Calendar

January 1970

October 3-5

May 12

ROCHESTER, NY:

Positive Exposure will premier our latest FRAME films created with support from the WITH FOUNDATION!

9:15 AM – “RED CARPET” FILM SCREENING AT THE LITTLE THEATRE

FEATURING:

CP in FRAME

Autism in FRAME

Intellectual Disability in FRAME

 

May 6

Keynote: Portland, Oregon. More info about the Conference!

About ANCOR

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,600 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Combined, they support over one million individuals with disabilities.

Mission

ANCOR’S  mission is to advance the ability of ANCOR’S members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.

 

 

 

May 2

50th meeting of the German Society of Dermatology (DDG) May 1st to May 4th in 2019 in Berlin.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE Keynote presentation May 2.

April 27 & 28

POSITIVE EXPOSURE will be collaborating with the Pediatric Dermatology department at U of MN to create a community based   exhibition that will be a permanent installation @ the new Pediatric Dermatology Clinic.

At University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, pediatric dermatologists collaborate with other pediatric medical specialists—including the Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions, the Epidermolysis Bullosa Specialty Clinic, Atopic Dermatitis Specialty Clinic and the combined services of rheumatology and dermatology.

We photographed 13 amazing ambassadors here at the  hospital to create a permanent exhibition that celebrates all kids living with skin conditions. Here are a few of the stars from today!

The installation will be STUNNING!!!

April 12 & 13

Dallas, TX

PRESENTATION and PHOTOSHOOT!!

To Learn More about HealtheVoices

Social media shapes the way people make decisions about healthcare, and onlinehealth advocates are at the forefront of this movement. In an effort to connect, support and further empower the online health advocate community, Janssen created HealtheVoices™ – a groundbreaking leadership conference created exclusively for those using social platforms to advocate for themselves and their communities. Now in its fifth year, the annual HealtheVoices Conference will take place April 12-14, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

April 14

POSITIVE EXPOSURE in Collaboration with Geisinger presents Autism in FRAME. Funded by the WITH Foundation and filmed on location at Friendship House. All involved families in this production will be attending the red carpet global premiere of AUTISM in FRAME!

The Paparazzi will be there!!!!!

Venue: Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts (110 E Front St, Berwick, PA 18603)

12:30PM-3:00PM

  • 12:30 – 1:45: Open house-style activity for families and time for SPARK sign-ups
  • 1:45 – 2:00: Transition time from activity to formal film viewing
  • 2:00 – 3:00: FRAME viewing, 15/20 minute talk by Rick with Q&A

April 2

Speaking to students during their Disability Awareness Week @ Kingsborough Community College!

March 31

 

March 20 – 26

Delhi, India

Ill be in Delhi 20-26 March working in collaboration with the Wilhelm Foundation and The Institute of Medical Genetics & Genomics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, photographing local families that have undiagnosed conditions. This global  initiative will create community among the undiagnosed families so they dont feel so isolated and alone. There will be an International Undiagnosed Disease conference in Delhi in May and these community-based images will be exhibited then.

 

 

February 28

RARE DISEASE DAY @ PFIZER NYC

Lecture and Exhibition

February 27

Presenting to 3rd Year Medical Students at Uniformed Services University Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD

February 8

The Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program

Positive Exposure Presentation

January 16

Lecture to 1st Year medical Students: Philadelphia, PA

January 11-13

FRAME shoot in Houston, TX

The Psychological and Social impact of living with a skin condition like Alopecia, Vitiligo, Ichthyosis etc..

In collaboration with the Children’s House for the Soul and The Health Museum.

January 4

 

The Minnesota Association of Orthodontists (MAO) is comprised of members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO), and the MAO who reside in the state of Minnesota.

More Info

 

December 7

First Year Med Student Lecture: Rick

December 3

Come and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The UN Link

POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the FAROE Islands

MEGD, which is the umbrella organization for 24 member organizations of people with disabilities and chronic diseases, is again celebrating this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The event will be held in the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands on December the 3rd at 3pm. At the same time this will be the opening of a special photo exhibition.

Information about MEGD: www.megd.fo

The photo exhibition, titled “CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, AND SEE HOW YOU CHANGE”, is a result of the collaboration between MEGD and the renowned and award winning photographer Rick Guidotti, who visited the Faroe Islands in September 2018. The purpose of his visit was to take photos of people who daily live with some kind of challenge. The 31 photos in the exhibition in the Nordic House is a direct result of his visit in September.

The exhibition will hopefully, also through personal stories, create conversations and possible discussions about how we see each other as human beings. And further more, there is a wish to change how people normally, or often, see people living with challenges, who may look different because of disability, illness or other challenges.

Information about MEGD and their work: www.megd.fo

The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

Exhibition Premiere: Community based in the Faroe Islands in collaboration with MEGD Organization.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Exhibition will premiere at the Nordic House, Faroe Islands

November 9

XP Family Conference: Wichita, KS

Lecture & Photography: Rick

XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM

Also known as XP, is a rare inherited disease affecting both males and females. It causes a person to be extremely sensitive to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation. Undiagnosed and untreated, Xeroderma Pigmentosum can lead to the early onset of skin cancer and blindness. In addition, approximately 20% of people with Xeroderma Pigmentosum also develop progressive neurological disease.

 

The Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) Family Support Group exists to improve the quality of life for people with XP and other diagnosed UV light conditions. The Xeroderma Pigmentosum Family support group strives to create awareness and educate the public about XP, as well as to raise funds to promote research, create collaborations with international XP partner organizations, and provide family grants for UV protective equipment and travel assistance for attending the annual XP national convention.

November 6

SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Lecture to 1st Year Medical Students: Rick November 6

November 3

ALD Connect Family Conference

Courtyard Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, 21 N Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Lecture and Photography: Rick

What is ALD?

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a progressive, genetic disease that affects the adrenal glands, the spinal cord, and the white matter (myelin) of the nervous system. ALD is considered a rare disease, and affects approximately 1 in 15,000 people worldwide.

ALD Connect: Our mission is to improve health outcomes for patients with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) by empowering patients, raising awareness, and accelerating the translation of scientific advances into better clinical care.

November 1

de Young museum: Golden Gate Park \ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118 \ 415.750.3600

SPECIAL SCREENING: ON BEAUTY with Joanna Rudnick

 

October 26-27

4th Annual DDX3X Family Conference

  • The Science History Institute
    315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Keynote and Photography: Rick 

About DDX3X

-Is caused by a spontaneous mutation at conception; nothing either parent did caused their child’s condition
-Primarily affects girls due to its location on the X-chromosome, though there are affected boys
-Was only recently discovered in 2014
-Has only been identified in about 200 individuals, however, doctors believe it is the cause of 1 to 3 percent of all intellectual disabilities in females
-Is often misdiagnosed as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, Dandy Walker Syndrome, or a generic developmentally delayed label
-Is linked to intellectual disabilities, seizures, autism, low muscle tone, abnormalities of the brain, and slower physical developments
-Has a broad spectrum—some children learn to speak in full sentences while others are nonverbal; some individuals run, jump, and even ski while others are unable to walk

DDX3X Foundation: Our mission is to connect families, resources, and the medical community to advance research for a cure to DDX3X gene mutations.
Our ultimate goal over the coming years is to accelerate brain function in individuals affected by DDX3X through advances in gene therapy and pharmaceuticals.

October 18

Lecture to the Genetic Counseling Graduate Students: Rick

The  Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College.

Integrating education, healthcare, and humanism, this celebrated program prepares genetic counselors to work in a growing, dynamic field.

The mission of the Human Genetics program is to improve health care for all people by educating genetic counselors so they are prepared to meet current and future needs of their clients, their communities, their profession, and society at large.

Established in 1969, the program was the first of its kind in the United States. It remains the largest graduate program in genetic counseling in the world.

October 16

October 16

POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s great friend, Jonathan Hansen, is honoring us on October 16th at his gallery in NYC.
If you’re in town, please come as our guest.
Jonathan writes:
For the final evening at the Ideal Glass Studio on Tuesday October 16th from 6-8pm, I am hosting a private viewing of the Series in honor of POSITIVE EXPOSURE.
Rick and I have been friends for years and the release of my new work became the perfect opportunity for us to explore our mutual interest in the ideas of beauty, freedom, captivity and inclusion.
Hope you can make it…!
x,
Jonathan.
The viewing will take place on Tuesday October 16th from 6-8pm
Ideal Glass Studio
22 East 2nd Street NYC
PLEASE COME AS OUR GUEST:
About Jonathan’s work:
The series of nine works, fabricated from Calacatta marble, industrial resin and mounted on architectonic bronze, transcend categorization, in their blending of vernacular forms of furniture, the permanence of sculpture and topographies of architecture.

October 13, 2018

 

 

ACCESS Ridgewood Fashion Show 2018

October 13, 2018

Kids and young adults of varying abilities and differing abilities model side by side in a fabulously inclusive environment.  Siblings / friends are encouraged to model as well.  Volunteers are always available to escort a model.  It is a wonderful opportunity for our kids to have a fun day and express their amazingly unique selves.  The fashion show is one of the highlights of the ACCESS Ridgewood weekend – a town-wide differing abilities awareness event.

Our models come from all over the Tri-State Area & more!!

 

August 18 – March

EXTENDED!!!!!!!! POSITIVE EXPOSURE Community based exhibition and continuous screening of FRAME Films in collaboration with A Children’s House for the Soul!

 

September 25

Announcing our partnership with NYU Langone & The OUT Foundation

Exhibition and Presentation; Positive Exposure Team

September 19

This lecture marks Rick’s 20th lecture to first year Medical Students at Weill Cornell College of Medicine.

September 8-12

Faroe Islands Community based Photography: In collaboration with MEGD.

MEGD, which is an umbrella organization with 24- member organization working with the importance of the rights of people with disabilities in The Faroe Islands. This is primarily done through the awareness and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Initial request April 2018, an excerpt:

Could you come to the Faroe Islands?

My name is Tóra við Keldu. I am chairwoman of MEGD, which is an umbrella organization with 24- member organization working with the importance of the rights of people with disabilities in The Faroe Islands. This is primarily done through the awareness and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

YES, I come from The Faroe Islands and now you probably think: Where is that? The Faroe Islands is a self- governing archipelago, or rather 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean.

So here is the reason why I write you this letter.

As chairwoman of MEGD I have, for the last three years, had different presentations where I have pointed out some of the same issues you address, namely how we see each other and how that influences your lives. The Faroe Islands is a small community and people know each other. This is in face a good think but at the same time we are, as other human beings, looking at each other with eyes “damaged”, so to say, by the media. Therefore, when I saw your pictures for the first time it gave a nice warmth to my heart.

I have often used the quote from the Little Prince: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint- Exupéry. This is how I see the challenge. The challenge is to change how people see. I believe it is possible – through hard work.

September 5 – 6, 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

Ågrenska is a national competence centre and provides programs for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, their families and professionals supporting the family.

Lecture and Photography: Rick

September 4, 2018

Karolinksa Center for Rare Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital

Stockholm, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Our vision is to make a significant contribution to the improvement of human health; our mission is to conduct research and education and to interact with the community.

As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes.

Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Lecture and Photography: Rick

August 7

August 2

Mayo Clinic and Rochester Art Center:

 

July 28-29

Klippel- Trenaunay Support Group Meeting; Rochester, MN

 

 

 

July 22

Moebius Conference

St. Petersberg, FL

 

 

July 19-21

PRISMS 10th International Conference

Smith Magenis Syndrome

Pittsburgh, PA

 

July 14-16

22Q Family Meeting 2018

Where: Whistler, Canada (BC)

 

 

July 12-15

 

 

NOAH Conference 2018

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Where: Kansas City, MO at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

 

July 11

1st Year Med Students Orientation

1:00PM on Wednesday, July 11 at the HUB-Robeson Center (on main campus).

Penn State College of Medicine

University Park

1850 East Park Avenue, Suite 304

State College, PA 16803

July 1-4

Chromosome 18 Conference 2018

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202

A great event for self-advocates, parents of young children and adults, siblings, etc. bring the whole family!!

End the conference with the Starfish Gala and fourth of July fireworks!

 

June 25

Charlotte, NC

ECAC Conference

June 23-25

 

 

https://www.umassmed.edu/vitiligo/world-vitiligo-day-2018/

June 21 – September 21

Featuring Positive Exposure

Rochester Art Center and Mayo Clinic

With presentation on August 1.

Link

 

June 10

THE CANADIAN COLLEGE OF MEDICAL GENETICISTS: Vancouver

Keynote Speaker

Where: Harrison Hot Springs, BC

June 7 – October 15

REDEFINING BEAUTY

Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre Acc, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia

Hosted by Chromosome 18 Registry Australia

Redefining Beauty is a photographic exhibition celebrating the lives of children and adults living with rare genetic conditions including Chromosome 18, Fragile X, Vanishing White Matter Leukodystrophy and Albinisim. These stunning images were captured at various iconic Sunshine Coast locations by internationally renowned Rick Guidotti, founder of Positive Exposure – an innovative nonprofit arts, education, and advocacy organisation.

May 12

Atlantic Derm Conference

May 12, 2018

May 3

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

“Art of Medicine”

A conference on the intersection of art and medicine

purpose: to fundraise to provide free healthcare at a local clinic run by SUNY downstate medical students

April 24

Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Where: Kalahari Convention Center, 250 Kalahari Blvd. Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Local and State leaders will gather to learn more about early intervention services and providing inclusive environments.

 

March 29

2018 Research Conference on Diversity & Inclusion – CUNY GRADUATE CENTER

CUNY event site

 

 

 

March 19

 

Positive Exposure Lecture and 2 Workshops

www.arcjacksonville.org

Our agency mission is to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life. Our vision is a community where disability is a distinction without a difference, where individuals will have choices on how they live, learn, work, worship, and play.

The in-service training that we are hosting on March 19th is an annual training for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for professional development. It is an inter-agency training where DSPs from agencies in Duval and Putnam Counties attend to increase their awareness and knowledge about how to best serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have a keynote address and breakout sessions that deal with topics that are relevant to the care of and services provided for the individuals we serve. Together the Arc Jacksonville, Pine Castle, Inc., The Arc of Putnam County and the other providers that attend serve over 1,500 people with I/DD on a daily basis.

March 9

University of Minnesota Medical School

Photoshoot and Evening Reception

 

March 8

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Cleft and Craniofacial Symposium

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN

February 28

Medical Student Lecture

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – Bethesda, Maryland

February 17

American Academy of Dermatology

2018 Keynote presentation. San Diego, CA

January 23

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Jacobi Medical Centerhttp://jacobimed.org/

January 21 & 22

Autism and Intellectual Disability in FRAME

In collaboration with:

ADMI: Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger
AADMD: American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry from www.EmergencyDentistsUSA.com
With the support of The WITH Foundation

January 11

 

1st Year Med Student Lecture

 

January 9

 

 

Penn State Children’s Hospital; Grand Rounds

Hershey, PA

January – December 2017

The Resource Exchange and the Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs!

Exhibition extended: Now through to the end of the YEAR!! Stay tuned for new exhibition images and premiere!

A Positive Exposure POP-UP gallery.

CONGRATULATIONS: Diane Loschen and Chapel Hills Mall: GOLD Winner

 

Owner: Garrison Chapel Hills Owner LLC
Management Company: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

The MAXI Awards celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of those who are transforming marketing in the retail real estate industry, getting help from the top digital marketing agency at the-indexer.com.

 

http://tre.org

December 4

1st year Med Student lecture.

November 13

Israeli Photography Convention: Tel Aviv

Keynote presentation

 

November 11

LOVE THE SKIN YOU ARE IN CONFERENCE
HEALTH MUSEUM with a big derma roller amazon giveaway.
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX

9:30 – 10:15 am Keynote Talk with Q & A
Photo Shoot to follow

November 10

19th New York Fashion + Design Conference

November 9

6th Annual PCCA Conference
Nov 8-10, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District

 

November 7

SUNY Downstate: Med Student Lecture

 

November 1 – 5, 2017

POSITIVE EXPOSURE BELGIUM

FACES REDEFINING BEAUTY: A Global Project about Facial Differences

Exhibition
Self-Esteem Workshop

Gaston, Ghent, Belgium

 

October 20 – 22, 2017

Albinism Fellowship
Adult & Family Weekend Conference
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

The Fellowship is a positive and sociable volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice and support for people with albinism and their families. We also provide information about the condition to professionals working with people with albinism, and other appropriate interested parties.

Our focus is on the United Kingdom & Ireland, but we also work closely with other albinism support groups around the world.

http://www.albinism.org.uk/conferences.php

October 7

The Resource Exchange Grand Opening to CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, SEE HOW YOU CHANGE
Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs, COWith special screenings of ON BEAUTY!

Ms. Sheila, Teacher

I am so thrilled that I was able to take a bunch of my students to see the film and meet Rick.  So many of them have their own  differing abilities and feel less than.  This outing gave them a powerful message and meeting Rick was the icing on the cake!  I am so appreciative that he “saw” them.  The pictures he took will be a very tangible reminder of the day, the hope and power that they can have in the world.

Sarah’s Mom

Waiting for our time to work with Rick along with several other families was a time of personal reflection on the common struggles and victories that brought us together.  Rick clearly has the gift of encouragement and coupled with his amazing talent and a passion for the project he was a joy to work with. Our daughter and project ambassador, Sarah, felt so at ease and gladly supplied him with an endless stream of smiles.  Rick made us feel like he had all the time in the world to get the most beautiful shot. We are grateful to be a part of his vision to expand what we all see as beauty.  To make you look more beautiful and confident just checkout this blog Botox specialists in Omaha, NE. To make you feel young and beautiful just visit Skin and Makeup Institute and try their services. I have honestly been giddy with excitement in anticipation of how this work will be used to help and encourage others.  He has illuminated what is beautiful so that more people can appreciate what few already see.  We are all beautiful and special and his art gives us pause to ponder and appreciate beauty in a place most do not seek to find it.  That is a very beautiful thing.

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October 2

Boston, October 2: FRAGILE X in FRAME

DAY 1 SLATE #3

5:00 PM 500 KENDALL STREET SANOFI GENZYME FIRST FLOOR

• RARE INSIGHTS PRESENTED BY PREMIER RESEARCH

B+ directed by Nazir Mirzaee 8 minutes, addresses Thalassemia

Saving Sight directed by Nate Strubhar 21 minutes, addresses Choroideremia (CHM)

Fragile X in Frame directed by Rick Guidotti 10 minutes, addresses Fragile X Syndrome

Imagine directed by Carl Mason 10 minutes addresses Niemann Pick Type C

Festival Schedule

ABOUT

Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival is a new event showcasing films from around the world which address the challenges of life with a rare disease. It will be held Oct. 2nd -3rd, 2017 in Boston, MA. Most (but not all) of our films are documentaries. Many are less than 15 minutes.

Each film maker attending will have an opportunity for questions and answers with our audience following the presentation of their film.

Between our slates of films rare disease researchers and patient advocates will also share stories from their experience.

We believe increased awareness can connect patient families, inspire conversations about translation applications of current science, lead to new paths for research and save lives. These films put the often abstract and dire clinical information into the context of real people living their lives.

September 22

 

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. at Hale Auditorum, Cultural Life Center
“Frame” Workshop to students and faculty
Departments of Education, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Visual Arts and the best accredited online communications degree programs,
12:00 -1:00  p.m. at Thomas Golisano Library Conference Room 200
Lunch and Pre-Presentation Discussion with college deans
4:00 pm at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY:  Rick Guidotti will give a Keynote Lecture, “Change How You See, See How You Change”. Please check these guys out.  The Purple Payday will be about inspiring people to finance different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life. Personal Loan without a credit check is not a problem anymore.

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For more information:  https://www.roberts.edu/news/?id=3002

 

September 21, 2017

Join WXXI and the Golisano Foundation for a special Move to Include screening of On Beauty Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L5). The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will conclude with an audience Q&A with Rick, who will be in town for the screening.

The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604

For more information:  https://thelittle.org/films/beauty-move-include-presentation

September 13, 2017

 

EADV – European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

5:45 – 6:15 pm  Positive Exposure Lecture: The Spirit of Difference

Geneva, Switzerland: http://eadv.org

September 11 – 23

Digital BNP Exhibition extended 1 Week!

 

Exhibit: Ghent, Belgium

From September 11-23, Positive Exposure Belgium and BNP Paribas Fortis are organizing a digital exhibit ‘Change How You See, See How You Change’ at the Flagship office of BNP Paribas Fortis in Ghent (Belgium).

On September 16 there will be a photography exhibit of Positive Exposure in the Head Quarters of BNP Paribas Fortis in Ghent (building next to the Flagship office).

Address: BNP Paribas Fortis Flagship office, Zonnestraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Free entrance

For more info, visit Positive Exposure Belgium’s Facebook event page: ‘Change How You See, See How You Change’

September 7-17

Rome, Italy

Opening Night: 7 September

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

More details to follow

September 5 – October 6, 2017

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

The photographic exhibition “Positive Exposure — Change How You See, See How You Change,” presented by the Golisano Foundation, is on display through Oct. 16 at Roberts Wesleyan College in the atrium of the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center. The exhibit features portraits taken by internationally renowned photographer Rick Guidotti of people from around Greater Rochester living with genetic, physical, intellectual and developmental differences.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Other events which are free and open to the public include:

September 21, 6:30 pm at The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY:  On Beauty Screening followed by Q & A with Rick Guidotti

September 22, 4:00 pm at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY:  Rick Guidotti will give a Keynote Lecture, “Change How You See, See How You Change”.  The keynote will be about inspiring people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

For more information:  https://www.roberts.edu/news/?id=3002

 

 

July 1st – August 31st

Exhibition in Ghent, Belgium

Positive Exposure Belgium vzw presents its first exhibition ‘CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, SEE HOW YOU CHANGE’ in Ghent (Belgium) @Gaston, a rooftop bar & restaurant with a story.

Visit this gorgeous rooftop with a beautiful roof terrace, beach and a magnificent view of Ghent for delicious food, drinks and a taste of Positive Exposure.

www.gaston-gent.be

August 18

 

69th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Dermatologic Association
August 16-20, 2017
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA USA

The Pacific Dermatologic Association was founded in 1948 to offer high-quality continuing education opportunities to dermatologists practicing in the Western US, Canada, Mexico and Pacific Rim countries.  The PDA is the largest regional dermatologic society in the US, and the premiere educational society for dermatologists within the Pacific Rim area

http://pacificderm.org

August 9

 

Michelin United Way Palmetto Society Breakfast

Greenville,  South Carolina

August 5

 

2nd COFFIN-SIRUS SYNDROME FAMILY CONFERENCE

Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue (Seattle), Washington

Coffin-Siris Syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome. Our children are among 200 or so diagnosed worldwide. CSS impacts cognitive, motor, speech and often feeding development, and often impacts multiple body systems. Many of our children are non-verbal and tube fed, and most have never met another kid “like them”.

