Saturday, July 23
7:00 – 8:00 am, Grand Ballroom Foyer
A problem that plagues many 3D molecular animations is the way molecules are presented moving around the cell – flying straight to their enzyme destinations as if they know where to go. Drew Berry will present a few of his considerations, tricks and techniques to reduce the appearance of molecular agency, while delivering stochastic-looking moving molecules that are fully under animator control for choreography and storytelling.
9:00 pm – 9:15 am
In our nervous system, the death of neurons is often a devastating consequence of neurodegenerative diseases or severe injury. A significant problem with developing useful therapies for treating neural disorders is developing effective methods that prevent further loss of nerve cells and facilitate recovery of function. As such, repair strategies often must comprise a multi-factorial approach addressing several issues, including optimization of survival and function of remaining neural tissue, the modulation of trophic influences to promote repair, and perhaps possible replacement of lost cells. Professor Sakaguchi will discuss his highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research program that merges stem cell biology and bioengineering to develop experimental brain and tissue repair strategies in his presentation. When combined, these enabling technologies can contribute to developing novel therapeutic strategies with biomedical applications. His laboratory’s educational goal is to effectively integrate research with educational activities and train high school students and teachers, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in interdisciplinary studies to produce next-generation biologists, bioengineers, and educators.
Is self-employment a good fit for you? How does a medical illustrator make the jump from employee to solopreneur? Veronica shares insights and occasionally self-deprecatory anecdotes from the process of launching and building her medical illustration business, Falconieri Visuals. Veronica will walk through the early days of running her own business, including figuring out what to do when she had no projects or clients. Now at almost 5 years in, Veronica will describe the key steps and mindset shifts that have enabled her successful entrepreneurship, as well as her nuts and bolts advice for marketing, project management, client relations, and business administration.
Medical illustrators have long been an integral part in making the human body and the medicine that cares for it more accessible to human beings. So it is no surprise that lately the question has started to arise-why doesn’t medical illustration typically represent the wide expanse of being that exists? It is high time that we put as much research and thought into the gender, race, age, weight, etc,. of the subjects that we are illustrating. Creating this kind of inclusivity within the space of health care will only serve to help doctors learn to see anatomy, disease, and treatment in a diverse population allowing them to treat more effectively and with less bias. It will also allow people who don’t often (if ever) see themselves as a patient have that opportunity, and when people feel seen they have more confidence in themselves which could lead to them more actively and effectively advocating for themselves, and gaining more knowledge about their own care. All of these changes set us on a path to more effective (and possibly affordable) health care and isn’t that something everyone can benefit from?
The expanding accessibility and affordability of 3D printers offers unique opportunities in medical education and simulation. Combining manufacturing techniques can improve diversity and inclusive representation, support expanding curricular demands, and reduce training costs. Medical simulation is a key component in medical education but can quickly become prohibitively expensive in regards to physical simulators, task trainers, and consumables. Utilizing 3D printing technology with traditional mold making and casting techniques, we developed an adaptable workflow to fabricate in-house customizable simulators, medical models, and refurbishment practices. This presentation discusses this workflow and considerations when navigating the fabrication process. The information provided includes types of 3D printing, a general overview of mold making and casting, example simulators developed using these techniques, lessons learned, and additional resources.
10:15 – 10:30 am
10:30 - 11:00 am Forensic Identification Discussion of the different levels and techniques regarding identification Session Takeaways: Understand the different levels of identification in forensic pathology and when each would be used. Learn the different methods for...
11:00 - 11:30 am Category: Biomedical Laboratory Simulations and Tools for Assessing Tornado and Other Windstorm Hazards to Civil Structures Extreme weather phenomena such as tornadoes, downbursts, gust fronts and hurricanes cause 36% of combined insured losses from...
10:45 - 11 am Category: Business Leveraging the Medical Illustrator’s Skillset to Develop Novel Solutions in Different Fields When boiling down the roles of a successful medical illustrator, that of translator rises near the top. Being adept at rapidly understanding...
10:30 - 11:30 am Contracts - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly This one hour plenary presentation will teach participants how to recognize, revise and negotiate bad contract language and terms. Many medical illustrators, from the inexperienced to the highly experienced,...
10:30 - 10:45 am Category: Lightning Lessons Learned in Creating Educational Models for Plastic Surgery Training Simulation-based training is an increasingly popular medium to teach surgical skills. As opportunities for learning in the operating room may be scarce...
Lunch in Grand Ballroom
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Bon Voyage Party
5:30 pm Departure
6:00 pm – TBD Iowa Science Center