Alabama Orthopaedic Society
Joint Meeting Information
Goal 1: Structure and Governance
• Identify and implement organizational changes to broaden participation of our members. • Pursue non-dues sources of revenue that conform to the conflict of interest policy of the AOS. • Maintain and ensure the effective continuity of business management for the AOS. • Promote an effective membership recruitment process. • Maintain an affordable dues structure while ensuring fiscal stability. • Develop and maintain a mechanism for identifying and training future AOS leaders. • Be an active participant in state orthopaedic associations, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA).
Goal 2: Practice Management
• Improve relationships with orthopaedic office managers to help orthopaedic surgeons improve practice management techniques. • Promote programs to increase the success of members’ practices. • Collect and disseminate information impacting Alabama orthopaedic surgeons and their practices.
Goal 3: Unity
• Reach out to other orthopaedic-related organizations as appropriate. • Advocate for sub-specialty interests. • Include sub-specialty interests in educational programming. • Advocate for unity and for opportunities to collaborate with orthopaedic sub-specialists and all orthopaedic surgeons practicing throughout the State of Alabama.
Goal 4: Health Policy
• Oppose fragmentation of musculoskeletal services. • Advocate for fair and equitable compensation for the delivery of orthopaedic services. • Advocate public policies that ensure quality musculoskeletal care in Alabama. • Advocate at the state and federal levels to obtain effective medical liability reform. • Establish lines of communication with the general public as well as advocacy relationships. • Support and encourage the involvement of orthopaedic surgeons in grassroots advocacy efforts. • Oppose health care delivery systems that erect barriers between patients and access to orthopaedic surgeons.
Goal 5: Public Education
• Educate the public on the management and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions. • Support Patient Centered Care. • Promote the specialty of orthopaedic surgery.
Goal 6: Diversity
• Support efforts to diversify the profession and the orthopaedic workforce. • Promote the delivery of culturally competent care.
Goal 7: Professional Education
• Support Patient Centered Care. • Support the efforts of the AAOS to indentify and promote appropriate evidenced based care. • Provide educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons in the management of all musculoskeletal conditions.
Approved by the AOS Board of Directors
October 28, 2006
The Alabama Orthopaedic Society will be the premier organization that promotes the highest quality of musculoskeletal health for the citizens of the State of Alabama.
Terri Mendez, Executive Director
1085 Chesson Hill Drive
Fitzpatrick, AL 36029