ASES News – July 2020


ASES News – July 2020

Presidential Address from William N. Levine, MD

Dear ASES Members,

On behalf of the Executive Committee and the ASES staff, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy and navigating the current wave of covid-19 as it impacts different areas of the country so much more harshly than others.

I want to spend a few moments updating you on what is currently happening with ASES to keep you all in the loop. Firstly, special thanks to Education co-chairs Gus Mazzocca and Ranjan Gupta for creating an interactive, educational and entertaining virtual core curriculum for the fellows that is wrapping up a tremendous 16-week run (2 more sessions left). The ASES fellows benefitted greatly from this program and given the current state of affairs, we will be examining some form of virtual education moving forward as well.

I was called by AAOS President Joe Bosco earlier this week who informed me and all the other subspecialty presidents that AAOS leadership has made the difficult decision to reschedule the Annual Meeting in San Diego to the last week of August. The presidential line will be meeting next week to discuss the impact of this decision and we will keep you informed as soon as any decision are made.

ASES Annual Meeting Co-chairs Charley Jobin and Leesa Galatz have put the final touches on our first-ever virtual live annual meeting October 2-3, 2020 and the program looks amazing. Abstracts, ICLs, and symposia have all been selected with invitations forthcoming. Dr. Louis Bigliani will be giving the Neer lecture and General Stanley McChrystal will be addressing us for the Codman lecture. I cannot wait for these exciting presentations.

We have decided to cancel the ASES Resident’s Meeting due to Covid-19 and will hopefully be rescheduling it for the following year. I am looking forward to the time where we can all meet in person again and hopefully that will happen by Dr. Frankle’s Annual Meeting in October 2021! Until that time, please continue to let me and our incredible staff know how we can help you in any way.

All the best –


Dear ASES Members:

The ASES Executive Committee has recently made a difficult decision to cancel the ASES Resident Course scheduled for October 30-31, 2020. Given the current state of the pandemic, the uncertainty of a “second wave” in the fall, the uncertainty of social distancing and what that would mean for this course, and concerns for the health and well-being of all of our attendees and staff, the Society’s leadership was left with no choice but to cancel the meeting. We are disappointed that we had to make this decision, but we believe this is the correct plan.

Plans are underway to schedule this course again next fall. As soon as details for the 2021 course become available, information will be posted to the ASES website and communicated in future newsletters.

Thank you.

ASES 2021 Exchange Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2021 Exchange Fellowship Program are now being accepted!

The four-week European exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2021. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2020, practicing in the United States or Canada, board eligible or certified orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest and experience in shoulder and elbow research and patient care.

For more information and to obtain an application, visit the ASES website or email .

The deadline date for completed applications is, Monday, October 12, 2020.

Neviaser Award

The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES) and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) are proud to announce a new award, the Neviaser Award. The award is named in honor of Dr. Robert Neviaser, long-time Editor-in-Chief (1996-2008) of JSES, but also honors his family, who have been prominent in ASES. Dr. Neviaser was also ASES President in 1992-93. His father, Julius Neviaser, was one of the original pioneering shoulder surgeons, and is an honorary member of ASES. Bob’s brother, Tom Neviaser, has been an ASES Member, and his son, Andy Neviaser, is an ASES Member.

Find out more by visiting our website.

Recordings of each session are available on our website at

New Virtual Course! AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Join us online to refresh your approaches and modernize your techniques to optimize success for TSA. From evaluation and planning through surgical application and post-operative management, discover technical pearls and return to practice equipped with new insights and options.

Watch pre-recorded sessions in advance, then tune in on November 7 for live lectures, case debates, panels, symposia and surgical demonstrations led by expert faculty.

Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES

Celebrate Ernest Amory Codman, MD


Help Support the ASES Foundation

Apply to be an OMeGA Review Committee Member

OMeGA Medical Grants Association is accepting applications for its 2021 Review Committee (RC). 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, gifts 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, July 10, 2020. Learn more or apply today by visiting or emailing


Knowledge Sources Posted

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has posted 152 Knowledge Sources for this year’s ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Program (ABOS WLA). This includes 101 new Knowledge Sources and 51 Knowledge Sources carried over from last year. The Knowledge Sources have been chosen by groups of practicing orthopaedic surgeons representing General Orthopaedics and each Orthopaedic Subspecialty.

The 2020 ABOS WLA Assessment Window will be open April 13-May 18. Participating ABOS Diplomates will be able to answer the 30 questions pertaining to their 15 chosen Knowledge sources during the time period. Besides making a few technical tweaks, the biggest difference for 2020 is that Diplomates will know in advance from which Knowledge Source each question will come. They will still need to choose Knowledge Sources prior to answering the first question, but by knowing which Knowledge Source the next question will be coming from, Diplomates will be able to focus their time in reviewing the Knowledge Sources.

More information on the ABOS WLA Program, including participation eligibility and Passing Standards can be found here: The participation criteria are specific based on a Diplomate’s ABOS Certification Expiration date. Please do not hesitate to call the ABOS office with questions about the new ABOS WLA program.

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