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BIOCOMM 2020, Where Imaging Specialists Meet

Santa Fe Historic District © Tourism Santa Fe

Plan now for BIOCOMM 2020 in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The BioCommunications Association will be holding its 90th annual meeting BIOCOMM in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the historic Drury hotel from May 19-23, 2020.

Following the huge success of BICOMM 2019, we have listened to feedback from meeting participants so BIOCOMM 2020 will have more workshops providing a greater opportunity to learn new techniques and improve your photographic skill set. The program can be viewed here.

Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote
Will Wilson, Diné photographer

Will Wilson is a photographic artist and an educator and is Program Head of Photography, Santa Fe Community College. His art projects center around the continuation and transformation of customary indigenous cultural practice. With his lens based artistry Wilson challenges the traditional portrayal of the indigenous North American image and reclaims it for modern generations.

Wilson studied photography, sculpture, and art history at the University of New Mexico (MFA, Photography, 2002) and Oberlin College (BA, Studio Art and Art History, 1993).

Will Wilson will give the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address at BIOCOMM 2020.

Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture
Associate Professor Gale Spring, FBPA

Gale Spring was Director of Photographic Services in the Pathology Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Texas for 11 years, working between pathology services and the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science.

In 1988, Gale made a giant leap moving from Dallas, Texas to Melbourne, Australia to take a position as Senior Lecturer and Program Leader of the program in Scientific Photography at the RMIT University. Gale retired as Deputy Dean in the School of Applied Science in 2013 but remains an Adjunct Professor in the School of Science. He continues teaching, conducting workshops and consulting on forensic imaging cases.

Gale will give the Anne Shiras Pioneer Members Lecture at BIOCOMM 2020.

Enter BioImages 2020 – Entry Portal Open February 1‑29, 2020

BioImages is an annual visual media competition that showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine. The entry deadline is one month earlier this year due to an earlier annual meeting. Entry deadline is February 29, 2020. There will be no extensions!

The competition is open to institutions, companies and individuals. Association membership is not required.

The entry portal and instructions are available here. Prepare now for submissions to BioImages 2020. BCA members enjoy a reduced entry fee. The entry portal is open February 1‑29, 2020.

View BioImages 2019 winners.

Danielle Edwards – 2020 Louis Schmidt Laureate

The Louis Schmidt Committee is pleased to announce that Danielle Edwards, BA, BAppSc (Hons), FBCA, RBI, FAIMBI, FIPT has been selected as the 2020 Louis Schmidt Laureate. This award, the highest honour in the BCA, will be presented this May at BIOCOMM 2020 in Santa Fe, NM.

Danielle's 30-year photographic career has been primarily as Manager of Clinical Photography at Austin Health, a large tertiary teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Currently she is the veteran liaison photographer at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, documenting veterans and working with the historical collection. Her background is in arts and science.

Read more about Danielle.

BCA News Winter 2020

In the winter edition of BCA News, meet BCA members Connie Johansen and Hoosain Ebrahim who are presenters at BICOMM 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Get ready to vote in the BCA election. Enjoy a visit to the famous Mutter museum. Recollect one of our Past Presidents and BPA Pioneers, Lou Gibson. Read about science photographer of the year.

The Journal of Biocommunication

View issue 43-2 of the Journal of Biocommunication online.

Articles included:

  • Integrative Modeling and Visualization of Exosomes
  • Visualization of a Juvenile Australopithecus afarensis Specimen: Implications for Functional Foot Anatomy
  • Professional Clinical Photography to Assist Patients with Pectus Carinatum

This issue also includes award winning illustrations, imagery, and media from AMI's 2019 Salon and BCA's 2019 BioImages Salon.

BIOCOMM 2019, another huge success!

BCA's annual meeting BIOCOMM was held in June 2019 at the historic Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. A full overview of the meeting activities, along with the group photo and slideshow can be viewed on the BIOCOMM page.

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