ASES News – January 2022

ASES News – January 2022

“Well, that’s just another COVID story to add to the list.” I find myself saying that almost daily in response to the challenges we all now face in every aspect of our lives. Our Society has faced these challenges over the past couple of years and has often been forced to choose the best of the bad options available to us. Despite this we have prevailed, the Annual Meeting in Tampa being a shining example. I want to first thank Drs. Jon Levy, Mark Mighell, and Derek Cuff for organizing an outstanding meeting that was thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees. Having run an annual meeting in the past, I can tell you it is one of the hardest jobs in the ASES. Our total registration was 324 with 263 Active/Associate Members, 46 Fellow Members, 10 Senior Member, 5 Active Military, 22 Spouses, and 164 Industry Reps. We enjoyed 66 papers, 5 symposia, 9 ICLs and 9 Industry workshops along with multiple social events that allowed us to reconnect with our colleagues after such a long period of isolation and virtual communication. The meeting was engaging and stimulating despite our reduced numbers, and we keep our fingers crossed that our ability to maneuver around this pandemic improves to the point where it has a minimal impact on our next Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
My theme for this newsletter is Engagement and I will report to you that the amount of enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to our Society is unbelievable. This is evidenced by the fact that the number of committees and task forces in our society continues to grow yearly and that our mission continues to broaden in scope. Dr John Sperling has started a Practice Management Task Force that will be providing webinars on the business aspects of a Shoulder and Elbow practice. Drs. Emilie Cheung and Jason Holcomb have initiated a Leadership Development Program and Dr Anand Murthi is working hard to expand and enhance our Mentorship Program. Drs. Grant Garrigues and Chris Klifto leading the Technology Committee are developed a Mobile App that will not only allow us to communicate with each other more easily but also serves as a quick access to the latest information in Shoulder and Elbow surgery and puts it at our fingertips.  All these initiatives enhance the experience of membership in ASES and help us make the transition from a small organization to a truly inclusive large society. Please look out for announcements regarding these activities and take advantage of them. I am only mentioning the newer initiatives but there are countless other projects going on behind the scenes led by your dedicated colleagues at ASES that keep us at the forefront of Shoulder and Elbow surgery globally. For those of you who have volunteered in the past and not been chosen, please accept my apologies for the fact that there are a finite number of volunteer opportunities and please apply again. Reach out to me personally to discuss your interests and I will do everything possible to accommodate requests. We need a wide variety of skills to make the society function, and everyone can contribute. Thank you all for your ongoing enthusiasm and support of ASES.

ASES 2021 Annual Meeting Highlights

Thank you to all that were able to attend the ASES Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL this past December! Despite having to push the program forward two months, ASES members, industry partners, and special guests showed up in numbers beyond our expectations to celebrate our being back together in person after a one-year lapse! With an amazing scientific program, a sold-out exhibit hall and a number of special networking events, we are very pleased with the outcome of the 2021 Annual Meeting, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality educational content to our members and guests through future ASES meetings and courses!

With Nine Paper Sessions, Five Symposia and many Featured Speaker and Invited Lecture sessions there was something on the agenda for everyone in our well attended General Session.

ASES President Dr. Mark Frankle receiving his President’s Award andASES President Dr. Xavier Duralde receiving the gavel during the Presidential Address and Gavel Passing on Thursday, December 16th.

Attendees were able to reconnect at the President’s/New Member Reception, Thursday Member Reception and Dinner, All-Show Luncheon and our new Wine, Cheese and Posters Exhibit Hall Reception.

Our named lecturers, Neer Lecturer Dr. Robert Cofield, Morrey Lecturer Dr. Bernard Morrey and Codman Lecturer Dr. Luc Favard shared their insights with a captivated audience

Attendees spent a lot of time in our sold out Exhibit Hall visiting our Industry Partners, viewing our selected Scientific Posters and enjoying breakfast and breaks daily.

We are pleased to announce that the ASES One Day Fracture Course: Proximal Humerus Fractures – From Repair to Reverse is now being held as a part of the 28th Annual Tampa Shoulder Course, taking place February 10-12, 2022 at the JW Marriott in Tampa, Florida.

