Published 9/1/2008
Timothy Beck, MD

BOC to meet in Dallas

The AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC) will hold its fall meeting in Dallas, Oct. 2-5. The BOC meeting will be held in conjunction with the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) and will include more than 200 representatives and orthopaedic leaders.

The following are among the topics that will be covered:

  • an analysis of the election landscape, moderated by BOC Chair John T. Gill, MD
  • implications of hospitals employing orthopaedic surgeons
  • a symposium on the Quality Initiative
  • a discussion of the physician/industry relationship.

As always, open mike time encourages lively discussion of these and other topics.

If you have any issues in your state that you would like brought forward, contact your state BOC representative. You can find your BOC representative online by logging on to the AAOS Web site (www.aaos.org). Under “Member Services,” click on “Board of Councilors” (left navigation column), and then click on “BOC Members by State with E-mail Addresses” (center column).

We are your representatives and look forward to hearing from you.

Timothy Beck, MD, is chairman of the BOC Communications Committee and a BOC representative from Texas. He can be reached at bonebeck@suddenlink.net