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Friday, February 25, 2005

Annual Business Meetings today

All Fellows are urged to attend the Annual Business Meetings at 9:40 a.m. in Ballroom A of the Washington Convention Center today.

Daily events begin at 8 a.m. with the Ceremonial Meeting. Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, will present his first vice presidential address, "Nothing About You Without You." He will be followed at 9 a.m. by presidental guest speaker Dave Barry.

The business meetingof the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Academy), the 501(c)(3) organization, will begin at 9:40 a.m. It will be immediately followed by a business meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Association), the 501(c)(6) organization.

There are five resolutions to be discussed at the 2005 Annual Meeting, three dealing with the Academy and two dealing with the Association.

There are three groups of bylaws amendments that will be considered. One group would create a mechanism for the Board of Councilors to submit resolutions to the AAOS fellowship, in addition to the two mechanisms for submitting resolutions currently in place. The second group would officially change the title of the principal executive officer of the AAOS from Executive Vice President to Chief Executive Officer. The third group would create the AAOS Professional Compliance Program. In addition, the Bylaws Committee will present its recommendations on the three Standards of Professionalism that underlie the Professional Compliance Program.

All fellows will have the opportunity to vote on the resolutions and bylaws amendments by ballot shortly after the 2005 Annual Meeting.

During the Association meeting, the 2005 Nominating Committee will present its list of nominees for the offices of Second Vice-President, At-large member (one under age 45 and one with no age designation), Treasurer-Elect, and a member of the National Membership Committee (Eastern Region). In addition, nominations for the 2006 Nominating Committee will be accepted from the floor.

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