Committee Mission Statements

The Strategic Planning Committee serves as the think tank for the Society: to evaluate, synthesize, and recommend to the Board and Membership policies, procedures, and issues of long range nature affecting the future of the Society. They review bylaws and recommend changes and amendments to the Board and Membership.

The Finance Committee serves to report directly to the Board of Directors and recommends appropriate measures to ensure the financial health of the Society.


The Membership Committee serves to review all membership applications and credentials needed for applications. They present their recommendations for approval or disapproval to the Board of Directors. They present the accepted candidates to the full membership for final acceptance. This committee also works to develop and strengthen the Society's active and candidate membership base.

The Mentoring C
ommittee serves to coordinate mentoring efforts between active Society members and minority medical students. They work closely with the AAOS Diversity Committee's efforts to support minority medical students and orthopaedic residents.

The Scientific Committee serves as a focal point for access to the infrastructure of scientific inquiry. The Committee's goals are to educate and inform the society regarding grant-funding opportunities, and when appropriate, to initiate research programs involving the membership of the Gladden Society. The Committee's task is also to insure that musculoskeletal research is conducted in a culturally competent manner.