Volunteers: Thousands of reasons the AAOS succeeds

More than 1,900 Academy members volunteer their time and talents in serving the AAOS every year. These efforts do not go unrecognized. The Academy wants its member volunteers to know how valuable their contributions are in the areas of education, advocacy, research, patient and public communications and standards of care within the orthopaedic community.

To show volunteers how deeply they are appreciated, the Academy has created a Volunteer Wall of honor as well as established a Volunteer Lounge where they can take a break from Annual Meeting activities and relax with their colleagues.

Volunteer Wall
Visit the Volunteer Wall—located on the Grand Concourse of the South Building, Level 2.5—to see the names of nearly 2,000 orthopaedic surgeons whose contributions have made possible the Annual Meeting, CME courses, AAOS publications and electronic media, advocacy, patient and public education, research, leadership and academic affairs programs.

Volunteer Lounge
The Academy welcomes all active AAOS member volunteers to stop by the Volunteer Lounge, now open in Room N128 of the North Building, Level 2.

Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the Annual Meeting. Pull up a chair. Pour yourself a coffee. Enjoy a quiet conversation with your colleagues. The Volunteer Lounge will be open through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Which CAP would you like to wear?
If you don’t see your name on the 2006 Volunteer Wall of honor, you can make sure it appears there next year by volunteering to serve on one of the Academy’s many committees, councils or project teams. The AAOS Committee Appointment Program (CAP)—the committee/council electronic vacancy announcement, application and selection system—is your key to getting involved. With more than 100 different volunteer activities to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect fit.

Find out more about CAP by visiting the AAOS Web site.


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