The knowledge hub
for medical illustration

Bringing medical creatives together

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.

The Institute’s members are a highly specialised and skilled group of people contributing to the care of patients and the teaching of medicine and allied health subjects.

About IMI
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IMI Conference 2020

Bookings for the IMI Conference 2020, 2-3 October, in Cheshunt, can now be made. Please bear in mind Belfast sold out in July, so we advise making the most of the early bird discounts and securing your place as soon as possible!

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Call for Papers

We are now inviting members to submit papers for our workshops and plenary sessions.

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IMI Awards 2019

Here you’ll find 2019’s award-winning clinical photography, healthcare design and clinical video work.

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2018 IMI Conference

In 2018, the conference was a special extended meeting in celebration of the Institute's 50th anniversary, held at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in October. This conference attracted a record number of delegates

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Facts about IMI

  • IMI introduced the first Diploma in Medical Illustration in this country and in conjunction with Glasgow Caledonian University, this was validated as the first BSc in Medical Illustration in the world.
  • IMI provides its members with the umbrella of a Code of Professional Conduct and a Continuing Professional Development scheme, which guarantee employers well qualified and up-to-date staff.
  • In 2017 Medical Illustrators joined The Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS).
  • IMI's major refereed publication, the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, is widely recognised as the leading European publication in the field.

Find a Professional

Search our membership for a professional medical illustrator. This is a new service that is constantly being updated, so will grow over time to include many more entries.