Our 2020 Annual Report Is Here!

VT 2020 Annual Report

We reflect upon our 2019-2020 activities—and what a challenging time it has been! Yet, through it all, the Vesalius Trust has sought ways to uphold our core values: Accountability, Guarantor of Loyalty, Fiscal Responsibility, and Trust.

We’ve had some changes in leadership, a new interim executive director, new scholarship winners, and new ways of interacting with our supporters and beneficiaries.

You can read here about our Financials, the fun and success of our live events at the 2019 AMI Annual Meeting, our gratitude to the Friends of the Trust, the most recent donation by Dr. Stephen Joffe to the Lloyd Library, and—looking hopefully to the future and the return of in-person events—the 2022 Arts and Anatomy Tour.

Bill Andrews, founding president of the Vesalius Trust, has said, “There has never been a greater need for those who can clearly explain, through visuals, the complexities of high-tech medicine.” Never has this been more true than in 2020. We look forward to your continued interest and support.

The Vesalius Trust Art & Anatomy Tour is taking place in 2022

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We are delighted to announce that the Vesalius Trust Art & Anatomy Tour of France & Switzerland is taking place on October 11-21, 2022. The tour – organized and hosted by Marie Dauenheimer – will include guided visits of outstanding European medical museums and institutions.

For more information about the tour, view itinerary and registration details here.
Spaces are limited so please sign up by September 1, 2021!

The Vesalius Trust Proudly Announces Swarm Interactive as the 2020 Recipient of the Dr. Frank H. Netter Award for Special Contributions to Medical Education

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Swarm Interactive’s ViewMedica Patient Education Videos and Services comprises a library of over 1,600 patient education videos and custom streaming services to help inform patients, improve outcomes, and reduce readmissions.

The Dr. Frank H. Netter Award (Netter Award) recognizes those who have recently developed visually-oriented educational materials with either proven or potential impact on how health sciences are taught and practiced. Entrants come from around the world, exemplifying excellence in the integrated use of visual communications and instructional technology in medical and health science education. The Vesalius Trust is pleased to recognize innovative projects that advance the profession of biomedical visualization.

The Vesalius Trust rubric focuses on content, product design, technique, presentation of information, and the impact on medical education. As such, the scope, reach, accessibility, and deep production value makes ViewMedica an exceptional solution worthy of the prestigious Netter Award.

Swarm Interactive joins an elite list of Netter Award recipients, including Dr. Netter for his Clinical Symposia series and CIBA Collection of Medical Illustrations, A.D.A.M. Software for Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine, Dr. Goodsell for Machinery of Life, and the University of Washington’s Foldit Team for Foldit.

Visit Swarm Interactive’s website for additional information.


About the Vesalius Trust

The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, founded in 1988, fosters the study, research, and practice in visual communication of health information at all levels. From childhood through the practice of medicine and cutting-edge research, learning from quality imagery is increasingly essential in today’s high energy digital world. Join us to help ensure the future of this vital mission.

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