The Second Visible Human Project Conference

Open Invitation

Almost two years have passed since the 1st Users Conference of the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project. The user community has now burgeoned to over 1,000 sites in 41 countries adding many new licensees. This ever increasing interest in the Visible Human data sets raises discussions of basic anatomical and computer research issues which need attention. The Second Visible Human Project Conference is designed to provide a forum for the discussion of these research issues. Conference participants will have an opportunity to view results obtained and address problems encountered using the Visible Human data sets. The objectives of the conference are to foster scholarly discussions and to encourage new collaborations. On behalf of the National Library of Medicine, we would like to invite you to join us for this event.

Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Richard A. Banvard, M.A.
Conference Chairs

Keynote Address: Gregory P. Andorfer

Inside Out: The Visible Human Exhibit at Baltimore's Maryland Science Center

Baltimore's Maryland Science Center (MSC) chose to feature the Visible Human in a major exhibit. The exhibit, filled with holograms, 3D imagery, multi-media displays, models and even real tissue, debuted in Baltimore, and will travel to Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among others cities. Mr. Gregory P. Andorfer, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Science Center will explain why the exhibit was mounted and what public reaction has been. Mr. Andorfer joined MSC following a twenty year television career, spent primarily in public television, producing major science series and specials, including COSMOS with Carl Sagan, PLANET EARTH with the National Academy of Sciences, and most recently the Discovery Channels highest rated program ever, TITANIC: A

Contact: Robert Mehnert
NIH/National Library of Medicine

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