Get ready to submit to BioImages 2016
BioImages annual juried competition will open for submissions March 1, 2016. BioImages showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine. Start preparing your images to submit. Learn more
BCA Announces New EFFE BIOCOMM Educational Grant Opportunity
BCA has developed a new grant to support educational opportunities and enable members to attend the annual BIOCOMM meeting. This award is intended to enhance proficiency in public speaking, foster writing skills, and defray cost for members who are partially funded or do not receive any funding to attend BCA educational conferences.
Total funding will not exceed the cost of registration, accommodations and transportation up to $2,000.00. The number of awards made will depend on the quality of the applications received and determined by the EFFE committee and approved by the Executive Committee.
To qualify the applicant must be a member of BCA for a minimum of 3 years, submit an abstract to present at BIOCOMM 2016 and the abstract accepted by the Director of Conferences. In addition, the applicant will submit an article for the BCA News or the Journal of Biocommunication (JBC) or create instructional content for the BCA website. Assistance in preparing a presentation or writing an article is available as needed by contacting the EFFE chair.
The deadline for submission is: January 15, 2016. The conference abstract and submission procedure can be downloaded here.
For questions contact EFFE Chair, Danielle Edwards, BAppSc Honors, BA, RBI, FAIMBI, FIPT, FBCA.
BCA Fall Webinar
Mark your calendars for the BCA 2015 Fall Webinar “Using Video to Reach Your Audience” on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 1 pm (EDT).
We are happy to announce BIOCOMM 2016 will be held in the “Big Easy” – New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20–24, 2016.
BioImages 2015 Award Winners
The BioCommunications Association is proud to announce the award winners from the BioImages 2015 competition. The BIOCOMM 2015 Opening Reception and BioImages Salon was held June 22 in Santa Fe, NM.
BCA YouTube Channel
The BCA now has a YouTube channel featuring educational videos on photographic techniques. Learn more
Join us on May 27 for the Spring 2015 Webinar, "Indecent Exposure 2 – On Location" presented by Jason Candlin. Two years ago Jason presented a webinar on studio lighting and standardizing. This will be a sequel of sorts as he will be talking about handheld flash on location and standardizing. Learn more
BCA News Spring 2015
The Spring 2015 edition of the BCA news is now online.
The ROI of BIOCOMM
If you are going to ask your employer to pick up the tab for any conference, you need to make a good case for attending. Remember, it's not about YOU. It's about what's in it for your boss and what they gain by sending you to BIOCOMM 2015. Read more
EFFE Grants Applications Deadline April 23, 2015
The Endowment Fund for Education (EFFE) Committee of the BCA urges you to get your grant applications in for review by the committee. Requests for funding of a variety of projects will be considered. If you have a good idea but have limited or no resources, apply to EFFE. BCA wants to support worthwhile projects, so there is no time to waste. Grant applications close on April 23, 2015.
A condition of EFFE funding is that we ask recipients to share their findings with the membership of BCA, either as a journal article or as conference presentation - perhaps both. This provides the applicant with another opportunity to participate more broadly in BCA.
Submission guidelines and project examples are available via the EFFE Grants web page.
Preliminary information for BIOCOMM 2015
Preliminary details now available for the 85th annual meeting of the BCA, June 22-26, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
BIOCOMM 2015 Poster Session
Not sure you are comfortable giving a talk or leading a workshop, but have something of interest to share? Consider creating a poster for BIOCOMM’s first poster session.
Maybe you have designed hundreds of posters for medical or scientific conferences and wish that, just once, the content would be about a subject of interest to you and your peers. Have you worked out an interesting solution to a photographic or software problem and wish to share the results? Have you have created an amazing image and wish to share how you did it? Possibly you have seen too many unsightly posters and would like to remedy that by submitting a poster detailing the dos and don’ts of good poster design.
The poster session will be held at BIOCOMM 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Monday, June 22, 2015 during the Opening Reception. Plan on hanging your poster 30 minutes prior to the Opening Reception if you will be attending BIOCOMM, though you need not attend in order submit a poster.
The first step for submission is to fill out an abstract form, checking the box for a poster. Fill out an abstract form for each poster you wish to present and submit the form as instructed on the form.
Posters can be no larger than 30 inches by 30 inches, readable from approximately 3 feet. Title, authors and affiliations should be at the top. A short discussion of the problem presented, methods, data (if any), solutions and/or conclusions should be included, as well as acknowledgments and applicable references, and images. Pins or clips for hanging will be provided.
Membership Renewal for 2015
It’s time once again to renew your BCA membership. 85 years ago members gathered at Yale University to start this wonderful organization. Please take the time to read about some of the association highlights upcoming for 2015 and fill out the interactive membership form.
BIOCOMM 2015 Call for Abstracts
Please consider giving a talk, participating in InfoShare or running a workshop at BIOCOMM 2015. Download and fill out the Call for Abstracts PDF form to participate.