28th Annual Tampa Shoulder Course Details:
This course is designed to provide orthopaedic surgeons with advanced and comprehensive training for the diagnosis and treatment of various shoulder and elbow conditions including conservative care, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, and fracture management. The interactive course format will include a diverse combination of lectures, hands-on workshops, live surgeries, debates, case presentations and panel discussions. In addition, there will be a full-day bioskills lab on Thursday, February 10, 2022 (separate registration fee). This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to observe step-by-step surgical demonstrations and then practice the skills they’ve learned during the hands-on portion of the lab.
One Day Fracture Course Details:
On Saturday, February 12th, for the final day of the Tampa Shoulder Course, the ASES is pleased to present: “Proximal Humerus Fractures – From Repair to Reverse.” This symposium led by ASES Education Co-Chairs Drs. Gupta and Hasan, will include a lecture/discussion session featuring some of the leading shoulder trauma and shoulder reconstruction specialists as well as key opinion leaders in the field. In addition to the lectures and panel discussions, this symposium will include two (2) hands-on sessions for ORIF and reverse shoulder arthroplasty using Sawbones.

ASES Foundation’s National Shoulder and Elbow Week “LIFT UP” – Tampa, FL

Peek Behind the Curtain” Shoulder and Elbow Week in Tampa, FL event has been rescheduled to February 10, 2022 at 6:00pm
In 2021 we made a difficult decision to postpone Tampa’s Peek Behind the Curtain Shoulder and Elbow Week event until early 2022. We are pleased to announce that we have identified a new date. We invite you and your guests to attend A Look Behind the Curtain – Education of a Shoulder Surgeon fundraising event on Thursday, February 10 at FIVE Labs in Tampa, FL.
This event will offer a rare opportunity for interactive insight into the rapidly changing future of training Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons. With tours of this state-of-the-art facility, attendees will engage with faculty, residents, fellows, and patients (past & present). This opportunity will allow patients and other nonsurgeons to try their hand using the real tools and devices that shoulder and elbow surgeons use every day to enhance the lives of their injured patients and return them to their active lifestyles. Arthroscopic technology, virtual reality, anatomy, and biomechanics will all be discussed and on-display.
We are excited to bring together our patients, members, health personnel, and strategic partners to celebrate all the successes, advances, and future possibilities for the improvement of shoulder and elbow care.

Join us for ASES Specialty Day:

Saturday, March 26th in Chicago!

 The ASES 2022 Specialty Day Meeting is taking place on Saturday, March 26th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Our program co-chairs, Randy Otto, MD, and Matthew Teusink, MD, and the 2022 Specialty Day Program Committee have developed a great program and we hope that you will join us!

Randall J. Otto, MD
ASES 2022 Specialty Day Co-Chair
Matthew J. Teusink, MD
ASES 2022 Specialty Day Co-Chair

If you have not yet registered, and you are planning to attend, please visit the AAOS website to secure your spot! 

Young Scholars Memorial Fellowship Award

The Young Scholars Memorial Fellowship Award is a new international award to promote an enriching and supportive climate that shines a spotlight on brilliant young shoulder and elbow surgeons and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence and involvement. This award is to be given out annually to “young scholars,” defined as shoulder/elbow surgeons in their first (5) years of clinical practice or Shoulder & Elbow Fellows. This award was created to honor some of the young shoulder & elbow surgeons we have lost prematurely, including Doug Harryman, Alexandra “Sandy” Kirkley, Birgit Werner, and Dominik Meyer.
Two awards will be given annually and will provide the recipient $1500.00 USD to assist with their attendance to the ASES Annual Meeting. One award will be specifically targeted each year to an under-represented group in shoulder / elbow surgery. This is an international award and is open to all nationalities.
Applications for this scholarship are due by March 1. The application is available here.
Please complete an application to be considered for this award. For more information on this award, interested applicants may contact Steve Mlodoch (, Vani Sabesan ( or George Athwal (
This award strives to transform our academic community into a place where all will thrive and succeed in an ever-changing global community of shoulder and elbow surgeons.

