Thursday, January 29, 2009

Medicine and the Arts, Exhibit Features Photography by Renée C. Byer

posted by: Cheryl McLean
Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia -


Photos by Renée C. Byer

A Mother’s Journey

Monday, February 9 th , 2009

6:30 p.m. – Presentation begins

7.15 p.m. – Respondents’ comments

Free and open to the public.

The Section on Medicine and the Arts presents Renée C. Byer and her Pulitzer Prize-winning series of photographs that follows the journey of a mother and her son from his diagnosis of neuroblastoma at age nine through his death two years later.

Guest respondents, Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, and Tammy I. Kang, MD, will guide a follow-up discussion of ethics, justice and compassion as the core concerns of Ms. Byer’s photographic work.

This program is co-sponsored by the Section on Medicine, Ethics and the Law, College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

To register call 215.563.3737, ext. 304 or visit