Published 8/1/2012
Richard N. Peterson, JD

Nominations Deadline Nears

Aug. 24, 2012, is the deadline for submitting candidate names to the 2013 AAOS Nominating Committee for the following positions:

  • Second Vice-President
  • Board member-at-large (no age designation)
  • Board member-at-large (younger than age 45 on March 21, 2013)
  • Member, AAOS National Membership Committee
  • Four nominees, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Information required
Recommendations for individuals to fill one of these offices should include the specific position(s) and a paragraph stating why the candidate(s) being nominated is uniquely qualified for the position. It is the responsibility of the nominator to contact each candidate before submitting the recommendation to ascertain the individual’s willingness to serve if elected. This information should be submitted to the AAOS Office of General Counsel, AAOS, 6300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.

Nominations may also be submitted online; see the online version of this article for a link to the nomination form.

Individuals who are nominated for Board positions and agree to serve will be asked to submit the following information:

  • A personal statement of no more than 300 words telling why they believe they will be able to serve the AAOS in an exemplary manner in the position(s) for which they are being considered
  • A list of previous involvement in AAOS activities (such as providing lectures at the Annual Meeting or serving on AAOS councils, cabinets, or committees) for the Nominating Committee’s information
  • A list of leadership positions held in other orthopaedic or nonorthopaedic organizations
  • An abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than 8 pages in length

In addition, nominees for Board positions will be required to participate in the enhanced AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program and to identify potential conflicts of interest.

The 2013 Nominating Committee wants the selection process to be characterized as open and inclusive, completely transparent, scrupulously fair, appropriate in light of the AAOS strategic plan and goals, and capable of identifying those leaders who would be most able to help AAOS meet the challenges of the next decade.

The slate of nominees will be presented to the fellowship by Nov. 21, 2012.

Richard N. Peterson, JD, is the AAOS general counsel.