"What happens to all that stuff you have in your head when you retire," wondered Daniel Labby, M.D. in 1989, the year of the Center's founding. From this musing emerged one of the Center's longest-standing programs, the twice-annual Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics.
In the belief that retiring clinicians are a valuable, often untapped resource, Dr. Labby designed and moderated the seminars as a forum of emeritus and retired professionals to capture wisdom and guidance in 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 healthcare professionals. The rich content of discussion has also informed new ethics education and health care policy here and across the country.
In recent years, the moderator 'torch' was passed to David Clarke, M.D., Assistant Director at the Center for Ethics in Health Care. Dr. Clarke is a gifted physician and speaker and brings his own masterful moderation to each discussion.
Upcoming Seminar Spotlight - Gender & Age in Healthcare Professionals: Is Either Still An Issue?
Please join us for this fall's Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics, Gender & Age in Healthcare Professionals: Is Either Still An Issue? on Friday, October 29 from 12:00-1:00PM. Join us via WebEx HERE.
Seminar Details: In the 20th Century, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir recognized that "a man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male." Older people can also experience, consciously or unconsciously, a similar questioning of their capabilities. For health professionals, are these issues still relevant in the 21st century? You might be surprised by what our expert panelists have to say. See the flyer for additional details!
Past Moderators for the Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics
Daniel Labby, M.D.
Victor Menashe, M.D.