Speaker: Dr. Steven Kairys, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of the New Jersey AAP Pediatric Council on Research and Education (PCORE). He served for 10 years as Medical Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Quality Improvement and Innovation Networks. Dr. Kairys is board certified in general pediatrics, adolescent medicine and Child Abuse and Neglect. He was previously chairman of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover NH; the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick NJ; and at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was awarded Pediatrician of the year in 1987 in New Hampshire and in 2012 in New Jersey. Dr. Kairys worked for many years in Eastern Europe and in the former Soviet Union in improving health care for women and children.