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BIOCOMM 2021, Where Imaging Specialists Meet

Plan now for BIOCOMM 2021 in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The BioCommunications Association will be holding its 90th meeting BIOCOMM in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the historic Drury hotel from May 18-22, 2021.

Following the huge success of BICOMM 2019, we have listened to feedback from meeting participants so BIOCOMM 2021 will have more workshops providing a greater opportunity to learn new techniques and improve your photographic skill set.

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 2021.

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 2021.

BioImages 2020 Salon

The BioCommunications Association is pleased to announce the BioImages 2020 Salon! The Salon entries are now posted in the BioImages Gallery. Many thanks to the Judges for their hard work and expertise selecting this year's Salon and Award winners.

The Best of Show, Category Awards and Special Merit Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT, via a live Zoom presentation. Connection information will be sent via e-mail. Tune in to see which visuals in the Salon showcase have also won Awards!

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 at BIOCOMM 2021.

Danielle's 30-year photographic career has been primarily as Manager of Clinical Photography at Austin Health 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.

90 years of the BioCommunication Association

Thirty-eight photographers who recognized the need to exchange technical information and to recognize professional excellence founded the BioCommunications Association, in 1931 at Yale University.

Over the decades the association has grown, images by members have appeared in major scientific journals and textbooks, in presentations at international conferences and educational institutions, in magazines and on social media.

We will be celebrating 90 years of the association at BIOCOMM 2021 in Santa Fe New Mexico May 18-22, 2021. Please join us as we look forward through the work of BCA members who help write the history of medical and scientific discovery.

Read more about our history.

BCA News Fall 2020

In this edition of the news we bring you four stories of how BCA members have adapted to Covid-19 in their different workplaces. Read new member profile of Peter Kinchington and recap on the latest BCA Zoom events. Did you know that one of our founders was also an artist? Read these and many other stories in BCA news.

The Journal of Biocommunication

View issue 44-1 of the Journal of Biocommunication online.

Articles included:

  • Photography Transillumination Techniques: Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Rapid Application Temporary Tattoos for Medical Moulage: From Development to Testing and Commercialization
  • Journal of Biocommunication Showcases from: Cynthia Turner, recipient of AMI's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Kinsman, recipient of BCA's 2019 Louis Schmidt Award
  • Images from Science 3
    A True Celebration of Contemporary and Extraordinary Images of Science

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