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O. Marion Burton, M.D., F.A.A.P., addresses American Academy of Pediatrics in new term as president
Date:10/4/2010

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  • Improve the general practice of pediatrics, including the medical home, maintenance of certification and immunizations. Address the concerns of medical and surgical subspecialists.
  • Expand and improve on the role of the AAP in nurturing and promoting pediatricians as the clinicians of choice to care for the world's children.

    "I am profoundly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve children, my pediatric colleagues and the Academy in this broader role, Dr. Burton said. This year we will have an opportunity to build on an incredible sequence of successes in child health and support for pediatric practice. While we are within reach of accomplishing our long-sought goal of all children having health insurance coverage, we still face many daunting challenges. We must continue to work together and join with other child advocacy organizations to meet all of these objectives."

    Dr. Burton and his wife, Debbie, live in Columbia, S.C., and keep busy with six children and seven grandchildren.

    Reporters wanting to attend the session should first stop by the press room (room 224/226) at the Moscone Center for media credentials.


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