The new Inclusion and Engagement Task Force (IETF) will be composed of eight diverse AAO members, a staff liaison, and a trustee liaison.
As part of its strategic efforts to increase inclusivity in the profession of orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has announced a new Inclusion and Engagement Task Force (IETF).
“We believe that diversity is a strength and ensuring the involvement of our diverse membership will only make the AAO stronger,” said AAO president Chris Roberts in a recent press release statement.
Those interested in joining the task force can complete the application on its member site by Monday, February 1 or nominate a person of diversity who would “bring insight, ideas, and leadership” to the task force.
The IETF will reportedly be tasked with working to support and inspire diverse groups within the AAO by helping to develop tools and pathways to leadership; identifying obstacles for involvement in the AAO and make recommendations for change; and identifying the unique needs and issues that face diverse orthodontists and implement plans to address these needs.
According to the AAO, the IETF will be composed of eight diverse AAO members, a staff liaison, and a trustee liaison.
Members of the IETF will be announced on Monday, February 22, with a kickoff meeting scheduled in March.