American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

ASES Foundation

Knoxville 2022

LIFT UP – ASES Foundation’s 2022 National Shoulder and Elbow Week

The Week of September 19 – 23, 2022

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City: Knoxville, TN

Date: Thursday, 9/22/22

Hours: 6 PM – 9 PM

Location: The Foundry at World’s Fair Park

Address: 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

Ticket Price: $150.00

Event Description:
The meeting will be held in the historic 1982 World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. The venue is casual rustic and has a rags to riches theme. Sam Venable is our non-medical guest speaker and is a close friend of another native East Tennessean, Bill Dance. As youngsters both wanted to pursue career paths that seemed at that time ridiculous. Bill Dance wanted to bass fish for a living and Sam wanted to write about outdoor sports. Both said the other was crazy, but both have excelled at achieving their respective dreams. Sam has made something from nothing and has many books and accolades to show for it.

Our other guest speaker who we are honored to have is Dr. Bill Youmans. He was one of the first Orthopedic surgeons to put sports medicine on the map. He decided not only to become specialized in the types of surgeries frequently needed by athletes, but he also became the official doctor for the University of Tennessee. He and others like Lanny Johnson back pioneered arthroscopy as the way of the future. They were right. We are honored to have both of these men here who have forged their own ways to success.

6:00pm – 7:00 pm – Cocktail hour with heavy Hors d’oeuvres beer and local moonshine and bourbon
7:00-7:10 – Introduction and information about ASES – Dr Edwin Spencer
7:10- 7:20 – Innovation in Orthopaedics – Dr Brett Sanders
7:20 -7:30 – Advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty – Dr Justin Kennon
7:30- 7:40 – Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy – Dr Brian Holloway
7:40- 8:00 – How Sports Medicine Evolved as a Specialty – Dr Bill Youmans
8:00- 8:30 – “How the Hell did I get Here?” – Sam Venable
8:30- 9:00 – Closing

Keynote Speakers:
Sam Venable. Sam is a humorist and local legend who has authored 12 books and received numerous journalism awards. He began writing for the Knoxville News Sentinel in 1970 and was the paper’s outdoor editor for 15 years and metro columnist for 30 years.

Bill Youmans MD. Bill is a Vanderbilt graduate where he attended both medical school and their residency program. He was a pioneer in sports medicine and was the consulting surgeon for the University of Tennessee athletics from 1968 until his retirement.

Academic Presentations:
1. Brett Sanders MD, “Innovations in Orthopaedics”
2. Justin Kennon MD, “Advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty”
3. Brian Holloway MD, “Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy”
4. Bill Youmans MD, “How Sports Medicine Evolved as a Specialty”

Local Committee:
Local Lead: Edwin Spencer, MD
Ian Byram, MD
Nick Dantzker MD
Justin Kennon MD
Brett Sanders MD
Jed Kuhn MD
Quin Throckmorton MD

Brian Holloway MD
Ms. Tracey Spencer

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ASES Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the ASES Foundation is to develop and provide resources to advance shoulder and elbow care.

ASES Foundation Vision Statement

The vision of the ASES Foundation is Forging a legacy of resources for a world where patients have the best shoulder and elbow care.

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