Nancy Kedersha, PhD
Dr. Kedersha is a working scientist at Harvard Medical School and director of the Brigham & Woman's Hospital confocal microscopy core. She has used immunostaining – a sort of paint-by-number way to light up existing structures within cells – routinely since the mid 80's. Winning the Nikon Small World competition led her to Science Photo Library, and her images into the wider world. Dr. Kedersha was recently honored with the Lennart Nilsson Award for medical photography.
The BCA welcomes Dr. Nancy Kedersha as the 2012 Maria Ikenberg-Lindberg Keynote Speaker.
James Hayden, RBP, FBCA
James Hayden, RBP, FBCA is Manager of the Imaging Core Facility at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, and is also an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Much of his work includes proper training in image acquisition, interpretation and publication of photomicrographic data. This talk continues discussions begun with "The Ethics of Digital Manipulation in Scientific Images," first presented at BIOCOMM '99 and published the next year in JBC.
The ABCD and the BCA welcomes James Hayden as the ABCD Keynote Speaker.
John Paul Caponigro
John Paul combines his background in painting with traditional and alternative photographic processes using the digital platform. Caponigro's primary focus is the natural world. The wastelands he photographs are breathtakingly beautiful, yet the conspicuous absences found within them add an unusual complexity. Respected as an authority on creativity and fine art digital printing, John Paul's work has been published widely in numerous periodicals and books.
The BCA welcomes John Paul Caponigro as the Ann Shiras Pioneer Lecturer for BIOCOMM 2012. Read his full bio and view samples of his work.
Graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in the Biomedical Photographic Communications Program in 2008, Ms. Bair received a Master's in Library Science from the University at Buffalo for Organization of Information in Archives and Special Collections in 2010. Working experiences include managing physical and digital assets in places such as Playboy Enterprises, Inc, the University of Buffalo Digital Library Center, AnswersMedia Inc, St. Clair Photo-Imaging and Victoria's Event Productions.
Norm Barker, MS, MA, RBP
Norm Barker is an associate professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, he also holds a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in education as well as a M.A. from The University of Baltimore in publications design. His photographs are in the permanent collections of more than forty museums including The Smithsonian, The George Eastman House, The American Museum of Natural History, The Nelson-Atkins Museum and The Science Museum in London.
Adam Cooper, RBP, FBCA
Adam Cooper, RBP, FBCA is the Chief Medical Photographer at North Shore-LIJ Health System in the New York metropolitan area, recently completing his 25th year of service to the organization. He has previously presented this technique in 2D, now adding the third dimension to the study. He has been active in the BCA since 1983, this year as Program Chair.
Currently, Bill serves as the Field Applications Manager, Vision Products at Nikon Metrology, Inc. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology's Biomedical Photographic Communications program in 1985. He worked as a medical photographer at Case Western Reserve University's Medical School and at SUNY Stony Brook's Health Science Center. Mr. Chambers worked for Nikon Instruments for fourteen years with several positions held, but his last position was Product Manager in the Industrial Microscope Division. He also worked for the optical filter company Chroma Technology at Metronics which is a metrology software company.
Josh Clark is a designer specializing in mobile design strategy and user experience. He's author of "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and "Best iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2009). Josh's outfit, Global Moxie, offers consulting services, training, and product-invention workshops to help creative organizations build tapworthy mobile apps and effective websites, with clients including eBay, Nokia, and Time-Life. Josh is a regular speaker at international technology conferences, educating designers, managers, and developers about mobile design and strategy.
Bob is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom and an X-Rite Coloratti. His work at Polaroid R&D in silver emulsions along with his US patent in color printing gives Bob a broad base in film photography. He presented his first digital presentation in 1984, founded the Olympus School of Digital Photography, has presented for Nikon and Xrite and continues to work at the leading edge of digital technology. This unique film and digital background is evident in his presentations.
Nathan Edwards is based at the Dental Illustration Unit of the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University, Wales. He has worked in clinical photography for over nine years, specializing in dental and forensic dental photography work. Nathan's presentation is based on a recent paper published in the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.
Our instructor and guide will be Bill Fortney of Nikon Professional Services. Bill is a professional photographer with more than 35 years experience. He has been a newspaper, magazine photojournalist, and sports photographer. He has done medical photography, commercial, and annual report work.
