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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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  • Tom Leishman - UPDATED
    Tom Leishman - UPDATED

    Updated: 23/04/2015

    We regret to announce the passing of Tom Leishman who worked at the Medical Illustration Department at the Glasgow Western Infirmary until 1985.

  • Senior medical photographer - Royal Victoria Infirmary
    Senior medical photographer - Royal Victoria Infirmary

    Updated: 21/04/2015

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our busy and progressive Medical Photography Service. You will join a team of 13 staff who are committed to providing a comprehensive Medical Photography / Ophthalmic Imaging Service to The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Clinical Photographer/Medical Illustrator, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital - London
    Clinical Photographer/Medical Illustrator, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital - London

    Updated: 21/04/2015

    We are looking for Clinical Photographers/Medical Illustrators to join our Staff Bank to provide sessional cover as required. You will help help provide a comprehensive visual communication service for patients within the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital which is part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

  • IMI Conference 2015 - Call for papers/workshops
    IMI Conference 2015 - Call for papers/workshops

    Updated: 12/04/2015

    We are interested to hear from anyone who would like to speak at our conference, either giving a paper as part of the Scientific Programme on the Saturday, or presenting a workshop on the Friday.

  • IMI Conference 2015 - Call for New Voices
    IMI Conference 2015 - Call for New Voices

    Updated: 12/04/2015

    Never given a talk at conference before? Fancy giving it a go? Think of all the CPD points you’ll get! Plus, even with the first-time nerves, most people would agree that there’s a real feeling of achievement when you’ve done this. And you won’t be alone – the session is exclusively for all of those people who haven’t presented at IMI Conference before.

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