November 1995 AAOS Report

Councilors and COMSS meeting

The Board of Councilors and the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies recently held a joint meeting. The two groups listened to a variety of presentations including an update from Academy president James W. Strickland, MD, on various issues currently being addressed by the Academy. Participants heard updates on federal and state legislative activities as well as presentations about the Academy's clinical guidelines and outcome studies projects; future changes facing orthopaedic surgeons; the future role of orthopaedic surgeons as musculoskeletal providers; and trends in renumeration of musculoskeletal caregivers. The role of orthopaedic generalists and specialists also was discussed.


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