AAOS Now, April 2018
Claudette Lajam, MD, is the New Advocacy Resources Committee Chairman
The Board of Councilors (BOC) Advocacy Resources Committee (ARC) is responsible for recruitment, retention, and education of Congressional Ambassadors, or key contacts.These key contacts are a part of the AAOS office of government relations’ grassroots/grass-tops team and are critical to robust, effective advocacy. Claudette Lajam, MD, an adult reconstructive surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, was named chairman of ARC during the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Second Look – Advocacy
These items originally appeared in AAOS Headline News Now, a thrice-weekly enewsletter that keeps AAOS members up to date on clinical, socioeconomic, and political issues, with links to more detailed information. Subscribe at www.aaos.org/news/news.asp (member login required). An article in Modern Healthcare points to a 2017 report from the American Medical Association that found that for the first time, less than half of U.S.