November 2003 AAOS Report

AAOS sets the stage for Annual Meeting by the Bay

Along with a core of outstanding educational courses, there are special events aplenty scheduled for the 71st AAOS Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, March 10-14, 2004. Here are a few examples.

The Opening Ceremony takes place in the Gateway Ballroom of the Moscone Center on Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. AAOS President James H. Herndon, MD, will speak, followed by recognition of industry donors as well as recipients of the AAOS Humanitarian and Diversity awards. Certificates will then be given to members of the 2003 Leadership Fellows Program. Presentation of the Kappa Delta Awards and the OREF Award will follow.

On Thursday, March 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Gateway Ballroom, Alvin H. Crawford, MD, will welcome new Fellows and International Affiliate Members. The first presidential guest speaker, Catherine Crier, will follow with a discourse on "Law and Medicine: Prescription for Reform."

The ceremonial and business meetings will take place on Friday, March 12, beginning at 8 a.m. Robert W. Bucholz, MD, will present his first vice-presidential address followed by second presidential guest speaker David McCullough, who will speak on "History as a Source of Strength." The ceremonial meeting will be followed in the Gateway Ballroom by the business meetings of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The Bylaws Committee will conduct an Open Hearing to receive comments on the proposed amendments, if any, on Thursday, March 11, starting at 8 a.m. in the Moscone Center, Room 270-276. The Resolutions Committee will hold an Open Hearing on Wednesday, March 10, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Moscone Center, Room 270-276.

For more details, refer to the preliminary program or go to the Annual Meeting page of the Academy's Web site.

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