Everyone is invited to Friday’s Business Meetings

All fellows are encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meetings following the Ceremonial Meeting in the Grand Ballroom of the McCormick Place Convention Center on Friday.

During the Ceremonial Meeting, which begins at 8 a.m., AAOS President Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, will present the Humanitarian and Diversity Awards and introduce the inaugural William W. Tipton Jr., MD, Leadership Award. William J. Robb III, MD, treasurer of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and chair of the Tipton Campaign Committee, will present the award.

Richard F. Kyle, MD, incoming president, and James H. Beaty, MD, incoming first vice president, will address the fellowship. They will be followed by keynote speaker George F. Will at 9:15 a.m.

At 10 a.m., there will be a business meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Academy), the 501(c)(3) organization, immediately followed by a business meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Association), the 501(c)(6) organization.

There are eight resolutions to be discussed at the 2006 Annual Meeting, three dealing with the Academy and five dealing with the Association. In addition, Bylaws amendments and a proposed Standard of Professionalism will be considered. Complete information on these issues was included in the Official Meeting Notice mailed to all fellows in January. Fellows will have the opportunity to vote on the measures by ballot shortly after the 2006 Annual Meeting.

During the Association meeting, the 2006 Nominating Committee will present its list of nominees for the offices of Second Vice President, At-large members of the Board of Directors (one under age 45 and one age 45 or older), two members of the National Membership Committee and four nominees to serve on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition, nominations for the 2007 Nominating Committee will be accepted from the floor.

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