Who We Are

The BioCommunications Association (BCA), is an international association of photographers, videographers, illustrators and graphic designers who create visual media for medicine and science. Our mission is to enhance professional competency and advance the profession through the education and development of our members.

Upcoming Events

2022 BioImages Competition

Aug 1, 2022
Submissions will be accepted from August 1 to 31

BIOCOMM 23 - Santa Fe, New Mexico (in-person)

May 16, 2023
BIOCOMM 23 will be held May 16-19, 2023 with a post-conference workshop on May 20


News & publications

Current Job Openings

Photographer 2
Washington State University
Pullman, WA Video Production Specialist (see: Communications)

Congratulations Prof. Norman Barker, MS, MA, RBP, FBCA

BCA recently learned from Johns Hopkins Art as Applied to Medicine, that long term BCA member and Louis Schmidt Laure…

Remembering Gabriel Unda, FBCA

December 6, 1946 – January 18, 2022 Gabriel Unda or Gabe, as he was commonly known in BCA, lit up the room when…

The Journal of Biocommunication

The Journal of Biocommunication (JBC) is the professional journal of the Association of Medical Illustrators and the…

"Photosynthetic" - A Self-Directed Award Winning Project

At the start of 2020 we headed off for Europe, to undertake a series of assignments: Winter in the Lofoten Islands of…

BCA Learning Hub

Explore Techniques and Learn How.

Biological communications includes a wide range of photography, illustration, video and graphics techniques used to visualize medical and other scientific samples and procedures. Click here to learn more about these specialized and unique fields.

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Become involved in a Professional Association that will develop your career

BCA is more than pretty pictures - it is learning and sharing specialized imaging techniques and supporting imaging professionals at every stage in their careers:

  • Attend Conferences
  • Enter BioImages
  • Opportunities to Present
  • Networking
  • Job Postings
  • Publish your Work
  • Grant Funding
  • Career Development
  • Certification