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September 2005 event

Washington, DC Informational Networking

Event Summary

Thursday, 15 September 2005
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
See the detailed Event schedule below.
Directions are provided below.
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: 202-633-1000
Fees are listed below.
Complete the online Event Registration form. Registration is required by 5:00 p.m. Monday, 12 September 2005.

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Event

Note: All attendees need to tell the security guard that they are attending a GNSI Meeting.

Writers meet artists this fall when our chapter teams up with three other organizations for our first event of the year. On September, 15, 2005, we will join the following groups for a networking and informational meeting:
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
The Association of Medical Illustrators
The Illustrators Club of Washington

The meeting will be held at the National Museum of Natural History at 10th and Constitution Avenue, NW. Join us for networking, eating (of course), and learning. Each group will give a short presentation.

About the Speakers

Washington, DC STC: Eddie VanArsdall
Eddie VanArsdall has nearly fifteen years of experience as a technical writer and editor, instructional designer, trainer, and document production specialist. He has designed information solutions for government agencies, law firms, the World Bank, and clients in the telecommunications and health insurance industries. His wide-ranging experience has included print media, online help, and multimedia.

LinkedIn Profile:

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators: Sally J. Bensusen
Formerly an astronomer and computer programmer with the U. S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Sally J. Bensusen combined her science and art backgrounds to become a full-time scientific illustrator in 1981. She has been commissioned regularly by the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American, Horticulture, Ranger Rick, The Nature Conservancy and various other publications worldwide. Last year, Sally completed a 2-year contract with NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center providing art, animation and web content for scientists studying the birth of the universe. This year, she is back at Goddard, this time helping with the graphics on a proposal for a new planetary space mission. She also runs her own studio near Washington, DC.

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators' website is

The Association of Medical Illustrators: Anne Altemus
Anne Altemus has been a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 1988, and has held several governance positions with the organization, including Board Member, Chair of the Board, and as the 2003 elected President of the AMI. Since 1995, she has served as a Trustee for the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences, a non-profit public foundation which strives to develop and support education and research programs in the field of health science communication. Currently, she is a medical illustrator and program development producer at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, at the National Library of Medicine, one of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

She holds a Masters Degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art As Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and has been a faculty member in the Department since 1995 where she currently teaches a graduate level course in the Design of Instructional Computer-based Programs.

The Association of Medical Illustrators' website is

The Illustrators Club of Washington: Marie Dauenheimer
Marie Dauenheimer is a Certified Medical Illustrator working in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Her educational background includes a Masters Degree in Medical Illustration from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1991 she started her own business, based in Reston, Virginia, creating award winning medical illustrations and animations for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical education clients.

Marie has been active in both local and national illustration organizations. She has been on the Illustrators Club Board of Directors since 1997, and President since 2002. Marie served on the Association of Medical Illustrators Board of Governors, as both a board member and officer, from 1997-2004.

The Illustrators' club website is

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Event Schedule

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2005



5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Washington, DC STC
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Association of Medical Illustrators
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Illustrators Club of Washington
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

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Cosi Sandwich Buffet:
An assorted Cosi sandwich basket accompanied by Cosi potato chips and baby carrots. The buffet includes a pasta salad and dessert tray. An assortment of soda, Snapple juice, and bottled water will be available.


The registration fee is to cover the cost of food and refreshments.

with advance registration
STC WDC chapter officers


photo of the National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: 202-633-1000

Map and directions to National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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