ASES News – April 2024

ASES News - April 2024

Presidential Message from John (Jed) E. Kuhn, MD

Hello ASES Members!

April has been a busy month. A recent highlight had to be the Mentor/Mentee meeting held in Gainesville, Florida, where past presidents and older members of our society got to know our Fellow and Candidate members and share experiences, advice, and concerns. It was a great meeting, and we thank Exactech for helping to sponsor us. We are working hard to engage the Candidate members of our society. We would all like you to advance and become Associate and Active members. At the Annual Meeting, we will offer tailored programming designed for Candidate members, along with a special dinner event pairing past presidents of the Society with our Candidate members. This presents a great opportunity to engage with esteemed Shoulder and Elbow Legends and expand your professional network! Remember, to advance in membership, our Candidate members are expected to attend meetings and review for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery!

April was also the time for the ASES Strategy Session where representatives from the membership set goals and developed plans to reach these goals to keep our society strong and healthy as we move into the next decade. We hope to match the success of our last strategy session, which produced an ambitious set of challenges for the membership. Thanks to the many volunteers who serve ASES, we were able to meet all of the goals we set! I am optimistic we will be successful again.

As April comes to a close, I would like to direct your attention to a number of things our society is doing in the month of May:

  • May 6: This is the deadline for the Annual Meeting Abstract Submission. Be sure to get your abstracts in on time!
  • May 13-18: National Shoulder and Elbow Week. These local gatherings celebrating everything related to shoulder and elbow are absolutely fantastic. Find the one closest to you and attend! If you are in Asheville, I will see you there!
  • May 17: Deadline to apply for the Leadership Development Program which has been a great success. I would strongly encourage you to participate in this year’s program.

In closing, what I love most about our society is its focus on service. Gandhi once said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I want to thank all of you for your service to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Jed Kuhn
President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

National Shoulder and Elbow Week

2024 National Shoulder & Elbow Week

“Lift Up” May 13-18, 2024

Only 2 Weeks Left!

Register Now and Support Patient Care

A message from Chairman Dr. Abboud explaining the importance of this special event. 

There is still time to submit your abstract for the ASES Annual Meeting, taking place October 16-19, 2024, at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, and the 2025 ASES/AANA Joint Specialty Day taking place March 14th, 2025 in San Diego, California. 

You may use the following link for abstract submissions: Call for Abstracts. You must login to your ASES member account to submit an abstract. 

Before submitting your abstract, please review the Abstract Guidelines. 

The deadline date for all submissions is Monday, May 6th 2024 11:59pm CDT

Last 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 the 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.

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. Please submit your application by Friday, May 3rd. 

List of Open Committee Positions

  • Abstract Review Panel
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Early Career Development and Mentorship Subcommittee
  • Education Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Exchange Fellowship Committee
  • Fellowship Committee
  • Member Experience Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Political Advocacy Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • Young Scholars Memorial Fellowship Award Committee (JSES)
  • Neviaser Award Committee (JSES)
  • ASES Foundation Ad Hoc Committee on Member-Centered Initiatives
  • ASES Foundation Ad Hoc Committee on Industry-Centered Initiatives
  • ASES Foundation 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.

Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD
Committee on Committees, Chair

The New and Improved ASES Mobile App!

Now Accepting Applications


Once again, the ASES Member Experience Committee, led by Drs. Emilie Cheung and Jason Holcomb invite all members who are interested in advancing and honing their leadership skills and competencies to apply for the 2024-25 program cycle. J3P Health, a professional leadership consulting firm, will implement this customized leadership training for up to 15 participants.

The goal of this program is to promote leadership education and development for shoulder and elbow surgeons. Graduates will be placed on ASES committees upon completion of the program, and receive points toward advancement to another membership category.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Active participation in 3 in-person and 2 virtual sessions throughout the year (click HERE to view the session schedule)
  • An approach to strategic, creative, and visionary thinking with a focus on the unique challenges facing shoulder and elbow surgeons (i.e., job prospects)
  • A 360 Behavioral Assessment
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Implementation of a long-term sustainable leadership program to strengthen the ASES and assess the leadership development needs among the society’s membership
  • Interactive sessions and networking opportunities

The society’s goal is to promote effective leadership and develop new ways to successfully serve its growing membership in the constantly changing competitive healthcare environment. This is an excellent opportunity for members who are looking to advance within the society, assume leadership positions in their medical practices, and/or sharpen their leadership competencies. This activity is generously supported by the ASES Foundation.

