- Continuing Medical Education Planning Committee
- Evaluating Committee
- Executive Committee
- Fellow Award, Honors and Memorials Committee
- Government Affairs
- Membership Committee
- Nominating Committee
- Publications & Communication
- Journal Subcommittee
- Virtual Resource Center Subcommittee
- Social Media Subcommittee
- Rules, Regulations & Bylaws
- Residents & Fellows
- Editorial Subcommittee (of the Residents/Fellows Committee)
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Program Directors Committee
Continuing Medical Education Planning Committee
The purpose of this committee is to design patient centered evidence-based continuing medical education programs for the AOAO. The committee will also design programs ensuring that sufficient specialty credits are offered in accordance with OCC requirements. The committee will appoint quality moderators for each session and assist them in enlisting quality presenters to meet the purpose of the committee. The Committee will provide innovative ideas for new and relevant programs, and oversee all AOAO educational activities including hands on skills labs.
The purpose of this Committee is to oversee the postdoctoral residency training programs in Osteopathic orthopedic surgery and its associated fellowship training programs accredited by the AOA. Members must have a sincere interest in residency or fellow education and be AOBOS certified for the duration of their terms. Active participation in a training program is strongly recommended.
The purpose of the Committee shall be to perform such duties as assigned to it by the Board of Directors including, but not limited to, ethical or professional complaints of any AOAO member. Any actions taken by the Committee between meetings of the Directors shall be formally approved by the Board of Directors. Members of the Committee are the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, and Executive Director.
Fellow Award, Honors and Memorials Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to review candidates for the title of “Fellow” of the AOAO and forward their recommendation to the Board. The committee is to periodically review the Fellow award process, including the point system, forwarding their recommendations to the Board. The committee is also charged with reviewing nominations for the Don Siehl, Humanitarian and Morton Morris Award Recipients, forwarding their recommendations to the Board. The chairman of the Committee is appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall consist of such number of members as the President, in conjunction with the Chairman, shall appoint to serve for such term as the President shall determine. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.
The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the investments of the AOAO, review financial reports twice yearly and approve special non-budgeted expenditures over $5000. The Chairman shall be the Secretary/Treasurer of the AOAO. Committee members are the Executive Director, President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President and a Director. The Director on the Committee shall be appointed annually by the President. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or President.
The purpose of this Committee is to evaluate governmental policies pertaining to the practice of orthopedic surgery, work with the AOA to advocate for political and educational equity for Osteopathic orthopedists, review position statements and provide information to the AOAO members on governmental and regulatory issues affecting the practice of orthopedic surgery. The Committee also participates with the AAOS Orthopaedic PAC Advisors’ Circle. Members selected from this committee will be asked to provide a leadership role for the AOAO within the PAC to maximize political opportunities of issues important to the orthopedic community.
The purpose of this committee is to assist the administrative office with recruitment and retention strategies.
The purpose of the Committee is to identify candidates for potential positions on the AOAO Board of Directors and AOA Committees. The committee shall annually name one candidate for President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The committee shall nominate candidates for membership on the Board of Director for a term of three years. Members of the Committee are the immediate Past President, as Chairman, the President, and First Vice President. The Committee shall meet as directed by the Chairman or the President.
Publications & Communication
The purpose of the Committee is to develop and oversee the AOAO’s publications and its website, including social media. The Committee shall include the editor of the Orthopod, the editor of the JAOAO, and representatives of the RAOAO and the SAOAO.
Journal Subcommittee (of the Publications and Communications Committee)
The Editor-in-Chief of The JAOAO reviews and disseminates submitted abstracts and articles to the rest of the Editorial Board for their peer review in the publication. The Editor can expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per issue. There are currently 3 issues. It is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief to select the Editorial Board as needed.
Virtual Resource Center Subcommittee (of the Publications and Communications Committee)
The purpose of the Virtual Resource Center Subcommittee is to develop a virtual resource center for AOAO members across all demographics. The resource center/library may consist of multiple types of media. It will be developed by and for the use of AOAO members.
Social Media Subcommittee (of the Publications and Communications Committee)
The purpose of the committee is to advance the Academy’s social media presence by promoting on appropriate social media platforms.
Rules, Regulations & Bylaws
The purpose of this committee is to review the Constitution and Bylaws of the AOAO, making recommendations to the Board for revisions to keep the documents updated.
Residents & Fellows
The purpose of the Committee is to peer review submitted abstracts for the Annual Fall Meeting.
Editorial Subcommittee (of the Residents/Fellows Committee)
The purpose of the Committee is to review and score papers submitted by osteopathic orthopedic residents.
Strategic Planning Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to review the current Strategic Plan and to develop additional strategic initiatives for the Academy for recommendation to the approval by the Board of Directors.
Program Directors Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to inspire and empower program directors of previously AOA accredited residencies and fellowships.