During the AAOS Board of Directors meeting on Monday, the Board focused its attention on a position statement and Clinical Practice Guideline, in addition to receiving a variety of updates on key strategic initiatives. First row (left to right): Valerae O. Lewis, MD, FAAOS; Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH, MS, FAAOS; Claudette M. Lajam, MD, FAAOS; Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS; Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS; Felix H. Savoie III, MD, FAAOS; Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, FAAOS; Alexandra E. Page, MD, FAAOS; and Karen M. Sutton, MD, FAAOS. Second row: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, MBA, PhD, FAAOS; Alan S. Hilibrand, MD, MBA, FAAOS; Matthew P. Abdel, MD, FAAOS; Lisa N. Masters; Thomas E. Arend Jr, Esq., CAE; Armando F. Vidal, MD, FAAOS; Alfonso Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAOS; Michael L. Parks, MD, FAAOS; and Wayne A. Johnson, MD, FAAOS.


Published 9/1/2021
Donna J. Malert, CAE

Highlights from the AAOS Board of Directors Meeting

On Monday during the AAOS Board of Directors meeting, the Board took action on the following matters:

  • AAOS Position Statement: Potential Hazards of Surgical Smoke and Mitigation Approaches
  • AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Non-Arthroplasty)

The Board also received updates on several key strategic initiatives, including:

  • AAOS Strategic Plan
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Advocacy
  • Political Action Committee of the AAOS (OrthoPAC)
  • AAOS 2021 Combined National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference Fall Meeting Preview
  • Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) Curriculum
  • Annual Meeting
  • Membership Council
  • Diversity Advisory Board
  • OrthoInfo
  • AAOS Registry Program

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Board of Directors expressed its appreciation to the Annual Meeting Committee for its efforts in executing a successful meeting under challenging circumstances.

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