AO Spine International Board: Chairperson Education Commission – Call for candidates

On behalf of the AO Spine International Board, we are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the election of the new AO Spine Education Commission Chairperson.

22 February 2019

Member Representative

AO Spine International invites nominations for the post of Chairperson of the Education Commission (job description here).

The newly elected Chairperson will join the AO Spine Education Commission as Chairperson Elect on 1st July 2019 and start his/her official 3-year term as Chairperson on July 1, 2020. The position is currently being held by Dr Bryan Ashman.


Please read the attached job description for detailed information on the position.

Election process


All who wish to stand for the AO Spine Education Commission Chairperson position are required to submit their application to the AO Spine International office by Monday, March 11th, 2019.

After validation of the candidates by the Nomination Committee, the election will run by last week of March 2019. All members of the International and Regional Boards will have one vote, to be cast anonymously via the AO Spine website.

The winning candidate will need to get the majority of the votes. If needed, more than one round of voting will be organized to reach the majority. 

Submission of applications

Interested candidates who meet the stipulated criteria are to submit their CV and a letter of motivation to the AO Spine Education Manager, Ms Ginesa Aviles ( We request you to kindly respect the submission deadline of Monday, March 11th, 2019.

We look forward to the continued development and growth of AO Spine.

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