American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

ASES Foundation

San Francisco

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

The Week of September 19 – 23, 2022

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City: San Francisco, CA

Date: Wednesday, 9/28/22

Hours: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: St. Francis Yacht Club

Address: 700 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123

Ticket Price: $125.00

Event Description:
The National Shoulder and Elbow Awareness Week event will be held at the St. Francis Yacht Club on Wednesday night September 28, 2022. The event will highlight Thay Q. Lee, PhD presenting what he has learned about the rotator cuff through his studies. Heinz Hoenecke, MD presenting why monkeys can’t throw a baseball. Lastly, Owen Gray, an individual who has overcome his own shoulder injury and after surgery achieved an outstanding and unique accomplishment. A strong academic session will take place including the Japanese Traveling Shoulder Fellows and the top 3 research abstracts presented by the lead authors followed by questions and discussion. A winner being announced that night. We are both grateful and excited to have Duckhorn Winery providing an outstanding selection of wines. Lastly, we will look towards the future of orthopaedic shoulder and elbow surgery with hands on exhibits and dedicated networking time with our industry partners.

6-7 pm: Heavy hors d’oeuvres/Wine/ and Beer/networking
        Wines sponsored and supported by Duckhorn Vineyards
7:00 pm: Welcome with introductions- Industry thank you’s
7:15 pm:  Special acknowledgements
7:20 pmJapanese Traveling Fellows: 
7:21 pm: Tomonori Kenmoku, MD, PhD, “The usefulness of zero position in soft tissue balance of reverse shoulder arthroplasty.”
7:28 pm: Akihiko Hasegawa, MD, PhD, “Relationship Between Postoperative Graft Integrity and Clinical Outcomes After Superior Capsule Reconstruction: A Multicenter Study.”
7:35 pm: Acknowledgement all submitted abstracts
7:40-8:00 pm: Presentation and Award First, Second and Third Place abstracts
8:00 pm: Break/Industry Fair (visit all the booths and win a prize)*
8:30 pm: Guest Speaker- Owen Gray, “Rowing, the shoulder, and the intersection of sports and healthcare.”
8:45 pm: Guest Speaker- Heinz R. Hoenecke, MD, “Why Monkey’s Can’t Throw a Baseball”
9:00 pm: Guest Speaker- Thay Q. Lee, PhD, “The Rotator Cuff: What I’ve Learned”9:25 pm: Raffle winner selected
9:30 pm: Network
10:00 pm: Adjourn

* A sign off indicating a visit to each industry booth puts you in the raffle for a prize

Local Committee:
Local Leads: Michael T. Freehill, MD and James Kelly, MD
Sara Edwards, MD
Emilie Cheung, MD
Ben Ma, MD
Mark Schrumpf, MD

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ASESF Mission

Promoting research & education for care of the Shoulder & Elbow

  • Addressing critical research needs and furthering the study of shoulder and elbow injuries and repair
  • Supporting the entry of young physicians into the field of musculoskeletal health
  • Promoting and funding strategic educational initiatives in shoulder and elbow with the ultimate goal of delivering enhanced value-based care through better patient outcomes and lower costs
  • Educating the clinical and academic community, and the public, about care, surgical treatment options and prevention of injuries to shoulder and elbow
Support Critical Research and Specialized Education
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