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Latest Articles

  • IMI Privacy Policy 2018
    IMI Privacy Policy 2018

    Added:24 May 2018

    The Institute of Medical Illustrators takes privacy issues seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. The Institute operates within the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

  • Don’t forget to stay on the register!
    Don’t forget to stay on the register!

    Added:23 March 2018

    The institute worked tirelessly for years to achieve state registration as well as paying for our fees in the first year so don’t let it go to waste! Renew your ACHS registration before 30th April 2018 and don’t forget to carry on being an IMI member as without IMI, we wouldn’t have gained registration. The AHCS will also be auditing (at random) 13 CPD’s in June so be prepared, you may be one of the chosen few!

  • IMI Membership Renewal Notice
    IMI Membership Renewal Notice

    Added:19 February 2018

    Your annual subscription to IMI is due on 1st April 2018

  • IMI global emails
    IMI global emails

    Added:01 December 2017

    IMI goes to every effort to ensure that all emails sent out via our membership system are relevant and of interest to the membership. However if you wish to ‘opt out’ of IMI email notifications please email: If you would like to give us feedback on the messages we send out, please email

  • Applications now open for Certificate of Competence
    Applications now open for Certificate of Competence

    Added:01 September 2017

    The Institute’s Certificate of Competence is now open for applications. Professional membership of IMI is open to anyone who has one of the Institute’s accredited qualifications and these same qualifications are accepted by the Academy for Healthcare Science for entry to its register as a medical Illustrator.

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