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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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  • 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

  • Member of IMI as Business Competition Finalist
    Member of IMI as Business Competition Finalist

    Updated: 22/06/2016

    Professional medical illustrator and member of IMI Joanna Culley, has had her new business regarding medical art selected as one of the international finalists for the ‘Open to Export Action Plan’ competition. This is regarding The Medical Stock Images Company (MSIC).

  • 2016 Elections to IMI Council
    2016 Elections to IMI Council

    Updated: 14/06/2016

    This year nominations are requested to fill three vacancies: two for election as Members of Council and one vacancy as Chairman Elect.

  • IMI awards 2016
    IMI awards 2016

    Updated: 01/04/2016

    Entries are now invited for the 2016 IMI awards. Download the award descriptions, Rules and Application forms here. The closing date is the 2nd July 2016

  • Renewal of IMI Subscriptions 2016/17
    Renewal of IMI Subscriptions 2016/17

    Updated: 09/03/2016

    Yes it's time again for the renewal of your IMI membership and as subscription fees remain unchanged for 2016/17, your continued membership is better value than ever. If you are currently paying by direct debit, you don't need to do anything, as your monthly payments will continue as normal.

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