August 4

 

Loews Hollywood Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Sponsored by:
The House Ear Institute
Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation

This is the largest gathering of facial nerve experts in the world that takes place every four years.

http://www.internationalfacialnerve.org

July 29

 

RASopathies are a group of genetic syndromes that may be as common as 1:1000. The RASopathy syndromes include: cardio-facio-cutaneous (CFC), Costello (CS), LEOPARD/NSML, Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), and Noonan (NS).

Our mission is to advance research of the RASopathies by bringing together families, clinicians and scientists.

https://rasopathiesnet.org

July 26-28

 

2017 International Family Medical Conference for Cockayne Syndrome

Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade 
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, microcephaly, progeria (premature aging), sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays, and a shortened lifespan.

http://www.cockaynesyndrome.org

24-26 July

 

9TH INTERNATIONAL DUP15Q ALLIANCE FAMILY CONFERENCE:

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina
300 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA

Dup15q Alliance provides family support and promotes awareness, research and targeted treatments for chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome.

http://www.dup15q.org

July 19-21

 

Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders (SOFT)

SOFT Family Conference

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
1 West Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

SOFT is a network of families and professionals dedicated to providing support and understanding to families involved in the issues and decisions surrounding the diagnosis and care in Trisomy 18, 13 and other  related chromosomal disorders. For the families driving to their destination, make sure to hire One Sure Insurance to get the best car insurance possible to be worry-free.

http://trisomy.org

July 12

 

 1st Year Med Student Orientation with Positive Exposure, University Park, PA

July 7

Chicago, Presentation and Premiere Infantile Hemangioma in FRAME

June 24

2017 Smith-Lemli-Opitz Family Medical Conference – Cincinnati, OH at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter.

The first “SLOS Awareness Day” Celebration: June 24th, 2017

http://www.smithlemliopitz.org

June 23

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/220118818[/vimeo] Foundation for Nager and Miller Syndromes conference. Cambridge, MA

The conference is June 22-25, 2017, and our family outing and dinner/party is Saturday, June 24th. The conference will be held at the Cambridge Marriott in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and the Broad Institute (a genomic research institute for day-time information meetings, also in Kendall Square)

http://fnms.org

June 12

Respectability USA

Rockville, M

National Leaders Cohort: Diversity Advocates

Photography and presentation.

 

 

 

June 11

International Sacral Agenesis/ Caudal Regression Association

Fairfax, VA

Family gathering, photography and presentation

http://isacra.org

May 24-31

Casa Azul America & Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Lima, Peru

 

May 15

Speaking to 1st year in the The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics and then attending graduation!!!!

Academic Program

The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics gives students a comprehensive understanding of the medical, scientific, and counseling aspects of human genetics. The program places equal emphasis on medical genetics and psychological approaches to working with patients.

The interdisciplinary curriculum enables students to integrate both theoretical and practical knowledge while developing research, analytical, and communication skills.

The program has a worldwide reputation for excellence and attracts a rich mix of students from around the world.

April 21-23

The Australasian Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society  Conference

Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Mudjimba Beach QLD Australia. On other health related news, checkout south florida mental health clinic.

April 19

THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

Keynote:

Wednesday  |  5:00–6:30 p.m.
Change how you see, see how you change.

Rick Guidotti will join the CEC community as the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

CEC’s Mission Statement

The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

http://www.cec.sped.org check out our website, we started using Dada web hosting services.

April 7

Community based exhibition premiere: Florence, SC

Details To Be Announced

 

April 3

The Association for Graduate Student Diversity and Baylor College of Medicine’s Office of Institutional Diversity: https://www.bcm.edu/about-us/diversity-inclusion

For an alternative health care program, companion pet letter provides emotional support prescribed by a licensed mental health professional, the emotional connections that they foster cannot be quantified clinically.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers like Coberly Plastic Surgery and others, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

Lecture and Reception

March 18

Pediatric Allergy and Dermatology for the Practitioner: Whistler, BC.

Keynote Lecture

http://padc.org

March 16

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

Lecture and Leadership Award

Colorado Springs, CO

ACPA

March 4 – 8

Global Smile Foundation: Guayaquil, Ecuador

http://gsmile.org
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March 3

The Sturge-Weber Foundation Dinner: Orlando, FL

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March 1

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San Francisco, CA

February 15-19

POSITIVE EXPOSURE in Greenville, SC

More details later….

February 7

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: Children’s Medical Center @ Winthrop-University Hospital – Long Island, NY

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Winthrop’s Children’s Medical Center has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for demonstrating excellence in the specialties of:

  • Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

In connection with this temporary relief, users should consult with a medical professional if tingling and nerve pain continue over a long period of time as this may be an indication of diabetes. Monitoring the blood sugar level is essential and Nerve Pain Away is not manufactured to address this serious condition. Visit https://neuropathycure.org/nervestra-review/ for more information.

February 3

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Screening ON BEAUTY and Presentation

Genetic Task Force of Illinois Website

February 2

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The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University will host its fourth annual “Conversations in Bioethics” program on February 2, 2017 on the topic of “disability.” Event info

Thursday, February 2, 2017

JOIN US AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, OR TUNE IN ONLINE AT 6PM EST:

5:00pm Student Gallery, Healy Hall, first floor
(drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres)

6:00pm Panel Discussion, Gaston Hall
(will also be live-streamed; check back for link)

We hope to see you there! Stay up to date on this year’s conversation by joining the Institute’s mailing list.


THIS YEAR’S TOPIC

What is a disability, anyway?

In an era of ever-growing pharmaceutical enhancement, what counts as intellectually disabled, and why would that matter? How does the way we define disability (and normalcy) impact the just distribution of resources in society — and the way society treats those who happen to fall outside the norm? How are foundational concepts in ethics like dignity or autonomy complicated by reflection on the many ways we are dependent on others in the course of any “normal” human lifespan?

Each year, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics convenes a wide-ranging and personal conversation among expert panelists, preceded and informed by student work on the same topic. We can’t wait to share this year’s conversation, complicating the very notion of “disability.” Join us this February, in-person at Georgetown University, or digitally via live-stream, as our team goes deep on this thought-provoking and deeply important issue.


PANELISTS

JULIA WATTS BELSER, PH.D.

LYDIA X. Z. BROWN

TERESA BLANKMEYER BURKE, PH.D.

RICK GUIDOTTI

JOHN HOCKENBERRY

DONNA R. WALTON, ED.D., CCBT


Did you know? This year’s topic celebrates one of the issues at the heart of the KIE story: disability.

The Institute was founded in 1971 with support from the Rose and Joseph Kennedy Foundation, inspired in large part by the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to advancing the rights of the disabled. This year’s topic celebrates that founding vision of a world where the voices of the powerless are made powerful through thoughtful reflection and theory-driven advocacy, and it dives deep into some of the most complicated and interesting questions in disability ethics today.

January 13

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Medical Student Lecture: 2-4pm

December 10

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December 9

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University of Minnesota Medical Student Lecture

University of Minnesota
321 Church Street; 6-160 Jackson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455

November 10-13

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November 7

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October 30

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October 18

ASHG High School Workshop/ ON BEAUTY SCREENING

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October 15

Derma Medical, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Celebrating 50 years of our Residency Program of Dermatology.
La Concha Hotel, San Juan, PR.

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October 10

Lecture: Marshfield, WI

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October 8

The Resource Exchange Exhibition

Colorado Springs, CO

Opening: http://tre.org

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September 29

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The visit will focus on a number of themes, particularly art/photography, health communication and doctor/patient relationship training, targeting how to be bale to avoid misdiagnosis claims and how to handle them. The visit will include a public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29 and several small group workshops and/or meetings Thursday and Friday morning.

Ohio University
Scripps College of Communication

117 Schoonover Center, One Ohio University
20 E. Union St.
Athens, OH 45701

http://ohio.edu

 

 

October 15

Derma Medical

Celebrating 50 years of Residency Program of Dermatology.
La Concha Hotel, San Juan, PR.

September 14

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Weill Cornell Medical College

1 st Medical Student Lecture

11:00 am

 

September 10-11

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Community Based Photo shoot/ Colorado Springs

Exhibition Premieres October 7

http://tre.org

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September 9

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Lecture, Annual Conference of Colorado Dermatologic Society 2016

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

Englewood, CO

http://www.coloradodermatology.org

August 4

Niagara Falls Memorial, The New Golisano Center POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibit Launch!

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August 10-11

MS. Wheelchair America 2016 Pageant: August 8-14 in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Dr. Alette Coble-Temple crowned MWA 2016! Alette

The Mission of Ms. Wheelchair America

The mission of Ms. Wheelchair America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities. You can see here who to compare business electricty prices with. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature. http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org

Duties of Ms. Wheelchair America

As Ms. Wheelchair America, the national title holder has numerous duties. These include promoting awareness of the need to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers, informing the able-bodied public of the achievements of the millions of people with disabilities across the nation, and assisting with the establishment of programs in all 50 states by promoting Ms. Wheelchair America. During her year long reign, she will have the opportunity to travel visiting advocacy groups, making public appearances and conducting radio, print ad, and TV interviews, a private vehicle with i4mt insurance will be given to her for the travels. The commitment and personal example of the titleholder serves to further the mission of Ms. Wheelchair America.

New York’s very own MS. Wheelchair New York: Jessica De La Rosa 

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July 31

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“Changing the face of Mental Illness” 

POSITIVE EXPOSURE  Introduction and Presentation then…..

Photo shoot for new Campaign in Collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Minnesota.

The target audience would be individuals living with a mental illness and their families. By the way, if you have an adult family member who’s dealing with any of these, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Diabetes, Heart disease, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, seek assistance with internal medicine portland or.

For the photo shoot I was thinking of our volunteers who volunteer for our Speaker’s Bureau. The audience for the presentation would be our board, support group facilitators, service providers, etc. I am thinking 20-25 people.

About NAMI and Speaker’s Bureau

We are the affliate of the National Organization and we are based in Rochester, MN and are called NAMI Southeastern Minnesota. All states have a NAMI nonprofit with affiliates when available. The web site is www.namisemn.org. The greater Minnesota website is www.namihelps.org The National website is www.nami.org.

July 29-30

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Klippel Trenaunay Support Group Meeting at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Conference Information

Klippel-Trenaunay (K-T) Syndrome is characterized by a localized or diffuse capillary malformation that overlies a venous malformation and/or lymphatic malformation with associated soft tissue and bone overgrowth (hypertrophy).

https://k-t.org

July 28-29

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Conference Information

IMG_4515Smith-Magenis syndrome (or SMS) is a chromosomal disorder characterized by a recognizable pattern of physical, behavioral, and developmental features. It is caused by a missing piece of genetic material from chromosome 17, referred to as deletion 17p11.2.

http://prisms.org

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July 22-23

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Conference Information

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July 22

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Conference Brochure

Vincent4 p- is also known as Wolf-Hirschorn Syndrome; a deletion of the short are of the 4th Chromosome.

The amount of material deleted may range from about 50% of the short arm to a small break that can’t be detected by normal chromosome analysis.

