Serve on an ACOS Committee

Help direct the future of the profession through service on an ACOS committee. We are looking for volunteers to serve for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 term. Your contributions can help to shape a variety of College activities including advocacy initiatives and surgical education. Appointments will be made by the ACOS President-Elect this spring. Selected appointees will be notified of any appointment(s) by email and postal mail shortly thereafter.

Submissions must be made by January 31, 2017 for consideration to serve.

For more information and to volunteer, visit the Member Community and select the Committee Service link. (Login is required).

Committee Descriptions

ACA Scientific Exhibits and Poster Sessions Committee – Responsible for reviewing and judging poster abstracts for the Annual Clinical Assembly.

Awards Committee – Responsible for reviewing award nominations and selecting winners.

Bylaws Committee – Responsible for ensuring ACOS and SOSA Bylaws are upheld and examining recommendations for modifications.

Ceremonial Committee – Responsible for developing the Ceremonial Conclave program held at the Annual Clinical Assembly to recognize new members, award recipients, and other member recognitions.

Continuing Education Committee – Responsible for overseeing and developing themes, identifying needs, and ensuring the progression of all ACOS educational programs.

Ethics Committee – Responsible for reviewing, updating and interpreting the AOA Code of Ethics, and investigating all complaints regarding unethical member conduct.

General Surgery In-Service Examination Committee – Responsible for developing the General Surgery In-Service Examination and evaluating the results.

Government Affairs Committee – Responsible for educating members on important regulatory and legislative matters, developing policy statements, and forming alliances with appropriate affiliate organizations.

In-depth Review Seminar Program Committee – Responsible for selecting program chairs for the meeting and assisting in program implementation and developing program materials.

Membership Committee – Responsible for approving memberships, reviewing and approving fellow applications, and establishing and implementing membership rules and criteria.

Quality Initiatives Committee – Responsible for providing informational resources and addressing concerns regarding quality initiatives, developing outcome measures and recommendations, policy statements, and liaising with CMS.

Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee – Review standards and policies, update discipline model criteria, review and approval of resident annual and training program reports, and ensure successful transition of all osteopathic surgical programs from AOA to ACGME accreditation.