Standing CommitteesThe Academy’s Standing committees and sub-committees  are organized to facilitate communication and efficiency. Following is the current structure and a brief description of duties for each.

I. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

  • AFMA Sub-Committee
  • Credentials & Examination Sub-Committee
  • Legal, Ethics & Grievances Sub-Committee
  • Development Sub-Committee

II. CME COMMITTEE

  • Education & Scientific Organizing Sub-Committee
  • Scholarship & Awards Sub-Committee
  • Journal Sub-Committee

III. BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE


As of June 25, 2018 committee composition was as follows: MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Recruit new members. Review and approve new membership applications. Suggest membership drive initiatives.
AFMA SUB-COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: To oversee the activities of the American Federation of Medical Accreditation.
CREDENTIALS & EXAMINATION SUB-COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Verify and approve all new member and board certification  applications along with documentation and credentials provided therein. Develop, evaluate and suggest modifications as needed for requirements of membership and board certification. Produce and assist with board examination process. Review and update exam material.
LEGAL, ETHICS & GRIEVANCE SUB-COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Review ethics related complaints concerning members or grievances concerning an active member of AANOS. Make recommendations to Board of Directors regarding submitted complaint or grievance. Conduct review of legal matters that may arise and make appropriate recommendation to the Board of Directors for necessary action.
DEVELOPMENT SUB-COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Develop means to raise additional income for AANOS and its programs. Suggest annual charity fund raisers and charity benefactors. Suggest ways to market the AANOS through public relations strategies utilizing the media. 
CME COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Oversee all planning, production and evaluation of educational activities.
EDUCATION & SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING SUB-COMMITTEE

Members:

Duties: Recruit possible speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for scientific meetings. Assist in the development of needs assessment and educational objectives. Review and analysis of meeting improvement process. Continual communication with AANOS staff regarding progress on recruitment of speakers, suggest procedural improvements and other meeting related duties as determined by the Chair of the Board and the CME Committee. Develop and produce additional avenues to educate physicians in the fields of neurological and orthopaedic medicine and surgery and related fields.

SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS  SUB-COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Recruit possible scholarship recipients. Raise money for the Scholarship fund in cooperation with the Development Committee. Review and verify scholarship applicants. Announce scholarship recipient(s) during the scientific meeting. Develop new ways to market the scholarship program and attract more scholarship participants. Review and consideration of possible candidates for other awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award for further consideration by Board of Directors.
JOURNAL SUB-COMMITTEE Members:
Duties: Recruit articles and advertisers for the journal. Review and correct all submitted articles for publication. Yearly evaluation of the journal to update and improve the educational value and content.

BUDGET and FINANCE COMMITTEE

Members:
Duties: Review all financial information provided by the AANOS outside accounting firm. Present yearly financial reports and budget to the Board Directors. Develop and suggest to the Board of Directors appropriate invest policies and practices to conserve assets as well as earn additional revenue.