Council on New and Younger Members (CONYM) Update

Adam Donnell
CONYM Council Rep
NESO Board Member

The Council on New and Younger Members represents AAO members who are in the first 10 years of their orthodontic careers. This 8-person AAO Council has one representative from each region, I represent NESO. To have the greatest impact on AAO policy and decision-making, these 8 CONYM members are assigned to other councils throughout the AAO, I serve on the Council on Governmental Affairs to provide NYM perspective. At the May 2020 House of Delegates meeting, CONYM proposed a resolution that was passed to provide CONYM members serving on other councils (such as COGA) to have a vote on those councils. This gives NYMs a greater voice within the AAO, and shows commitment from the House of Delegates to make NYM issues a priority!