Introduction: The recent organizational changes within the International Academy of Myology, with the associated infusion of new members, signals an era of new growth. The successful development of any professional group involves the careful selection and implementation of philosophies, goals and operational procedures. A young Academy, such as 1.A.O.M., needs to develop and refine a clear set of aspirations that serve to motivate its membership to contribute toward a common positive goal. Such activity should stimulate personal growth while also developing a character to the Academy. [excerpt]
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