The Executive Committee oversees the order and structure of the CAS, as well as implements the Association’s goals and objectives related to achieving its Mission.
Executive members should represent different regions and the diversity of Canadians whenever possible. Members must be CAS members in good standing.
The Executive is chaired by the President and is made up of the Past-President, President-Elect, Chair of the Research Committee, Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Membership Committee and Members at Large.
The Executive Committee has the power to act on the Society’s behalf between business meetings. A vote of 50% plus 1 will be sufficient to pass all motions.
The President is nominated by the CAS membership through an open and transparent process, and is selected by the Nominating Committee. The President serves for a two-year term. Upon completion of this term, the President serves on the Executive as Immediate Past-President for an additional two years.
The President acts as the CAS Representative to the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. The President is responsible for the conduct and supervision of the business affairs of CAS during his/her term of office and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee. This includes preparing the agenda and coordinating meetings with the Executive Committee. He/she will preside over the Annual Meeting of the CAS.
The term of President Elect is a two-year mandate beginning immediately after acceptance of the nomination. The President Elect then assumes the role of President for a two-year term, followed by the role of Past President for an additional two-year term. The President Elect serves on the Executive Committee and carries out his or her duties in collaboration with the Executive Committee.
The term of Past President is a two-year mandate beginning immediately after his or her term as President. The Immediate Past President provides advice and leadership to the CAS Executive regarding past practices and other matters to assist in governing the Association. The Immediate Past President performs the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President.
The term of Education Chair is a two-year mandate. The role of the Education Chair is to assist the CAS President in developing the educational and program content delivered through CAS educational events and meetings, as well as assist the COA Annual Meeting Program Chair to ensure that appropriate arthroplasty education is included in the COA meeting’s scientific program. This position also has a seat on the COA’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee. The Education Chair reports to the Executive on behalf of the Education Committee. This role is filled by the previous Education Committee Vice-chair after the Education Chair cycles off his or her mandate. This transition ensures continuity of any ongoing educational initiatives.
The term of Research Chair is a two-year mandate. The role of the Research Chair is to assist the CAS Executive and membership by supporting and promoting research amongst its members. The Chair leads the review of proposed and on-going research projects at the Annual Meeting. In addition, the Chair reviews all research surveys, projects and grants submitted to the CAS. The Research Chair reports to the Executive on behalf of the Research Committee. This role is filled by the previous Research Committee Vice-Chair after the Research Chair cycles off his or her mandate. This transition ensures continuity of any ongoing research initiatives.
The term of Membership Chair is two-year mandate. The role of the Membership Chair is to vet and consider candidates for CAS membership and to review and update membership criteria, policies and benefits. The Chair ensures that all CAS members meet current criteria. The Membership Chair reports to the Executive on behalf of the Membership Committee. This role is filled by the previous Membership Committee Vice-Chair after the Membership Chair cycles off his or her mandate. This transition ensures continuity of any ongoing recruitment and retention initiatives.
Members at Large:
The term of Member at Large is a two-year mandate at the discretion of the Executive Committee. The role of Member at Large will be delegated at the discretion of the President. The Member at Large serves as a liaison to the general membership. The role is filled by one early career surgeon, and one member from a non-academic institution.