Presidential Address from Dr. Mark Frankle
Make sure to view the latest presidential address from Dr. Frankle by visiting the ASES homepage.
ASES Member Benefit
2020 Annual Meeting – Abstract Compendium
The ASES Annual Meeting Abstract Compendium is now available to all members of the society. The compendium includes over 525 abstracts submitted for the ASES 2020 Annual Meeting this past October, but not included for virtual 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. Once 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 web-link. The Table of Contents provides a listing of abstracts to assist you in navigating the file.
ASES 2021 Resident and Fellow Series
Virtual Series on Thursday Evenings in January and February of 2021
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is planning an eight (8) week series on the topic of practice management. This series will be marketed to and geared toward orthopaedic resident and fellows. Below, please find the eight-week series by date and topic.
· Thursday, January 7, 2021: Securing Your First Job & Contract Negotiations
· Thursday, January 14, 2021: Building Your Team and Setting Up Your Practice
· Thursday, January 21, 2021: Billing and Coding for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
· Thursday, January 28, 2021: Marketing Yourself as a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
· Thursday, February 4, 2021: Start an Independent Research Program
· Thursday, February 11, 2021: Medical Legal Rules of Performing an IME
· Thursday, February 18, 2021: Work-Life Integration
· Thursday, February 25, 2021: Diversity and Equity
Save the Date!
The ASES 2021 Virtual Specialty Day Meeting
, co-chaired by Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, and Charles L. Getz, MD, is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2021. Program details and registration information to be posted soon.
Please plan to join!
The Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award
Health care systems are complex structures which require more knowledge than the simple delivery of care. Understanding these complexities plays an important role in promoting health and access to health care in communities and the larger public, and leads to the appropriate care of patients and the access and utilization of the health care team in the health care arena.
This knowledge base is important to help build capacity to improve community health and enhance health policy initiatives focused on available, safe and quality care. In addition to safer medical systems and greater patient and caregiver involvement in healthcare design and delivery, it is important to understand and optimize research on healthcare initiatives for their quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.
Dr. Frankle founded this award to foster a new generation of orthopaedic advocacy leaders.
- Two (2) ASES Representatives (Residents approved for Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship/Fellow/Candidate/Associate Members in good standing)
- Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of health care policy focused on available, safe and quality care by improving the society’s knowledge through presenting during the ASES Annual Meeting detailing what they were able to accomplish.
The application deadline for this award is Friday, January 15th, 2021
Upcoming 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, 2021. Completed applications should be emailed to ASES at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASES Partners with J3P Healthcare Solutions
The American Shoulder and Elbow Society has partnered with J3P Healthcare Solutions to provide specialized leadership resources and training to Society Leaders.
According to new Society President, Mark Frankle, M.D., “The ASES exists to serve patients, members, and society by advancing shoulder and elbow care.
The program is designed to help committee leaders to be more effective mentors and be better equipped to develop their junior colleagues. According to Alan Friedman, M.A., Founder and CEO of J3P, “A professional society is only as effective as its leaders. If they are able to engage their members, advocate for their specialty and develop the next generation of leaders, then the society can fulfill its mission. In our experience, participants also find that this work helps them as leaders in their practice, hospital, or health system,” says Friedman.
J3P Healthcare Solutions is a specialized firm, focused on physician executive coaching, leadership training, and development, while integrating this work into operational performance improvement. In fact, J3P has a long history working with orthopaedic surgeons, including at a number of high-profile academic programs, other sub-specialty societies and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where they’ve supported the AAOS executive fellowship program.
The ASES program is focused on what it means to be a physician leader, being an effective advocate and communicator, engaging committee members, building relationships, and practical skills, including time management and running effective meetings. These skills are, increasingly, more important as the system is asking more of physician leaders, today.
Dr. Frankle noted, “This was part of my vision as I assumed my new role as President. The ASES needs to develop effective leaders – for the Society and for medicine, generally. We partnered with J3P because of their unique approach, credibility and outstanding track record of engaging physicians on behalf of their own growth in a very practical, and meaningful way.”
ASES is pleased to announce that it is the first orthopaedic subspecialty to partner with Nth Dimensions. We are looking for members to host an Nth Dimensions intern for the summer of 2021.
Nth Dimensions was founded in 2004 by orthopaedic surgeons working collaboratively with academic institutions, community surgeons, and industry to address the dearth of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in orthopaedic surgery. The overarching goal of Nth Dimensions is to address and eliminate healthcare disparities for all communities. The primary mission is to provide resources, expertise, and experience, through developing and implementing strategic pipeline initiatives.
Nth Dimensions is currently accepting applications from first-year medical students for the summer 2021 internship program. We are reaching out to ASES members to offer the opportunity to host a candidate and provide a clinical/research mentorship. The program dates are June 7 – August 1, 2021. There are no additional costs to your institution. In light of the ongoing health crisis, Nth Dimensions will attempt to assign students to mentors within the same state or region to allow a greater chance of in-person opportunities. Internships will be a hybrid including both virtual and in-person programs.
If you are interested, please complete the questionnaire through the link below no later than Thursday, December 31. We are asking you to propose a research project. This project should allow the intern to have data to present by September.
The Biologic Association (BA) is an orthopaedic organization dedicated to providing one voice for all matters on musculoskeletal biologics and regenerative medicine. The BA is a collaboration of leading orthopaedic organizations: The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, the Orthoregeneration Network (ON Foundation) and now, ASES!
The BA was founded in 2018 with a purpose to unite and critically evaluate the current evidence for biologics and regenerative medicine, in order to encourage responsible use of therapies, facilitate rigorous study of treatment outcomes in order to establish the scientific basis for regenerative medicine therapies, and discourage the widespread indiscriminate use of unproven therapies. With numerous voices both nationally and internationally weighing in, the BA’s intention is to provide a unified voice and to offer insight through the development of reporting standards and research that can help physicians and their patients better understand the existing and future clinical application of biologic therapies.
On Saturday, October 10, 2020, ASES Past-President William Levine, MD and Co-Chairs Jay Keener, MD and Joseph Abboud, MD, led the Neer Circle Academic Symposium. The topic that was discussed and debated centered upon ASES Surgical Education and Subspecialty Challenges within the Current Health Care Paradigm. A diverse group of thought provoking ASES members participated as faculty and through panel discussions they explored controversial issues such as resident and fellow education, subspecialty promotion among our peers, how the ASES can better serve its membership, and how the ever growing contemporary stresses (e.g. decreased reimbursement, COVID-19, regulatory environment) can best be addressed.
In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank conduct a round table interview on practice building with Dr. Samuel Taylor of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Leslie Vidal of the Steadman Clinic.