Dear Dr. ,
As this Fall newsletter goes to press, we have just received the results of elections on two fronts. Tom McKinerny will take the helm as President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and James Perrins has recently been selected as the AAP President-elect. Stu Cohen was ratified as President of AAP District IX. Tom, Jim and Stu take up their mantle as the faces and voices of perhaps the most influential child health organization in the country. While AAP presidents don't set policy or organizational direction independent of the AAP Board and membership, their representation of that policy and their expertise certainly influence both the direction and interpretation of those policies. And whatever that expertise, it is channeled in service of the AAP mission, "to champion optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults...and to support the professional needs of its members."
We are pleased to present you with our Fall edition of our Chapter Pediatric News. Please click the Fall edition of the Pediatric
Helen DuPlessis, MD, MPH, FAAP
President - AAP-CA2