Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education

The Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education began in 2008 and is made possible through the generosity of the late Madeline Brill Nelson.  The series brings national health care ethics leaders to OHSU to help train students and practicing professionals through scholarly discussion of emerging ethical issues in healthcare.  Dr. Lynn A. Jansen leads the series planning, working to recruit national leaders to join the OHSU campus for a few days.

Through Madeline's (affectionately known as 'Maddie') passion to make the world a better place, she dedicated herself to countless causes within the community.  Propelled by her rare gift for seeing and understanding need, Madeline was the very first donor to step forward to support the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU when it was still but a dream in the eyes of its founders.  So wholeheartedly did she grasp its potential and believe in its mission that she fell easily into the role of quiet pioneer - a role, it turns out, that comes quite naturally to her, inspired by the legacy of her father, Dr. Isidor C. Brill.  When asked once to describe her father, Madeline offered the following words. "Dedicated. Always trying to heal. Quiet. Happy to help and serve. Visionary." As it happens, such phrases also perfectly describe Madeline herself. But, modest as she is, she would be the last to realize it.

2020 Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education

The 2020 Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education joins the OHSU Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.

Guest Lecturer: Peter Ubel, MD
Title: Sick to Debt: How Smarter Markets Lead to Better Care

  • Explore the rationale for high out-of-pocket insurance plans
  • Discuss flaws in the idea that such plans “empower patients” as healthcare consumers
  • Explore alternative insurance design that constrains spending while helping patients pay for high value care

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Location: OHSU Marquam Hill; Main Hospital; 8th floor, 8b60 auditorium 
Parking: Parking on the OHSU campus can be difficult during peak hours. We encourage off-campus attendees to plan ahead. Visit the OHSU Parking website for additional information. If you would like to request a courtesy aerial tram pass to attend this talk, please contact Megan Spickerman  and include the mailing address.
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Additional questions, contact Megan Spickerman  .