The Journal of Plastination

Meeting Report

The 18th International Conference on Plastination Toledo, Ohio - USA June 27-July 1, 2016

AUTHORS:
Kathy McVicker
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Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA

ABSTRACT:

The 18th International Conference on Plastination was held on the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio.  The Conference was originally scheduled to take place in Colombia, but due to unforeseen circumstances the venue was changed and coincided with the 5th Plastination Workshop in Toledo, Ohio.

KEY WORDS:

ICP,  conference meeting, Toledo, Ohio

*CORRESPONDENCE TO:

Kathy McVicker, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA

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Volume: 28
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Submitted Date:August 21, 2016
Accepted Date: October 20, 2016
Published Date: December 31, 2016

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INTRODUCTION

The 18th International Conference on Plastination was held on the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio.  The Conference was originally scheduled to take place in Colombia, but due to unforeseen circumstances the venue was changed and coincided with the 5th Plastination Workshop in Toledo, Ohio.

More than 50 delegates from 17 different countries participated in the Conference, submitting 28 abstracts for both platform and poster presentations.  Daily schedules were arranged with plenary sessions (Fig. 1) in the morning followed by workshop/laboratory sessions (Fig 2-7) in the afternoon. Posters were available for viewing before and after the lunch breaks. The Conference provided a wonderful opportunity for participants to exchange ideas about plastination, and also learn the technique by hands-on practice in the workshop from expert scientists from all over the world.

Attendees were able to tour the Interactive Museum of Anatomy and Pathology (Fig. 8), where over one hundred plastinated specimens are displayed along with touch pads which provide additional information about each specimen.  A tour of the New Morphological Sciences Laboratory and Simulation Center (Fig. 9) in the Center for Creative Education was also provided.  In the Simulation Center participants were able to see how the University of Toledo is training healthcare professionals using simulation models, simulated clinical settings, and 3D Virtual Immersive Environments.

The Conference organizers offered a full social program, beginning with a Welcome Reception (Fig. 10) which was held in the Faculty Club in The Radisson Hotel on the campus of the University.  Two additional evening receptions were the highlights of the social program for the week: a strolling dinner and music at the Toledo Museum of Art (Fig. 11-13) and a farewell dinner held at the Toledo Botanical Gardens (Fig. 14-16).  The reception at the Museum was held in The Cloister, a medieval stone courtyard surrounded by colonnades.  Guests were able to browse the exhibits in the Museum on their own or take a docent tour of select exhibits.  The evening at the Botanical Gardens began with a tour of a lithophane museum, followed by a casual buffet dinner and self-guided walking tour of the gardens.  Conference attendees were also provided with opportunities to visit The Toledo Zoo, attend a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game or tour the Henry Ford Museum in nearby Detroit, Michigan.

The Business Meeting of the International Society for Plastination was held on Thursday, June 30th (Minutes of the meeting are available on page 38).  During this meeting, a “Distinguished Member Award” was presented to Carlos Baptista for outstanding service and dedication during his eight-year tenure as President of the Society.

Figure 1. Plenary Sessions were held in lecture rooms each morning.

Figure 2. Carlos Baptista demonstrated using molecular sieves in recycling acetone

Figure 3. Rafael Latorre provided a presentation
along with hands on teaching in the plastination lab.

Figure 4. Rafael Latorre checks specimens
curing under ultraviolet lights.

Figure 5. A flat chamber assembly is demonstrated
by Robert Henry.

Figure 6. Left to right: Carla Rodgers, Leah Leighton and Namrata Singh with finished specimens

Figure 7. Borges Brum Gonzalo examines a specimen with Rafael Latorre.

Figure 8. Athelson Bittencourt (left) and Dmitry Starchik visit the Interactive Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.

Figure 9. Participants tour the tour New Morphological Sciences Laboratory & Simulation Center

Figure 10. The Welcome Reception was held in The Faculty Club at the Radisson Hotel.

Figure 11. Carlos Baptista greets guests in the lobby of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Figure 12. Participants enjoyed gathering in the Cloister at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Figure 13. Left to right: Jamille Chamon, Anna Paula Bittencourt, and Telma Masuko in the Cloister at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Figure 14. Participants enjoyed a tour of the Lithophane Museum at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

Figure 15. An informal farewell dinner was held at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

Figure 16. The Courtyard garden was just steps away from the Farewell Dinner

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