The Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery consists of representatives from the Board of Regents and six specialty societies—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, North American Spine Society, and Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and three representatives from the Board of Governors. The Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery is a committee of the Board of Regents and has been assigned the following functions:
- Serve as a liaison in the communication of information to and from orthopaedic surgery societies and the Board of Regents.
- Advise the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to orthopaedic surgery.
- Discuss matters the Advisory Council wishes to present to the Board of Regents or other appropriate American College of Surgeons (ACS) departments or committees.
- Nominate Fellows from orthopaedic surgery to serve on College committees and other committees and organizations.
- Provide orthopaedic surgery input into the development of general and specialty sessions, including postgraduate courses, for the College’s Clinical Congress.
Within the past several years, with the support of the College’s Board of Regents, the Advisory Council has begun to serve an expanded role within the College. The responsibility of serving as a conduit of communication between the College and Orthopaedic Surgery has been targeted as crucial, particularly as the practice of surgery is facing changes and uncertainty under the managed care environment.
The Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery is interested in hearing your concerns and suggestions. You may forward your comments to the Council's staff liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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