Standing Committees

  • Terms & Structure
    • 10-15 members (As identified in the following board make-up)
    • Term on the Board will coincide with Officer and Committee Chair terms
  • Board make-up
    • Current chairs of each of the standing committees
    • Executive Committee (Officers)
    • 2 Members-at- large as voted by the membership
  • Board Charge
      • Maintain oversight of the society for purposes of operations, education, finances, organization, committee deliverables, membership value, policies, and procedures.
      • All Board members will have the opportunity to participate in the meeting’s agenda discussions, but official Society votes will be limited to the Executive Committee, Finance Chair, Program Chair, Scientific Chair, Education Chair and Members-at-large.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 3-5 members (President, 1st Vice President/Treasurer, 2nd Vice President/Secretary, Immediate Past President)
    • 1-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting the year following
    • Authorized to meet and take action between board meetings when called on by President
  • Committee Charge
    • Work with the President to establish society strategy and goals for the year, evaluating performance of society initiatives and reporting on those initiatives to the full board on a regular basis.
    • Advise Board of Directors regarding organizational direction and investments.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 3-4 members (Includes 1 Chair, 1 Vice-Chair and up to 2 Members)
    • 2-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 2 years following — seasonal, tied to the end of the association’s fiscal year (PAS -> December).
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 2 years.
    • Members of the Audit Committee should be financially literate and have a basic understanding of accounting principles.
    • NOTE: The chair of the finance committee and the treasurer should not be on the Audit Committee. The Board Chair and the President should not be on the Audit Committee. These restrictions are intended to provide the committee with the independence it requires to operate effectively.
  • Committee Charge
    • Selects (or approves the action to select) an independent auditor.
    • Receives and reviews the audit report and management letter prior to presenting /discussing the management letter with the full board.
    • Presents to the membership at the annual meeting.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 3 members (1 Chair, 1 Vice-Chair, 1 Member)
    • 2-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 2 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 2 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • Committee oversees the preparation of the annual budget and the performance of the association in meeting its budgeted revenues and expenses.
    • Recommends optimal operational fund balance and participates in society investment discussions.
    • The Finance Committee receives regular reports on the society’s performance in meeting its budget and presents that information to the full board on a regular basis (recommended quarterly).
  • Terms & Structure
    • 8-10 members (1 Chair, 1 Vice-Chair, 6-8 members)
    • 2-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 2 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 2 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • Oversee capital campaigns
    • Raise funds and solicit donations from industry
    • Working together with the Program Committee, identify the financial needs of the organization as they relate to the Annual Meeting and prepare the terms of the partnership prospectus to facilitate that need.
    • Identification of and application to industry partners related to grants for the education and research activities of the Society.
    • Monitor website for industry compliance.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 4-6 members (1 Chair, 1 Vice-Chair and up to 4 members)
    • 2-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 2 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 2 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • Manage criteria for member applications.
    • Develop criteria for revocation of membership.
    • Monitor dues levels associated with each member category.
    • Work with the staff to identify and develop programs that meet the changing needs of the membership.
    • Work with Board to focus on DEI initiatives through membership and society leadership development.
    • Handle (or recommend action to EC) regarding any complaints that the association receives regarding members have violated the code of ethics or code of conduct.
    • Work with staff to update/upkeep the membership database (gaps in data).
  • Terms & Structure
    • 4-6 members (Immediate Past-President is Chair, 1 Vice-Chair and up to 4 members)
    • 1-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 1 year following.
  • Committee Charge
    • Oversee the elections process for all member-voting.
    • Identify expected vacancies on the board and committees and advertise the upcoming openings to the membership 3 months before the annual meeting.
    • Manage the member volunteer expression of interest and applications for open positions on committees and recommend appointments to the committees including recommending of new committee chairs as vacancies occur.
    • Note:  All committee recommendations are presented to the Executive Committee for approval prior to member voting.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 8-10 members, chaired by the President-Elect and includes a member of the Education Committee as a member.
