Take the opportunity to hear from AAOS leadership at Your Academy 2021, happening today at 9:30 a.m. in Ballroom 20B. The event will feature speeches from the AAOS Presidential Line and a celebration of award-winning members and AAOS volunteer leaders from 2020 and 2021.
An additional highlight of the event will be the 2021 Presidential Guest Speaker, renowned former NCAA Division I college basketball coach Roy Williams. His address will highlight lessons on building a culture of excellence, drawn from experiences throughout his 40-year tenure as a top basketball coach.
Hear from the Presidential Line
AAOS Immediate Past President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, will open the event with his 2020 Presidential Address. Because the AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting was cancelled weeks before he took office, Dr. Bosco has yet to stand before the membership faceto- face. Dr. Bosco will reflect on the challenges and highlights of his term, before introducing the other Presidential Line members, starting with First Vice President Felix H. Savoie III, MD, FAAOS.
After Dr. Savoie, attendees will hear from AAOS President Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, as he delivers his 2021 Presidential Address. This ceremonious opportunity will also be Dr. Guy’s first time addressing the membership in person as president. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about Dr. Guy and his goals for the Academy, as well as the other members of the Presidential Line
at this event.
Acknowledge and Celebrate award-winning colleagues
Following his address, Dr. Guy will present several awards to winners from this year and those who were not recognized at the cancelled 2020 meeting. Recipients of the Kappa Delta Anne Doner Vaughn Award, Kappa Delta Elizabeth Lanier Award, Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Clinical Research Award, AAOS Diversity Award, AAOS Humanitarian Award, and AAOS William W. Tipton Jr, MD, Leadership Award will all be recognized and celebrated onstage.
Dr. Guy will also recognize outgoing and incoming AAOS leadership for their service on the Board of Directors.
Learn from Coach Williams’ expertise
Based on Williams’ career, he is more than qualified to deliver a speech aptly titled “Hard Work: Striving for and Maintaining Excellence.”
Williams had 33 seasons of coaching under his belt when he retired in April from his head coach position with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team, which he led to three national championship titles over 18 seasons. He also previously served as head coach of the University of Kansas Jayhawks for 15 seasons. He retired with the record for the third-most wins by a Division I head coach and the sixth-highest winning percentage in college basketball history. Sports Illustrated and Sporting News named Williams “Coach of the Decade” for 2000–2009, during which his teams won 33 NCAA tournament games and two national titles.
“Coach Williams has a distinguished career in leading high-performance organizations,” Dr. Bosco said. “These organizations are similar to ours in many ways—they have maintained a level of excellence throughout decades of their existence, amid changing environments. I would like to have Coach Williams explain and give his insights into how he established and maintained this culture of excellence over the years.”
Rebecca Araujo is the associate editor of AAOS Now. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.