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Keynote Speakers: Medicare Chief Don Berwick And Big Bird

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The AAP announces:

Notable speakers include Sam Kass, White House assistant chef and advisor to first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative; Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who portrays Big Bird on Sesame Street; and Donald Berwick, MD, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who will discuss opportunities to expand access and improve children’s health care.

Watch this space for hard-hitting reports on pediatric wisdom from Big Bird. (And insight from Don Berwick, too.) I'm already feeling enlightened by the AAP press release, which reveals that Carroll Spinney played both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. I never suspected! But now that I think about it, there was something kind of similar about the voices...

More details on the convention are here.

This program aired on October 12, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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