2019 AMI Online Salon

The Pathology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Contessa Giontsis
  • Membership Type: Student Submission   
  • Address: Scarborough, Canada
  • Client: Faculty Advisor: Shelly Wall, Content Advisor: Dr. John Wong
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print, 2 page spread in a magazine
  • Primary Audience: Lay audience

Project Description

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is traditionally represented in textbooks at the anatomical or macroscopic scale. Illustrations that do include the pathology unfortunately show these images on a small scale, making it difficult for viewers to make proper comparisons. The goals of this illustration are to show the anatomy and pathology of GERD and to design the layout in such a way where viewers can properly see the progressive morphological changes of esophageal tissue on a macroscopic and microscopic scale when exposed to chronic gastric acid. The design of this illustration maximizes space to visually show the action and pathology of GERD, enabling viewers to make connections between different stages of the disease.