Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics

"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.

Dr. David Clarke serves as the seminar moderator, calling on the expertise of invited colleagues and audience members to explore current ethical dilemmas.  Dr. Clarke is a gifted physician and speaker and brings his own masterful moderation to each discussion.

Upcoming Seminar Spotlight - "Artificial Intelligence: In Your Doctor's Office"

Please join us for the next Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics, "Artificial Intelligence: In Your Doctor's Office

Monday, October 30, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OHSU BICC Library - Room 124 

Seminar Details: New Artificially Intelligent language generators can respond to prompts and questions in a way that seems almost human. But they can also respond with bias or error. Many new applications for this technology are proposed in healthcare. Should they be? Come to the Daniel Labby Senior Seminar on October 30th and we will test this technology with medical and ethical dilemmas and let you decide whether it offers promise or peril.

Dr. David Clarke will moderate the seminar with invited comments from Dr. Steven Bedrick, OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology.

Past Moderators for the Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics

Daniel Labby, M.D.
Victor Menashe, M.D.