TVASurg has been proudly involved with the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) since our inception. Every year we submit clips from our favourite video releases to the annual AMI Salon, and have been fortunate enough to receive awards on several occasions.

This year, in light of covid-19, the AMI has converted the annual meeting to a series of webinars to be featured over the next few weeks--an overview of the AMI2020 program can be found here. Here are a few teaser images from our submissions to this year's Online Salon:

Induction of labour involves the artificial process of cervical ripening and uterine contractions with the goal of a vaginal delivery. This video provides an overview of techniques used in hormonal cervical ripening, mechanical cervical ripening, amniotomy and oxytocin administration, highlighting details involved in each technique such as method of action, placement of equipment and maneuvers performed to confirm correct application.

This animated video, intended for surgical fellows in the field of Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT, surgery, introduces viewers to the surgical procedure for a radial forearm flap harvest technique.

Resecting tumours of the head and neck may require a skin graft to be harvested from another part of the patient to repair tissue loss. This video highlights the key steps in the harvest of a radial forearm skin graft, including proper identification of important vessels and nerves, and the ideal location sites for vessel and fascia divisions. Special attention is given to the fascia layers deep to the skin graft, to ensure optimal health of tissue in the harvested flap post-op.

This animated video shows an overview of a complex HPB surgery, in which a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) invaded the head of the pancreas, as well as numerous neighbouring vascular and biliary structures. The intended purpose is to provide surgical fellows/trainees a high-level understanding of the location of the tumor, its spatial relationship to surrounding organs and vessels, as well as the proposed surgical plan to safely remove the tumor, as well as reconstruction of the bowel and vasculature.

We would like to relay our gratitude to the AMI for their continued support of all practicing medical illustrators throughout the world. This organization helps to not only foster the professional development of medical illustrators, but also to educate medical and scientific professionals, allied industry and the general public, on the benefits of professionally crafted medical and scientific visualizations.

We hope you get a chance to check out the presentations this year taking place over the next few weeks.

-TVASurg Team

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