 21287 (see map, back cover). Your time on the Hopkins medical campus provides an opportunity to see hundreds of the graduates' work collected for the first time - from the exquisite pen and ink embryos of James Didusch for the Carnegie Institute of Embryology, to neurological masterworks of Dorcas Padget for Dr. Walter Dandy, and cardiac surgery innovations depicted in carbon-dust by Leon Schlossberg, to astonishing animations created by recent graduates depicting the dynamics of cellular and molecular interactions. The exhibit demonstrates the pioneering and enduring roles of medical illustrators trained at Johns Hopkins. Original Brödel illustrations are also on display, including work never seen outside our department.

Anatomical Cardiovascular Pathologies,
Specimens, and Sketching

Instructors:Charles Steenbergen, MD, PhD and Marc K. Halushka MD, PhD
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
Session A: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Session B: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Cost: Member $50 / Non-Member $100
CEUs TBA
Maximum size 15 per session

Description: In this forty-five minute workshop, two pathologists from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will be presenting a gross anatomical review with a focus on gross cardiovascular pathologies. This workshop will allow participants hands-on interaction with a variety of prepared gross anatomical specimens. This highly interactive discussion will cover a review of normal cardiovascular anatomy, identification of normal vs. abnormal structures, speculation on what the abnormality is caused by and what the consequences would be for the patient. Participants will also have the opportunity to sketch the specimens.
Charles Steenbergen, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pathology and Director of Cardiovascular Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, since 2006. He received his MD and PhD in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania and did his anatomic residency training at Duke University, and then joined the faculty at Duke University in 1984. He does diagnostic pathology, basic research in ischemic heart disease, and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. He is on the editorial board of multiple cardiovascular journals and serves on multiple NIH study sections. While at Duke, he was the coordinator of the introductory pathology course for medical students for 10 years.


Marc K. Halushka MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry at Indiana University and his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University. Marc specializes in cardiovascular pathology and is frequent lecturer to medical students, residents, and fellows on all topics pertaining to the heart.

Functional Anatomy of the Hand and Forearm
Instructors: Dr. Thomas Brushart
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $180
0.175 Biomedical CEUs
Sold Out
Maximum size 6

Description: This workshop will consist of prosection of the hand and forearm with in-depth discussion of the pathophisiology associated with the structures encountered. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of the anatomical components of the hand and forearm and their function in health and disease.


Dr. Brushart earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard where he also stayed for his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Program. He completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in 1983. Dr. Brushart recently received the Hanno Millesi Award from the World Federation of Neurological Societies in Vienna, Austria recognizing Brushart's "outstanding contributions to peripheral nerve research." He has received several other awards including the L.W. Freeman Award from the National Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, the Joseph Boyes Award and the Emanuel Kaplan Anatomy Prize from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Brushart has served as the President of the Sunderland Society. Today, he is the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University and the Vice-Chairman for Research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Brushart is also the Co-Director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Abdominal Vasculature and AAA Repair
Instructors: Miguel A. Schön Ybarra, PhD; Richard Heitmiller, MD, FACS; Mojtaba Gashti, DO
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
Session A: 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Session A Sold Out
Session B: 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Session B Open
Cost: Member $90 / Non-Member $180
0.075 Biomedical CEUs per session
Maximum size 8 per session

Description: This course will feature an anatomical review of the vasculature of the abdomen and a simulated surgical repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Demonstrations will be made of the arteries, veins, and their corresponding main branches, which circulate blood through the intra-abdominopelvic digestive, urinary, and reproductive organs, in one embalmed, prosected adult human specimen.


Note: Two separate sessions of this workshop are being offered.

Participants will sketch from a live simulated open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair performed by a surgical resident on a simulated aneurism in the abdomen of a cadaver. The procedure will include cross clamping the aorta, inserting graft material and assessing aneurism repair by checking for leakage around graft after unclamping aorta. Vascular surgery faculty will review operative planning for an AAA repair, proctor the procedure, and be available to answer questions.


Miguel A. Schön Ybarra, is currently a part-time member of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, and the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Programs, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and of the Department of Pain and Neural Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry.


