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NINR Director's Lecture: The Most Important Conversation We're Not Having

September 13, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am (ET)

Lipsett Auditorium, NIH Campus

Bethesda, MD


Ellen Goodman presented the 2016 NINR Science and the Public Lecture. In her talk, "The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having," Ms. Goodman described The Conversation Project, a public health campaign and a movement, that works to change the way people talk about, and prepare for their end-of-life care.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Goodman has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life. She was one of the first women to write for the op-ed pages where she became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. In 1980, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. Ms. Goodman founded The Conversation Project in 2012 which is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The Conversation Project has the audacious goal of changing our nation’s culture so that everyone’s wishes for end of life care are both expressed and respected.