    • 1-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 1 year following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 1 year.
  • Committee Charge
    • Committee (President-Elect) determines the location and format for the annual meeting where they will be Program Chair.
    • Committee determines the program needs and objectives and communicates that to the CME provider.
    • Committee develops a draft program with pre-invited speakers (Staff will confirm speaker commitment through email following receipt of draft program).
    • Committee members invite speakers and coordinate requested CME with staff, facilitating non-compliant or conflict of interest areas directly with speakers.
    • Committee members orchestrate the various meeting components including focus session topics and speakers, special training sessions, audience response, and self-assessment modules to be presented.
    • Working together with the Research committee, will review and accept the abstracts, scientific papers, posters, and/or shown cases that will be presented.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 5-7 members (Chair, Vice-Chair, and up to 5 additional members, including representatives from the Program Committee and Resident & Fellowship Education Committee as members).
    • 3-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 3 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 3 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • The Education Committee shall develop and maintain a curriculum platform, based on topics essential for the practice of Personalized Arthroplasty, which will benefit both trainees and established practitioners.
    • Deliverables will include (but not be limited to) developing the strategy and content for the following:
      • Webinars
      • Podcasts
      • Tweet chats
      • Print Media
      • Patient Materials
      • Video Development
  • Terms & Structure
    • 6-8 members with demonstrated experience and interest in social media and website communications (Chair, Vice-Chair, 4-6 members).
    • 2-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 2 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 2 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • Develop e-Newsletters for public (website)
      • Research updates
      • Meeting / Education opportunities
      • New members
      • President’s Letter
    • Update website (or make recommendations to) with new content/press releases, etc.
    • Monitor “all hands” on Ryver to answer member questions.
    • Develop and execute social media distribution plan with rolling cycle of content (as provided by the Education committee) to include announcements, cases, educational opportunities, etc. to include Tweet chats, Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram and podcasts.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 5-7 members includes a representative from the Education Committee as a member (Chair, Vice-Chair, 3-5 members).
    • 3-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 3 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 3 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • Resident and Fellowship Education Committee should enhance and facilitate the education of residents and fellows through the development of recommended curricula and orchestrate the links to that content onto the PAS website.
    • Committee should host a mentorship event at the PAS annual meeting.
    • Committee to maintain a directory of arthroplasty fellowship programs and ensure the list of programs and program directors is current on the PAS website.
    • Perform a semi-annual review of the directory of relevant educational web-based links on the PAS website as they relate to residents/fellows.
  • Terms & Structure
    • 6-8 members includes a member of the Program Committee as a concurrent member (Chair, Vice-Chair, 5-6 members).
    • 3-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 3 years following.
    • Term of service may be renewable one time for 3 years.
  • Committee Charge
    • This committee functions to enhance the profile of the PAS through supporting research activities, nurturing multi-institutional collaborative research initiatives in arthroplasty and the creation of standardized nomenclature around Personalized Arthroplasty.
    • Research coordination: Facilitate member task force who will collectively identify and coordinate research collaboration opportunities that can be addressed by and through PAS community.
    • Grant Management
      • Distribute and manage the funds received from industry and members for grant operations.
      • Create an annual grant program competition.
      • Review applications submitted for the Society’s annual grant program, select grant recipient(s), and send notification letters to the recipient and other applicants.
      • Ensure that award recipients adhere to award requirements, providing reports as compelled by the grant parameters.
    • Publication support
    • Abstracts review in conjunction with the Program Committee.
    • Partnership with Journal to produce and publish annual meeting proceedings.

Adhoc Committees

  • Terms & Structure
    • 3-5 members
    • 3-year term beginning at the end of the annual meeting and continuing through the end of the annual meeting 3 years following.
  • Committee Charge
    • Review the society’s bylaws and current practices to ensure that they are synchronized.
    • Recommend changes to either the society’s bylaws or current practices when they are not synchronized.
Additional Adhoc committee terms, structure and committee charges will be defined by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors and continue for no longer than 3 years.