ASES News – April 2023

ASES News - April 2023

2023 Annual Meeting News


Plans are well underway for the 2023 ASES Annual Meeting, which will run from October 3rd – 7th, 2023 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Information will be posted to the Annual Meeting Web page as it becomes available, but here is some important information for now.


There is still time to submit abstracts to the portal for the ASES 2023 Annual Meeting and the ASES/AOSSM Specialty Day closes! If you have not yet submitted your research for consideration, please do so by Monday, May, 8th, 2023!

You may follow the link below to submit your abstract(s).

Please note that as The Annual Meeting is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting, only ASES members may submit an abstract.

NEW FOR CORRESPONDING MEMBERS IN 2023: ASES will grant the “ASES Hawkins Award” to encourage submitting international high-quality research projects to our annual meeting and honor Richard Hawkins MD for his contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and to our Society, ASES. 

Corresponding Member submissions selected for presentation at the 2023 Annual Meeting will be eligible for this award.

Deadline for submissions is Noon (12pm CDT) Monday, May 8th, 2023


One of the leading resort courses in Arizona, the Westin Kierland Golf Club, will play host to the 2023 ASES Golf Outing on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. The 1 p.m. shotgun start event will serve as a great kick-off event to the 2023 Annual Meeting, allowing you a great opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues. More information will be available shortly, but please make sure to consider this event as you plan your travel to Scottsdale.


The Westin Kierland Resort is the official hotel for the 2023 Annual Meeting, and you are now able to book your room vis our secure housing site by clicking the button below. To assist with your travel planning, please be aware of the following key program dates:

Tuesday, October 3rd: Golf Outing (PM)

Wednesday, October 4th:  Exhibit Set-Up, Neer Circle Meeting (PM), Welcome Reception (Evening)

Thursday, October 5th:  Scientific Program, Exhibit Hall Open, Neer Circle Dinner (Evening)

Friday, October 6th:  Scientific Program, Exhibit Hall Open, All-Show Party (Evening)

Saturday, October 7th: Scientific Program (through 12 p.m.), Exhibit Hall Open (through 10:30 a.m.)

To ensure that you receive the special ASES rate of $319 for single/double occupancy, please be sure to make your reservation by September 12th, 2023.

Please be sure to visit the ASES website and the Annual Meeting page to stay up to date on the latest Annual meeting information!

Hawkins Award - New!

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is proud to announce the newly created ASES Hawkins Award. The goals of this award are as follows:

  • Encourage the submission of international high-quality research projects to our Annual Meeting
  • Honor Dr. Richard Hawkins for his contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and to ASES

Award Details

  • The ASES Hawkins award will be granted once a year unless no submission is meritorious
  • The awarded submission will be announced at the ASES Annual Meeting
  • Projects completed in North America (United States, Canada) by North American (United States, Canada) members cannot be considered for the award
  • At least one author of the submission awarded must be ASES Corresponding Member
  • At the time of abstract submission by international applicants, if the authors are interested in being considered for the award, they need to: (1) indicate their willingness to be considered for the Hawkins award, and (2) commit to submit a completed manuscript to the Research Committee
  • The Research Committee (already selecting the Morrey and Neer award) will score international submissions for the Hawkins award and select the winner

The submitter granted the Hawkins award will receive the following benefits: 

  • Oral presentation at the ASES meeting
  • Special mention in the ASES Annual Program
  • A monetary award commensurate with other similar awards (USD 1,500)
  • Publication at JSES International free of charge

Please note that submission is connected with the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts. Only international papers accepted for presentation during the meeting will be considered.

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of the ASES organizational structure as most volunteer work in the society occurs through committees. The success of the ASES is due largely to volunteer committee and panel members who provide an invaluable service to the society.

The ASES is issuing a Call for Volunteers to encourage society-wide participation in the many existing projects and new endeavors of our society. We have positions available on several committees.

Details on committee mandates, terms, and volunteer responsibilities are listed in the Committee Structure document that was emailed March 28.

If you are interested in serving on any of the committees listed below, please fill out an electronic form (via the link below), upload your CV, a brief letter of interest, and disclosure form (emailed March 28). Please submit your application by Friday, May 5th.

