North American Craniomaxillofacial Education Committee

AONA Craniomaxillofacial Faculty Application

Mission Statement
The AOCMF North American Education Committee (EC) will serve to oversee the craniomaxillofacial educational activities of AO North America (AONA), based on the needs of the participants, with special emphasis on designing improved methods education using the 7 principles of learning, documenting the effectiveness of the educational activities, course planning and instructor development.

Types of CME Offerings
CME offerings will include monthly, annual or biennial courses, symposia and workshops targeted to the multi-discipline surgeons and residents specializing in the management of craniomaxillofacial skeleton. These educational offerings may incorporate lecture presentations by Faculty, surgical video instruction, small group instruction and discussions that include case presentations, pre-operative planning assessments and techniques and hands-on laboratory sessions to experience practicing surgical techniques and applications utilizing simulated anatomically correct bone models and applicable instruments and implants.

Committee Structure

The EC will consist of seven voting members (two from each specialty, oral/maxillofacial, otolaryngology/ head & neck, and plastic/reconstructive, and the Immediate Past Chair). Director of AO North America and the Craniomaxillofacial Education Development Manager and the CVSC member of the CME Advisory Board will serve as ex officio members. The term of each member will be seven years with the sixth year as committee chair and the seventh year as immediate past chair and will be a voting member. The EC Chairman reports to the AO North America Executive Committee.

Terms of office will commence at the conclusion of the winter meeting. New members will be appointed by the Committee as members rotate off the Committee. Inclusion of Consultants or any other individuals at EC meetings will be at the discretion of the Chairman. All surgeon members have a vote. A quorum will be representation by at least one member of each specialty. All past chairs desiring to continue participation on a non-voting basis may remain on the Committee in an Emeritus status.

A member must remain off the Committee for a minimum of three years before being eligible for full term re-appointment. The Committee will endeavor to balance the appointments by needs of the organization. Committee members are chosen from the membership of AO North America based on demonstration of active interest in education.

Committee Function
The EC will attempt to convene a minimum of four times per year. The winter and summer meetings will be full Committee meetings at a time and place to be determined by the Chair. The fall and spring meetings may be conducted via conference call.

A part of each meeting agenda will be devoted, but not limited to:
  1. Evaluation of recent courses
  2. Discussion of new approaches
  3. Implementation of required program changes
  4. Standardization of course content
  5. Evaluating educator effectiveness
  6. Requests for courses
  7. Future Course Chairmen and locations
  8. Consideration of new Faculty applications
  9. Other business as required
  10. Financial Oversight
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