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Virtual BIOCOMM 2021 - Staying Connected

Virtual BIOCOMM 2021

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic BIOCOMM will become a year of virtual events. Monthly Zoom sessions of workshops, plenary presentations, Infoshare and our annual Business Meeting and Town Hall meetings will be spread throughout 2021. Virtual BIOCOMM 2021 gives us an opportunity to stay connected while continuing to learn and network.

Join us in June & July for a live Confocal Microscopy Workshop with James Hayden

Confocal is an advanced form of fluorescence microscopy which allows researchers to non-destructively focus through a cell or tissue specimen while acquiring a stack of extremely sharp images.

Join us on June 23 for Part 1: 2D Acquisition and Spectral Separation and then come back on July 21 for Part 2: 3D Acquisition and Rendering.

James Hayden, RBP, FBCA is the current BCA Vice President and has been Managing Director of the Wistar Institute Imaging Shared Resource for 19 years. He is a frequent presenter at past BCA meetings. His lab provides a wide range of imaging services using basic and advanced forms of photomicrography, including widefield, time-lapse imaging, confocal microscopy and 2-photon microscopy.

Confocal Training Videos

To get the most out of these workshops, please watch these two confocal training videos.


Please join us each month for Virtual BIOCOMM 2021. All are welcome to attend! Come and participate and meet new colleagues.

If you have something to share please email Connie Johansen, Director Conferences.

Our in-person annual meeting BIOCOMM 2022 will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico May 17‑22, 2022.

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.

BCA News Spring 2021

In the Spring 2021 issue of the news, find out about exciting changes coming to our BCA website and BioImages. Celebrate with Emeritus members and experience Jim Wetzel's special place of solitude. BCA celebrates the women of the BCA. Don't miss out on Virtual BIOCOMM 2021.

The Journal of Biocommunication

View issue 44-2 of the Journal of Biocommunication online. Articles included:

  • Thomas St. John Merrill’s 25 Years Ago in the JBPA/JBP
  • Two research posters presented by recent graduates from the University of Toronto’s Biomedical Communications Program
  • “Highly Standardized Rotational Photography of the Torso” by David Teplica, Daniel Schuleman, and Vanston Masri
  • Our JBC Showcase features the amazing photographic imagery of Danielle Edwards, BCA's 2020 Louis Schmidt Laureate.
  • Two galleries, the first features the AMI’s 2020 Annual Meeting Salon exhibition and the second features the BCA’s 2020 BioImages exhibition.