Dr. Heitmiller is Chief of Surgery, Program Director of General Surgery and Surgical Residency Program Director at Union Memorial Hospital. He performs a broad range of thoracic procedures related to cancer of the lung and esophagus. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and completed his surgical specialty training in general and thoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.


Dr. Gashti is a vascular surgeon at UMH. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease and performs the latest endovascular procedures (carotid stenting, stent-graft repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms). Dr. Gashti received his PhD of Osteopathic Medicine at University of New England College, and completed his residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital. He also completed fellowships in vascular surgery at Deborah Heart and Lung Center and endovascular at UMH.

Adobe Illustrator: Hollywood Studio Techniques vs. the Traditional Medical Illustrator
Instructors: Tim Hengst
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Cost: Member $25 / Non-Member $50
DISCOUNT RATE FOR AI + PS: Member $45 / Non-Member $95
0.175 Art CEU s
Sold Out
Maximum size 18 currently filled (Contact AMR for waiting list)

Description: This workshop will focus on Adobe Illustrator® CS5 tools and techniques, developing concepts, working from sketches, and digitizing artwork from a couple of different artist perspectives. Tim will give a brief overview of common Illustrator features such as pathfinder, appearance/graphic styles, gradients, object blends, and the intimidating mesh tool-but the main focus will be on two Adobe Illustrator concepts-one, working with a finished pencil sketch and using Illustrator's Live Trace and Live Paint features, a typical Hollywood studio technique, and second, using customized pressure sensitive brushes to achieve an assortment of drawing styles. Tim will emphasize shortcuts and unique features of Illustrator to speed up your work. The pressure sensitive Wacom pen/tablet will be an integral part of the workshop.


Tim Hengst is a 1972 graduate of California Lutheran University (formerly California Lutheran College). In 1974 he received his graduate degree in medical and biological illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After illustrating for 3 years at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston with Dr. Denton Cooley, he returned to teach at Hopkins in the graduate program for 9 years, from 1977-1986. He then returned to California, and had his own freelance business until starting full time at California Lutheran University (CLU) in 2001. He still continues to illustrate on a part-time basis, has illustrated over 60 medical and surgical texts, and his illustrations have appeared in over 100 scientific journals. His early illustration training was primarily in airbrush, continuous tone, and pen and ink. He began using the computer for digital illustration in the late 1980s, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as his primary illustration media. Tim became director of the CLU multimedia program in 2001 and has taught scores of students in digital illustration and graphics techniques. Tim has conducted several national workshops in digital illustration, has served as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, and has numerous national awards for his medical illustration work including three Best Illustrated Medical Textbook awards from the AMI. Tim is a Certified Medical Illustrator and Fellow of the AMI.

Collaboration in Photoshop: Using special effects, AI files, and Wacom Intuos 4 Pen Tablet
Instructors: Tim Hengst
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Cost: Member $25 / Non-Member $50
DISCOUNT RATE FOR AI + PS: Member $45 / Non-Member $95
0.175 Art CEUs
Sold Out
Maximum size 18 currently filled (Contact AMR for waiting list)

Description: This workshop will emphasize the collaboration between Adobe Illustrator® and Photoshop®, with of course, an emphasis on the special effects, layering, and photo montage tools that are unique to Photoshop. Use of the pressure sensitive pen will be emphasized in exploring the variety of brushes available with Photoshop, and the use of channels, paths, and Illustrator files in streamlining your workflow. Tim will emphasize techniques that have transitioned from his early non-digital training to a successful foray into the digital medium, including teaching Illustrator and Photoshop to dozens of undergraduate students every semester.


Tim Hengst is a 1972 graduate of California Lutheran University (formerly California Lutheran College). In 1974 he received his graduate degree in medical and biological illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After illustrating for 3 years at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston with Dr. Denton Cooley, he returned to teach at Hopkins in the graduate program for 9 years, from 1977-1986. He then returned to California, and had his own freelance business until starting full time at California Lutheran University (CLU) in 2001. He still continues to illustrate on a part-time basis, has illustrated over 60 medical and surgical texts, and his illustrations have appeared in over 100 scientific journals. His early illustration training was primarily in airbrush, continuous tone, and pen and ink. He began using the computer for digital illustration in the late 1980s, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as his primary illustration media. Tim became director of the CLU multimedia program in 2001 and has taught scores of students in digital illustration and graphics techniques. Tim has conducted several national workshops in digital illustration, has served as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, and has numerous national awards for his medical illustration work including three Best Illustrated Medical Textbook awards from the AMI. Tim is a Certified Medical Illustrator and Fellow of the AMI.

