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AMI2016 highlights

Meeting Highlights

AMI2016 was a huge success — we welcomed 473 attendees, 102 students, and 72 talks.

Spec Work Position

AMI strongly urges illustrators and animators to avoid the risks of spec work.
2016 Call for Presenters

2016 Online Salon

View all illustration, animation and interactive entries to AMI2016 Salon — Follow #AMI2016.
2016 Call for Presenters


Help us #GrowAMI2016 campaign — recruit a new member and get a $50 voucher!
Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

Member Rewards

Christine Young Receives AMI’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Out of this world scientific illustration featured on NPR!

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RT @GeriLynn: How might we empower patients with clarity through art? The nuance of illustration & medical art #he

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Val Altounian featured for her incredible scientific illustrations in Science Magazine! #sciart #medart

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Journal of Biocommunication


The Journal of Biocommunication (JBC) wishes to announce our new online issue 40-1. After a year hiatus to upgrade our platform, the JBC is now publicly accessible and supports both traditional and open access licensing.

This issue features insightful articles on reflectance imaging, 3D printing of molecular models, painting cellular landscapes, and building a 3D model of epitympanic folds. Visual works are displayed in the Showcase: Tim Hengst and Gallery: 2015 BioImages Award Winners.

Call for papers — submit today
Journal of Biocommunication 40:1, 2016

Sourcebook Marketing


Complete marketing for biomedical, life science and natural science artists

The Medical Illustration & Animation marketing program maximizes your reach to creative buyers. Published by the AMI and Serbin Communications, this annual publication and companion website are where you should be if you are looking for work in the science and healthcare market. Reserve your space in the 2017 program today! Call 800-876-6425 or

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Board Certification

Physicians, lawyers, and plumbers are board certified, what about you?

Certification is endorsed by the AMI to encourage lifelong learning and to measure professional competency for illustrators and employers. Similar to specialty certification for physicans, the competency evaluation consists of a written test and portfolio review.

Certification matters!

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CMI Aoki

"With board certification, I'm able to leverage the trust of new animation clients. Reciprocally, those clients feel confident in promoting me as part of their roster when pitching to their clients or investors."
Shizuka Aoki, CMI—


"I work with highly trained science educators from many backgrounds. Board certification demonstrates that I have the contemporary skills and knowledge to develop informed illustrations and animations as part of the team."
Fabian de Kok-Mercado, CMI—