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All Fellows are invited to Thursday's Business Meetings

All fellows are encouraged to attend and participate in the Annual Business Meetings in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, starting at 9:00 a.m.

A business meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (“Academy”), the 501(c)(3) organization, will be held, immediately followed by a business meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Association), the 501(c)(6) organization.

Resolutions under consideration

Four resolutions will be discussed during the business meetings—two dealing with the Academy and two dealing with the Association.

The two Academy resolutions, Orthopaedic Research and Public Relations Program Regarding Managed Care, will be considered under the 5-year review process. In addition, one Association resolution, Orthopaedic Workforce, will also be considered under the 5-year review process.

The second Association resolution to be discussed is new—Educate and Promote Volunteerism and Orthopaedic Advocacy. This resolution calls for the creation of an educational program promoting the education and advocacy agendas of the AAOS as well as those of orthopaedic state, regional, and specialty societies. The program would be designed for orthopaedic residents, surgeons in fellowship training, newly elected fellows, and those just starting their practices. AAOS fellows may vote on the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee shortly after the 2009 Annual Meeting.

Bylaws, SOPs also discussed

One Bylaws amendment and a new Standard of Professionalism (SOPs) on New Technology or New Techniques will be also considered.

Complete information on these issues was included in the Official Meeting Notice mailed to all fellows in January. Fellows will also have the opportunity to vote on the recommendations of the Bylaws Committee shortly after the 2009 Annual Meeting.

During the Association meeting, the fellows in attendance will consider and vote on the Report and Recommendations of the 2009 Nominating Committee. No nominations will be allowed from the floor. The 2009 Nominating Committee will nominate the following individuals: Daniel J. Berry, MD (second vice president); Paul Tornetta III, MD (Board of Directors, at-large member, no age designation); Michael L. Parks, MD (Board of Directors, at-large member, under age 45); Lisa K. Cannada, MD, (member of the National Membership Committee).

Nominees to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) are J. Lawrence March, MD; Sohail K. Mizra, MD; Elizabeth A. Szalay, MD; and David C. Teague, MD.

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