The intention of the conference was to expound upon what we considered the role of Art, Anatomy and Humanity to be, on earth and beyond, now and in the future. The symposium would reflect upon how contemporary artists, scientists and philosophers perceive the anatomical body, both terrestrial and extra terrestrial, and how the future of anatomical research is seen to be unfolding. As a “spin off “ of our 2014 Conference “Vesalius Continuum” this symposium wished to evoke the pioneering spirit of Vesalius in pushing the barriers of thought as wide open as he would undoubtedly insist. The symposium and exhibition wanted to ponder upon the inadequacies of our organic earth bound bodies and the advancements and revolutionary technological physical enhancements that are occurring with ever gathering speed as we venture into space. These enhancements have transformed and will further change the future of the hitherto “organic carbon man”.
In 1986 The Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS) was founded in Strasbourg. Its aims were to bring together artists, illustrators and sculptors working in medical education and the life sciences. AEIMS meets somewhere in Europe each year, usually linking the conference with one of the European training institutes. The meeting is always great fun and increasingly worthwhile as the years pass.
All members are experienced professionals with with proof of publication as demonstrated by their portfolio. Active members generally includes those who make much of their living by freelancing or by employment. All members are required to be sponsored by two members or by the Membership Committee. Active Members receive all the benefits available to AEIMS members, are eligible to vote and may hold office in the association.