"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.
Past Moderators for the Daniel Labby Seminar in Medical Ethics
Daniel Labby, M.D.
Victor Menashe, M.D.