Thursday, July 19

Continental Breakfast for all Attendees



Welcome & Announcements

8:15am – 8:30am


President's Message


Session 1: Keynote

9:00am – 10:00am CEU’s: 0.1  Biomedical Sciences

Data Sharing in Clinical Trials

Data Sharing in Clinical Trials

Jeffrey Drazen, MD – Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine – Clinical trial data are high-quality data that have been obtained because patients put themselves at risk to participate in the trial and clinical trialists designed and implemented a...

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Coffee Break


Session 2: Molecules & Cells

10:30am – 11:30am CEU’s: 0.05 Art and 0.05 Biomedical Sciences

Portraying Molecules with Purpose

Veronica Falconieri, CMI – Molecular visualization is a quintessential example of the central challenge of medical illustration - how can we show what can’t be seen? Scientists and artists have developed diverse solutions to this challenge, and there are molecular...

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Meet the Speakers + Network

11:30am – 12:00noon


Business Lunch

12:00noon – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:00pm

Session 3: Looking Forward

2:00pm – 3:00pm CEU’s: TBA

Emulating Human Biology

Lian Leng, PhD – Based on Organs-on-Chips technology, Emulate has created a new living system that provides a real-time window into the inner workings of human biology and disease – offering researchers a new technology designed to predict human response with greater...

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Data Visualization Across Disciplines

Michelle Borkin, PhD – What can help enable both the treatment of heart disease and the discovery of newborn stars?  Visualization.  Specifically interdisciplinary data visualization, the sharing and co-development of tools and techniques across...

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Medical Education Meets Social Media

Hannah Ahn – As access to global information has become easier with technological advances, social media has become an efficient way for the world to stay connected. Medical institutions have adopted social media practices to expand their businesses, using it as a...

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Coffee Break

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Session 4: Business & Marketing

3:30pm – 4:30pm CEU’s: 0.1 Business

Making the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Aimée Cammilleri, CMI – Looking to launch and grow your own home-based biomedical business and break out into the world of “Business Owner”? Learn the steps necessary to take your business idea and turn it into a successful business. First, I will introduce you to the...

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Understanding the Language of Licensing

Bill Westwood, MS, CMI, FAMI – Learning how to prepare a legally sound, comprehensive license is a critically important skill for medical illustrators to learn. The first step in acquiring this skill is to understand the terms and terminology involved in licensing....

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Session 5: Roundtables

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Attendees will be assigned a table number for this interactive session in order to network and make new connections with the remarkable seasoned professionals and ground breaking newcomers that comprise our exciting field!


Awards Banquet

7:00pm – 7:30pm Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30pm – 9:30pm Banquet