Osirix® Software: A Tool for the Medical Ilustrator
Instructors: Andrew Swift
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Cost: Member $50 / Non-Member $100
0.2 Art CEUs, 0.175 Biomedical CEUs
Sold Out
Maximum size 18 currently filled (Contact AMR for waiting list)

Description: OsiriX® software allows the trained user to create three dimensional virtual depictions of anatomy from DICOM images captured during a diagnostic scans such as Computer Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI). These virtual images (referred to here as "3D Reconstructions") can be manipulated, with great control over transparency and color.
Participants in this workshop will learn to use OsiriX software as a tool to improve their understanding of anatomical relationships as they exist in the living body. With this tool the medical animator can isolate and colorize specific tissues and organs thereby creating animated virtual dissections. Participants will learn to create still images and animations of specific anatomical structures. The use of 16 bit Color Look Up Tables to enhance the transparency and dimensionality of images as well as procedures for creating animations from sequential CT scans (known as "Cine" sequences) will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented.


Andrew Swift, CMI, FAMI is the sole proprietor of Swift Illustration and Chief Creative Director with iso-FORM. Andrew earned his MS in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999. Following graduation, Andrew worked as an assistant professor at MCG with a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Illustration and the Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery. Andrew was an associate professor with the Medical Illustration Graduate Program from 2000 until 2010. Andrew has been a Professional Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 2000, and was recognized as a Certified Medical Illustrator in 2002. Andrew's illustration work has won numerous awards including the Ralph Sweet Member's Choice Award that he has won 3 times.

Unity Game Engine Development
Instructors: Frank Vivirito
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Armstrong Building
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Cost: Member $50 / Non-Member $100
0.375 Art CEUs
Maximum size 18

Some basic principles of JavaScript programming will be covered as it relates to Unity and getting code onto objects for behaviors and interactive capability. These scripts will be provided.
Description:In this workshop, participants will create a sandbox world full of 3D toys and gadgets that will provide an overall understanding of the Unity Editor. Participants will learn the basic usage of lights and cameras, physics-driven objects and particle effects, audio, and image effects. Later in the workshop, participants will work on a 3D character (supplied) and prepare the character for import into Unity 3D. Participants will work on setting up character animation cycles and adding them to playable scripts, setting up player's controls, keyboard, and mouse input devices to drive the character, and adding a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and menu to the scene. Participants will also prepare some basic scripts to put it all together, and will study and implement "levels". Finally, participants will publish the work for both stand-alone and web-based applications.


Frank Vivirito has been developing 3D programs and content for the computer game industry since 1989. Software titles to his credit include: F-15 Strike Eagle, Task Force 1942, Return of the Phantom, Pirates Gold, Master of Orion, CPU Bach, F-117A, NFL Coaches Club Football, Civilization II, Magic: The Gathering, Klingon Honor Guard (Paramount Star Trek), Space Station Sim (NASA), NetStrike (Northrop Grumman), Lord of the Rings: Rise of the Witch King, Mosbe (HLS, Emergency Response, and DoD Trainer) and PULSE medical triage simulator for Bethesda Naval Hospital. Recently, has taught game art classes at the Nanjing Summit College of Art. He has given lectures about the history of computer gaming and outlooks for the future. He taught NATO officers in Portsmouth, England how to use satellite information for 3D simulations. He also conducted training classes for groups from the Swedish Defense Ministry and Applied Physics Laborites. In 2010, Frank taught at the Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. Frank has a BA from University of Maryland and is a US Navy veteran.



NOTICE TO CMIs: 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 CEU 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.

Carolyn Holmes, CMI
AMI CE Committee Chair