About Us



Committees play a vital role in the Society’s work to build a strong specialty and meet the evolving needs of our members. The AOFAS relies upon its membership to carry out the valuable work of its committees and appreciates the service of its committee volunteers.

Who May Serve

Active Members and Candidate Members are eligible to serve on all committees. International Members are eligible to serve on most committees. Surgeon in Training Members may serve as ex-officio committee members.

Active, Candidate, and International Members may serve on two general committees as members-at-large. Surgeon in Training Members may serve on one committee. There are term lengths for membership and leadership positions. Members are asked to sign an AOFAS Committee Commitment Form as part of their acceptance.

How to Apply

The application period for 2023 committee positions has closed.

Applications are reviewed by the Governance Committee, and their recommendations are approved by the AOFAS Board of Directors. Notifications are sent in August for terms beginning at AOFAS Annual Meeting in September.