ASES News – April 2022

ASES News – April 2022

Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD

ASES Leadership Development Program
As surgeons we have adapted to being in a role of authority. We lead our clinical staff, surgical staff in the operating room and in many cases, hospital committees and departments.  Residency training in most cases lacks any formal instruction in leadership and although some physicians possess these qualities naturally, others do not. Leadership skills are critical to the ongoing success of ASES members and this deficiency in training was recently identified by our Member Experience Task Force Co-Chair, Emilie Cheung. This Task Force was originally created by our Immediate Past President, Mark Frankle back in 2020 to identify potential areas of improvement in our society in the hopes of retaining members, enrich the experience of existing members and to promote future growth by creating attractive opportunities for our new members. Leadership development certainly appeared to be one such opportunity for our society.
Along with her Co-Chair, Jason Holcomb, Emilie began the process of identifying organizations geared towards physician leadership development. Fortunately, one of our own members and Past President, Dr. Joseph Zuckerman, is a founding board member of J3P Healthcare Solutions with whom ASES has contracted to begin the Leadership Development Program (LDP). Leadership programs currently are offered by several other societies including AAOS, AOA, ASSH, and AAOSM emphasizing the importance that young surgeons place on these skills.
The core leadership practices being promoted by our LDP include learning how to become a role model, making an impact in your organization, focusing on following a vision, encouraging collaboration, and being a positive force. The goals of our task force in creating this program include improving member engagement and promoting active participation in ASES. This LDP offers our young members another reason for joining ASES and adds to the relevance of membership in our society. Our hope is that this program helps create a group of members who are ready to assume advancing roles in ASES governance through the development of strategic and visionary thinking, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of the importance of advocacy and diversity in our Society.
Our first offering was oversubscribed demonstrating its popularity and the desire among our young members to develop these skills. We currently have 25 members enrolled in this inaugural program and initial classes have focused on showing each participant their individual personality traits and allowing them to explore how these traits may help or hurt relationships with peers and staff. By learning their natural tendencies, leaders can change behavior in certain areas and amplify constructive tendencies to be more effective in communication and motivation. Graduates of our leadership program will have stronger sense of belonging to ASES and will work harder to lead ASES forward. The validation of being chosen by one’s peers to be included in the LDP and the completion of the LDP will give many members the confidence to speak up and share ideas in whatever capacity they have been asked to serve.
I applaud Emilie and Jason on this great effort and encourage all interested members to consider participation in this program that will help you develop leadership skills that will go far beyond ASES to all aspects of your surgical practice. More information on this program, please visit our website.

Visit The ASES Annual Meeting Website

Your source for the most up-to-date information about the ASES Annual Meeting. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often! 

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now for the 2022 Annual Meeting!

The Marriott Marquis Atlanta is the official hotel for the 2022 Annual Meeting. We have secured a special rate of $219 single/double occupancy, and encourage you to MAKE YOUR RESERVATION early in order to take advantage of these great rates!
The Call-for-Abstracts is now live on the ASES website for the 2022 Annual Meeting, taking place October 6-9, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as ASES 2023 Specialty Day taking place in March of 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is one submission link for both meetings.
Since the Annual Meeting is a member’s only meeting, submissions MUST be submitted by an ASES member and have an ASES member as an author/coauthor that will be available to present the paper. You must login to your ASES member account to submit an abstract
You may use the following link for abstract submissions: Call for Abstracts. Before submitting your abstract, please review the Abstract Guidelines
The deadline date for all submissions is Friday, May 13th, 2022, at 11:59pm CST.
ASES Fellows’ Symposium
Friday, 17th 2022
San Diego Shoulder Institute
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is again 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 17th, 2022, 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 Award for the highest rated Oral Presentation and the Richard J. Hawkins, MD Award for the highest rated Poster Presentation. 

Anyone registered for the SDSI Meeting is welcome to attend the ASES Fellows’ Symposium. Visit the SDSI website for complete details. 

Thank you to everyone that joined us at ASES Specialty Day on March 26th! Over 400 people joined us in Chicago and from the initial feedback we received, we are confident the program was a great success! If you have not done so yet, please complete the ASES Specialty Day Evaluations.  
As a reminder, don’t forget to claim your CME Certificate through your AAOS Account. 
Thank you again for the terrific Specialty Day! We look forward to seeing everyone at Specialty Day 2023 in Las Vegas! 

Neer and Morrey Award Submissions

The Charles S. Neer Award
In the past, The Neer Award papers have been selected from abstracts accepted to the ASES Annual Meeting or Specialty Day programs. Each year we receive many quality papers that are not considered for The Neer Award due to the papers not being selected by the meeting’s Program Planning Committee. To remedy this, the Executive Committee approved the creation of a new independent award submission process last year that will allow more papers to be considered for the award. Additionally, going forward only shoulder paper submissions will be accepted for this Award.
Click here for more details regarding the new submission process.

