The AMI Online Learning Committee of the Association of Medical Illustrators Presents

COVID-19: Visualizing a Moving Target

Fri, Jan 29, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

By: Jennifer Fairman

Jennifer Fairman, an Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has designed a presentation to teach attendees about the challenges involved in creating an infographic of the SARS-CoV-2 structure, replication cycle and therapeutics for public health consumption. An outline of content for this 1-hour presentation with a live question and answer period is available here.

Presenter bio:

Jennifer “Jeni” Fairman is an Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She specializes in medical and scientific illustration for publication, patient and public health education, animation, web, graphic & interactive design and small business practices. Her work has been published in hundreds of scientific journal articles, textbooks and book chapters, monographs, science presentations, websites and videos. Her contributions are highly recognized by the Association of Medical Illustrators, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Illustrators Club of DC, National Science Foundation, Ratcliffe Foundation, BioCommunications Association, James Smithson Society, and Vesalius Trust. She has been spending most of 2020 teaching from home and working on many COVID-19 related projects in addition to her everyday production work while juggling the “new norms” of family life.

This presentation will:

• Describe the beginnings of how the novel coronavirus pandemic inspired/spawned multiple visualization projects out of the need to educate the public.
• Introduce the AMI’s COVID-19 Medical Illustrators Group and contributions to the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 Research for Medical Illustrators Google Doc
• Describe the steps and challenges leading to and involving the creation of a SARS-CoV-2 replication cycle and therapeutics infographic for public health consumption.
• Describe enveloped vs. non-enveloped viral structure and the differences between different virus types
• Describe the enveloped structure of coronaviruses and how they related to each other and the novel coronavirus of SARS-CoV-2
• Describe of SARS-CoV-2 viral “behavior” (what it binds to, that it mutates slowly)
• Talk in depth about the of SARS-CoV-2 viral genome and what structural vs. nonstructural proteins play key roles in the replication process
• Describe each of the of SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins, their functions, geometry and surface ratios

The live presentation is approved for .05 Art and 0.05 BioMed Sciences CEUs. After viewing, login to and click “Submit my CEU Credits” under “my AMI” to locate the presentation and submit your CEUs.

Keep track using the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU):

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