ASES News – July 2019


ASES News – July 2019

Registration is Now Open

The ASES 2019 Annual Meeting will begin on Wednesday evening, October 16th, with the President’s/New Member Welcome Reception from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Scientific sessions and ICLs scheduled for the Annual Meeting will be on Thursday the 17th, Friday the 18th, and Saturday the 19th. Please Note: The Annual Meeting is a member’s only meeting.
Early Registration Rate: $975
Regular Registration Rate: $1100 (begins on September 16th)
ICL Registration Rate: $75 per ICL
Important Dates
Last day to cancel and receive a full reimbursement: August 30th
Last day to cancel and receive a 50% refund: September 13th
No refunds as of September 16th
*Registration Deadline: October 6th
*A fee of $100 will be added to all on-site registrations.
All registration information is posted to the ASES website. You will find an option to register online, a registration form for faxing/mailing, and event descriptions. Abstracts are currently being selected for the program and a final program will be posted to the website once it becomes available. CME credit will be available for this event. Details to follow.
If you have yet to secure your hotel reservations, please see contact information below for the Sheraton New York Times Square. When making your reservations, please let them know you are with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) to receive the ASES room rate. The deadline to make a reservation is September 24, 2019 (subject to availability).
Online Reservations: Please see the following reservation link ASES 2019 Annual Meeting
If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, see call-in options below:
1-212-581-1000 (Direct Line)
1-888-236-2427 (Toll Free Reservations Line)

ASES New Strategic Plan

Your Feedback is Requested

On July 18 members of ASES received a special message from the ASES Executive Committee inviting everyone to review the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The document introduces a new ASES mission and vision and outlines four strategic goals focusing on advocacy, member experience, education & research and organizational effectiveness. Involving 30 individuals with different backgrounds and career paths, the strategic planning process was a huge undertaking and an amazing team effort.
We welcome your feedback and look forward to receiving your comments before the strategic plan officially launches at the ASES Annual Meeting in New York this October. Please send your feedback to ASES President Frank Cordasco at or Anna Quintanilla at no later than August 15, 2019.

ASES Foundation – Grateful Patient Card

This printable card is a great way to let your patients know about the work that the ASES Foundation is doing towards the advancement of shoulder and elbow medicine and to give them an opportunity to contribute! Click on the image below to print out a few for your office today!

New ASES Podcast

The American Shoulder and Elbow Society is excited to announce the creation of the ASES podcast. The hope is that these podcasts will help to inform and educate our members on various topics related to ASES and shoulder and elbow medicine.

JSES Special Issue

In June 2019, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES), put out a very special issue. The issue consists of two different sets of articles: 1) articles from the fellows presentations at the 2018 San Diego Shoulder Institute (Esch Course), and 2) articles from a working group looking at the vexing problem of prosthetic shoulder joint infection (PJI).
This is the second consecutive year we have published the fellows presentations as articles in the journal, and we hope this will encourage them to continue to submit to JSES and review for it, and hopefully continue their careers by furthering our knowledge of shoulder and elbow problems in the future. We hope to make this an annual issue.
The PJI papers came from a large committee led by Drs. Ben Zmistowski, Grant Garrigues, Andy Green, and Javad Parvizi. As we know the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has published several Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) over the last few years, and AAOS members have not always agreed with the conclusions of the those AUCs. The articles herein on PJI hopefully will serve as de facto AUCs, but those done specifically by members of our sub-specialty and experts in the field that we know we can trust.
In their editorial leading the issue, Grant and Andy noted that “the process has shown how far we have to go.” I would concur, but also echo the words of André Brink, in his classic novel, A Dry White Season, “He continued the sluggish motion that carried them forward step-by-step. Looking ahead, we tended to lose courage. But looking back it was impossible to deny the length of the road already traveled.”
We hope you will take the time to review this special issue and appreciate the work it took, by many talented shoulder and elbow surgeons, to make it a reality.
Bill Mallon, MD
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES)

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

STOP Campaign

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is excited to announce a new partnership with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries program, which aims to help prevent traumatic and overuse injuries in young athletes.
The program utilizes a broad set of sport and injury-specific resources that provide athletes, parents, coaches and healthcare professionals information on common sports injuries, how they can be treated, and most importantly what steps can be taken to prevent them. Beyond raising awareness on the important topic of injury prevention, the program also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child’s athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.
We encourage ASES members to consider supporting the program by signing-up their own practices and institutions as official collaboration organizations and sharing the educational materials with patients. To learn more about how you can get involved and help keep kids in the game for life, visit

SOS and OBERD Systems Now Available to ASES Members

In Spring 2018 the ASES leadership carefully evaluated several data management web-based systems that would allow ASES members to collect and analyze patient reported outcome data as well as promote the use and improvement of PRO’s in clinical care.  After a thorough evaluation, the ASES leadership chose 2 systems: Surgical Outcomes System™ and OBERD.
Each data management system brings a set of valuable benefits – members are invited to select the system that best addresses their practice needs. SOS if available free of charge while OBERD is being offered at a deeply discounted price. This is an excellent opportunity for our members and we hope that you will take full advantage of this benefit. To learn more about each system review the details below.
For more details you can visit our website.

On November 22-23, 2019, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosting the ASES 2019 Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois. The course, chaired by Drs. Charles Getz, Michael O’Brien, and Dr. Paul Sethi, will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents further their skills and gain mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Please note that both residents and fellows are welcome to attend. Registrants must be a current resident or fellow during the 2019-2020 year.
Attendees will learn essential procedures of the shoulder and elbow through hands-on lab instruction, case discussions and podium presentations by renowned ASES faculty. The many topics and procedures covered will include:
·  Resident Case Competitions
·  Shoulder Instability
·  Rotator Cuff Lab & Cases
·  Arthroscopic Bankart and Posterior Labrum Repair
·  Diagnostic Elbow
·  Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more.
Please pass this information on to your residents and/or fellows and encourage them to register through the ASES website: ASES Resident Course. Registration includes all lectures, lab, sawbones displays, meals, and “pizza and beer” networking dinner.

Apply to be an OMeGA Review Committee member

OMeGA awards orthopaedic graduate medical education grants through an open process designed to safeguard against conflicts of interest. OMeGA is accepting applications for its 2020 Review Committee (RC) in the Shoulder & Elbow subspecialty. RC members use their subspecialty expertise to evaluate fellowship program grant applications using OMeGA’s merit-based process.
RC applicants must have no financial interest in any orthopaedic medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. (“Financial interest” shall mean ownership or personal compensation arrangements such as employment, consulting, speaking or development relationships. Ownership of less than 5% in publicly traded securities and mutual funds in orthopaedic medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will not be considered a “financial interest.”)
The application deadline is Friday, August 23, 2019. Learn more or apply today by visiting or emailing

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