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BIOCOMM 2020 postponed to 2021, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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BioCommunications Association Executive Board Statement in response to Covid-19 global pandemic

March 11, 2020

In response to the current worldwide health crisis represented by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the BCA Executive Committee has made the unprecedented decision to postpone BIOCOMM 2020, the annual meeting of the BCA. The reasons are outlined below.

  1. First and foremost, the health and safety of our membership must be considered. Institutions are banning attendance at meetings to avoid inadvertently become a nucleus for spreading the disease.
  2. Many of our attending members fall into the higher, at-risk age groups for severity of the disease.
  3. As an international organization, we are aware of people from at least 4 countries, including the U.S., who were planning on attending BIOCOMM. Covid-19 has been reported in each of these member countries. The disease is highly contagious and people moving through centers for travel, like airports, will be more susceptible to exposure in these locations.
  4. International travel has been highly discouraged and even banned by our member's institutions. Travel restrictions are extremely fluid and changing daily.

This situation is unprecedented. As there are too many unknowns at this time and decisions must be made in relatively short order, the prudent thing to do is to postpone the meeting to 2021. Certain activities, such as the official business meeting can be handled asynchronously through remote means, so we can still take care of the Association's business and use the ensuing year to work on other projects for the organization. Meanwhile, we can spend the time to further enhance the experience for BIOCOMM 2021, which will now be the 90th official gathering. This is a difficult decision, but we believe it to be the right one. We will post details and dates for Santa Fe, New Mexico BIOCOMM, 2021 soon.

BCA leadership is available to you by phone or email.

Sincerely,

Adam Cooper, President
Jamie Hayden, Vice President
Jim Koepfler, Secretary/Treasurer

A full letter from the leadership is available here.

BIOCOMM 2020 postponed to 2021, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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