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Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

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  • Code of Professional Conduct Poster
    Code of Professional Conduct Poster

    Updated: 19/08/2015

    As a member of IMI you are bound by our Code of Professional Conduct which is reassuring for both patients and your employing organisation. So why not download this superbly designed poster for your waiting area or reception wall, and promote your professionalism to a wider audience. For those going for QAS Level 1 - this is also an easy way to meet standard 13!

  • IMI Scholarships September 2015
    IMI Scholarships September 2015

    Updated: 18/08/2015

    The IMI Scholarship Team are now accepting applications for scholarship funding for September 2015. Please submit your application by Friday 11th September 2015.

  • IMI 2015 Conference Programme
    IMI 2015 Conference Programme

    Updated: 18/08/2015

    The Friday and Saturday conference schedules have now been updated, plus there's some additional information about the social event planned for the Thursday evening before conference officially starts.

  • Clinical Photographer - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
    Clinical Photographer - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

    Updated: 17/08/2015

    Following expansion of the department, an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic qualified Clinical Photographer with an exceptional portfolio to join our team of 8 Clinical Photographers, based in Wolverhampton. We provide a comprehensive Clinical and Non-clinical Illustration service at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, and also the Princess Royal Hospital Telford, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, County Hospital Stafford and Walsall Health Care.

  • Annual General Meeting 2015
    Annual General Meeting 2015

    Updated: 11/08/2015

    In accordance with the Articles of Association notice is hereby given that the Forty Eighth Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Medical Illustrators will be held in the Medici Room 2, at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel at 11am on Saturday October 10th 2015.

Forthcoming Events

  • 14
    Jan 2015
    Heidelberg Engineering Educational Programme 2015

    Heidelberg Engineering are specialists in ophthalmic imaging equipment and through their Academy they offer training on Heidelberg Engineering products.

  • 17
    Oct 2015
    Microscopy in Medical Research and Diagnosis

    This one day joint symposium is organised by the Medical Group (Royal Photographic Society) and the Royal Microscopical Society to bring together a team of six eminent scientists who develop and use techniques in microscopy for research and diagnosis in various areas of medicine

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