Published 8/1/2014
Richard N. Peterson, JD

2015 Nominating Committee Seeks Nominees

The 2015 AAOS Nominating Committee is actively soliciting qualified nominees for the following positions:

  • Second vice-president
  • Board member-at-large (no age designation)
  • Board member-at-large (younger than age 45 on March 26, 2015)
  • Member, AAOS National Membership Committee
  • Four nominees, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Information required
Prepare your recommendations, along with a paragraph on the candidates you are nominating and why you believe they are uniquely qualified for the position for which you are nominating them. Also be sure to contact your candidates to ascertain if they are willing to serve if elected. Please send this information to the AAOS Office of General Counsel by Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

You should have received an e-mail message from Daniel J. Berry, MD, chair of the 2015 Nominating Committee. The e-mail contained a link for submitting nominations online.

Individuals who are nominated and agree to serve will be asked to submit the following:

  • a personal statement of no more than 500 words on why they believe they will be able to serve the AAOS in an effective and exemplary manner in the position(s) for which they are being considered
  • a list of the AAOS activities (such as providing lectures at the Annual Meeting and serving on AAOS councils, cabinets, or committees) about which they want to make the Nominating Committee aware
  • 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, they will be required to participate in the enhanced AAOS Orthopaedic Disclosure Program and to identify potential conflicts of interest.

As in recent years, the 2015 Nominating Committee has agreed to “cast a wide net” for candidates for the positions to be filled. The committee unanimously wants the selection process to be one that could 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 2015 Nominating Committee will present its slate of nominees to the fellowship by Nov. 26, 2014.

Richard N. Peterson, JD, is the AAOS general counsel. He can be reached at peterson@aaos.org