Because of this wide range of deleted material, the effect on our children varies widely. Some can walk, talk and assist in their daily care while others are not verbal and require constant care.

http://4p-supportgroup.org

(Photo of our Vincent featured in the  American Journal of Medical Genetics)

 

July 20-21

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Conference Information

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SOFT is a network of families and professionals dedicated to providing support and understanding to families involved in the issues and decisions surrounding the diagnosis and care in Trisomy 18, 13 and other  related chromosomal disorders.

http://trisomy.org

July 16-17

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the 12th Moebius Syndrome Foundation Conference  in Long Beach, CA

Conference Information

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Moebius syndrome is a nonprogressive craniofacial/neurological disorder that manifests itself primarily in facial paralysis. Individuals with Moebius syndrome cannot smile or frown, and do not have lateral eye movements. Many individuals with Moebius syndrome also have skeletal involvement with limb abnormalities or Poland syndrome. People with Moebius syndrome can have respiratory problems, speech and swallowing disorders, visual impairments, sensory integration dysfunction, sleep disorders, weak upper body strength and autism spectrum disorders.

July 14-15

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) Conference in Pittsburg, PA

Conference Information

3K6A9905Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. Albinism occurs in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world.

If you’re going to wear glasses, might as well wear the most stylish pair. Sunglass Hut is a great place to find quality glasses and contact lenses. Visit https://www.groupon.com/coupons/stores/sunglasshut.com for more information.

http://albinism.org

July 11-13

CHROMOSOME 18 REGISTRY and RESEARCH SOCIETY FAMILY CONFERENCE, San Antonio, TX

http://chromosome18.org

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Photo: Young adult advocate workshop, 2015 Conference

The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society is a lay advocacy organization composed primarily of the parents of individuals with a chromosome 18 abnormality. We consist of three separate organizations located in the United States, Australia, and Europe, all with a common mission: To help people with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they may lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.

In addition about health care services, aeroform tissue expanders are truly a cutting edge technology, and a lot of plastic surgeons are recommending them as the best option for patients. Learn more at drtplasticsurgery.com

July 8-9

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Pallister-Killian Syndrome Conference in Bloomingdale, IL

PKS Info

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Pallister-Killian Syndrome is a chromosome abnormality when a tetrasomy of the short arm of chromosome 12 (12p) occurs for no known reason. It is also known as mosaic tetrasomy 12p, isochromosome 12p syndrome, or Teschler-Nicola/Killian Syndrome.

July 4-6

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE at the Little People of America Conference in Boston, MA

Conference Info

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June 23-24

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“…envisioning a world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look.”  www.ccakids.orghttp://www.ccakids.org

Kids Craniofacial Camp: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Presentation at Ice Cream Social on Thursday and All day Photography on Friday…..

June 18

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June 14

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Grand Rounds at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, CA

8:00 am

June 11 – August 15

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At Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibition

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June 4

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A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology
1976 W Dallas Street
Houston TX, 77019

Photoshoot and presentation

Children’s House Website

June 3

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1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Great Room of the University Commons Building

Arcadia University

450 S. Easton Road

Glenside, PA 19038

June 2

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Rare Cancer Illuminated: a View from Within

A POSITIVE EXPOSURE Collaboration

American Society of Clinical Oncology: AtlanticLIVE Town Hall

Exhibition Premiere today

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June 1-6

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibition at UNESCO in Paris
Sixth Human Variome Project Conference

May 27

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE EXHIBITION and PRESENTATION

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May 24

Pierre Fabre International Convention, Toulouse, France

Pierre Fabre Dermatologie plenary session

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Envisioning Accessible Futures: Disability, Caregiving and Photography

  • When: March 31, 2016 6:30 pm – April 1, 2016 12:30 pm 
  • Where: 19 University Place, Great Room
  • Summary:This two-day symposium includes workshops & exhibitions featuring photographers JEAN ROBERT DANTOU and RICK GUIDOTTI; scholars FLORENCE WEBER, EVA KITTAY, SHELLEY RICE; and activist LAWRENCE CARTER-LONG exploring disability and the politics of recognition and care.

10:30 – 12:30

Workshop 2 : Beyond Disabling Images

Photography has played a longstanding role in both the dehumanization of individuals with disabilities as well as in exposing and changing inhumane conditions to which they were routinely consigned. More recently, some photographers – often in alliance with researchers — have created groundbreaking collaborative projects with people whose disabilities have been stigmatized. This roundtable features two innovative photographers – Jean Robert Dantou who has worked extensively on disability projects with French researcher Florence Weber, and American photographer/activist Rick Guidotti whose innovative “Positive Exposure” project is changing the face of genetic conditions. On this panel, they discuss the impact of such collaborative projects on themselves, the people photographed, and the goals of changing public awareness.

More Info

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Shoot at Nationwide, Columbus, OH

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April 6 – 11: POP-UP Center

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Positive Exposure: Pop-Up Center.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE CENTER: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

ART DIRECTORS CLUB, 106 West 29th StreetFree and Open to the Public:

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106 West 29th Street

(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)

NEW YORK CITY

The POP UP Center will celebrate POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s local and national partners creating opportunities for our singular voices to grow in unison.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE presents a POP- UP Center at the Art Directors Club in NYC. We will launch the multi-media exhibition on Tuesday, April 5th at our Gala, then continue with a week of events, April 6-11. The free, public events will include curated tours, screening of ON BEAUTY, performance by Heidi Latsky Dance Troupe, Diversability advocate lectures, guest appearances from Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and local and national advocacy stars to inspire student and professional audiences.

During the week, we will host programs for visiting classrooms, teachers, advocates, families, professionals, including hearing aid maintenance health care providers in training, and the public.

 

WedFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area middle/high school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. When you want your rehab centers get traction and patients fast, give addiction marketing agency a call to help you put your business out there and reach more patients.

The multi-media exhibition provides new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for middle/high school audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for diversity by evoking thought-provoking conversations with regards to human dignity and rights.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

  • Workshop: Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity! Curated exhibition tour and introductions to POSITIVE EXPOSURE programs in the modern classroom.

Student Workshop

 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Open to all.

  • Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection

Website: Jason’s Connection 

Founded in 2013 by the Harris Family, Jason’s Connection is dedicated to connecting us to resources that serve our needs, enrich our lives and help us meet our goals.Their mission is to create an online community that connects people experiencing disability and their family/caregivers to quality resources, support and each other. 

Jason Harris: I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films, theatre, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I am also on the Asperger’s Spectrum which means I face challenges with anxiety, social skills, organizational skills and certain medical issues. Asperger’s is a hidden disability like ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.  If one of the challenges that you’re facing is the addiction to smoking, Electronic cigarettes are becoming popular as an alternative to smoking tobacco. Search for Smokea top online headshop in the US if you want the best e-cig products at affordable prices.

In addition, to ensure your elderly loved one’s safety around the home, you need to adapt the home so that it becomes senior-friendly. Check out City of Los Angeles Care Directory providing compassion, dignity and respect as we work toward bringing them back to health or as we guide and support them through the most difficult time of.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  •  Curated Student and Public Tour of Exhibition: Open to all.

 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • ON BEAUTY, public screening, Kartemquin Films, Q&A with Rick Guidotti

Website: ON BEAUTY Q & A with Rick Guidotti

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ThurFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

  • Workshop: Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity! Curated exhibition tour and introductions to POSITIVE EXPOSURE programs in the modern classroom.

Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area elementary school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Additionally, students will be treated to a special reading of the recently published Normal Norman by children’s book author, Tara Lazar.

Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. The exquisite photographs that Rick has taken around the world provide new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for elementary audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for human diversity.

Student Workshop Grades K to 5 pdf invitation

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • Tara Lazar, Funny Author Lady Story TimeTara writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that everyone will want to visit. Children’s Books: NORMAL NORMAN

Website: Tara Lazar 

also,

LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD (RH, 2015)

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK (S&S, 2015) THE MONSTORE (S&S, 2013)

Tara loves children’s books. Her goal is to create books that children love. She writes picture books and middle grade novels. She’s written short stories for Abe’s Peanut and is featured in Break These Rules, a book of life-lesson essays for teens, edited by author Luke Reynolds. Our website is designed by http://www.webdesign499.com/web-design-greenacres/ 

Tara created PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) as the picture book writer’s answer to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). PiBoIdMo is held on this blog every November. In 2014, PiBoIdMo featured over 1,300 participants from around the world. 

Tara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 and has permanently lost feeling in her feet and legs. 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL.

  • ON BEAUTY screening, Kartemquin Films, Director,  Joanna Rudnick 

Q & A with Rick Guidotti 

Website: ON BEAUTY 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Educators’ Workshop: Educators, students, families and the public

  •  POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the classroom.
  • MY FACE: Curriculum development

Workshop participants will visit the Positive Exposure photography exhibition led by Rick Guidotti, and engage in thought-provoking exercises, exploring such topics as disability, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, acceptance and advocacy in today’s diverse classroom environment.

Participants will be introduced to POSITIVE EXPOSURE’s PEARLS Project, featured in New York Times in an article entitled, “Learning Empathy by Looking Beyond Disability” which quotes one NYC-area principal as stating “The PEARLS project teaches important lessons about tolerance as schools face an increase in bullying and serve more special education students than ever.”

Workshop for Educators invitation pdf

? Liz Matejka Grossman, Executive Director 

? Rick Guidotti, Founder 

? PEARLS / FRAME Program presentation 

? MY FACE: Curriculum development, Website: My Face 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: OPEN TO ALL

  • HEIDI LATSKY DANCE: 

ON DISPLAY 

A MOVEMENT INSTALLATION 

Website: Heidi Latsky Dance 

The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. 

Statement from Heidi Latsky, Founder and Artistic Director: 

I strive to create a private world onstage that the audience is drawn into. I love watching dancers so consumed by their tasks that they do not have the time to “act.” I want to see the human being who is moving; to feel their fleeting emotions that respond to, and inform, the movements they’re executing. 

I am fascinated by technical virtuosity, but I am just as compelled by someone taking a risk, showing his or her vulnerability, being in a raw state. I like to play with the balance between control and out-of-control and love sheer frenetic muscular power. I love to “twitch” when I watch my dancers. Only then do I know they’re feeling something and there is a visceral exchange. 

  • Screening of Heidi Latsky Dance short film: Soliloquy

“If film becomes the medium of preference for choreographers in the 21st century, it will be because of luminous works like Heidi Latsky’s “Soliloquy.”” Robert Johnson,

Heidi Latsky was the first participant in Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University, underwritten by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through which her first film, Soliloquy, premiered in April 2015.

A poetic interweaving of ten movement portraits, Soliloquy addresses our propensity to judge people by their physical appearance and embraces difference and the inherent isolation of being human with fierceness, frankness, and celebration.

Presentation during The Heidi Latsky installation: 

  • Screening of Heidi Latsky Dance short film: 
  • Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy with the New York City Ballet Article 
  • Diversability Unplugged: Lightning Talks : Website: Diversability

Diversability Unplugged is a series of talks from local members of the Diversability community who are also featured in the Positive Exposure exhibition. They will share their story and what they are working on.

Diversability is a grassroots social movement to rebrand disability through the power of community founded  by Tiffany Yu in 2009. 

Diversability fosters community online and off (curated events) designed to connect, showcase, and empower people of all abilities doing amazing things. We want to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation. Diversability unites the disability community, engage allies in the conversation, and celebrate disability pride.

Join the conversation at @Diversability.

“More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.” 

– Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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FriFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: 

  • Student Teacher Workshop

Workshop participants will visit the Positive Exposure photography exhibition led by Rick Guidotti, and engage in thought-provoking exercises, exploring such topics as disability, diversity, inclusion, self-esteem, acceptance and advocacy in today’s diverse classroom environment.

Participants will be introduced to Positive Exposure’s PEARLS Project which was featured in the New York Times in an article entitled, “Learning Empathy by Looking Beyond Disability” and which quotes one NYC-area principal as stating “The project from ClassDojo teaches important lessons about tolerance and serve more special education students than ever.”

Student Teacher Workshop Invitation pdf

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:

  • Rachel Adams, Author: Disability has inspired the transformation of our social worlds. 
  • Jessica Murray, CUNY, Disability Studies

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: 

  • ON BEAUTY screening, Kartemquin Films, Director, Joanna Rudnick

Q & A with Rick Guidotti 

Website: ON BEAUTY 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: 

  • Karlen Bader, Infused Solution contractor, Uniformed Services University Reflective Expressions: Mask Building Workshop 
  • POSITIVE EXPOSURE in the Medical School environment 

Liz Matejka Grossman, Executive Director

Rick Guidotti, Founder

FRAME Program presentation 

Joan H. Marks Graduate Human Genetics Program: Sarah Lawrence College 

“Genetic counseling is a unique career that combines expertise in genetics with the ability to clearly and compassionately discuss genetic health issues with families.  The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College has been training genetic counselors for 45 years.  Individuals with genetic conditions, and their families, are an important part of our learning community.  The exhibition will showcase those areas of our curriculum that are dedicated to developing a deeper understanding and perspective of the lived experiences of individuals with genetic conditions and disabilities.”

 

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: 

Special Presentation 

Maria Hodermarska and Company

Rule Breaking: Street theater to engage in a dialogue around developmental disability. 

Website: Rule Breaking 

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SatFree and Open to our Family Advocacy Organizations and friends. All are welcome! 

Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Family Advocate Day!

All Local and National Advocacy organizations and their members are invited.

Come share your story.. 

 

12:30pm – 1:00 pm: 

  • Hannah Jacobs, Family Member 

Family Member works toward eradicating hate speech targeting the disability community, promoting positive images of special needs in social media, entertainment and in every day life.

Website: Family Member Inc 

 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Karlen Bader,  Infused Solution contractor, Uniformed Services University 

Reflective Expressions: Mask Building Workshop 

Make your own mask! 

 

1:30pm – 2:00 pm: 

  • Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection

Website: Jason’s Connection 

Founded in 2013 by the Harris Family, Jason’s Connection is dedicated to connecting us to resources that serve our needs, enrich our lives and help us meet our goals.Their mission is to create an online community that connects people experiencing disability and their family/caregivers to quality resources, support and each other. 

Jason Harris: I am a 26 year old college graduate. I love hiking, traveling with friends, films, theatre, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. I am also on the Asperger’s Spectrum which means I face challenges with anxiety, social skills, organizational skills and certain medical issues. Asperger’s is a hidden disability like ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. 

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: 

  • Daniel’s Music Foundation, Performance 

Daniel’s Music Foundation uses music as the instrument to open the doors to acceptance, respect, confidence and well-being. 

Website: Daniels Music Foundation 

 

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Ray Abel, Xogo, an adapter that enables people with physical disabilities to connect to all consumer technology.

Ray’s extensive experience with the community of people with disabilities began with his work at The Muscular Dystrophy Association. It has continued in his role as a Director at Bansen Labs, and he has had a variety of unique experiences including an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank. The talk will focus on the story of Bradley – one of Xogo’s users who has Cerebral Palsy. Ray will discuss how Bradley interacts with the world around him and how technology can open social access.

 

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: 

  • The Honorable Justice Richard Bernstein/ Michigan Supreme Court 

Justice Richard Bernstein became the first blind justice, elected by voters statewide, to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. With a commitment to justice and fairness, Bernstein began his 8-year term in January 2015. 

Prior to being elected to Michigan’s highest court, Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for disabled rights as an attorney heading the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Blind since birth, Justice Bernstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. 

Committed to taking action to help clients who needed him, Justice Bernstein’s cases often set national standards protecting the rights and safety of people with and without disabilities. 

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MonFREE and Open to the Public 

Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Final Day to experience POSITIVE EXPOSURE POP-UP Center/ Multi-Media Exhibition

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Open to school groups, students, teachers and the public.

Make the Positive Exposure Pop-Up Center a part of your school year and celebrate the richness and beauty of human diversity Positive Exposure invites NYC metropolitan area elementary school classrooms to an extraordinary exhibition by world-class photographer, Rick Guidotti, that celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. Additionally, students will be treated to a special reading of the recently published Normal Norman by children’s book author, Tara Lazar.

Leaving the world of fashion, Rick has spent that past eighteen years working with NGOs, medical schools, universities and others to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual difference. The exquisite photographs that Rick has taken around the world provide new opportunities to see individuals living with a variety of difference, first and foremost as joyous human beings.

The exhibition will serve as the focal point for an experiential program specifically designed for elementary audiences that is meant to create a deeper understanding and respect for human diversity.

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  OPEN TO ALL

At 20%, or 56 million, people with disabilities represent America’s largest minority — with a discretionary income of more than $220 billion – yet remain virtually invisible on our screens and stages. In this frank and provocative interactive dialogue, actor and disability advocate Christine Bruno and coordinator of equal employment opportunity (eeo) & diversity at SAG-AFTRA Becky Curran will talk about the history of representation of disabled people in the entertainment industry, myths and assumptions surrounding disability, why the lack of visibility matters and how you can help the entertainment industry move beyond antiquated stereotypes to feature authentic portrayals and tell universal stories from bold, unique and fresh perspectives.

  • Christine Bruno, Actress- Inclusion in the Arts 

Since 2005, Christine has served as Disability Advocate for Inclusion in the Arts, anational not-for-profit that promotes the full inclusion of artists of color and disabled artists in theatre, film, television and related media. She is the current chair of the NY Local SAG-AFTRA committee for Performers with Disabilities, and serves on the SAG-AFTRA National PWD, Broadway League Diversity and Actors’ Equity EEO Committees. Christine has worked throughout the U.S., U.K. and Australia. She holds an MFA in Acting and Directing from the Actors Studio Masters Program and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. 

  •   Becky Curran, Coordinator, EEO & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA 

Becky Curran is coordinator of eeo & diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Since joining SAG-AFTRA in April 2014, she has assisted with several diversity and inclusion efforts within the entertainment and news media industries. She also serves as president of Little People of America’s New York City chapter.Becky has worked for one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency. A prolific public speaker, Curran has spoken for groups throughout the United States and Kenya. She resides in New York City. 

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival, Presentations and Discussions

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Website: ReelAbilities

 

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Xian Horn, Give Beauty Wing, Self Esteem Program: OPEN TO ALL

Xian Horn is a joyful woman with cerebral palsy who serves as teacher, speaker, beauty advocate, blogger and Exemplar for the AT&T NYU Connect Ability Challenge toward the creation of Assistive Technology. Xian’s Give Beauty Wings’ Self-Esteem programs originated and continue at NYU’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities, the Jewish Community Center Manhattan, and M.S. 131 in Chinatown. Xian’s programs have also been presented at United Cerebral Palsy, the Standing Tall school (a school for non-verbal children), and her alma mater New York City Lab School, where she was the first alumni commencement speaker in 2014. She has also spoken at the Apple Store in Soho, the UJA Federation’s Task Force on Disability, United Cerebral Palsy, The ReelAbilities Film Festival, the Naples Daily News, and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, among many others, including a group of san diego personal injury lawyers. Xian has also run vocational workshops for the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for their annual Disability Mentoring Day. She also served as a spokesperson for the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Give Actually Campaign for the Holiday Season 2015. Xian’s work has been featured by The White House Blog, Fast Company, NPR, NBC News, Fox 5 and NY1 and much more. Lastly, she is a blogger for Positively Positive – an online community of over 2.5 million readers worldwide.

 

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE POP-UP CENTER  
Art  Directors Club
106 West 29th Street
New York City

March 3

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SOAR to the Stars 60th Anniversary – Diamond Edition
“Where Our Diamonds Sparkle”

5:30 – 7:30pm
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, WI

Community based exhibition and lecture

http://www.soarfoxcities.com

February 29

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 USA

Rare Disease Day

2:00- 3:30

Lecture and Screening of ON BEAUTY with Film Director, Joanna Rudnick.

 

24 February

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Screening of ON BEAUTY 17:30- 19:30

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4 February

The Belgian Society of Human Genetics Conference:

Leuven, 4-5 February 2016 

Conference Link

Exhibition, Lecture and Community based photography.

The Belgian Society of Human Genetics was launched in March 2000. The aim of the Society is to allow all scientists involved in the field of human genetics, working in all Belgian universities, and all independent research institutes or genetic centers in Belgium to have an official representative Society in Belgium. The BeSHG is aimed at promoting Human Genetics in its wider sense, a.o. by supporting genetic research, improving exchanges between Belgium and foreign countries, organising scientific meetings, and enhancing collaboration between Belgian labs. The BeSHG will represent the community of Belgian geneticists towards the other national and international Societies of Genetics, and is intended to become a discussion forum on scientific, professional, social and ethical issues linked to the practice of human genetics.

 

January 12

BEIT ISSIE SHAPIRO Event at the MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE, Los Angeles

Website

The mission of Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS) is to provide cutting-edge services to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, and to effect social change by breaking down the barriers preventing people with disabilities from full societal integration, assuring them the rights and opportunities for maximum growth and development.

 

December 16

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December 11

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Medical Student Lecture: Change How You See: See How You Change

December 2

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November 14

The Future History of Cerebral Palsy:Unknown 8am-5pm

 

Change How You See, See How You Change at 1:45 PM Arts Panel at 2:35 PM

MEETING LOCATION: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Wintergarden, Lobby Level
3959 Broadway
New York, New York 10032

November 3

 

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POSITIVE EXPOSURE: Seeing Beyond Diagnosis @ noon

In Collaboration with Bruce D. Levy, M.D.

Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Medical Director, The Lung Center, BWH

Director, Lung Research Center, Brigham Research Institute

 

October 30

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Pediatric Grand Rounds: 7-8 am

701 Grove Road, Bal Suite 5

Greenville, SC 29605

October 25

Epidermolysis Bullosa Family Day

CHLA

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Presentation & Photography

 

October 24

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Presentation and Photography

Northern Illinois University (NIU)—Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Phone: (847) 645-3000

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October 22-29

The 3rd annual Pittsburgh ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place at Rodef Shalom Congregation, a fully accessible venue in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. The festival runs from October 22 – 29, 2015.

Rick will be there 22nd October ON BEAUTY & POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibition

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October 16

Screening: ON BEAUTY

NYU School of Dentistry

Presentation and Q & On BeautyA: 4:45 – 7pm

NYU College of Dentistry
345 E. 24th Street
(corner of First Avenue)
New York, NY, 10010

Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital is a fully accredited pediatric ambulatory surgery facility in Brooklyn, New York. Pediatric Dentist Elan Kaufman DMD has been serving the community for over 15 years.