ASES seeks an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), a professional medical association, seeks an Editor-in-Chief (“EIC”) of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES) for its JSES Family of Journals. The EIC will lead one of the most prestigious sub-specialty journals in orthopaedics.
The Opportunity
The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) will provide editorial direction for JSES, the main Journal of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, by selecting editors and other key staff, providing guidance, and defining editorial goals. The EIC will review and evaluate manuscripts to ensure scientific integrity and originality, select a large and diverse pool of qualified reviewers who can conduct fair and timely reviews of manuscripts, and oversee the submission of manuscripts and final acceptance decisions. The EIC will ensure the quality, relevance, and integrity of content and will protect and strengthen the integrity and quality of JSES and its processes, policies, and procedures. EIC will interface with the Executive Publisher and publishing staff to meet the current and to establish future needs of the publication and will set and pursue short- and long-term goals to ensure viability of JSES. The EIC will also work with the Executive Editor of the JSES Family of Journals, who will serve and assist the EIC with JSES.
JSES has been published since 1991, beginning with 6 issues/year. It went to 8 issues/year in 2010 and 12 issues/year in 2012. It also publishes special issues on an ad hoc basis. JSES has been indexed with an Impact Factor since the mid-1990s. Its Impact Factor has steadily risen since that time, ranking it in the top 20 orthopaedic journals world-wide.
To learn more about the position and application process click here

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Submission Deadline: February 8th, 2022
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, 2022. Completed applications should be emailed to ASES at

Mark Your Calendars

We are pleased to announce the ASES 2022 educational offerings! Complete details will follow in the new year, but in the interim, please add these important dates to your calendar:
ASES One-Day Fracture Course (to be held during the 2022 Tampa Shoulder Course)
ASES 2022 Fellows Symposium
  • Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California
  • Must be a fellow and submit an abstract for presentation in order to attend; The abstract portal for this Symposium will open in late January and remain open through March 1st, 2022
ASES 2022 Annual Meeting
  • October 7-9, 2022
  • Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Georgia
  • The abstract portal for the 2022 Annual Meeting will open on March 15th and remain open through May 15th, 2022.
ASES 2022 Resident Course
  • November 10-11, 2022
  • Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois

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.

Stay Informed on ASES Activities!

Dear ASES Members:
In April 2021 the ASES successfully transitioned to its new office located in Schaumburg, IL. Due to an independent operation, all announcements and newsletters are now sent from new e-mail addresses that reflect the society’s domain. Please be sure to “whitelist” us on your personal computers to receive timely updates and newsletters coming from ASES! 
We appreciate your cooperation!
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 Symposium will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2022, at the Annual 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. 
The abstract submission page is now open. Please have your fellows submit their abstracts HERE

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4th, 2022

Top Articles from the JSES Family of Journals in 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.

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

***Now Available!***

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 Subacromial 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.

ASES Podcast – Episode #47

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Drs. Jed Kuhn and Peter MacDonald on clinical research.

Research Webinar Series – Coming Soon!

The ASES Research Webinar series was developed by the ASES Research Committee to help surgeons learn more about research methodology. Hosts Thay Lee, PhD and Robert Tashjian, MD will discuss the key concepts behind excellent clinical, basic and multi-center research with various expert panelists. More details will be available soon.
  • Improving Clinical Research in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery – Thursday, March 10th, 2022
    • Panelists: Drs. Joseph Iannotti, Peter Lapner and Jonathan Levy
  • Improving Basic Research in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery – Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
    • Panelists: Drs. Mark Frankle, James Johnson and Scott Rodeo
  • How to Get Involved or Initiate Multicenter Research – Thursday, October 27th, 2022
    • Panelists: Drs. Andrew Jawa, Jed Kuhn and Eric Ricchetti

2022 Clinician Scholar Career Development Program

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is partnering with the Orthopaedic Research Society on the 2022 Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) to be held on September 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 $1,500 to attend the two-day training workshop.
Applications due by March 15th.
If you have any questions please contact us via email at

Join us for the inaugural Shoulder360TM  Course, April 28-30, 2022, at the Loews Hotel in South Beach Miami. This is a conference you don’t want to miss! Hear from over 40 nationally & international renowned faculty. Visit to register, review conference program, and much more information. 

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