BioImages annual juried competition will open for submissions March 1, 2015. Entries fees have changed for 2015, making it more cost effective to submit multiple works and thus more chances to win. Read more
Journal of Biocommunication will soon be open access!
We are pleased to announce that The Journal of Biocommunication will be moving to an open access platform with Volume 40, Issue 1. This means that all articles published by AMI, BCA and ABCD in the JBC will be freely available to read, download and share. Open access literature means that we will continue to provide the same excellent peer-reviewed content, but we will be removing access barriers and it will be digital, online, free of charge, and free of many copyright and licensing restrictions, made possible by the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. This new platform will be included in PMC, meaning that citations will appear and be searchable within PubMed.
JBC remains dedicated to serving as a showcase of biocommunication techniques; describing proven and experimental procedures in medical art and illustration, print, photography, film, television, computer, multimedia systems, and other communication modalities applied in the health sciences. Archived content will also be made available on an open access basis.
We thank the JBC readers and contributors for their patience during this transition and continue to welcome your article submissions and feedback. Please support this open access initiative by spreading the word within your institutions and organizations.
Thanks to the JBC association editors and management board members for their commitment to making this important new initiative possible.
Tips, Talks and Techniques
Three new articles have been added to the Tips, Talks and Techniques section of the BCA website.
BCA News Fall 2014
The Fall 2014 edition of the BCA news is now online.
Save the Date for BIOCOMM 2015
The 85th Annual Meeting of the BioCommunications Association will be June 22-26, 2015 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More details coming soon.
BCA in the news
Two news stories reported on the BIOCOMM 2014 meeting in Rochester, MN.
View the BioImages Award Winners
The BioCommunications Association is proud to present the award winners from the BioImages competition shown at BIOCOMM 2014 in Rochester, MN.
BIOCOMM 2014 Group Photo
View the group photo from BIOCOMM 2014 taken on the steps of the Mayo Clinic.
JBC Volume 39, Number 3
BCA news Spring 2014
The Spring 2014 edition of the BCA news is now online.
BioImages 2014 Deadline Extended!
Online submissions for BioImages has been extended to March 31. Don't delay, enter today!
Best of Show, is awarded The Crystal Award and a $350 US cash prize.
March 17 Webinar
Join us on March 17 at 1:00 pm EST for Studio Still-Life: Lighting Off Piste! presented by Paul Crompton and Amy Lake.
Submit Your Images to BioImages 2014
Start preparing your images to submit to BioImages 2014, the annual juried salon for the BioCommunications Association. BioImages showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine. Online submissions will be accepted between March 1-24, 2014.
View last years winners on the Gallery page of the BCA website.
JBC Volume 39, Number 2
BIOCOMM 2014 – Share the Knowledge
he BioCommunications Association proudly announces the dates and location for BIOCOMM 2014 – Share the Knowledge. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 23 through Friday, July 25 with the post-meeting photo workshop scheduled for July 26–27.
The BCA meeting will be held at the DoubleTree hotel in Rochester, Minnesota with the Mayo Clinic just steps away from the hotel. The BIOCOMM committee is hard at work to put together another great meeting, working closely with AMI and ABCD who will be meeting concurrently that week. The associations will be sharing some programs and BIOCOMM attendees will be able to partake in some of the AMI workshops on Wednesday, July 23.
BCA fall webinar Nov 25 at 1 PM (EST)
Have you lost control in the studio? Join us on Mon, Nov 25 for "Indecent Exposure", a free webinar sponsored by the BCA.
EFFE 2013 Award Recipients
The BCA announces the 2013 recipients of their Endowment Fund for Education (EFFE) grants and scholarship.
JBC Volume 39, Number 1
Didn't make it to BIOCOMM 2013?
Select sessions from BIOCOMM 2013 were streamed live online and recorded. See what you missed.
Photos from BIOCOMM 2013
View group photo and daily slideshows from BIOCOMM 2013.
BioImages 2013 Award Winners and Salon
BioImages is an annual visual media competition that showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine. Award winners were revealed last night at the opening reception of BIOCOMM 2013.
Can't make it to BIOCOMM2013?
Select sessions from BIOCOMM 2013 will be streamed live online. Participate in Show Us Your Stuff, InfoShare, BCA Business Meeting, and the Friday Roundtable Discussion. No registration is required.More information
Learn from the Experts
Learn from the Experts is a new feature on the BCA website that highlights 10 images and interviews of BCA members. Learn how each image was created and then read an interview with the photographer. This is part of a multi-phase project that involves participation from BCA members and showcases the diversity and expertise of BCA members.
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 2013 Conference and Annual Meeting will be held July 7-13, 2013 in Bar Harbor, Maine.
BCA news Spring 2013
The Spring 2013 edition of the BCA news is now online.