To learn more about the LDP, including the opportunity to view past participants’ video testimonials, and access the application click below.

ABJS Call for Nominations

2025 ABJS Nicolas Andry Lifetime Achievement Award Announcement

We are delighted to bring to your attention an opportunity presented by the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) – the call for nominations for the 2025 ABJS® Nicolas Andry Lifetime Achievement Award. This esteemed accolade, accompanied by a $10,000 prize, recognizes individuals whose contributions have significantly advanced orthopaedic knowledge.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Experienced orthopaedic investigators, including surgeons doing clinically relevant basic or patient-oriented research.
  • Candidates may be nominated by others or may nominate themselves for the award.
  • The nominee must be responsible for a body of musculoskeletal research that has significantly contributed to orthopaedic knowledge, and has been conducted and published over an extended period of time. The work may be ongoing.
  • Nominators may propose only one candidate per year for the award.

For more details regarding the award and nomination process, please refer to the award announcement or visit their website here.

Founders' Legacy Award - New!!!

Funded by the ASES Foundation

We are excited to announce that starting this year, we are introducing a new award to be given at the ASES Annual Meeting, the Founders’ Legacy Award. This ASES Foundation award will annually recognize and give appreciation to up to four ASES members and/or ASES Front Office Staff for their efforts in the areas of Leadership, Service, Diversity, or Mentorship. The awards will be made in honor of one of the ASES Founders to recognize and share their accomplishments, as well as give awareness and encourage funding to the ASES Foundation’s Founders Legacy Fund.

This year’s awards will be made in honor of the following Founders:






Please look out for the call for nominations going out to Membership in May, which will include more details about qualifications, submissions, and selection.

2024 Annual Meeting: Important Dates

Preparations are well underway for the 2024 Annual Meeting taking place October 16-19, 2024 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas!

 More information will be provided in the coming months, but in the interim, mark your calendar for these important dates:

Abstract Submission Cut-Off: Monday, May 6th, 11:59 p.m.

Registration and Housing: The Registration Portal will open on Saturday, June 1st.

Note: This year, you will receive the housing link with your Registration Confirmation.

Faculty Invitations: Invitations will be sent shortly — as soon as the program is finalized.

Paper and Podium Acceptance: Acceptance Notifications will be sent in early/mid-July.

See you all in San Antonio!

Winner Announcement! ASES Foundation Hashtag Announcement


We are pleased to announce the winners of our #hashtagcontest for the ASES Foundation! 

We would ask that if you are discussing any matters shoulder and elbow on social media to tag us!  

The hashtag winners are:

1. Veronica Diaz with #forwardelevate

2. Matthew Fury with #ShoulderingTheFuture

3. Anonymous with #TheASESFoundation 

Winners will receive signed copies of Codman’s The Shoulder (from the Presidential Line) and all the glory that the ASES Foundation can bestow upon them! 

Thank you again for participating!

#forwardelevate #ShoulderingTheFuture #TheASESFoundation

Coming Soon to the ShED

We are pleased to announce two new course additions coming to the ShED next month! 

First, for those who attended the 2023 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the full set of recordings will be available. 

Second, for those who were not able to join us this past October, we are offering a CME-eligible 2023 Annual Meeting Enduring Content Course. This will be available for a small fee and will provide up to 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Access information for both courses will be communicated to membership shortly.

Additionally, the ASES Education Committee is currently working on a total reworking of the ShED to include more curated content including member sourced technique videos and additional course uploads. We are also working on enhancing the search features to better allow ease of access to the information that you need!

If you have not visited the ShED to view all of the great content already included, you may access it via the member log-in page here.

Advocacy Spotlight

We are soliciting original research and opinion papers on topics related to advocacy, health policy, health economics, and other relevant areas. For example, our Committee Members are already working with colleagues in Japan to bring us the story of the RTSA’s journey through governmental approval – and how that policy decision impacted both research and clinical care for many years. 

