Labby Senior Clinicians' Seminars
Dr. Victor Menashe with Dr. Dan Labby, as he accepted the honor of carrying on the traditions of the Labby Senior Clinicians' Seminars.
"What happens to all that stuff you have in your head when you retire," wondered Daniel Labby, MD in 1989, the year of the Center's founding. From this musing emerged one of the Center's longest-standing programs, the twice-annual Dr. Daniel Labby Senior Clinicians' Seminar.
In the belief that retiring clinicians are a valuable, often untapped resource, he designed and moderated the seminars as a forum to capture wisdom and guidance in several key areas: patient care, teaching and research.
Drawing participants from across the disciplines – physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers and many others who might not otherwise talk and learn together - the seminars have created a dynamic cross-fertilization of ideas for a wide array of health care professionals. The rich content of discussion has also informed new ethics education and health care policy here and across the country.
In recent years, David Clarke, MD has guided the series, bringing his own masterful moderation to each discussion.