October 29

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University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine


GRAND ROUNDS Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Rick Guidotti


Seeing Beyond Diagnosis

Rick Guidotti, an award winning photographer, has spent the past twenty years collaborating internationally with non profit organizations, hospitals, medical schools, educational institutions, advocacy groups and communities to promote a more inclusive and compassionate world where ALL differences are understood and celebrated. Guidotti’s work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine. Rick is the founder and director of POSTIVE EXPOSURE, an innovative arts, advocacy, and education organization which utilizes the visual arts to celebrate human diversity, inclusive of ethnicity, religion, age, ability, learning style, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. POSTIVE EXPOSURE has significantly

impacted the field of human rights, mental health, medicine, and education by providing new opportunities to see each individual as a human being and valued member of our society.


  • Describe the social and psychological experiences of people of all ages and ethno cultural heritages living with genetic, physical, behavioral and cognitive conditions.
  • Discuss ways to best meet the needs of children and families with, or at risk for a genetic disorder.
  • Explore opportunities to see each individual living with a genetic difference first and foremost as a human being with his/her own special needs, rather than as a specific diagnosis/disease entity.

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