August 2001 AAOS Report
Kissinger, Goodwin sign on to address 69th Annual Meeting
Several engaging speakers are confirmed for the 69th Annual Meeting of the AAOS, which will be held in Dallas from Wednesday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002. Dr. Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, will be the presidential guest speaker on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Dallas Convention Center. Dr. Kissinger, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will speak on principles of diplomacy. On Friday, Feb. 15, at the Dallas Convention Center, author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will offer her perspectives on government, history, and the U.S. presidency, focusing her remarks on Abraham Lincoln. She has written four widely praised books, which all reached the New York Times bestseller list. She won a 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for her book, The American Home Front During World War II. The 2002 Instructional Course Dinner on Feb. 14 will feature Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man in history to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. At age 32, Weihenmayer is on course to become one of the youngest people to climb all of the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. All members will receive a preliminary Annual Meeting packet in the mail in mid-October.