November 1999 AAOS Report
Association gets Bone and Joint Decade report
The board of directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, meeting in Chicago Oct. 1, received a report of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force which summarized efforts to form a U.S. National Action Network to secure a proclamation by President Clinton that commits the U.S. to join the ranks of 15 other nations that have declared 2000-2010 the Bone and Joint Decade and participation in an international effort to establish a baseline for research on musculoskeletal conditions. The board also approved the joint Academy-Association 2000 Strategic Plan and updated Position Statements on "Osteoporosis as a National Public Health Priority," "Anabolic Steroids to Enhance Athletic Performance," "Injuries from In-Line Skating," "All-Terrain Vehicles" and "Prevention of Hip Fractures." The board asked the Patient/Public Information Web Site Task Force to develop a plan for expanding the content of the AAOS web site.