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  • 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.

  • JVISCOMM volume 37 3-4
    JVISCOMM volume 37 3-4

    Updated: 29/01/2015

    Didn't get your hard copy of JVISCOMM volume 37 3-4 for Christmas? Don't worry it's on its way now!

  • Kenneth Watson
    Kenneth Watson

    Updated: 27/01/2015

    The Institute is sorry to announce the death of Kenneth Watson who passed away in hospital on 6th December 2014 after a long illness.

  • IMI is seeking a Student Representative on Council
    IMI is seeking a Student Representative on Council

    Updated: 23/01/2015

    This provides an exciting opportunity for an individual to represent the interests of all IMI students on Council as well as providing a unique insight into how the professional body operates. This is a great opportunity for younger members of the Institute to gain useful experience.

  • IMI Scholarships February 2015
    IMI Scholarships February 2015

    Updated: 22/01/2015

    The IMI Scholarship Group are now accepting applications for scholarship funding for February 2015. Please submit your application by 14th February

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