Become an ASES Member

ASES 2022 Membership applications are closed for consideration. Applications will open November 2022 through January 2023. 

Steps for the application process:

  • Complete membership application via the link below.
  • Reach out to potential sponsors and ask them to complete the sponsorship form on your behalf.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from ASES staff once we have received all of your materials, including sponsor forms.
  • The Membership Committee begins the review process once the application period closes.
  • Applicants will be notified of the results by late June/early July 2022.

If you have any questions, please reach out to ASES staff at

For Sponsors: The ASES Office sent you a link to the sponsorship form at the start of the sponsorship period. You can also find the sponsorship form via the members-only section of the website (please note that only Active, Affiliate, and Corresponding members can see the link). If you can not locate this email please contact us.

Late sponsorship forms or applications will not be accepted.


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 (Excluding Fellow Members)
  • Membership directory and peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate in the ASES Mentorship Program
  • Abstract submission/presentation for the Annual Meeting
  • Free access to the ASES member listserv and case review, discussions/expert opinion
  • Free access to Surgical Outcomes System, an orthopedic and sports medicine global registry
  • Discounted subscription to OBERD, a software system for physicians and hospitals to effortlessly collect data
  • Free viewing of scientific presentations recorded at the ASES Annual Meetings
  • Complimentary access to the ASES Abstract Compendium, a complete collection of abstracts submitted to ASES annual meetings each year
  • 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 and Seminars in Arthroplasty
  • Opportunity to participate in the ASES Leadership Development Program
  • Protection of the specialty through advocacy efforts.
  • Connect with the society and other member via the new ASES Mobile App.

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.
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