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    Updated: 20/03/2015

    An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Photographer to join our team within the Medical Photography Service at NHS Lothian.

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    Mr. Keith Duguid, Hon. FIMI, FRPS

    Updated: 09/03/2015

    It is with sadness that we report the death of Keith Duguid of Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday the 5th of March 2015. Keith's funeral is on Friday at 2pm.

  • Medical Photographer - UCL – based in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
    Medical Photographer - UCL – based in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

    Updated: 06/03/2015

    UCL Medical Photography and Health Creatives are currently looking to recruit a member of staff to take on the role of Medical Photographer (0.2FTE).

  • GILIOLA GAMBERINI AWARD International Competition for Medical and Scientific Illustration
    GILIOLA GAMBERINI AWARD International Competition for Medical and Scientific Illustration

    Updated: 05/02/2015

    The Centre of Biomedical Visualization of Bologna University (formerly Scuola Superiore di Disegno Anatomico) and AEIMS (Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques) are proud to introduce the first edition of the Giliola Gamberini Award. The aim of the Prize, named after Giliola Gamberini, is to keep alive her work and memory, while promoting the profession of medical-scientific illustrator and the use of illustrations in a clinical and professional setting.

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    Updated: 29/01/2015

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