I am pleased to announce the AAOS has established a Humanitarian Award to recognize four fellows who have distinguished themselves through outstanding musculoskeletal-related humanitarian activities in the United States or abroad.
Each year, three Humanitarian Awards will be awarded to fellows for their work in the United States; a fourth award will be given to a single fellow for humanitarian activities conducted outside the United States.
Because there is such wide variety in the kinds of humanitarian activities undertaken by our fellows, the AAOS has not attempted to define specific works or projects that qualify for the award. Examples of musculoskeletal humanitarian activities that may qualify for these awards include, but are not limited to, the following types of activities:
I will have the honor of formally presenting the first awards at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. In addition to receiving public recognition for their works, the AAOS will donate $5,000 to each recipient's humanitarian cause of choice.
On the back of this page is a Candidate Nomination Form. You may copy, fill out and mail or fax back as indicated on the bottom of the form. Please think about whether you know of an orthopaedist who should be considered for this award. If you do, I encourage you to contact this individual and work with him/her to complete the nomination form and return it to the AAOS by the Nov. 1, 1999 deadline.
In the meantime, if you need any additional information regarding
the award, please contact Bob Fine (847-384-4322) or Lynne Dowling
(847-384-4165) at the AAOS office.
Robert D. D'Ambrosia, MD