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Kaufman Children’s Dental Hospital
2120 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 571-8158

October 15

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30th Anniversary Celebration and Awards
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography

Rochester, NY

October 13

Keynote Speaker at the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner/Banquet

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October 8

Chem RX
Chem RX Lecture
Leonard’s Palazzo
Great Neck, NY

 

Chem RX seminars are attended by Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, CEOs, CFOs, residential directors, addiction treatment counselors that offer the non 12 step rehab program, assisted living administrators and case managers. Also, you can take a look at Addiction Campuses rehab centers of Addicted Minds for intervention and detox. Chem Rx seminars attract professionals who look to learn and share valuable information about today’s successful strategies and future trends.

www.chemrx.net

October 7

A Special Film Lab/Time Warner/Turner/HBO Event: 6 pm

TW Media LabDiscussion: Mass Media Constructions of Beauty:  The Consequences of Allowing Judgment Based On What We Look Like Rather Than Who We Are

Time Warner Center
1 Time Warner Center
10th Floor Screening Room
New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

 

October 6

 

American Society of Human Genetics High School Workshop

Baltimore Convention CenterASHG
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

www.ashg.org

September 18

Medical Student Lecture
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10064

www.weil.cornell.edu

September 17

The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics
Lecture and Presentation of FRAME: Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

About Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

August 21

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Summer Academy Meeting 2015
Speaker Presentation

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

www.aad.org

August 13-15

Coffin Lowry Syndrome Foundation
Family Conference

Wellington, FL

www.clsf.info

August 7-9

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31st Annual Family Conference

Chicago, IL

www.marfan.org

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August 4

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Special One Night DC Screening ON BEAUTY
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

About ON BEAUTY

 

July 30 – August 1

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8th International Family Conference “Stronger Together”

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL

www.dup15q.org

July 26-29

The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society
2015 Annual Family Conference

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84101

www.chromosome18.org

July 17-19

4th International RASopathies Symposium
Presentation & Photo Shoot

Doubletree by Hilton at SeaTac
Seattle, WA

The RASopathies Network brings together caregivers, clinicians, patients, researchers and industry to expedite treatments and cures for the RASopathies.

www.rasopathiesnet.org

July 16 & 17

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Presentation & Photo Shoot

Chicago, IL

www.sturge-weber.org

July 2-7

Beit Issie Shapiro & Israel Elwyn
Israel

6th International Conference on Disabilities
“Unity and Diversity in Action” will take place at a time when we are witnessing a positive shift into the language of human rights, strengthened by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Thursday July 2nd
Photo Shoot, Sarona

Monday July 6th
Israel Elwyn Presentation, Gala Event and Exhibition, Jerusalem

Tuesday, July 7th
Plenary Lecture Keynote Speaker, Tel Aviv

www.beitissie.org.il

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www.israelelwyn.org.il

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June 28

SKIN TO LIVE IN CAMPAIGN Exhibition
Basel, Switzerland

Featuring POSITIVE EXPOSURE images of Ambassadors  from: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,  and USA

June 20

Community Photoshoot

Families with 4p-, Wolf- Hirschhorn syndrome

Long Beach, CA

June 16

Community Photoshoot

Families with Jacobsen Syndrome

San Jose, CA

 

June 13

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Keynote Speaker

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort
One Grand Boulevard
Point Clear, AL 36564

www.leadershipal.org

May 28

Presentation at National Symposium for Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 8

POSITIVE EXPOSURE: Seeing Beyond Diagnosis Lecture

The Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program

www.genome.gov

May 5

ON BEAUTY U of WLG

Seattle: Main Campus

School of Medicine Lecture: POSITIVE EXPOSURE: Seeing Beyond Diagnosis and Screening of ON BEAUTY.

Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference – Health Sciences Lecture by Rick Guidotti

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 9:00 am

Location: Turner Auditorium (Room D-209)

Details: The School of Medicine, this Prosthetic Clinic,  MEDEX Northwest, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and the Division of Physical Therapy, and the Department for Bioethics and the Humanities will host a health sciences lecture by Rick Guidotti. This lecture is geared toward members of the medical community and open to all. Rick Guidotti, a world renowned photographer, became interested in using visual arts to change the way society understands genetic differences, disability and beauty. His Positive Exposure photo and video presentation encourages students and professionals in the health sciences to see individuals with genetic differences as whole people, not just their specific diagnoses. He will also introduce one of the dentists that specializes in dental implants Marco Island is where his private practice is but he travels anywhere Rick thinks his services are needed. He feels that since he has a thriving restorative dentistry practice that the least he can do is help these children feel better about themselves. In case you want a dental service who are family-oriented, professional, and compassionate with their patients, dentist in eau claire are the ones to contact. You can schedule an appointment now at regiscourtdental.com. More information on Rick and his work can be found here: Ted Talk and Positive Exposure

Special screening of On Beauty and guided discussion led by Rick Guidotti and the film’s Director, Joanna Rudnick

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: HUB Lyceum

Details: A recent documentary, On Beauty, chronicles the work of Rick Guidotti  and the experiences of several exceptional women he has photographed. It premiered at the Chicago film festival last October and won audience favorite for short documentary. Since premiering in October 2014 On Beauty has continued to receive awards.  More information about the film can be found here: On Beauty

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Reception

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: HUB Lyceum

Details: Help us welcome Rick Guidotti and Joanna Rucnick to campus by joining  us for food, beverages, and lively conversation.

May 4

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The Battery, 717 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

(From the Website) About The Battery: www.thebatterysf.com

The Battery was a unique sort of social destination. I suppose I should not have been surprised. As I walked among its members, it was clear they were most at ease on their toes. An eager, inquisitive bunch, always curious, always on the hunt for new ideas and problems to solve. So it seemed natural that this energetic establishment was their idea of a place to relax. A place that could only be called traditional if you kept in mind its city’s traditional offerings of progressive thought, diversity and intelligence with just a touch of the bizarre. They made that decked out old building come alive with ideas and excitement. The cocktails and cuisine didn’t hurt the mood either.

Indeed, here is where they came to refill their cups. To tell stories. To swap ideas. To eschew status but enjoy the company of those they respected. Here is where they came to feel at home on an evening out.

April 30

Newport Beach Film Festival: Island Cinema 2pm

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April 22

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ON BEAUTY SCREENING: Long Island University: www.liu.edu

On Beauty Documentary and Panel Discussion Apr 22

Location: Gold Coast Cinema, 7:00 PM

April 17

The Children’s Workshop School/ Lecture

NYC @ 9am

Community Meeting

Children’s Workshop School strives for students to be open-minded and compassionate; to gain a sense of themselves and others; and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the community. Children are guided and supported to fulfill their creative, physical, emotional, social and intellectual potential. Our goal is for our children to recognize that they have the power and resources to effect change. It is our hope that children will grow to be responsible, critical and caring members of a pluralistic society.

April 1

Photo Exhibit: February 25  through End of April

Lower Eastside Girls Club | 101 Avenue D, NYC 10009
(212) 982-1633 
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March 30

Nassau Pediatric Society Presentation

The Nassau Pediatric Society of New York Chapter 2 of the AAP was established in 1947 to serve the children and pediatricians in Nassau County. The AAP is a national organization composed of over 53,000 pediatricians. There are approximately 340 members in the Nassau Pediatric Society.

Leonard’s of Great Neck
555 Northern Blvd.
Great Neck, NY 11021
Telephone: 516-487-7900

6:30-8:30 pm

 

March 27

ON BEAUTY Tonight @7pm Palm Springs, CA

http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

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March 13

REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL NYC

Screening ON BEAUTY

NYU Langone Center: Stay tuned for Details

http://newyork.reelabilities.org

March 12

Uniformed Services University

F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine – “America’s Medical School”

Medical Student Lecture

4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 515-5257

March 3-7

Cincinnati REELABILITIES Film Festival: Screening ON BEAUTY as well as other community events.

Positive Exposure Events: Stay Tuned for Details.

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February 16

For more Info: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org

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February 13

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Big Sky

 

February 12

GRAND ROUNDS PRESENTATION

Pediatrics Residency Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1 Gustave L. Levy Place, NY, NY

8:00 am

February 11

Westchester Reform Temple

255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale

7:00 pm – presentation

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February 6

Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System

The newcastlephysioclinic.com/services/acupuncture was added to provide more comprehensive services to patients utilizing both eastern and western medicine methods. Also, treat acute and chronic pain and many chronic medical conditions with medical acupuncture.

Greenville County Medical Society and Alliance

Suzanne M. Manning
Executive Director

January 11-13

 

Skin Impressions:  Australia

PHOTOSHOOT

Melbourne and Sydney

January 20

 

POSITIVE EXPOSURE BOARD MEETING

January 2015

PE Holiday 14 PE Holiday 14a

 

December 18

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Medical Student Lecture

December 12

University of Minnesota, Medical College

Medical Student Lecture

November 16 – 26

POSITIVE EXPOSURE in Bangkok, Thailand

SKIN IMPRESSIONS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

November 13

Speaking at HIGH POINT VILLAGE “CAN DO” GALA! Lubbock, Texas

Read more about High Point Village: www.highpointvllage.org

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November 12

BEYOND the FRAME exhibition launch: 5pm

Sponsored by ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council.  Meet Mary and Jonah participants in ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital’s Beyond the Frame photo exhibit, on permanent display inside the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital main entrance hallway beginning Wednesday, November 12.  Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 8.39.19 AM copy #BeyondTheFrame to share positive words of inspiration and encouragement.

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November 5-7

Greenville, South Carolina

3 days will include Medical School lecture, Photo shoots and evening community presentation: Hosted by: Greenville County Medical Society

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October 29

Basel, Switzerland

World Psoriasis Day: Novartis Campus

Global Campaign/ Exhibition

October 20

Akron, OH

County of Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities

John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill Street Akron, OH 44308

October 18

The World Premiere of ON BEAUTY at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Show Times:

10/18/2014 1:15 PM , EFBEAU – $14 /$11 Get your ticket here:

If you are in Chicago, COME!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re not, then get on a bus, train or plane..

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ON BEAUTY

USA, Kenya
Director: Joanna Rudnick

From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family), On Beauty follows former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti as he focuses his lens on people who are often excluded or misrepresented in popular media. Highlighting vibrant individuals with genetic conditions, Rick’s work challenges conventional visions and helps redefine notions of beauty. Filmmaker and subject will participate in a post-screening panel discussion about the importance and difficulties of changing mainstream definitions of beauty.

77 min

Categories: Life Is Short, ReelWomen

Saturday, October 18th at 1:15pm at the AMC River East 21 theater. http://m.ticketmaster.com/on…/event/21004D30DA8E2692…

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/21004D30DA8E2692

October 17

San Diego, CA

American Society of Human Genetics High School Workshop

San Diego Convention Center

www.ashg.org

 

October 11

San Diego CA
Keynote Address: The American Academy of Pediatrics

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http://aapexperience.org/2014/program.pdf

October 8

Amsterdam, Netherlands

FOAM Gallery

Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands

SKIN TO LIVE IN CAMPAIGN Exhibition.

Featuring POSITIVE EXPOSURE images of Ambassadors  from: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain,Turkey and USA

October 1- 31

SKIN IMPRESSION GLOBAL EXHIBITION: Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland  October 1-31, 2014

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October 1

Basel, Switzerland

SKIN TO LIVE IN CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

Novartis Campus

Featuring POSITIVE EXPOSURE images of Ambassadors  from: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain,Turkey and USA,

 

September 26 – October 24

POSITIVE EXPOSURE, THE SPIRIT OF DIFFERENCE

Art Academy | Convergys Gallery, 1212 Jackson Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202

Sep. 26, 2014 – Oct. 24, 2014
Mon–Fri: 9 am–9 pm | Sat–Sun: 9 am–5 pm

Event

RG_Brothers, Tanzania 2011 PE

Sep. 26, 2014

The Opening Reception for Positive Exposure takes place on Friday, September 26, from 5 to 9 pm, part of Final Fridays in Over-the-Rhine (OTR). With hors d’oeuvres, beverages and music provided. Free and open to the public.

Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival presents Rick Guidotti’s Positive Exposure, The Spirit of Difference exhibition. The images of the exhibition reveal the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral conditions. People of all ages and ethno-cultural heritages. Mr. Guiodotti’s exhibition celebrates the richness and beauty of human diversity. In addition, the exhibit addresses societal standards of beauty in today’s culture and how this impacts children living with genetic disorders. Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer, has spent the past 15 years working internationally with advocacy/non-governmental organizations, medical schools, universities that use ClassDojo, and other educational institutions to inspire a sea-change in societal attitudes towards people living with genetic differences. His work has been published in such diverse newspapers, magazines and journals as ElleGQPeopleThe American Journal of Medical GeneticsThe LancetSpirituality and HealthThe Washington PostAtlantic Monthly and Life Magazine.

September 25

10353029_820985401266770_2200527927840666681_nCincinnati, OH
Artist Talk

Obscura Cincinnati

645 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
7-9 PM

 

September 20

 RALEIGH, North Carolina
The National Inclusion Project: www.inclusionproject.org

NC wa3

September 17

VIACOM, New York City

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July 31


PRISMS
-Parents and Researched Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome

Building Bridges of Hope, 8th International Conference

July 31- August 3

Hilton at the Ballpark
1 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO

www.prisms.org

 

July 18-20


11th Moebius Syndrome Conference

11th Moebius Syndrome Conference

July 18 – 20, 2014

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Rd

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

www.moebius.org

July 11-13


NOAH’s 15th National Conference July 10 – 13, 2014

NOAH– The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Town and Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

www.albinism.org

July 10-11


28th International SOFT 2014 Conference (Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and related disorders)

Rick will attend July 10-11th.

Dinner Presentation and Portraits

Sheraton Waterside Hotel

777 Waterside Dr,

Norfolk, Va 23510

www.trisomy.org

July 6-9


Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society Conference

www.chromosome18.org

Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa

243 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, Connecticut

Lecture, Portraits, Workshop, Young Adult Panel

July 3-5


2014 World Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Lecture and Portraits

More than 600 attendees from across the globe including families and individuals with interests in learning more about Functional Remedies cbd tincture;

caregivers; healthcare professionals; researchers; a wide array of exhibitors; and others interested in TSC.

www.tsalliance.org

Because of the proliferation of information sharing on a global basis, and the TS Alliance’s role as

the leading resource for people with TSC, the 2014 event will support an expanded, worldwide TSC

community, hence the new name: World TSC Conference.

They are permitted to accompany the humans they support in places dogs aren’t usually allowed. Therapy dog doesn’t have this same right.

The TS Alliance’s last National TSC Conference was held in 2006 and so much has changed in clinical care

and approved treatments since then, including two approved indications to shrink tumors associated

with TSC in the brain and kidneys. And in 2012, updating the TSC consensus guidelines for diagnosis,

testing and treatment created new gold standards in care.

Location:

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

July 2


2014 Nevus Outreach International Conference

Marriott Solana Hotel in Westlake, Texas.

www.nevus.org

June 25-27

 

Skin To Live In Global Campaign!

Madrid, Spain

June 25


AAIDD American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2014 Media Award for Positive Exposure: The Spirit of Difference.

This award recognizes significant contributions in depicting Americans with disabilities in a positive light.

The 138th AAIDD Annual Meeting will be held at:

Buena VIsta Palace
1900 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

www.aaidd.org

Rick, although thrilled and honored with this award,  will not be able to attend the award ceremony as he will be in Europe collaborating on a global campaign focusing on Psoriasis and Urticaria.

June 20-22


FIRST: Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.®

Keynote and workshop
2014 National Family Conference –

Hilton Indianapolis

120 W. Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

www.firstskinfoundation.org

June 19

PHACE: 4th Bi-annual PHACE Syndrome Community Family Conference.

Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

PHACE Syndrome, a congenital condition characterized by the association between large infantile hemangiomas, usually of the head and neck, and birth defects of the brain, heart, eyes, skin and/or arteries.

PHACE is an acronym that stands for the medical names of the parts of the body it often impacts:

  • P – Posterior fossa abnormalities and other structural brain abnormalities
  • H – Hemangioma(s) of the cervical facial region
  • A – Arterial cerebrovascular anomalies
  • C – Cardiac defects, aortic coarctation and other aortic abnormalities
  • E – Eye anomalies

Further information about the PHACE Syndrome Community is available at

www.phacesyndromecommunity.org.

 

June 18

AADMD 12th Annual Education Conference

the 2014 Princeton Meeting of the NTG on ID and Dementia Practices

In conjunction with American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

The Special Olympics 2014 USA Games

Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ, 08540
www.aadmd.org

June 15-17

 

Skin to Live In Global Campaign.

Mexico City, Mexico

June 12


United Nation Conference:  Changing Attitudes and Fighting Stereotypes for an Inclusive Society.

10:00-11:30am, conference room 5 at the UN.

Activities to implement the CRPD and create more inclusive societies are often met with segregated social environments, stereotypes and negative attitudes towards people with disabilities. These create barriers for the implementation of many of the CRPD articles. This event will present inter-sectorial public awareness and training programs from around the world, from both governments and civil society organizations, aimed at assisting in the implementation of CRPD articles, as well as the full participation of people with disabilities in the process.
Panelists include:

Rick Guidotti, Positive Exposure
Gabor Gambos, International Disability Alliance
Verena Bentele , Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons, Germany
Ahiya Kamara, Commissioner for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Israel
Eric Mathews, Associate Director, Disability Rights International
Jean Judes, Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel

June 8


Familial Dysautonomia Day

NYU Langone Center
550 1st Avenue
NYC

10-3pm

Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a rare genetic neurological disorder that effects the sensory and autonomic nervous systems, causing life-threatening medical complications from birth.

Sponsored by the Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc

http://www.familialdysautonomia.org

May 20

Xerox Corporate Conference: Tucson AZ
Positive Exposure — Redefining Beauty

Keynote: 11 am-12 pm

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ, 85718

May 17-18

Gold Symposium

May 16 – 17, 2014 • Muenzinger Auditorium

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

 

May 16

Eastern Regional AACO (American Association of Certified Orthoptists)  This orthoptic meeting is  planned by the orthoptists from three different  pediatric ophthalmology departments: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.

12:00 – 1:00

New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., Box 450
Boston, MA 02111

Contact:

Shelley Klein, CO, COMT
Pediatric Ophthalmology/Ocular Motility
New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center
Phone 617-636-6769

May 14 – June 17


POSITIVE EXPOSURE Exhibition NYU Langone Center

POSITIVE EXPOSURE ExhibitionPhoto Exhibition at NYU Langone Center in collaboration with the Dysautonomia Foundation. May 14- June 17  

 

 

May 1

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April 28

YAI Seeing beyond disability

Keynote Presentation at the YAI International Conference in NYC – we’re expecting over 40 states and 12 countries

460 West 34th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
yai.org

April 24

RAMAPO FOR CHILDREN
49 West 38th Street | 5th Floor | New York, NY 10018
Direct: 646.588.2314 | Fax:
212.754.4994 | clowe@ramapoforchildren.org

Lecture: 6:30-7:30pm

April 23

Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute

Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger-Bucknell Autism & Developmental Medicine Center | Lewisburg, PA
(570) 522-6281
meepler@geisinger.edu

Wednesday, 4/23/2014

10:00 am, photo shoot at ADMI, Lewisburg, PA

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Community vent, Packwood House Museum, Lewisburg PA

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, presentation followed by Q&A at the Campus Theatre, Lewisburg PA

Purpose of event:

As part of ADMI’s commitment to community outreach & family support, we want to give back by spreading Positive Exposure’s message to our community and to ADMI stakeholders. This event will celebrate the one year anniversary of ADMI, autism awareness month and Lewisburg’s annual Celebration of the Arts.

Target audience:

Patients, families, donors, education professionals, community members, Geisinger Health System staff & faculty, ADMI staff & faculty, ADMI Advisory Council, students & faculty from local school districts, colleges and universities.

April 11

Stevens Health Professionals Club

Stevens Institute of Technology

Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 216-8957

Lecture: 4:10 – 6 pm. Room Kidde 226

April 8

Oppenheimer Haas Foundation presents:

POSITIVE EXPOSURE: THE PEARLS PROJECT
A WESTCHESTER EVENING WITH RICK GUIDOTTI
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

PURPOSE OF THE EVENT
Through the introduction of the Pearls Project to the students in the Westchester Jewish Center, Westchester Reform Temple, and Westchester Day School communities, the students have become more interested in and sensitive to their peers living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences as they learned about the Pearls Ambassadors and then blogged with them from November to December 2013.

Additionally, our students have conveyed this information and enthusiasm to their families and the greater Westchester community. In an effort to culminate the Project, a proposal is being made to give the students, their families, and the greater Westchester community an opportunity to hear about the genesis of Positive Exposures and the Pearls Project from its creator, Rick Guidotti at a community event for the participating groups.

LOCATION OF EVENT
Westchester Jewish Center
Rockland and Palmer Avenues
Mamaroneck, New York

ACTIVITIES AT EVENT
6-7 pm: Rick will meet and have dinner with the Westchester PEARLS bloggers…hearing about their experiences and responding to their questions

7-8:30 pm: Rick will present his “story” to the Westchester PEARLS participants and their respective communities of students, parents, clergy, etc. with Q and A to follow

April 8th flyer

April 3

Rick  Guidotti will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Bioethics Keynote Lecture  at MCW Muses Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:30pm.

MCW Muses is an annual event of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Medical Humanities Program and is co-sponsored by the MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and the Society of Teaching Scholars.

Faculty, residents and students display their artwork or other handiwork, their poetry and prose, and perform musical selections.

Mr. Guidotti’s photographs will be displayed in the MCW Cafeteria Lobby Monday March 31-Thursday April 3rd.

The Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture was endowed by  Carlyle Chan, MD in honor of his father, who had a deep interest in bioethics.
Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities
Institute for Health & Society

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

5:30 PM Chan Bioethics Lecture, MCW HRC Auditorium

GUIDOTTI POSTER – final final- CHAN LECTURE 3-14-14[1]

April 2

University of Wisconsin Madison

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

5pm – keynote address
6pm – reception

Host organizations:
Morgridge Institute for Research
University of Wisconsin Genetics Counseling Department
University of Wisconsin Art Department
Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association

The purpose of Rick’s visit will be multi-fold. Primarily Positive Exposure epitomizes the
constructive things that can happen when art and science/medicine intersect. One of
the main goals of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is to foster collaboration between
the arts and sciences. Participants coming from more of a science/medical background
are excited about the humanizing, empowering aspects of Rick’s work and would like to
know more about how art and medicine might constructively interact in other ways.
Those attending from more of an art background are interested in learning about his
creative process and the nuances of working in medically-relevant portraiture. Rick’s
visit, including both a keynote address and a workshop, will help to bring physicians,
students, and the community, all from varied backgrounds, together to achieve a
dialogue that will result in long-lasting collaborations.
http://discovery.wisc.edu

March 9

Photo Shoot for NYU Langone Exhibition of our friends with Familial Dysautonomia
http://www.familialdysautonomia.org

March 8

Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome  Family Conference
Uniondale, Long Island
www.hpsnetwork.org

March 5

NYU seminar series funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, entitled

“A Post-Genomic Embrace of the Human? The Social Science and Humanities of Non-Reductionist Life Sciences.”

