September 13, 2016 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10), NIH Campus
Bethesda, MD

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Ellen Goodman will present the 2016 NINR Science and the Public Lecture from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having," Ms. Goodman will describe 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.

Ms. Ellen GoodmanAbout 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.

About the Event:

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. The Science and Public Lecture is the designed to highlight issues of relevance to the broader public. Please visit and for more information. 

This event is free but space is limited and registration is required. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture, made possible by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Click here to register and add this event to your calendar:


Updated Date: April 5, 2016