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Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP
Today’s teens and “tweens” are connected to one another, and to the world, via digital technology more than any previous generation. Recent data suggests that social media venues like Facebook and Twitter have surpassed e-mail as the preferred method of communication in all age groups. While today’s tweens and teens may be more digitally savvy than their parents, their lack of maturity and life experience can quickly get them into trouble with these new social venues. Joining the program is Dr. Gwenn O'Keefe CEO and Editor-In-Chief Pediatrics Now. Dr. Gwenn will help parents to talk with their kids about navigating this new online social world safely!
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, M.D., F.A.A.P., pediatrician, health journalist, parenting and social media expert, is CEO of Pediatrics Now, an online health and communications company dedicated to providing reliable information to today’s busy families. Dr. Gwenn is featured in a nationally syndicated blog(http://www.drgwennisin.com) which is picked up regularly by groups such as Reuters, Chicago Sun Times, Livestrong.org and USA Today. Dr. Gwenn is one of the most sought after pediatricians today by national and local media and major online websites and blogs as a child health, parenting and social media expert. She appears regularly in print, internet, radio and TV, and speaks often at professional conferences about social media topics important to today’s practicing health care providers and savvy consumers.
Dr. Gwenn is a Fellow and national Spokeswoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As an active member of the AAP’s Council of Communications and Media, Dr. Gwenn developed and now oversees the group’s website and blog. She lives in the Metro-West Boston area with her husband and two very active tween and teen daughters.
Melanie Cole, M.S.