In addition to international perspectives on advocacy and health policy, the issue will feature original research on advocacy and health policy issues. For example – the Advocacy Committee recently published a multi-center study about prior authorization review (Jarrett, JSES, November 2023 e-pub). 

If you or your institution has any completed or ongoing research you think might be thematically appropriate, please use this link to submit your paper!

We hope to have the issue completed by the end of the year – and we will keep you posted on its progress! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Bushnell directly at  

"The Shoulder" by Ernest Amory Codman, MD

A Great Gift for Your Fellow or Resident!

Show your appreciation to your residents and fellows with a gift of E.A. Codman’s “The Shoulder”.

Get and Give–Net Proceeds are a Donation in Your Name to The ASES Foundation!

In celebration of Ernest Amory Codman’s 150th birthday (December 30, 2019), 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 includes the Foreword by Anthony DePalma, MD; a full index, for the first time, to all of the text (including his Autobiographic Preface and Epilogue); the dedication from ASES Foundation; and a prologue written for this edition by William Mallon, MD.

Note: $425 of the purchase price is recorded as a donation in your name to The ASES Foundation.

Spotlight on San Antonio

Mark your Calendars for the 2024 ASES Annual Meeting taking place October 16-19 in San Antonio, Texas!


San Antonio has a dynamic culinary scene worthy of every palate. From the city’s unique blend of cultures sprout dishes that are rich in tradition and brimming with innovation.

We call it “Tex-Next.”

Tex-Mex is a must for any trip to San Antonio. The cuisine is ever-present throughout restaurants and family cocinas, yet San Antonio extends well beyond the enchilada. Generational recipes are still being passed down while innovative dishes are popping up with speed and passion.

The San Antonio dining scene is abundant with wild game, locally-grown produce and even chiles found only in this region. To complement the cuisine,, the neighboring Texas Wine Trail in the Hill Country is one of the nation’s hottest wine destinations.

As a gateway to Latin America, San Antonio is uniquely positioned to showcase and celebrate the richness of this cuisine. The third campus of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is located in San Antonio. Dedicated to the foundations of culinary instruction as well as specializations in Latin cuisines, this campus takes advantage of the city’s cultural influences and access to indigenous ingredients. The school’s full-service restaurant, SAVOR, opened in January 2019 at Pearl and features Modern-American cuisine based on the CIA’s curriculum.

The CIA campus is located at Pearl, a food haven and shopping destination. San Antonio is an old brew town that has breathed new life into this well-known brewery in the heart of the city. A cluster of diverse restaurants offers some of the city’s best cuisine—from Texas Gulf Coast seafood and on-site brews at Southerleigh to Botika, where Asian-Peruvian fusion shines, to La Gloria’s street foods of Mexico. Pearl also offers a weekend farmers market where locals and chefs alike can gather the region’s bounty. Hotel Emma is a historic riverfront luxury independent boutique hotel at Pearl, combining the culture, history, and authenticity of the city.

San Antonio is truly a place where you can happily feed the stomach and nourish the heart.


ASES Podcast - New Episodes

Dr. Augustus Mazzocca

In this episode of the podcast, host Dr. Rachel Frank interviews Dr. Mazzocca about his career. 

Dr. Robert Arciero

In this episode of the podcast, host Dr. Rachel frank interviews Dr. Robert Arciero about his career.

The ASES Podcast is now available on YouTube! Check out our latest episode and subscribe to our page by clicking here.

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 of, 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, 2024.

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 Fellows’ Day at SDSI
June 14, 2024
Hilton San Diego, San Diego, CA 

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

  • Abstract Submission Portal is open!

ASES 2024 Shoulder and Elbow Course for Residents and Fellows
November 21-23, 2024
Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), Rosemont, Illinois

ASES 2025 Annual Meeting
October 16-18, 2025
Gaylord Pacific Resort, San Diego, CA

ICSES 2026: Vancouver
September 22-25, 2026
Vancouver, BC

ASES 2027 Annual Meeting
October 13-16, 2027
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (DC Metro)

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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