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Members of the 2018–2019 AAOS Board of Directors and council and cabinet chairs take a break from their meeting on Monday for a final group photo.

AAOS Now

Published 4/1/2019
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Donna J. Malert, CAE

AAOS Board Focuses on Governance and Strategy

Highlights from the AAOS Board of Directors meeting

During the AAOS Board of Directors meeting at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, the Board appointed the chair of the 2020 Nominating Committee. The Board also presented certificates to several retiring members whose terms ended at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, recognizing the efforts of those individuals on behalf of the Academy.

Nominating Committee chair and members

The Board appointed Past-President Gerald R. Williams Jr, MD, to serve as chair of the 2020 Nominating Committee. At the Association Business Meeting, nominations for the other members of the 2020 Nominating Committee were accepted from the Fellowship. Balloting occurs in April, and the five members elected by the full Fellowship and the one Board of Councilors/Board of Specialty Societies Representative to the AAOS Nominating Committee will be announced to the Fellowship in June. The 2020 Nominating Committee will be responsible for selecting the slate of officers and other positions for the upcoming year.

Members of the 2018–2019 AAOS Board of Directors and council and cabinet chairs take a break from their meeting on Monday for a final group photo.

Additional business

The Board also took action on several matters, including:

  • approved the Committee Appointment Program Committee recommendations
  • approved the 2019 Strategic Priorities
  • approved the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/AAOS–Joint Statement on Certification, Professional Self-Regulation, and the Use of Continuing Certification
  • made recommendations on the 2019 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference and Fall Meeting programming

Recognition of leaders with expiring terms

At the conclusion of the meeting, former AAOS President David A. Halsey, MD, recognized the service of Board members whose terms ended with the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting:

  • Member-at-Large: Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
  • Member-at-Large: Ronald A. Navarro, MD
  • Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies: Amy L. Ladd, MD
  • Chair of the Board of Councilors: Basil R. Besh, MD
  • Past-President: William J. Maloney, MD
  • Treasurer: M. Bradford Henley, MD, MBA

Donna J. Malert, CAE, is director of governance at AAOS. She can be reached at malert@aaos.org.