ASES News – April 2019

ASES News – April 2019

President’s Update – Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS

As the Easter and Passover holidays come to an end and we enjoy the spring weather, I would like to share a few updates regarding some of the activities that your Presidential Line, Board and Committees have been working on.

The 2019 Annual Specialty Day Meeting chaired last month by Joe Abboud, MD and Nik Verma, MD was very well received and attended by 670 ASES members and non-members alike. The meeting included an exceptional program with 5 sessions of Symposia and Case-Based approaches, 5 sessions of Papers as well as 2 How-to-Video sessions. The Neer Award included 2 Basic Science Awards and 1 Clinical Science Award. Scott Rodeo, MD and colleagues received one of the Basic Science Awards entitled Muscle-Derived Activated Endothelial Cells As A New Cell Source To Enhance Tendon-To-Bone Healing: In Vivo Study In A Murine Rotator Cuff Repair Model”; the other was granted to Ranjan Gupta, MD and colleagues for their paper entitled Analysis Of Human Muscles Of The Shoulder & Upper Extremity: A Temporal Profile Of Human Motor Endplate Degradation”. Phillip Moroder, MD and colleagues received the Clinical Science Award for their paper entitled Latarjet Procedure Versus Iliac-Crest Bone Graft Transfer For Treatment Of Anterior Shoulder Instability With Glenoid Bone Loss: A Prospective Randomized Trial”. The ASES staff, including Anna Quintanilla, Stella Gauthier, Christa Hagelberger and Steve Mlodoch, deserves special thanks for their tireless efforts, which facilitated the great success of the Specialty Day meeting.

Each year at the Annual Meeting of AAOS, the ASES has visited with our Industry partners in the exhibit area during scheduled meetings between 12:30 and 5:30pm on Thursday afternoon. Industry Committee Co-Chairs (Past President Jeff Abrams, MD and Brad Parsons, MD), the Presidential Line (including Bill Levine, MD and Mark Frankle, MD and I), the ASES Foundation Chair (Jon Ticker, MD) and Board members of ASES and ASESF (April Armstrong, MD, and Tony Miniaci, MD) represented the interests of our society.  This work has been very effective and has been a collective effort provided by the individuals mentioned above and our outstanding ASES Staff.
The ASES Strategic Retreat Plan 2020-2025 was held in Chicago on April 12th and 13th. The plan has been directed by Kelly May, CEO of May Strategy Group, and began in January 2019 with significant preparation in advance of the April weekend retreat. Seventeen thought leaders of ASES, who have served our society and volunteered their time, came together with ASES staff to develop a strategic 5-year plan. The retreat was a successful 2-day investment in the future of ASES. We have refined the ASES Mission and Vision and developed 4 strategic goals covering Advocacy, Member Experience, Education and Research, and Society Operational Effectiveness and Sustainability. During the next few months we will collectively define the plan and deliver the results to the ASES membership at the Annual Meeting.

I will mention below just a few committee activities, which are currently underway.

The Membership Committee members, under the leadership of Chair Joe Abboud, MD and Co-Chair Ron Navarro, MD, are currently in the process of reviewing new member and advancing member applications. One Hundred and Seventy-Seven applications are being reviewed by the Committee and of these 44 represent the new category of Fellow Membership. Once these applications are reviewed, those approved will be submitted to the Active ASES members for a vote in July. The new members will be eligible to attend the Annual Meeting in October 2019.

Members of the Presidential Line and the Board as well as members of the Political Advocacy Committee will be attending the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), June 5th through 8th, in Washington DC. We will be advocating for our patients and our members to advance shoulder and elbow care.

The 2019 AANA/ASES Advanced Shoulder Course, Co-Directed by Xavier Duralde, MD, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, Ph.D., Emilio Calvo, MD, Ph.D, MBA and Mauricio Largacha, MD, will take place on June 10th and 11th at the OLC in Chicago. International Faculty (12 Speakers and 12 Lab Instructors) will be educating up to 48 course participants. The Co-Directors and AANA/ASES Staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this international education effort.

