Schedule Thursday July, 20
7:00 - 8:00 am
Ballroom Pre-Function I
Breakfast for Attendees
8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcome and Announcements
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
By Jill Gregory
As the outgoing AMI President, Jill Gregory will address the AMI membership.
8:45 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 10:00 am
Session 1: Keynote
Different Kinds of Minds
Dr. Grandin’s lecture will highlight her landmark work, revealed in her most recent book “Visual Thinking,” that celebrates and advocates for the special minds and contributions of visual thinkers. With her genius for demystifying science, Grandin draws on cutting-edge research to take us inside visual thinking. Visual thinkers constitute a far greater proportion of the population than previously believed, she reveals, and a more varied one, from the photo-realistic object visualizers like Grandin herself, with their intuitive knack for design and problem solving, to the abstract, mathematically inclined “visual spatial” thinkers who excel in pattern recognition and systemic thinking. She also makes us understand how a world increasingly geared to the verbal tends to sideline visual thinkers, screening them out at school and passing over them in the workplace. Rather than continuing to waste their singular gifts, driving a collective loss in productivity and innovation, Grandin proposes new approaches to educating, parenting, employing, and collaborating with visual thinkers. In a highly competitive world, this important book helps us see, we need every mind on board.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, the learner will be able to define 4 types of thinking and self-identify which type(s) the learner is; describe the prevalence of different types of thinkers in the autism community; define two types of visual thinkers; object visualizers and visual spatial thinkers; cite examples of how institutional and systematic discrimination has existed against certain types of thinkers; draw on personal experience to cite examples of biases against different types of thinking, including people with autism; outline three approaches for educating, employing and collaborating with visual thinkers of all kinds; list three ways medical illustrators, as visual thinkers, can advocate for the autism community
Keywords: Visual thinking, education, autism advocacy
10:00 - 10:30 am
Ballroom Pre-Function I
Temple Grandin Book Signing & Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 am
Session 2: McLatchie Lecture
By Marie Sena
Tattooer’s Journey – From Medical Illustration to Medical Tattooing
Marie will discuss her formative years that brought her to tattooing as well as her educational experience in Biological Illustration at Iowa State University and Medical Illustration at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She will talk about her introduction to becoming a tattoo artist as well as a fine artist and medical illustrator. Finally, she will discuss how she came to fuse her tattooing with her medical illustration background and blaze a trail as a medical tattoo artist.
Learning Objectives: Through attending this session, attendees will learn how Marie transitioned from biological and medical illustration through traditional tattooing and fine art and back to blending the art of tattoo with the accuracy of medical illustration; gain an understanding of the history of medical tattooing and the various applications thereof; learn how studying a variety of disciplines and working in different fields has strengthened the applications of all her skill sets; learn how Marie’s medical tattoo clients benefit from the work that she does and the similarities and differences of dealing with typical medical illustration clients.
Keywords: medical tattooing; art; medical illustration
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch and Member Forum
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Session 3: Moderated Conversation
By Mary Roach
Putting the Obscure and Fascinating Stories of Science Under a Spotlight
Moderated by AMI Member, Wendy Hiller-Gee
While Mary Roach didn’t set out to be an award-winning science author, she has become an expert on cultivating a risk-taking mindset by encouraging people to follow their curiosities and instincts about the natural world around us. As a popular science expert, she draws audiences into the hilarious anecdotes, mind-blowing facts, and unknown realities of the relationship between humans and space, wildlife, death and more. She offers fascinating conversations that will engage the audience in this 1 hour moderated conversation.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of the natural world by describing at least one unique area of popular science they are piqued explore further on their own and expressing a sense of relaxation and increased receptiveness to learning from having had a few good laughs
Keywords: science, nature
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Ballroom Pre-Function I
Mary Roach Book Signing & Coffee Break
3:00 - 3:15 pm
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Trial Demonstratives: How Medical Visualizations Assist Expert Testimony
Supported by the Vesalius Trust Martin E. Finch Fund
Trial Attorney Sean Claggett will demonstrate how he uses expert testimony in personal injury lawsuits. He will be accompanied on stage by Dr. Sam Colarusso to do a mock direct examination just as he would in a live trial. He will ask questions about a real case that involved an 18-level spinal fusion. Dr. Colarusso will use illustrations and animations to explain to a lay audience what surgical procedures he performed and any complications that he encountered
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, attendees will know how trial attorneys use medical visualizations in the court room; know how medical experts use medical visualizations in the court room; learn more about the med legal industry and the collaborative effort between Attorneys, Medical Experts, and Medical Illustrators; learn how medical visuals can be used as a teaching tool for a jury who has most likely not been exposed to advanced anatomy and complex surgical procedures.
Keywords: Med Legal, Mock Trial, Demonstratives
4:15 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Round Table Session
Roundtable Networking Event
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!
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