The Bernard F. Morrey Award
ASES is very pleased to announce the Morrey Award, a new award established last year in honor of Dr. Bernard Morrey who is one of the founding members of our society. The award has been created to provide recognition for outstanding clinical or basic science investigations contributing to the understanding, care or prevention of injuries to the elbow. The Morrey Award will be awarded each year to the best elbow (clinical or basic science) paper.
Click here for more details regarding the submission process.

Submissions for both the Neer and Morrey Awards are due by July 1st, 2022.

Mark Your Calendars

We are pleased to announce our upcoming ASES educational offerings! Complete details will follow in the new year, but in the interim, please add these important dates to your calendar:
ASES 2022 Fellows Symposium
Friday, June 17, 2022
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California
Must be a fellow and submit an abstract for presentation in order to attend
ASES 2022 Annual Meeting
October 6-9, 2022
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Georgia
ASES 2022 Resident Course
November 10-11, 2022
Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois
ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
ASES 2024 Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2024
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas

Download the New ASES Mobile App Today!

We are extremely excited to announce that the new ASES mobile app is now available for download on Apple and Android devices! The app will provide you with another way to access ASES related content and news quickly and easily directly from your phone. Some of the current features include:
  • Access all the content that is on the ASES website including the Members Only section in a mobile friendly format
  • Pay membership dues
  • View and track all upcoming ASES events
  • Chat with other ASES members
  • Easily view all our media content including the ASES Podcast, Fellows Core Curriculum Series and Virtual Journal Club
  • Access to the Neer Circle Consensus Tool on Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
  • And much more
To download the app you can search “ASES” in either the Apple or Google Play Store.
To log into the app so that you can access all the features you will need your email and member ID number.
Please contact ASES Staff at if you have any questions.

Top Articles from the JSES Family of Journals in 2021

The JSES Family of Journals is home to four journals ranging in aims and scope with diverse and exceptional editorial boards, providing multiple publication options for your research on the upper extremity.
Check out the top articles across the 2021 issues for each journal!
The flagship title led by renowned Editor-in-Chief William J. Mallon, MD focuses exclusively on medical, surgical, and physical techniques for treating injury/disease of the upper extremity. Recognized as JSES, this prestigious journal has a CiteScore of 4.9 and an Impact Factor of 3.019.
This journal is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open access publication, providing an international forum for the exchange of information on new techniques, instruments, and materials led by Editor-in-Chief Pierre Mansat, MD, PhD. Types of articles include: review articles, technique articles, case reports, National Arthroplasty Registry reports, validation studies of outcome instruments, and database-mining articles.
Led by Co-Editors-in-Chief Theodore Blaine, MD, and J. Michael Wiater, MD, this title focuses on arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow for a wide variety of indications including arthritic and traumatic conditions. This journal is actively recruiting sports medicine manuscripts.
The newest addition to the JSES Family, this journal is led by by Co-Editors-in-Chief, Edward Craig MD, MPH, FAOA and John W. Sperling, MD, MBA. An open access publication empowering clinicians and trainees to share review articles (systematic, meta-analyses, narrative), techniques, case reports, and original articles to all members and readers without restriction.

Shoulder and Elbow Career Opportunities

Advertise on the ASES Website

Space is available on the ASES Career Opportunities pages to advertise open shoulder and elbow positions. If you are interested you can download an application on our website.

Celebrate Ernest Amory Codman, MD and Help Support the ASES Foundation

***Now Available!***

In celebration of Ernest Amory Codman’s 150th birthday (December 30th) the ASES Foundation has published a reprint of his 1934 book “The Shoulder: Rupture of the Supraspinatus Tendon and Other Lesions In or About the Subacromial Bursa”. This classic has been, is now, and will always be a must read for those individuals who have any interest in the field of shoulder surgery. This edition will be fully indexed and include a dedication from ASESF as well as a prologue written by William Mallon, MD. 100% of the proceeds will support the ASES Foundation and its programs.

ASES Podcast – Episode #53

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers conducts a roundtable discussion with Drs. Brian Feeley and David Kovacevic on the currently available methods to improve cuff healing.

Save the Date for the ASES Resident Course!

Spread the news to your residents and fellows. The ASES Resident course will take place November 10 – 11, 2022 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Illinois. 
This course is open to all residents and fellows. Registration will open in June and space fills up quickly. 
Visit our ASES Resident Course website or follow us on social media for the most up to date information! 

Call for Nominations for the ABJS Nicolas Andry Lifetime Achievement Award

Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma

AAOS recently shared some news about the recently approved Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma with trade media. We wanted to be sure you had a link to the fact sheet. For more information please visit the AAOS Website.

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