The 36th Annual San Diego Shoulder Course will include the 3rd Annual ASES Fellows Symposium on Friday, June 21st from 2pm to 5:45pm. Past President Buddy Savoie, MD should be congratulated for establishing this very successful annual event. The Fellows and ASES Members who have attended this symposium to date have expressed universal appreciation. Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD, Fellows Day Program Chair,  Buddy, Past President, Rich Hawkins, MD, and I will serve as Co-Moderators. We look forward to another successful SDSI Fellows Symposium this year.

The Technology Committee and Chair Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD have with the help of ASES Staff member Steve Mlodoch efficaciously launched the new and greatly improved ASES Website. We are currently engaged in developing a Candidate Member section as well as other features to improve member engagement. I encourage you all to visit the ASES Website and forward any suggestions or comments to Joaquin and the committee.

Members of the Fellowship Committee, under the leadership of Chair Scott Steinmann, have been working hard to enhance the experience of fellows in ASES-recognized fellowships and that of their educators by developing a Case Log system among other plans. We will be hearing more about this in the coming months.

The Presidential Line of ASES and Scott Levin, MD, President of ASSH, have charged the respective Education Committee members, under the leadership of Chair Gus Mazzocca, MD and Co-Chair Ranjan Gupta, MD, and ASSH Education Committee Chair Michael Hausman, MD to develop an ASES/ASSH Comprehensive Elbow Course. The Education Committee Chairs have appointed Co-Directors for the course including Frank Alberta, MD and Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD,  Ph.D., representing ASES, and Michael Hausman, MD, representing ASSH. This group is planning the ASES/ASSH Comprehensive Elbow Course at a date to be determined in the spring of 2020.

The AAOS Liaison Taskforce, chaired by Leesa Galatz, MD, and the Political Advocacy Committee, chaired by Ted Schlegel, MD, have been working together on AAOS Coding, Coverage and Reimbursement Committee polices to address shoulder and elbow coding issues. This has been a collaborative effort that has comprised other Sub-Specialty Societies (AANA and AOSSM). The ASES representatives to the CCR include Hussein Elkousy, MD, Julie Bishop, MD and Bill Beach, MD. They deserve recognition for their extensive efforts in developing, strategizing and implementing policy related to code 29823 and appropriate coding for Superior Capsular Reconstruction (SCR), among other initiatives.

The 2019 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Bob Arciero, MD and Xavier Duralde, MD have been working assiduously and systematically to develop a compelling meeting for all members of ASES this October in New York. The highlights of the Meeting will include early morning ICLs, a General Session in the mornings, Industry Luncheons, and 3 Concurrent Sessions in the afternoons. The Concurrent Sessions will include Live Surgeries. These Concurrent Sessions and Live Surgeries will be implemented for the first time in ASES Annual Meeting history.  The tentative plan includes 4 arthroplasty surgeries and 4 soft tissue surgeries. We are also planning an exciting social program in New York and more details will provided in the next several months.

The Neer Circle Taskforce, under the leadership of Co-Chairs JT Tokish, MD and Jed Kuhn, MD, MS, has been analyzing the survey data received thus far from Neer Circle members regarding the Management of the First Time Dislocator. The Survey Results and Consensus Statements will be discussed and approved during the Inaugural Neer Circle Meeting that will take place on Wednesday October 16, 2019. Once approved, the Consensus Statements will be submitted for publication in JSES. The Taskforce will be sending the next round of survey questions next month.

The 2020 Specialty Day Meeting Co-Chairs Heinz Hoenecke, MD and Brett Owens, MD have been developing a stimulating collaboration and partnership with 2 other Subspecialty Societies. The morning session will include a combined meeting with SOMOS, followed by an early afternoon Arthroplasty section and conclude with a midafternoon combined meeting with the OTA until adjournment.

