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Following three years of online meetings, the Turkish Medical Illustrators Group are finally getting together at this inaugural symposium in Istanbul. With esteemed guests like Mr Rogier Trompert and Ms Eva Klinkenberg, this two-day, free event will provide all medical illustrators with tons of inspiration.


10-11 December, 2022 
Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Adnan Kahveci Blv. No: 227, 34180  
Bahçelievler / İstanbul, Türkiye


Symposium schedule:  

10 December, 2022, Saturday 

08:30-08:40 Opening  
Dr Mustafa Önöz - Memorial Hospitals Group, Dr Levent Efe, CMI 

08:40-09:00 The progress of the TMIG (Turkish Medical Illustrators Group) through the past three years. Our efforts on this language based, distant medical illustration education model, and expectations from the industry.   

- Dr Mustafa Önöz  

09:00-10:00 Keynote speech: A freelance practice in the European scene, and the recent dynamics in the field.     

- Mr Rogier Trompert, MA, ZUYD Medical illustration Program, Holland. 
10:00-10:30 Coffee break and opening of the exhibition. 
10:30-11:30 A freelance medical practice in the international field, latest developments, and expectations for the upcoming years.     

- Dr Levent Efe, CMI, Freelance medical illustrator, Melbourne 

11:30-12:00 A medical illustration duo practice specializing in Neurosurgery and the international field. 

-Dr Gökhan Canaz - Başakşehir Çam ve Sakura Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul 
-Dr Çağlar Cura - #2 Emergency Medicine Service, Kadıköy Istanbul 
12:00-13:00 Lunch break 
13:00-14:00 A brief look at the history of Medical and Scientific Illustration. 
-Mr Rogier Trompert 
14:00-14:45 WACOM Products and color calibration. 
-Ms Merve Atılgan – Illustrator, WACOM representative 

14:45-15:00 How Turkish medical illustration enthusiasts with fine arts background can improve their knowledge of Anatomy, and all available programmes in Türkiye.  
-Dr Rümeysa Dikici - Alaaddin Keykubat Üni Medical School, Alanya 
15:00-15:30 Coffee break 
15:30-16:30 Panel discussion: 
Subject: What Medical illustration enthusiasts of medical or arts background should do to prepare for the field? Available opportunities in Turkey, and expectations of the industry.
Moderator: Levent Efe  
Rogier Trompert,  
Ms Serap Yılmaz - Instructor, Graphic Design, Ondokuz Mayıs Uni, Samsun 
Dr Abdullah Yıldız - SBÜ Hamidiye Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Paediatric Surgery, Istanbul 
Dr Dilek Başar – Paediatric surgeon, SBÜ Medical School, Trabzon  
11 December 2022, Sunday 
09:00-09:45 Medical Illustration education opportunities in Europe, and the ZUYD Program. 
-Rogier Trompert 
09:45-10:05 Expectations of publishing and presenting authors from medical illustrators.  
-Prof. Dr. Ercan Karacaoğlu - Memorial Hospitals Group 
10:05-10:30 Suggestions for improving the impact of visuals in surgical publications and presentations. 
-Dr Sezen Özkısacık - Adnan Menderes Üni, Paediatric Surgery, Aydın

-Dr Dilek Başar - SBÜ Medical School, Paediatric Surgery, Trabzon 
10:30-11:00 Coffee break 
11:00-11:30 AR-VR applications in Health education and Anatomy teaching.  
-Prof Dr Tuncay Peker - Gazi Uni Medical School, Dept of Anatomy 
11:30-12:00 Latest developments in 3D visuals, and ways to tap into the international field while working from Türkiye.  
-Mr Arman Dalay – Freelance medical animator  
-Mr Mehmet Dal – Freelance medical animator 
12:00-13:30 Lunch break. 
13:00-13:30 TMIG member Int Dr Ezgi Bozoğullarından performing “Surgery Live Sketching” during

Dr Umut Zereyak’s presentation. 
13:30-13:45 Visuals in health education, and proposals to health institutions for improving patient awareness. 
-Dr Onur Toprak, Erciyes Uni School of Fine Arts, Kayseri 
13:45-16:00 WACOM  
Medical illustration workshop.  
Participants will perform live work under Rogier Trompert and Levent Efe’s guidance. 

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