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Team Physician and Athlete Advocacy Committee (TPAAC)

Develops policy, positions, programs and activities related to the responsibilities of team physicians. Serves as a resource for other AOSSM Committees, and liaison with other organizations, in suggesting activities, topics, speakers and responses related to the team physician and athletes’ safety. Works with AAOS Office of Government Relations (OGR) team to identify advocacy priorities, draft responses – testimony or official comments – to proposed legislation or regulation and communicates to the AOSSM membership and leadership regarding those priority issues through Board Reports, regular columns in Sports Medicine Update (SMU), and oral reports to the Council of Delegates. Residents are eligible to volunteer for a one year term on this committee. Residents will observe in a non-voting capacity on this committee.

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