L. Reid Nichols, MD
Stephen Quinnan, MD
First Vice President & Program Chair
Christopher A. Iobst, MD
Second Vice President
Mitchell Bernstein, MD
Harold van Bosse, MD
Jill C. Flanagan, MD, BOS
Member at Large Communications Committee
Paul E. Matuszewski, MD
Member at Large
Daniel E. Prince, MD
Member at Large
David Frumberg, MD
Chair, Membership Committee
Jessica C. Rivera, MD
Chair, Research Committee
David Podeszwa, MD
Chair, Education Committee
Jaclyn F. Hill, MD
Chair, Traveling Fellowship Chair, Mentorship Program
Mani Kahn, MD
Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Representative
Austin T. Fragomen, MD
Chair, Nominating Committee
Raymond W. Liu, MD
Immediate Past President
Who Should Apply for Membership?
Those who are interested to furnish leadership, foster advances, and enhance the study of distraction histogenesis and limb reconstruction as applied to diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society: ASAMI-North America strives to function as an educational body responsible for the development of scientific programs, for the organization of current knowledge, for the standardization of nomenclature, and for the publication of scientific materials.
Classes of Membership
There shall be six classes of the Society membership.
Active, Associate, Senior/Emeritus, Corresponding, Honorary, and Candidate.
An Active member is an orthopedic surgeon (MD or DO) who demonstrates a proven interest in distraction histogenesis and limb reconstruction by either documenting surgical cases involving bone regeneration by distraction, or show evidence of active ongoing research in the field of mechanically induced osteoneogenesis and limb reconstruction. The members shall reside and practice in the United States or Canada and be a Fellow, in good standing, of either the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.
– An active member may vote, hold office, and serve on the committees of the Society. They shall be required to pay dues of the Society and may be required to pay a fee for attending meetings.
– Active duty military personnel can qualify for Active Membership.
An Associate member is an orthopaedic surgeon, podiatrist, oral surgeon, veterinarian or research scientist with a doctoral degree (MD, DO, DPM, DDS, DVM or PhD) with a proven interest in distraction histogenesis and limb reconstruction. An associate member shall reside in the United States or Canada. Orthopaedic surgeons (MD/DO) who are not Fellows of the AAOS or COA (not ABOS certified) are considered for associate membership. The person with DPM, DDS and DVM degrees should be trained in musculoskeletal surgery or the equivalent in their disciplines and Board certified by their own respective discipline.
– He or she may serve on Society committees, but cannot vote or hold office. They shall be required to pay dues of the Society and may be required to pay a fee for attending meetings. This category includes foreign medical graduates practicing the United States who are not ABOS Board eligible.
Senior/Emeritus membership. An Active or Associate member may, upon reaching the age of 65 or retired from active medical or other scientific practice, apply to the President or Membership Chairman for transfer to Senior/Emeritus membership. This application must be approved by a majority of the Executive Board. Senior members cannot vote or hold office of the Society. Senior members need not attend meetings or pay dues but may be required to fees for the meetings they attend. Senior members may be reinstated to active or associate membership upon application and approval of the Executive Board.
Corresponding members are individuals who would be considered for active or associate membership but who reside and practice outside the United States or Canada. If applicable, a corresponding member shall be a member of a major specialty Society of the member’s country. A corresponding member may not vote or hold office but may serve on the committees of the Society and shall be required to pay dues and are required to pay a fee for attending meetings. A corresponding member may request active membership status upon the relocation of the member’s practice to the United States or Canada.
Honorary members shall be people who the Executive Board feels are worthy of special honor because of notable contributions to the field of distraction histogenesis and limb reconstruction or because of long–term activity in the interests of the Society. They are not required to attend meetings but are required to pay meeting registration. They cannot vote or hold office.
A Candidate member is an orthopaedic resident physician or orthopaedic fellow physician. This membership is limited to those orthopaedic surgeons who reside and practice within the United States or Canada, and who will meet the requirements for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. An individual may apply for Candidate membership during residency training. Candidate membership will consist of a single non–renewable six (6) year term of membership with no guarantee of advancement to active membership. Advancement to active membership is considered once they pass their respective boards and become a Fellow of the AAOS or COA.
Become a Member
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