ASES News – December 2019

ASES News – December 2019

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ASES Member Benefit

2019 Annual Meeting – Abstract Compendium

The ASES Annual Meeting Abstract Compendium is now available to all members of the society. The compendium includes 383 abstracts submitted for the ASES 2019 Annual Meeting this past October in New York, NY, but not included for podium presentations. This free benefit not only advances the mission and vision of ASES, but it is also directly aligned with the society’s strategic plan. We hope that you will enjoy having access to the compendium.

This compendium has been made possible by support from DJO. The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons gratefully acknowledge DJO in support of this project and in support of the Society and our mission.

The link below will take you to the ASES Member’s Only section where you will be asked to login with your ASES member credentials. One the page is accessed, you will find a link to the compendium. After opening the link to the compendium, feel free to download, save, or print the file via icons you will find in the upper right-hand corner of that weblink. The Table of Contents provides a listing of abstracts to assist you in navigating the file.

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Attention Candidate and Associate Members!

Advancement Tools Now Available!

The new “Advancement Tools” section on our website is designed to help Candidate and Associate members determine if they are prepared to advance within ASES and if not, assist them with ways to work towards Active membership. This is especially important for Candidate members who are limited to a 5 year term.

Along with the launch of this new tool the ASES Membership Committee will open a voluntary review process for any member who would like to get feedback regarding their potential to advance to Associate or Active status. If you are interested in having the Committee review your shoulder and elbow CV please follow the link above to find out more about how to complete the form. Once completed please submit it to for review.

Please note that this voluntary review process is in addition to the normal application process, if you choose to apply to advance this year. If you do intend to apply to advance it is recommended that you reach out to your sponsors immediately so that they have plenty of time to complete a sponsor form on your behalf.

The deadline to submit your Shoulder and Elbow CV for this voluntary review is Monday, January 6th.


Upcoming ASES Grant Opportunities

Each year, the society issues call for proposals encouraging new investigators to apply for seed and start-up funding for promising shoulder and elbow research projects. Grants of up to $20,000, for work to be performed over 12-24 months, are considered. Only orthopaedic surgeons acting as principal investigators are eligible to apply. All applications are reviewed and graded by the ASES Research Committee.

In an effort to provide research assistance to Candidate members, the ASES will offer an annual grant of $10,000 to most deserving applicant. This grant was started thanks to the generosity of 4 donors. Dr. Felix Savoie, Dr. Anthony Romeo, Dr. Matthew Ramsey and Dr. William Levine.

The ASES PJI Grant is designed to provide supplementary funds or funding for pilot studies which will lead to larger foundation or government grants. The focus can be on any aspect of scientific study that affects the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of shoulder prosthetic joint infection. A grant of up to $10,000, for work to be performed over 12-24 months, will be considered. Only orthopaedic surgeons acting as principal investigators are eligible to apply.

Applications for all 3 grants are due by February 8th, 2020. Completed applications should be emailed to ASES at

Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program

Spring Workshop – April 24-26, 2020 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago)

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada are dedicated to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases. To keep pace with the high and increasing burden of these diseases, a higher level of research performed by young investigators in the musculoskeletal diseases is required, and future levels of research assured. This is particularly important given the current environment for research funding, and academic careers. In response, the Young Investigator Initiative is a grant mentoring program providing early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.

To date 262 participants (60%) have successfully obtained $486 million in grants for 1,627 new musculoskeletal research studies. Participants consider this program instrumental to their success. They rate highly the one-on-one mentoring with experienced researchers, the opportunity for inter-disciplinary and peer-to-peer exchange, and collaborations established during workshops.

This grant mentoring program and career development program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs seeking to pursue a career in clinical or basic research. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards, are invited to apply. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend two workshops, 12-18 months apart, and work with faculty between workshops to develop their grant applications. The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.


Do More With Your Data Through Registry Participation

Clinical data registries help the frontline orthopaedic surgeon to collect quality data without having to create the entire infrastructure themselves and serve a vital role in empowering surgeons to demonstrate quality based on their data.

In late 2018, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched the AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER). Participation by practice sites (hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, or private practices) enables evidence-based analysis by surgeons on a scale not possible before.

Practice sites that join SER get full logistic and technical support from expert staff. And, these benefits:

  • Shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, and elbow arthroplasty modules for data collection
  • Dashboards for all surgeons at the site
  • The RegistryInsights® patient-reported outcome (PRO) technology solution to administer and manage PRO measure collection
  • Participation counting towards ABOS Maintenance of Certification requirements
Watch the replay from the AAOS webinar, “New AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry Modules You Should Know About,” to learn more or if you would like to speak to an AAOS staff member about enrollment, please contact AAOS Registry Engagement Associate Kristine Sizemore at


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