AAOS/AOAO Liaison Committee

This committee was formed to was formed to explore ways to expand collaboration between the Academy and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Continuing Medical Education Planning Committee

The purpose of this committee is to design patient centered evidence-based continuing medical education programs for the AOAO. The committee will also design programs ensuring that sufficient specialty credits are offered in accordance with OCC requirements. The committee will appoint quality moderators for each session and assist them in enlisting quality presenters to meet the purpose of the committee. The Committee will provide innovative ideas for new and relevant programs, and oversee all AOAO educational activities including hands on skills lab. The Chairman of the committee is appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint to serve such terms as the President shall determine. Committee meetings shall be as directed by the Chairman or President.

Evaluating Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to develop and oversee the postdoctoral residency training programs in Osteopathic orthopedic surgery and its associated fellowship training programs. Members must have a sincere interest in residency or fellow education and be AOBOS certified for the duration of their terms. Active participation in a training program is strongly recommended. The chairman of the Committee shall be appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors. Members are appointed by the President in conjunction with the Chairman. The number of members shall be determined by the President, in conjunction with the Chairman. The Committee shall meet a minimum of two times yearly with one of the meetings being face to face. Other meetings shall be held via teleconference at times determined by the Chairman or President.

Executive Committee

The purpose of the Committee shall be to perform such duties as assigned to it by the Board of Directors. Any actions taken by the Committee between meetings of the Directors shall be formally approved by the Board of Directors. Members of the Committee are the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, and Executive Director. The committee shall be as directed by the president.

Fellow Award, Honors and Memorials Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to review candidates for the title of “Fellow” of the AOAO and forward their recommendation to the Board. The committee is to periodically review the Fellow award process, including the point system, forwarding their recommendations to the Board. The committee is also charged with reviewing nominations for the Don Siehl and Morton Morris Award Recipients, forwarding their recommendations to the Board. The chairman of the Committee is appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint to serve for such term as the President shall determine. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.

Finance

The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the investments of the AOAO, review financial reports twice yearly and approve special non-budgeted expenditures over $5000. The Chairman shall be the Secretary/Treasurer of the AOAO. Committee members are the Executive Director, President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President and a Director. The Director on the Committee shall be appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or President.

Government Affairs

The purpose of this Committee is to evaluate governmental policies pertaining to the practice of orthopedic surgery, work with the AOA to advocate for political and educational equity for Osteopathic orthopedists, review position statements and provide information to the AOAO members on governmental and regulatory issues affecting the practice of orthopedic surgery.  The Chairman of the Committee will be appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint to serve for such term as the President shall determine. The Committee shall meet twice annually with the Government Affairs Committee of the ACOS and as directed by the Chairman or President.

Nominating Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to identify candidates for potential positions on the AOAO Board of Directors and AOA Committees. The committee shall annually name one candidate for President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The committee shall nominate candidates for membership on the Board of Director for a term of three years. Members of the Committee are the immediate Past President, as Chairman, the President, and First Vice President. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.

Publications & Communication

The purpose of the Committee is to develop and oversee the AOAO’s publications and its website, including social media. The Committee is to also explore online CME. The Committee shall have five members, including the editor of the Orthopod, Vice President of the RAOAO, and the President of the SAOAO. Two other members shall be appointed by the President in conjunction with the Chairman annually. The Chairman of the Committee is appointed annually by the President. The committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.

Rules, Regulations & Bylaws

The purpose of this committee is to review the Constitution and Bylaws of the AOAO, making recommendations to the Board for revisions to keep the documents updated. The Committee shall also periodically evaluate the Manual of Procedures of the AOAO. The Chairman of the Committee is appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, deems necessary. Members shall be appointed to serve a term of three (3) years. The terms shall be staggered. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.

Residents & Fellows

The purpose of the Committee is to encourage resident participation in the AOAO, develop the Resident and Fellows Session, and revise as necessary, held during the Annual Meeting, and oversee the Editorial Subcommittee. The committee will judge submitted papers and posters for the Annual Meeting. The committee will develop a method by which residents who submit abstracts may present at the Annual Meeting. The Chairman of the Committee is appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint to serve for such term as the president shall determine. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or President.

Editorial Subcommittee (of the Residents/Fellows Committee)

The purpose of the Committee is to review and judge papers submitted by osteopathic orthopedic residents. The chairman is appointed annually by both the President and the Chairman of the Resident Fellows Committee. This Subcommittee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint for such term as determined by the President. Committee members are selected from volunteers within each section. The Subcommittee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.

Strategic Planning Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the goals and directives of the Strategic Plan. Annually, the Committee will evaluate and update the plan, as necessary, and report any progress to the Board of Directors. Every three to five years, the Committee will be charged with updating plan directives, subject to the approval by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Committee will review sections with the goal of improving communication, efficiency and their benefit to the AOAO membership. The chairman is appointed annually by the President. This committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint for such term as the President shall determine. The committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.

75th Anniversary Task Force

The purpose of this task force is to oversee the development of all activities related to the Academy’s 75th Anniversary in 2016, including marketing materials and special events.