Annual Meeting Keynotes

Two Topics Too Hot To Miss!

Social Media Star and Pittsburgh Pediatrician: Todd Wolynn, MD
Chief Medical Officer of the US Department of Homeland Security: Pritesh Gandhi, MD, MPH

Hot Topic: #Vaccination #Communication…when Anti-Vaxxers Attacked the Wrong Practice
Saturday, September 11, 2021
8:00-9:00am  CDT

You might know him as @drtoddwo (DrToddWo) on TikTok, or heard of him referred to as the "Covid Mythbuster" in People Magazine, but to others he is Dr. Todd Wolynn from Pittsburgh, PA.

When he is not making national news or speaking at conferences, Dr. Todd Wolynn spends his days, and the past 25 years, as a practicing pediatrician and lactation consultant. He is CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, a nationally recognized, independent pediatric practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Their work in Practice Management, Healthcare Communication, Breastfeeding Medicine, and Immunization Advocacy earned the practice repeated national coverage.

Featured in People Magazine for his amazing work combating vaccine misinformation on social media, Dr. Wolynn is deeply involved with immunizations, a clinical vaccine researcher, immunizing pediatrician, disinformation researcher, advisor, speaker and advocate. Read about hot topic speaker, Dr. Wolynn in People Magazine or check out his TikTok account below.

Hot Topic: The Health of Immigrant Children and the Role of DHS
Saturday, September 11, 2021
9:00-10:00am  CDT


Join Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, as he provides us with the latest updates on current and future priorities related to the health and well-being of accompanied and unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southwest border.

Appointed by President Biden in January 2021, Dr. Gandhi serves as the principle advisor to the DHS Secretary, Assistant Secretary for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), the FEMA Administrator, and DHS senior leadership on medical and public health issues related to natural disasters, border health, pandemic response, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

He is a public health trained and board-certified internal medicine specialist. He most recently served as the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Director of Adult Medicine at People’s Community Clinic, an Austin-based federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which provides care to over 20,000 uninsured and medically underserved Central Texans, 70% of whom live under the federal poverty line. He co-led the COVID-19 response team and under his clinical leadership People’s Community Clinic was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as a Gold Tier Health Center Quality Leader— ranking it among the top 10% of public health providers in the Nation. Dr. Gandhi recently served as an affiliate faculty at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Gandhi has worked with working-class and marginalized communities to address social determinants of health and poverty. He is a Fulbright Scholar, Schweitzer Fellow, National Health Service Corps Scholar, and was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar in 2018. Dr. Gandhi completed a dual internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Tulane University in New Orleans and holds a degree in International Relations & Economics from Tufts University where he also completed his MD and MPH.