Beyond the Diagnosis

Beyond the Diagnosis unites art and science to inspire research and innovation of treatments for people living with rare and neglected diseases.

The Beyond the Diagnosis art exhibit’s focus is the orphan disease patient. Artists have donated their time and talents to paint rare disease patients for this groundbreaking exhibit. Each portrait represents a single orphan disease. Our goal is to put a face to all 7,000 rare diseases. This beautiful exhibit is travelling to medical schools, research institutes and hospitals around the globe encouraging the medical community to look “beyond the diagnosis” to the patient.

Art has been used for thousands of years to successfully convey a message, whether it be a story or a glimpse into the human spirit. At Beyond the Diagnosis, we believe art not only leaves a powerful and lasting visual imprint but creates a unique connection for the viewer.

a portrait painting of a young girl in a blue vest top with dark curly haired pigtails tied high on her head, smiling

Beyond the Diagnosis - Advancing Medicine Through Art

We are honoured to have the founder and CEO of the Beyond the Diagnosis art exhibition, Patricia Weltin, travel from the US with a collection of beautiful portraits to display at RAREfest22. This will be the first time we have had the pleasure of showcasing this exhibition and hope it will leave a lasting impression on observers.

At the VIP reception following the public event, Patricia will unveil a brand new portrait painted recently of one of CamRARE’s ‘UniqueFeet ‘ community children. He, his family, and invited guests will see this for the first time. Patricia will give a short talk about this project and its lasting impact on helping to educate healthcare professionals about rare diseases.

It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau