ASES News – February 2023

ASES News - February 2023

Update from the ASES Member Experience Committee

The Member Experience Committee (MEC) is hard at work to serve all ASES members. The MEC is excited to see the Leadership Development Program flourish beyond expectations. The current sophomore class is halfway through their progression in the program. The MEC will be publishing an editorial article highlighting the LDP very soon. The next class of LDP participants will be selected in 2024. If you want to become more active in the ASES, do not miss out on this opportunity.

By now you should be familiar with the SHED. The SHED is our society’s online shoulder and elbow-related video content. Currently, members can view past meetings, the acclaimed 2020 Core Curriculum Sessions, and the ASES Virtual Journal Club. The SHED is available online ( and on the ASES App.

The MEC is working alongside the Education and Technology Committee to bring more content to the SHED. Expect to have access to video content from the masters within our society very soon.

The MEC is working with Dr. MacDonald to increase the ASES society’s influence internationally. Canada is our Guest Nation for the Annual Meeting. Dr. Ryan T. Bicknell has joined the MEC this year to offer his insight into how to be the best host for our guests. Dr. Bicknell is the Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research and Associate Professor of Surgery and Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

The MEC wants to hear from you. Make your voice heard by responding to surveys when you see them in your E-mail.

Please send any feedback, comments, and suggestions to: Emilie Cheung ( and Jason Holcomb (

Update to the ASES Political Advocacy Committee

The ASES Advocacy Committee has focused on research, education, and interaction over the past year. On the research front, we have conducted two distinct projects. The first project was an updated survey of ASES Members’ attitudes about advocacy and politics, which represents a five-year follow-up on a similar project published in JSES in 2018.

Our second project was a multi-center study on prior authorization review (PAR) of imaging and surgery by insurance companies and how the PAR process delays care unnecessarily and increases health care costs. Both of these papers are in the submission process at JSES.

In the education arena, we hosted a symposium about advocacy at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, and we have plans for further advocacy-themed sessions and presentations at the upcoming 2023 Meeting in Scottsdale. Dr. Melissa Wright co-hosted an advocacy-themed podcast featuring our committee co-chair Dr. Scott Steinmann and former AAOS President Dr. Gerry Williams. This podcast is set to air in March and will help educate listeners further on the importance of advocacy. The Mark Frankle Health Policy Award was granted to three rising stars in our society: Dr. Hafiz Kassam, Dr. Adam Khan, and Dr. Miguel Ramirez. These surgeons, as well as several other members of the Advocacy Committee, will be spending time in Washington on an independent Capitol Hill visit as well as attending the NOLC in the fall as we interact with federal-level lawmakers to advocate for our patients and our members.

We look forward to further growth of interest within the society about this critical topic of advocacy.

The ASES 2023 Specialty Day will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, at the Venetian Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the AAOS new model, there will be two days dedicated to Specialty Society programming, one at the front (Tuesday) and one at the back end (Saturday). With our 12 noon start time, we are confident that our participation will be strong, allowing attendees to arrive that morning!

Our 2023 Specialty Day Program Co-Chairs, Dr. Jay Keener, and Dr. Katie Vadasdi have developed a great program and we hope you will join us for this popular event!
More information will be available soon on the ASES website and in future monthly newsletters.

See you in Las Vegas!

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.

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, durimg thel 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.

We hope to see you all in San Diego in June!

The abstract submission page is now open. Please encourage your fellows to submit their abstracts!

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.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

2024 National Shoulder and Elbow Week Site Host Applications are Now Open

Due March 15th

Dear ASES Members,

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation established National Shoulder and Elbow Week (NSEW) in 2021 across five sites to raise awareness of its mission and initiatives within the society as well as strengthen local networks and a sense of community among its members. 

2022 events were hosted by ten cities across North America and were incredibly successful in bringing together hundreds of surgeons, patients, and industry leaders. Across all 2022 sites, NSEW raised over $325,000 net to support our educational and research activities. In addition, the organizing committees in each city may apply for 50% of the net funds raised for their local causes and initiatives. Grants from 2021 NSEW are being utilized to fund research projects, scholarships to regional meetings, DEI initiatives, patient education platforms, and patient-reported outcome measures.

To build on the success of this ASES Foundation initiative, we plan to move NSEW to May 2024 to avoid overlapping with the ASES Annual Meeting and maximize participation. Planning begins now!

We invite you to apply to be a host city one evening during the week of May 13 -17, 2024! Please click here to access the application, which is due by 3/15/23. 2024 host cities will be announced in May of this year. 

Thank you for supporting the foundation, and we look forward to receiving your application.


Best regards,

Joseph A. Abboud, MD, ASES Foundation Chairman

Ian R. Byram, MD, ASESF Patient-Centered Initiatives Committee Chairman

J.R. Rudzki, MD, MSc, ASESF Patient-Centered Initiatives Committee Co-Chair

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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 this episode #72 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers interviews Drs. Kevin Bonner and Paul Sethi about the role of private equity in private practice orthopaedic shoulder surgery.

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 Specialty Day
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronada Island

ASES 2023 Fellows Symposium
Friday, June 16th, 2023
Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Island, Florida
Note: Abstract Submission Portal opening in February

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
Note: ICL Submission Portal closes on February 20th, 2023
Note: Abstract Submission Portal opening in early March

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

Join us for the inaugural Shoulder360TM  Course, April 13-15, 2023, at the Loews Hotel in South Beach Miami. This is a conference you don’t want to miss!

Hear from over 40 nationally & internationally renowned faculty.

Visit to register, review the conference program, and much more information. 

Top Articles from the JSES Family of Journals 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!

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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.

Most cited article: Increasing incident of primary reverse and anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in the United States

JSES International

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.

Most cited article: The modern reverse shoulder arthroplasty and an updated systematic review for each complication: part II

Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES

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.

Most cited article: Use of machine learning to assess the predictive value of 3 commonly used clinical measures to quantify outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

JSES Reviews, Reports & Techniques

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.
Most read article: Determining the accurate placement of a posterior portal in shoulder arthroscopy with the use of computerized tomography images

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

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.

2023 Clinician Scholar Career Development Program

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is partnering with the Orthopaedic Research Society on the 2023 Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) for residents and fellows. The CSCDP is an annual two-day training workshop for orthopaedic residents in their PGY2-PGY5 years, surgeons in fellowships, and junior faculty (through year three) who have the potential and desire to become orthopaedic clinician scholars. Clinician scholars advance the field of orthopaedics through innovative research and peer-reviewed funding. ASES will sponsor 2 member applicants interested in pursuing this opportunity.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form below by March 15th. You can view more details about the program on the ORS website, however, members that wish to be sponsored by ASES must apply through the link below.

If selected, all program-related expenses, 2-nights hotels, roundtrip economy airfare, and all meals will be covered up to a maximum of $2,000 to attend the two-day training workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at

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