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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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Latest News

  • Regulation Announcement September 2016
    Regulation Announcement September 2016

    Updated: 19/10/2016

    Representatives from IMI and CAMIP have been working with the Academy for Healthcare Science to develop a branch of the Academy for Healthcare Science’s accredited register for medical illustrat…

  • IMI News July 2016 now available
    IMI News July 2016 now available

    Updated: 29/07/2016

    The July 2016 edition of IMI News is now available for your viewing pleasure.

  • IMI Council Elections Vote 2016
    IMI Council Elections Vote 2016

    Updated: 27/07/2016

    There are two vacancies for election to IMI’s Council (2016-2019) and you can now vote on-line. The deadline for doing this is Friday September 9th 2016. There is one vacancy for election as Chairman Elect and this is unopposed. You will see photographs and biographies of all of the candidates and can vote for a maximum of two people. The results of this election will be announced at IMI’s AGM on September 17th 2016.

  • The Academy for Healthcare Science Regulation Council Consultation
    The Academy for Healthcare Science Regulation Council Consultation

    Updated: 25/07/2016

    IMI and CAMIP have been working with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) to develop a part of its accredited AHCS register for medical illustrators. This work is nearing completion and some draft Standards of Proficiency have been developed. These are very generic in nature and are subject to a public consultation. You are encouraged to view the Standards and participate in the AHCS’s online questionnaire on the Academy’s website

  • IMI Scholarships September 2016
    IMI Scholarships September 2016

    Updated: 20/07/2016

    The IMI Scholarship Team are now accepting applications for scholarship funding for September 2016. Please submit your application by Friday 2nd September 2016

Forthcoming Events

  • 15
    Nov 2016
    The Royal Photographic Society - Combined Royal Colleges Lecture 2016

    The recipient of the 2015 Combined Royal Colleges Medal, Dr Gavriel J Iddan D.Sc, will give a lecture on the Invention of Capsule Endoscopy, with some reflections from a troubled inventor.

  • 18
    Nov 2016
    In house video production regional meeting Ireland

    We will be having a series of short presentations looking at all aspects of video production from pre to post production,equipment suggestions and practical tips for producing high quality video. Presentations will include practical element with lighting and sound demonstrations.

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