Six Academy fellows and one alternate have been elected to serve on the 1998 Nominating Committee. They are James H. Beaty, MD; William P. Cooney III, MD; Michael H. Graham, MD; Newton C. McCollough III, MD; William C. McMaster, MD; Gene E. Swanson, MD; and alternate Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD. Former Academy President Bernard A. Rineberg, MD, has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as chairman of the committee. The committee will meet prior to the Annual Meeting to discuss candidates for the following positions: second vice president; secretary; treasurer; two at-large members of the Board of Directors (one member under age 45 and one member age 45 or older); nominees to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; and a member of the National Membership Committee (Central region). The recommended slate will be put into nomination at the Annual Meeting's business meeting on Saturday, March 21. Academy members can send their recommendations of who they would like to suggest for positions (along with CVs, if possible) to: Bernard A. Rineberg, MD, 1998 Nominating Committee, AAOS, c/o Office of General Counsel, 6300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Ill. 60018.