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Latest News

  • Wellcome Image Awards 2016
    Wellcome Image Awards 2016

    Updated: 01/07/2015

    Submit your images now and they could reach a global audience. The deadline for submissions is 9 September 2015. The winning images will go on display in science centres and public galleries around the world.

  • Scottish Board Nominations
    Scottish Board Nominations

    Updated: 30/06/2015

    Dear Scottish IMI Members Please find attached the Scottish Board Nomination Form for your attention. Forms can be opened and completed as indicated using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro to allow you to type in the fields and also use an electronic signature in the Nominator and Nominee fields.

  • Institute Careers Video Competition
    Institute Careers Video Competition

    Updated: 24/06/2015

    We are looking for IMI members/departments to submit short video clips, still images and animations (max 30seconds) portraying the variety of work undertaken by Clinical Photographers /videographers and illustrators. The best of these will be edited to produce a short compilation video sequence to be published on the IMI website.

  • Multimedia Producer Band 6 at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
    Multimedia Producer Band 6 at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

    Updated: 09/06/2015

    An opportunity has arisen to join the Medical Illustration Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the role of Multimedia Producer.

  • IMI News June 2015 now available
    IMI News June 2015 now available

    Updated: 08/06/2015

    The June 2015 edition of IMI News is now available for your viewing pleasure.

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    Jan 2015
    Heidelberg Engineering Educational Programme 2015

    Heidelberg Engineering are specialists in ophthalmic imaging equipment and through their Academy they offer training on Heidelberg Engineering products.

  • 17
    Oct 2015
    Microscopy in Medical Research and Diagnosis

    This one day joint symposium is organised by the Medical Group (Royal Photographic Society) and the Royal Microscopical Society to bring together a team of six eminent scientists who develop and use techniques in microscopy for research and diagnosis in various areas of medicine

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