The Communications Committee (ComC) facilitates MSK knowledge dissemination and the publication of BJI membership achievements, activities, and programs using multiple media in the local academic community as well as nationally and internationally (see Terms of Reference).
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The BJI Operations Manager is non-voting, ex-officio members of the ComC, and not eligible to serve as its Chair or Vice-Chair.
Note: Membership is in a volunteer capacity. BJI officers, committee members, and participants will not be remunerated.
Members will serve a 1- (trainees) or a 2- (BJI Faculty members) year term that is renewable. The Chair will be appointed by the BJI Operations Committee based on nominations from the BJI membership and will normally serve a 2-year term that is renewable. The Chair will serve as a member of the BJI Operations Committee. Other members are appointed by the Chair in consultation with the BJI Operations Committee based on nominations by BJI members. To maintain continuity, appointments will be staggered so that only one-third of members will be considered for replacement or re-appointment each year.
At minimum, bi-annual meetings will be held in person and/or electronically (i.e. tele/web conferencing). The Chair may call additional meetings as needed.
Quorum is a majority of members (50% +1). The ComC is expected to operate by consensus. When consensus cannot be reached, the Chair will consult the Institute By-Laws and Procedures.
Members are: (a) required to disclose any conflict or potential conflict, and (b) prohibited from discussing/voting on any matter in which there is a conflict. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed prior to meetings and/or prior to discussion of the specific issue. Members in conflict will normally be expected to leave the meeting while the specific issue is discussed.
The powers of the ComC include making decisions related to communication activities that support the function and implementation of the Institute’s objectives. On all matters relating to the Institute and its function, the ComC will be accountable to the BJI Operations Committee.
ComC terms of reference and membership shall be reviewed annually by the BJI Operations Committee. The current terms were approved by the BJI Operations Committee June 1, 2016.
Section 3 of the Bone and Joint Institute 2015 Annual Report at Western University (June 2016).