ORLANDO, Fla. – At the 2013
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in
Orlando, AAP President Thomas McInerny, MD, FAAP, will highlight the
achievements made by the AAP in advocacy, education, and quality improvement
over the past year.
Dr. McInerny’s presidential
address begins on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Orange County
Convention Center. He will describe the Academy’s work with pediatricians
around the nation and world to improve children’s health.
“Now is the time that we can
keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every child in the
United States,” said Dr. McInerny. “Challenges lie ahead, but with the
continued dedication and hard work of AAP members and staff, we will confront
these challenges head on, ensuring that children receive the highest quality
care in a medical home. By working together, we can help future generations
create a healthy and productive society.”
Dr. McInerny began his term
as AAP president in October 2012, and will serve in that role until January
2014. He has been a primary care pediatrician in private practice at Panorama
Pediatric Group in Rochester, N.Y. for 40 years, and is professor and associate
chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of
Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital. He is a graduate of
Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School and did his pediatric residency
training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston.
Dr. McInerny is a member of
the American Pediatric Society and the Academic Pediatric Association, and a
certified physician executive and fellow of the American College of Physician
Executives. He served on the AAP Task Force on Mental Health, which developed
the AAP Mental Health Toolkit and was one of the authors of the EQIPP module on
the medical home. Dr. McInerny has held many elected and appointed positions in
the AAP, and is editor-in-chief of the AAP
Textbook of Pediatric Care and Pediatric Care Online.
American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care
pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical
specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants,
children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.