November 2004 AAOS Report

Names in the news

PR News awarded Sandra R. Gordon, AAOS director of public education and media relations (PEMR), the PR Professional of the Year honor at its recent annual awards luncheon in New York City. The influential public relations trade publication named Gordon the winner in the '‘Nonprofit/Association' category and honored her for her outstanding planning, direction and execution of the AAOS's various public relations initiatives, most notably Legacy of Heroes. The Association of Women in Communications also recognized Legacy of Heroes with a Clarion Award, as a Special Purpose Event.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery elected new officers at its recent annual meeting. Peter J. Stern, MD, was elected president; James R. Luck, MD, president-elect; Christopher D. Harner, MD, secretary; and Richard J. Haynes, MD, treasurer.

David A. Wong, MD, chair, AAOS Patient Safety Committee, will join several speakers at a Nov. 7-8 public policy forum, “Medical Liability: New Solutions to an Old Dilemma,” co-sponsored by Joint Commission Resources and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Dr. Wong will speak on drivers for medical liability reform.

Taking office at the recent American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine annual meeting were Luciano S. Dias, MD, president; Scott Hoffinger, MD, treasurer; and William L. Oppenheim, MD, second vice president.

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