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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.

Biocommunicators seek to raise awareness of their field

World renowned UK photographer teaches photo to help Paws and Claws

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

Issue 39:3 of the Journal of Biocommunication is now available in the Members Only section of the BCA website.

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

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Biocommunication issue 39:2 has launched and is available in the Members Only section of the BCA website.

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

The Journal of Biocommunication Volume 39, Number 1 is now available online through the Members Only web page.

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.

EFFE Grants Applications Deadline April 23, 2013

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, 2013.

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.

BIOCOMM 2013 Registration

The registration page for BIOCOMM 2013 is now online with information about the conference rates, accomodations and meals.

John Sexton will be the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote speaker at BIOCOMM 2013

The BCA is thrilled to have John Sexton deliver the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote address at BIOCOMM 2013. John Sexton is one of the most widely known and respected contemporary black and white landscape photographers, best known for his luminous, quiet, black and white images of the natural environment. He also is an educator, master printmaker, author and workshop instructor.

Ted Kinsman will present the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture at BIOCOMM 2013

See the amazing images by Ted Kinsman who will present the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture at BIOCOMM 2013. He is a specialist in time-lapse cinematography, radiography, scanning electron microscopy, and high-speed flash photography.

Recruit and Reward Program

Save $25 on BCA membership or on registration for BIOCOMM 2013. See the Recruit and Rewards Program page for more information.

Accommodations for BIOCOMM 2013

Accommodations for BIOCOMM 2013 have been posted on the BCA website along with a rough Meeting at a Glance schedule.

Call for Abstracts - Deadline Extended to
February 15, 2013

Creativity is a part of our everyday experience. Creativity arises from the search to find a solution to a problem in technology, technique, or business and results in new technologies, methods, approaches, and thinking. The BioCommunications Association is looking for papers that reflect that spirit, join us for the BIOCOMM 2013 conference in Asilomar and share your creativity by the sea. Submit your abstract!

Deadline for submissions has been extended to February 15, 2013.

BioImages 2013

Start preparing your images to submit to BioImages 2013, 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 1-31, 2013.

BCA Member Norman Barker Publishes New Book

Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical ScienceHidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science by Norman Barker and Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue is a collaborative project presenting visually stunning patterns of different diseases affecting various areas of the human anatomy. The aesthetic of modern art with the wonder of medical science are explored. Captured with a variety of imaging technology ranging from spectral karyotyping to scanning electron microscopy, we see beauty in the delicate lacework of fungal hyphae invading a blood vessel to the structure of the normal cerebellum.

Download Press ReleaseDownload press release

ISBN: 978-0-7643-4412-1
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Release: Spring/Summer 2013

Pre-orders available on Amazon.com

JBC Volume 38

The Journal of Biocommunication Volume 38 is now available online through the Members Only web page.

Call for Abstracts

Creativity is a part of our everyday experience. Creativity arises from the search to find a solution to a problem in technology, technique, or business and results in new technologies, methods, approaches, and thinking. The BioCommunications Association is looking for papers that reflect that spirit, join us for the BIOCOMM 2013 conference in Asilomar and share your creativity by the sea. Submit your abstract!

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013.

BIOCOMM 2013 – Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula, California

California, here we come! Mark your calendars for June 17-21, 2013 plus a 3 day post-meeting photographic workshop.

BIOCOMM 2013 will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds located in Asilomar State Park on the Monterey Peninsula, California.

The meeting begins Monday evening, June 17 with dinner at 6 pm followed by the BioImages Salon Opening and Awards. The Honors Banquet will be Thursday, June 20. The meeting concludes with lunch on Friday, June 21. The post-meeting photographic workshop will begin on Friday afternoon. More information will be posted when available.

Envision a Future in BioCommunications

The BCA career poster is a helpful tool for professors, teachers, school counselors, mentors, and anyone involved in guiding and promoting career choices in photography, videography, and the visual arts. The poster is designed with photographs and illustrations that cover the depth and diversity of specialties in BioCommunication in Medicine and the Life Sciences. View the BCA career poster and download a high-resolution PDF of the poster in the Resources section of this website.

 

 

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About BCA

The BioCommunications Association, or BCA, is an international professional association of people working in the biological communications field. BCA wants to assist you in maximizing your success using images to communicate. With educational resources, programs, materials and a network of colleagues able to offer advice and support, BCA is equipped to address your professional needs. If you are concerned with effective visual communication in the life sciences and medicine, there is a place for you in the BCA.