List of Open Committee Positions in 2023

Abstract Review Panel

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Early Career Development and Mentorship Subcommittee

Education Committee

Ethics Committee

Exchange Fellowship Committee

Fellowship Committee

Innovation and Strategic Partnership Committee

Member Experience Committee

Membership Committee

Political Advocacy Committee

Research Committee

Technology Committee

ASESF Ad Hoc Committee on Member-Centered Initiatives

ASESF Ad Hoc Committee on Industry-Centered Initiatives

ASESF Grants Committee

ASES committees play an important role in advancing and promoting education and research in shoulder and elbow care, and I hope that you will consider applying.

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving on the ASES Committees.

John E. (Jed) Kuhn, MD, MS

Committee on Committees, Chair

This inaugural in-person educational event will bring together shoulder arthroplasty experts from around the world!

  • The full spectrum of topics – from preoperative evaluation to treatment of complications including primary and complex revision cases and all topics in between
  • Fast-paced program – lectures, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, re-live surgery, and debates
  • Stimulating agenda -outstanding opportunities for learning and engagement.

Residents and Fellows – Half-price tickets!

Calling All Fellows: Submit Your Abstract for ASES Fellows' Day at SDSI

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’ Day at SDSI will be held on Friday, June 16th, 2023, at the San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) Annual Shoulder Course 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.

We encourage SDSI attendees to support this important event and look forward to seeing you all in San Diego!

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation


Thank you!

We were so impressed with over 525 ASES members who completed the 2023 Trends in Arthroplasty survey. The results will offer significant insights to our Industry Partners who purchase it. All proceeds will support the ASES Foundation.

If you completed the survey, you receive five membership points. You will be contacted shortly if you won a raffle prize of an E.A. Codman’s “The Shoulder” book or a vest (or credit) from the ASES Foundation store.

Thank you from Dr. Peter MacDonald, ASES President, Dr. Joseph Abboud, Chair of the ASES Foundation, Dr. Andrew Green, Chair and members of his ASESF Trends in Arthroplasty Survey committee.

ASES Foundation Store

Show your ASES pride and support the ASES Foundation:

  • Top Brands
  • Custom Embroideries
  • 2 – 4 Weeks Delivery

A Great Gift for Your Fellow or Resident!

Show your appreciation to your Fellows and Residents with a gift of E.A. Codman’s
“The Shoulder” book.

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 Sub acromial 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.

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.

Neer and Morrey Award Submissions

The Charles S. Neer Award

The Neer Award was established in honor of Dr. Charles S. Neer, who was one of the founding members and the first president of ASES. The award was created to provide recognition for outstanding clinical and basic science investigations contributing to the understanding, care, or prevention of injuries to the Shoulder. Both a Clinical Research Award and a Basic Science Research Award in Shoulder will be awarded each year.

Click here for more details regarding the new submission process.

The Bernard F. Morrey Award

The Morrey Award was established in honor of Dr. Bernard Morrey who was one of the founding members of the ASES. The award was 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, 2023.

We are thrilled to announce that the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons’ first Shoulder and Elbow self-assessment exam for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is now available for purchase. The $60 exam is available for ASES Members and Non-Members.

The 100-question scored online examination helps fulfill the SAE requirements for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The examination has been curated by a team of expert shoulder and elbow surgeons, all of whom are ASES members. Each question is followed by a detailed explanation and supported by current references. Earn 10 SAE and CME credits with a passing score of 70% or higher (The exam can be retaken until a passing score is attained.)

For more information regarding the exam, please visit

Earlier this year the ASES Member Experience Committee along with the support of the Education and Technology Committees introduced the new Learning Management System for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database!

We are pleased to provide all members with new content! You can now view presentations from the ASES Annual Meeting 2022 through The SHED at your own convenience using your computer or mobile device.

Access to The SHED is available on the ASES Members Home page, please login using your ASES Credentials. You can also CLICK HERE to go directly to the site!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

ASES Podcast - New Episode

In episode #75 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Dr. Gabriella Ode and Dr. Brian Cole about practice websites.

In episode #76 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Dr. Robert Thompson about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

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 2023 Fellows Symposium
Friday, June 16th, 2023
Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Island, Florida

International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES)
September 5-8, 2023
Rome, Italy

ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
Abstract Submission Portal is Open! Closes Noon (12pm (CDT) May 8th, 2023

ASES 2023 Residents and Fellows Course
November 17-19, 2023
Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois\
Registration opens in July 2023

ASES 2024 Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2024
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas

Shoulder and Elbow Career Opportunities

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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.

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