For the last eighteen years Bill has been one of America’s leading nature photographers, founding the Great American Photography Workshop company. His best selling books well exceed 100,000 copies, making him one of the top photographic authors in America today.
His best selling books include; The Nature of America, America From 500 Feet, American Vision, and Getting Serious About Outdoor Photography from Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop.
As the technical representative for Nikon Professional Services, Bill covers the Southern U.S. and the entire country for the natural history market.
Check out his website www.billfortney.com for more information and photos by Bill Fortney.
Doug Hanes was invited to join the Medical Photography Staff at Buffalo General Hospital in 1971 by the previous Director there after he heard about the work that Doug had been doing. Self taught in photography and electronic technology. He has been with the Photography and TV Section at Buffalo General Hospital and now with Kaleida Health.
Matthew Hibbs, PhD
Matthew Hibbs, PhD is an Assistant Professor at The Jackson Laboratory, where he develops and applies computational methods to analyze and mine genomic datasets. Prior to joining JAX, Dr. Hibbs received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. Recent projects in the Hibbs lab include a study of mouse stem cells and comprehensive predictions of mouse "knock out" phenotypes.
Joseph Kane is an Editorial Photographer with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Joe has been with Mayo for 26 years, following 8 years with the University of Minnesota Hospital. Joe presently serves the BCA as Vice President and Chair of the Marketing Committee.
Jesse Knowles works with 3dMD customers in hospitals, universities, government agencies and manufacturing companies in the Americas to help them achieve their 3D imaging objectives. Users such as imaging professionals, researchers, surgeons and team coordinators need 3dMD applications including cleft/craniofacial, cancer, trauma, prosthetics, genetics, oral surgery, breast reconstruction, Head & Neck reconstruction, burns, facial recognition, biometrics, human factors and others.
Jim Koepfler is the medical photographer and application specialist for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital Boston. Jim has produced and hosted all of the BCA Webinars and is actively promoting this technology as a cutting edge teaching tool.
Gemma Layland is the Senior Clinical Photographer at Cardiff and Vale Universe Health Board in Cardiff, Wales, which is one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and a post graduate qualification in Medical Illustration. She is an experienced photographer working closely with a range of specialist teams including dermatology. Gemma is a member of the Institute of Medical Illustrates and has presented at their annual conferences.
Dave Mauriello is a faculty member of the Department of Media Arts at Drexel University, in the Digital Media Program. Dave teaches undergraduate courses in 3D modeling and animation.
Beginning life as a traditional painter and illustrator working in oils, he slowly transitioned to working digitally and by '96 was working almost exclusively in 3D animation. He started Magic Animation in '98 to provide custom 3D modeling and animation services to producers of medical, educational, advertising and entertainment productions. His unique approaches to these areas as well as demanding quality standards have earned him numerous Telly and Summit International awards for animation as well as happily loyal clients.
Michael Peres is a professor of biomedical photographic communications at Rochester Institute of Technology. He served as program chair at R.I.T. for 23 years before his appointment as associate chair of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. Mr. Peres has enjoyed a varied photographic career. His projects include the RIT Big Shot, Images from Science and the Lennart Nilsson Award. He has served the BCA in many capacities, and as Workshop Chair for this meeting. He received the BCA's highest honor, the Louis Schmidt Award, in 2007.
Frank Shelley is an Advanced Products Sales Specialist for Calumet Photographic in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A 1970 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Frank's 40+ year career has been focused on technical sales for imaging companies such as Ilford Photo, Konica, Fuji Photo Film and Natural Color Imaging. Long interested in the landscape, Frank photographs whenever time permits and is continuing work on photographic projects involving the Cape and Islands as well as Ireland.
Christye Sisson joined the Biomedical Photographic Communications department at RIT in 1997 after working as an ophthalmic photographer in Boston, Massachusetts and in Rochester, NY. Christye is an Associate Professor, and teaches various Biomedical Photography courses as well as Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Ophthalmic Photography courses. In July 2010, she was appointed chair of the Photographic Sciences, including Biomedical Photographic Communications and Imaging and Photographic Technology. Christye holds Visiting Faculty appointment at the Eye Institute, a Master's Degree in Information Technology, a Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Photographic Communications, and is a Certified Retinal Angiographer.