Positive Exposure: 6-8 pm

http://postgenomic.wordpress.com/
The seminar series will bring together scholars in the social
sciences, humanities, and life sciences to explore themes including:
the conceptual move away from linear causation toward
neuroplasticity, networks and epigenetics in the life sciences; the
ways that non-reductionist science can be aesthetically represented
and made accessible to wider publics; and the philosophical and
political imperatives of post-genomic science. In your case, we
would like for you to discuss your photography as a way to give
audiences a sensory experience that helps them to see beyond simple
genetic definitions of normal and abnormal, able and disabled,
beautiful and scarred, to heighten their awareness of the social
malleability of such categories.

February 12

Houston ReelAbilities Film Festival: http://houston.reelabilities.org/events

Positive Exposure

Rick Guidotti challenges our vision of beauty with his stunning photographs of individuals who have genetic differences in his “Positive
Exposure” exhibition. For ReelAbilities, Rick will exhibit his current selection of photos as well as pictures he takes of local Houstonians during a photo shoot in January.

Nicole Longnecker Gallery

On view: Saturday, January 18 – February 15
(Local Houstonians’ photos on view February 11-15)
Opening Reception with Artist: Saturday, January 18, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
JFS Reception begins at 7:00 p.m.

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

“Positive Exposure” Multi-Media Presentation with Rick Guidotti:
Wednesday, February 12, 8:00 p.m.
Dessert Reception to follow

“Change how you see. See how you change.”

Made possible in part through the City’s InitiatIve Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance

February 11

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

3:00 to 4:30 pm

Medical Student/ Faculty/ Fellows  Lecture

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 USA

February 6

Eastern Kentucky University

Chautauqua Lecture: BEAUTY MATTERS

http://www.chautauqua.eku.edu

TITLE OF PRESENTATION: “Positive Exposure: The Beauty and Spirit of Difference”
DATE: Thursday, February 6, 2014

STARTING TIME:

[a] Informal Discussion: 3:00-4:00 PM.
[b] Informal Dinner: 6:00-7:00 PM.
[c] Lecture & Q&A: 7:30-9:00 PM. [1-Hour Lecture & 30-Minute Q&A]

January 31

8 – 9 am Grand Rounds at Children’s Hospital

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo – A Kaleida Health Facility 

219 Bryant St, Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-7000

www.kaleidahealth.org/childrens/

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , 

January 30

Buffalo Pediatric Society

Presentation @ 31 Club downtown Buffalo, NY
6PM

www.the31club.com

January 19

PHOTO SHOOT in Houston

Photo shoot with local families at The Houstonian, Houston, TX

Images will be added to Exhibition at Longnecker Gallery, Supplemental Exhibition Grand Opening: Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:30pm

January 15, 2014

The Calhoun School

433 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024
New York City

Lecture/ Workshop PEARLS Project

www.calhoun.org

The Calhoun School is a co-educational independent school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, serving students from 3’s through 12th grade.

December 13

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Student Lecture
2:00 pm

4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

December 6

University of Minnesota Medical Student Lecture
8:00 – 10:00 am

Minneapolis, MN

December 5

Medical Grand Rounds
8:00 -9:00 am

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

December 4

Ohio Association of County Boards
Serving PEopke with Developmental Disabilities
73 East Wilson Bridge Road, Suite B1, Worthington, Ohio 43085
641-431-0616
www.oacbdd.org

Lecture

Presentation Date: December 4, 2013
Time of Presentation: 9:15 to 10:15 am

November 21

Kaiser Permanente Inclusion and Diversity Conference
Lecture and workshop
San Francisco, CA

November 19

University of Maryland Medical Student Lecture
11:00
MSTF auditorium
685 W. Baltimore Street.
Baltimore, MD

November 16

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Come and learn more about Rick’s inspirational story or have your photo taken; come to enjoy arts and crafts projects and games; come to meet other members of the Manton Center community and rare disease patients and their families; come to make great memories; whatever you do- make sure you come! The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place: Center for Life Sciences Boston | 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA

November 6th

Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors
Oakville, Ontario
More Info

November 1st

Student Lecture
Baylor Medical School
Houston, TX
More Info

October 24th – 29th

Student Workshop
Festival della Scienza: Beauty
Sponsored by the Ligurian Genetics Department
Genova, Italy
More Info

October 22nd

High School Workshop
American Society of Human Genetics
Boston, MA
More Info

October 21st

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education (FRAME) workshop for medical students.

Room 230 of McCampbell Hall (Nisonger Center)

1581 Dodd Drive

Columbus, OH 43210

12:00PM to 1:00PM:

  • Grand Rounds at Prior Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University, followed by a reception to celebrate the opening of the Positive Exposure gallery there. Also, constructive knowledge can be imputed in instances where the spill or instance of liquid creating a dangerous drunk driving accident situation was present for an extended period of time and should have been detected by an employee.
  • Driving is something you should do with lots of caution, if you have a long distance to cover and you do not want to drive, you can always get a a delivery service for your car that is really safe, they are called Shiply and are available whenever you need them. Meanwhile, if you notice a car defect, do not use your vehicle and bring it to the repair shop immediately.

Prior Health Sciences Library

376 W 10th Ave

Columbus, OH 43210

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM

  • PEARLs Project Launch Assembly at Worthington Hills Elementary School (WHES)

Worthington Hills Elementary School

1221 Candlewood Drive

Columbus, OH 43235

 

October 20th

Lecture
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Columbus, OH
More Info

October 12th

Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation
Photo Shoot for Williams Syndrome Awareness Campaign
RainForest Adventures in Seiverville, TN (near Knoxville)
More Info

October 9th

Lecture and Exhibition (through October 18th)
Toledo Children’s Hospital
Toledo, Ohio
More Info

October 4th – 6th

Communication Workshop
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Italy
Tuscany, Italy
More Info

September 28th – 30th

2013 International Nevus Conference Positive Exposure Exhibition
Marseille, France
More Info

September 21st

Recipient of the RARE Champion of Hope Award – Advocacy
The 2nd Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala
The Global Genes Project
Newport Beach, CA
More Info

September 21st

Exhibition Opening (through January 2014)
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Columbus, OH
More Info

September 18

Villanova University
Health and Human Values Lecture Series
College of Nursing @ 5pm
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

 

September 7th

Photo shoot
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Camp Victory, Millville, PA
More Info

September 6th

Fragile X Community Lecture and Photo Shoot
Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
Geisinger Health System
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
More Info

September 6th

Staff and Faculty Lecture
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
More Info

September 5th

Lecture
Bucknell Unversity
Lewisburg, PA
More Info

August 28th

Faculty Lecture
Overbrook School for the Blind
More Info

July 28th – 31st

Chromosome 18 Annual Family Conference
Savannah, GA
More Info

July 25th – 27th

IsoDicentric 15 Conference 2013
Minneapolis, MN

More Info

July 26th – 27th

Sturge-Weber Foundation International Conference
Denver, CO
More Info

July 17th – 21st

22q11 Ireland’s 20th International Scientific Meeting
Dublin, Ireland
More Info

June 29th – July 3rd

Little People of America’s 2013 National Conference
Washington, DC
More Info

June 25th – 26st

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Transition Workshop
Baltimore, MD
More Info

June 13th

Exhibit Opening
Genome Zone: Mosaic of Humanity
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C.
More Info

June 7th

Positive Exposure Feature
Rock Center with Brian Williams
10:00pm/9c
NBC
More Info

May 4

NOAH New York Metro Regional Conference
La Quinta Hotel
Secaucus, NJ

May 17th – 18th

GoldLab 4th Annual Symposium
University of Colorado Boulder
Denver, CO
More Info

May 15th

Hunter in Focus Opening
Moscow, Russia
More Info

May 8th

Keynote Speaker
ADVANCE: The Ruderman Jewish Disabilities Funding Conference
Scholastic  Event Space
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
More Info

April 25-26

HudsonAlpha: DNA  Day
Community exhibition and presentation

April 18th

TedMed Talk
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
More Info

April 14, 2013

Ramapo for Children Lecture
49 West 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY

April 4, 2013

Dermatology Nurses Association Lecture
Sheraton
New Orleans, LA
More info

March 21-29

Hunter in Focus: Moscow Russia
Photography: Shire

March 9, 2013

Positive Exposure Exhibition Opening
JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street, NYC
ReelAbilities Film Festival

March 7, 2013

Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium
Baltimore, MD

March 6, 2013

2013 Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference Keynote
Hershey PA

February 22 – 26, 2013

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Conference
Rome, Italy

February 11, 2013

Sarah Lawrence Genetic Counseling Student Lecture
Bronxville, NY

February 10, 2013

PEARLS in Focus: Celebrating Diversity

Sunday, February 10, 2013: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

UJA-Federation of New York
Seventh-Floor Conference Center
130 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues)
New York City

February 7, 2013

University of Iowa, lecture: public, the students in the Art
Department, UI Health Care faculty.

February 1, 2013

John Hopkins lecture, Genetic Counseling Students
Bethesda, MD

January 19, 2013

Grand Nevi Winter Camp: Pinegrove Ranch NY
www.nevus.org

December 14, 2012

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Medical Student morning lecture
Lunch with Genetic Counseling Students
Bonnie LeRoy MS, CGC
Editor, Journal of Genetic Counseling, Professor and Director of
the Graduate Program of Study in Genetic Counseling
Department of Genetics Cell Biology and Development

December 13, 2012

Public Health Department – Community and Public Health
Research & Clinical Rounds
Seminar Lecture
Public Health Department’s Conference Center
Public Health Building
402 East 67th St., NYC (67th and 1st)
12:30 PM

December 6, 2012

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicene
Lecture, Medical Students
Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D.
Director Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

November 29, 2012

UJA – Federation of New York
Exhibition, PEARLS Project, NYC
Funded by Oppenheimer Haas Foundation

November 14, 2012

Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind
and Visually Impaired
Conference Keynote
Newport, RI

November 5, 2012

American Society of Human Genetics High School Workshop
San Francisco, CA

October 31, 2012

Weill Cornell Medical College Lecture
1st Year Medical Students
Genetics Director: Jessica Davis, MD

October 30, 2012

Ohel Photo Shoot, Sibling Project, NYC

October 29, 2012

Sarah Lawrence College, Lecture
Genetic Counseling Program
Director – Caroline Lieber

October 28, 2012

Ohel Photo Shoot, Sibling Project, NYC

October 26, 2012

Hunter in Focus Exhibition
USA, Poland, Germany
Sponsor, Shire
Premiere: GRAND CENTRAL STATION, NYC

October 26, 2012

Photo Expo New York
Photo District News in collaboration with Photo Philanthropy
Photography for social impact
Before Our Eyes: A Panel
Javits Center, NYC
8:30 – 11:30 AM

October 18, 2012

Positive Exposure Fall Fundraiser 2012
Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 West 18th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
6 – 10 PM
Tickets Available Online

Several Booths will be present, including an information booth sharing about CBD Oil for Dogs. If ever you have important travels and no one can watch your dog, choose Best Pet Reviews in keeping your dog where you want it.

October 11, 2012

Building Community Lecture
Temple Israel Center
280 Old Mamaroneck Road,
White Plains, NY

October 10, 2012

New England School of Optometry, Profiles in Vision
Conference Award Recipient
Copley Plaza, Boston