BioCommunication Association's 84th Annual Meeting BIOCOMM2014: Share the Knowledge (BIOCOMM2014: Share the Knowledge)

Organization: BioCommunications Association

Venue: Hilton Doubletree Hotel at Mayo Clinic

Location: Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 23, 2014 / 9:00 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Jul 25, 2014 / 10:00 pm - (CST)
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Boost Your Knowledge at Conference for Life Science Photographers, Designers, Illustrators

Learn new skills and techniques while networking with professionals in the field of visual media in the life sciences at the BioCommunications Association’s 84th Annual Meeting, BIOCOMM2014: Share the Knowledge, July 23-25. This year’s meeting will be held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

BIOCOMM2014 is a three-day international meeting packed with classroom and workshop sessions on topics such as video editing, microscopy, scientific imaging, and 4D imaging. Participate in two post-meeting workshops, one at The Minnesota Zoo on Saturday, July 26 and the other at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium on Sunday, July 27.

This year’s Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote speaker is Michael Peres, RBP, FBPA, associate chair of the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Peres will share his experiences and challenges in making the invisible world visible, and how to take advantage of new opportunities that are needed to transform the common and routine into new and exciting outcomes, with his presentation, “It is not the destination but rather the journey”.

London-based photographer Tim Flach will present the Anne Shiras Pioneer Members Lecture, “Who’s upside down; us or the bats?”, exploring the way we see the world and the relationships we forge between humans and non-humans through photography. His lecture will discuss the key themes of his work, reflecting on the way in which we shape animals and shape their meaning through images.

Flach will also lead two workshops on Friday entitled “Paws and Claws, Humane Society Photo Workshop” and “How to See in Color”. The “Paws and Claws” workshop will begin with a trip to the local animal shelter where Flach will work with the group to demonstrate the best ways to photograph shelter animals. In the “How to See in Color” workshop, Flach will explore viewing images and how our eyes see and navigate through these images.

Winners of the BCA’s 2014 BioImages competition will be announced at an Honors Banquet Friday, July 25. BioImages is an annual visual media competition that showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine.

This year’s meeting will be held concurrently with the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and the Association of Biomedical Communication Directors (ABCD). The three groups will participate in a joint opening reception on July 23, where BCA’s 2014 BioImages entries will be exhibited.

The BioCommunications Association, Inc. (BCA) is an international professional association of photographers, designers, illustrators, and videographers working in visual communications for the life sciences. Founded in 1931 as the Biological Photographic Association, today's BioCommunications Association promotes the highest standards of education, performance, and professionalism. Members are from health care, universities, research institutions, government and private industry throughout North America and internationally. BCA is the oldest organization devoted to the development of visual communication media in the life sciences.


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Conference Speakers

Michael Peres, RBP, FBCA Associate Chair, School of Photographic Arts & Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY

Tim Flach Photographer London, England

Jim Fosse, RBP, FBCA Visual Information Specialist Information Management - Visual Services USDA National Animal Disease Center Ames, IA

James E. Hayden, RBP, FBCA Managing Director, Imaging Core Facility The Wistar Institute Philadelphia, PA

Jesse Knowles Regional Sales Director 3dMD Atlanta, GA

Mark McGlinch Senior Digital Media Producer Media Support Services Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Nick Mezacapa Motivational Speaker Rector Calvary Episcopal Church Rochester, MN

Nathan Pallace Medical Photographer Mayo Clinic Arizona Phoenix, AZ

Tim Seelinger Senior Video Editor Media Support Services Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

Lawrence Stack Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN