Become an ASES Member

In order to apply for membership, you must first be properly sponsored by current ASES members.  Please see the sponsorship information in the menu to the left for complete details.  The sponsor period to apply for membership in 2018 will open in November 2017.

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Membership in ASES is a privilege and an honor. Only highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons and researchers are considered for membership. Prospective members must meet strict academic and clinical requirements to become members of ASES.   

ASES Membership Benefits

  • Discounted registration to the ASES Specialty Day and ASES-sponsored meetings;
  • ASES October Annual Meeting Access (Members-only Meeting);
  • Free member listing on “Find a Surgeon” feature available to the public;
  • Membership directory and peer-to-peer networking opportunities;
  • Abstract submission/presentation for the Annual Meeting and free E-poster viewing on the ASES website;
  • Free access to the ASES member listserv and case review, discussions/expert opinion;
  • Ability to gain a unique perspective and valuable education on latest techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Patient Management;
  • Opportunity to serve on standing or ad-hoc committees;
  • Discounted annual subscription to Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

ASES Member Responsibilities

  • Compliance with the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association and with the Bylaws;
  • Strict compliance with all Federal and State Antitrust laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Service as an article reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons;
  • Attendance at the Annual Meeting at least once every three (3) consecutive years (does not apply to Affiliate and Corresponding Members). This responsibility is waived after fifteen (15) years of membership;
  • Submission of an abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting at least once every three (3) consecutive years (does not apply to Affiliate and Corresponding Members); This responsibility is waived after fifteen (15) years of membership.