Friday, July 26

Continental Breakfast for all Attendees



Welcome & Announcements

8:00am – 8:15am


President's Message


Session 1: Keynote

9:00am – 10:00am CEU’s: 0.05 Biomed, 0.05 Art

Visualizing Fossils for Science and the Public

Visualizing Fossils for Science and the Public

Paul Sereno – Paleontologist-archaeologist Paul Sereno explores the many ways he and his team visualize fossils and artifacts —from refilling ancient lakes in field sites in the Sahara to reconstructing skeletons and flesh models and making them move. CT scanning...

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Coffee Break


Session 2: Business & Marketing

10:30am – 11:30am CEU’s: 0.1 Business

Stop Hiding! Raise Your Visibility in 3 Simple Steps

Stop Hiding! Raise Your Visibility in 3 Simple Steps

Leslie Horn Trosset – Self-promotion is hard. Whether you’re looking to land better freelance gigs or become the go-to person in your hospital or institution, you have to come out from behind the curtain. If your target leads don’t know how your brilliant work can...

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Meet the Speakers + Network

11:30am – 12:00noon


Business Lunch

12:00noon – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:00pm

Session 3: BioMed TED-Style Talks

2:00pm – 3:00pm CEU’s: 0.05 Biomed, 0.05 Art

Art+Science in Utero

Francois Luks –Illustrating the fetus is one of the most difficult subjects, because of its inaccessibility. For centuries, artists have represented images of unborn children, but their subject was usually an autopsy –or a newborn baby “disguised” as a fetus. Fetal...

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Pillars of Color Use in Scientific Data Communication

Isabel Romero Calvo – The effective communication and perception of scientific data can be significantly improved with the appropriate use of color. However, the indiscriminate use of color is common throughout the science literature. The successful application of...

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Session 4: Lightning Talks

3:00pm – 3:30pm

CT Scans as a Forensic Tool in Case of Stolen Dinosaur

Lauren Conroy – Like all objects of value, fossils are sometimes stolen and resold elsewhere. Sometimes such orphaned fossils retain telling trace evidence. Using MicroCT scans of tiny bones and sediment stuck to a small tyrannosaur skeleton, we prove the rare fossil...

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Don’t Fear the Cheaper: Open-Source Programs

Melanie  Connolly – Learning a new program or technique can be expensive, especially if you're just starting out in a new area of our diverse field. Why throw money at expensive programs, resources and tutorials when there are plenty of cost-free alternatives to get...

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Connecting Members with Contracting Jobs

Aimee Cammilleri – Are you interested in expanding your network in the AMI, specifically for contracting opportunities? Or perhaps you're in need of professional help on small or large projects with short turnaround times? This year a new community has been created,...

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Designing Immersive 360

Eva Mae Baucom – Traditional healthcare training has consisted of passive lectures and powerpoint slides and yet decades of research have stressed how active learning yields greater retention. Medical visualization experts are turning to simulation-based methods of...

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Coffee Break

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Session 5: Roundtables

4:00pm – 5:00pm

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

6:30pm – 7:30pm Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30pm – 9:30pm Banquet