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.
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