The goal of the Vesalius Trust is:
“to develop and support research and educational programs in visual communications for the health sciences which it is hoped will lead to improved health care.”
To help assure that the Trust has the benefit of the best advice and counsel as it reaches toward this goal, the Vesalius Trust established an Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of recognized leaders and visionary thinkers from a diverse range of professions, including medical illustration. The Council is a resource of knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated individuals willing to aid in the development and evaluation of Trust activities.
Council members come from not only biomedical and allied fields, but also from related professions and industries. Physicians, librarians, publishers, computer scientists, educators, archivists, public relations specialists, artists, photographers, and writers have been invited to become members of the Advisory Council. Membership on the Council is by invitation of the Board of Trustees. There are no dues, nor is travel required. The Council is not a fund-raising group.
The Board of Trustees
The business and affairs of the Vesalius Trust are managed by the fifteen members of the Board of Directors, informally known as the Trustees. The Trustees serve voluntarily, without compensation or remuneration. They are elected for three year terms. Nominations for election to the Board are made by the Trust’s Executive Committee, who consider: the objective criteria of professional experience, AMI, GNSI, AAA, HeSCA, ABCD or other biocommunications organizational involvement, academic and professional affiliations as well as the intangible qualities of life experience, leadership ability, dedication, commitment, and zeal. Through their actions, the Trustees support the students and professionals in visual communications for the health sciences, but the Trustees act independently of any professional association.