I am honored, privileged and humbled to serve all members of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons as your President, please email me anytime with your thoughts, suggestions, questions and/or comments:

 ***Please Note***
The deadline date for all abstract submissions is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:59pm CST.

The Call for Abstracts is now live on the ASES website for the following meetings:

  • 2019 Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2019, New York, New York (Members Only)
  • 2020 Open Meeting/Specialty Day, March 28, 2020, Orlando, Florida

There is one submission link for both of the above stated meetings. During the submission process, you will be given the option to select one or both meetings. Please Note: Annual Meeting submissions MUST have an ASES member as an author/co-author that will be available to present or the paper will not be considered for the Annual Meeting.

Before logging in to submit an abstract for the above stated meetings, please read these instructions: ASES Abstract Submission Guidelines

You may use the following link for abstract submissions: Call for Abstracts.
(This submission link can also be found within the meeting pages on the ASES website.)

As an FYI: You may submit the same abstract to both meetings, should you choose to do so. However, should your abstract be selected, you will only be eligible to have your paper presented during one of the above stated meetings, not both. The program co-chairs will make the determination which meeting will be better suited for your abstract.

If you are unable to make it to the full course make sure to register for the Webcast on Saturday, May 4th from 7:35 – 9:45 am CT which includes a live surgical demo where you’ll observe faculty’s hands-on demonstrations of the Latarjet procedure. Get your toughest questions answered throughout the event via live Q&A with course faculty!

Técnicas Avanzadas de Cirugia de Hombro, (Advanced Techniques in Shoulder Surgery), is an innovative and unique 2-day course dedicated to shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopy that is joint sponsored by AANA and ASES. It will include such advanced techniques as Arthrosocpic Latarjet and dealing with complications as well as glenoid bone deficiencies with Reverse TSA. The course will be held at the OLC in Rosemont, IL, and will be presented entirely in Spanish to a Spanish-speaking audience to achieve a deeper and more comprehensive learning experience. Faculty include internationally recognized authorities in shoulder surgery from the US, Latin America, and Spain who will share their experience through didactic lectures, panel discussions, and extensive cadaveric lab sessions that cover all of the latest techniques in shoulder surgery. As thought leaders in the world of shoulder surgery, AANA and ASES hope that the continued dissemination of advanced techniques to an international audience will improve surgeons’ abilities to provide complex patient care in a more global fashion.

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ASES Fellows Symposium
Friday, June 21, 2019
San Diego Shoulder Institute
Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, California

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is partnering with the San Diego Shoulder Institute on a symposium for graduating Shoulder & Elbow and Sports Fellows. The ASES Fellows Symposium will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Annual San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) in San Diego, CA. The symposium will feature short presentations by fellows who submit abstracts for consideration, and are accepted, culminating with the Robert H. Cofield, MD, and Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Awards.

2018 Fellow Attendee Testimonial
“This symposia represents an incredible opportunity for fellows to interact with the leaders around the world, engaging in discussions that are relevant today and will help to shape the future of shoulder surgery. This is the perfect launching point to engage the future leaders in shoulder surgery with the current ones. And this year, it definitely lived up to every possible expectation and more.” – Eric R. Wagner, MD, 2018 Cofield Award Winner

The abstract submission page is now open. Please have your fellows submit their abstracts through the following link.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 31st.

SOS and OBERD Systems
Now Available to ASES Members

In Spring 2018 the ASES leadership carefully evaluated several data management web-based systems that would allow ASES members to collect and analyze patient reported outcome data as well as promote the use and improvement of PRO’s in clinical care.  After a thorough evaluation, the ASES leadership chose 2 systems: Surgical Outcomes System™ and OBERD.

Each data management system brings a set of valuable benefits – members are invited to select the system that best addresses their practice needs. SOS if available free of charge while OBERD is being offered at a deeply discounted price. This is an excellent opportunity for our members and we hope that you will take full advantage of this benefit. To learn more about each system review the details below.

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