AEIMS is supported by a President who is elected every three years and a Bureau consisting of at least seven officers. The current President and Council Members are listed further below. Within most countries is a Vice President who co-ordinates the members of that particular country. There is one Council Meeting each year which often takes place just prior to the Annual General Meeting and Conference.
In 1986 The Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS) was founded in Strasbourg. Its aims were to bring together artists, illustrators and sculptors working in medical education and the life sciences. AEIMS meets somewhere in Europe each year, usually linking the conference with one of the European training institutes. The meeting is always great fun and increasingly worthwhile as the years pass.
All members are professional experience with proof of publication as demonstrated by their portfolio. Active members generally includes those who make much of their living by freelancing or by employment. All members are required to be sponsored by two members or by the Membership Committee. Active Members receive all the benefits available to AEIMS members, are eligible to vote and may hold office in the association.