Monday, July 26
All times indicated are US Eastern Standard Time
Session 11: Announcements | Muriel McLatchie Lecture
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EST
CEUs: 1 hr Art
The Muriel McLatchie Memorial Lecture honors one of the founding members of the AMI.
Muriel McLatchie was a graduate of the Art as Applied to Medicine program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and established the unit of Medical Art at Massachusetts General Hospital in the early thirties. In 1944, with the help of Tom Jones from the University of Illinois Medical School and several other medical illustrators, she helped lay the cornerstone of what today is known as the Association of Medical Illustrators.
Her undying dedication in taking on the role of secretary was quickly evident by the vast amount of correspondence she undertook in the form of questionnaires to other medical illustrators of the day. She painstakingly organized the responses to ultimately allow for the formation of the bylaws, constitution and name of the organization. Only one year after the original meeting in Chicago, a second meeting was held from July 16 – July 19, 1945 to organize the society.
She continued her involvement in the AMI as a Charter Member, and served as the organization’s President from 1953-1954.
Muriel’s name and legacy were previously honored by the Muriel McLatchie Fine Art Award in the AMI salon. We are proud to honor her name and legacy for years to come with this ongoing memorial lecture.
The Body Believes in Images: Art Inspired by Hidden Worlds within Our Bodies | Bill Dambrova
Biological life tends to represent itself with a flourish. We see it in the plumage that birds use for display, blooming brightly colored flowers, and even the long whipping tails of reptiles. I also see it in the meandering veins, arteries, and organs hidden behind the scenes inside of our bodies. With my artwork I strive to emulate the energy and visceral qualities of our biotic existence. My art is a celebration of the miraculous events that take place within and between our physical and energetic bodies. During this talk I will discuss my journey as an artist. Using slides I will show...
Session 12: Biomed
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
CEs: .5 hr Biomed
Cacti and Succulents Near our Meeting | Zina Deretsky
Situated in the Sonoran Desert, the location of our jubilee meeting affords amazing views of flora that is not always available to much of our membership. I would like to take the audience through definitions, history, locations and fun facts about the desert's living sculptures: the cacti and succulents. Starting from general and global, I will end on a handful of plants that conference participants will be able to view right outside the meeting building. Be careful or you might end up hooked on these wild beauties.Hopkins graduate, Zina Deretsky, has run her own business with partner, Alan...
Session 13: Biomed
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
CEs: .5 hr Biomed
Visualization of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Cis-Membrane Diffusion in Autodesk Maya | Joel Hornby
This presentation details the visualization of single molecule tracking (SMT) data generated through the application of total internal reflection illumination fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM), to track G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR) membrane proteins across the surfaces of living cells. SMT data is imported into the 3D computer graphics application, Autodesk Maya, using a custom scripted MEL expression. The SMT trajectories then act as motion paths for showing the diffusion of various membrane protein representations.Joel Hornby has over nine years’ experience in pharmaceutical and life...
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 14: Art
3:30 – 4:00 pm
CEUs: .5 hr Art
Medical-Legal Applications of 3D Printing | Sarah Gautraud & Kaitlin Lindsay
Should 3D printing be a part of your next demonstrative strategy? 3D printing has had applications in surgical planning in recent years, but we have had success using 3D printed anatomical exhibits in multiple personal injury and med-mal cases resulting in very...
Session 15: Biomed
3:30 – 4:30 pm
CEs: 1 hr Biomed
Neuropsychopharmacology: Current and emerging evidence for mechanisms of action of psychoactive drugs | Philip Holmes, PhD
Does serotonin calm you down? Are antidepressant drugs "happy pills"? Is dopamine the pleasure neurotransmitter? Is there evidence for an opioid-mediated "runners' high" or a thrill-induced "adrenaline rush"? Do opioids suppress pain by inducing a state of bliss? ...
Session 16: Art
CEUs: .5 hr Art
75 Years of Scientific Visualization at the University of Toronto | Shelley Wall, PhD
2020 marks two important events in the history of our profession: the 75th annual meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrator, and the 75th anniversary of the medical illustration program at the University of Toronto. The current Biomedical Communications...
Session 17: Business
CEUs: .5 hr Business
Supporting Students Beyond the Classroom: Creating a Supportive Culture around Mental Health | Leah Lebowicz
Students entering undergraduate or graduate programs know that they will have to manage large workloads for their courses, but often students struggle with managing their time, balancing stress, and dealing with anxiety and depression, which can create more challenges...
VT Scholars Session
Vesalius Trust Scholars Session
The Vesalius Trust, in co-operation with the Association of Medical Illustrators, will hold the Vesalius Trust Poster Symposium during the 2021 AMI Annual Conference. All 2020-2021 applicants to the Vesalius Trust Scholarship Program are invited to present their...