ASES News – July 2022

ASES News - July 2022

Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD

Multi-Center Research Projects
In 2016 The Executive Committee of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons realized that multi-center clinical research efforts are an important way to move the field of shoulder and elbow surgery forward. As such, the ASES Multicenter Research Task Force was created to foster multicenter research efforts with two goals identified: 1. Create an ASES Registry for Shoulder Arthroplasty and 2. Develop a multicenter research group to study shoulder and elbow conditions of interest.
The AAOS soon contacted us to have us work on their mission of developing a Shoulder and Elbow Registry.  Work on a separate ASES registry stopped and Jed Kuhn, now Vice-President of ASES, joined the AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Registry Committee. The AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Registry ( is now active and as of May 2021 has modules for shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder fractures, with over 129 hospitals/practices/ASCs entering data and over 6300 arthroplasty procedures. The AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Registry Committee Chair Gerry Williams, former ASES President, has recently signed an agreement making JSES Seminars in Arthroplasty the official journal of the registry. The registry is a great data source and research from the registry, and manuscripts published in JSES Seminars in Arthroplasty will be available for non-subscribers to download.
In 2016 a proposal was also made to interested parties of the ASES membership to form research groups studying questions developed by the ASES Executive Committee. The number of ASES members interested in leading and conducting multicenter research was overwhelming. As a result, by 2018 we created 12 distinct research groups, each studying a specific shoulder area of interest. In 2019, the Task Force became a standing committee and multicenter research groups were formed with Jed Kuhn as Chair and Carolyn Hettrich as Co-Chair.
At present, there are 18 ASES research teams that include over 150 of our members studying different essential questions regarding the care of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders. The work produced by these research teams in the next decade will profoundly improve our understanding of shoulder and elbow conditions, and significantly advance the treatment of patients. Many studies have already been published and many more are in various stages of review.
One of the most amazing aspects of this venture has been the fact that all this work has been accomplished on a shoe-string budget. Both OBERD and Arthrex offered data collection platforms for use by the various study groups at no cost. Projected funding for projects of this scale easily reaches into the millions of dollars and they are generally not of interest to industry because specific devices are not being exclusively studied. The burden then falls on our Foundation and generous donations from our members. Dr. Hettrich is leading an effort to obtain matching funds from the AAOS and we as a society must also support these efforts for the good of our patients. Who better than us can identify and study the most critical unanswered questions related to shoulder and elbow surgery?
I applaud our members involved with these projects for their efforts in advancing our knowledge in shoulder and elbow surgery and encourage anyone interested in participating to look at all the study groups to see where your input would be most valuable. I would also encourage us all to support these projects financially through generous donations to the Foundation.


Please join us this October as we gather in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2022 ASES Annual Meeting! The course Co-Chairs have planned a PHENOMENAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM including:
Visit the Exhibit Hall at any time to view and learn!
Start enhancing your knowledge before you even arrive in Atlanta!
Covering a variety of topics!
  • Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Shoulder Instability
  • and more!
  • Guest Nation President’s Lecture: Raul Barco Laakso, MD, PhD
  • Political Advocacy Session: Theodore F. Schlegel, MD
  • Neer Lecture: Evan Flatow, MD
  • ASES Presidential Address: Xavier A. Duralde, MD
  • Codman Lecture: Robert (Bobby) Satcher, MD
  • Morrey Lecture: Shawn W. O’Driscoll, MD
  • ASES/AAOS Session: Felix (Buddy) Savoie, MD, Daniel Guy, MD, Mark A. Frankle, MD, Peter MacDonald, MD, Gerald Williams, MD
  • SECEC Presidential Lecture: Phillipe Colin, MD
  • Shoulder Instability and Injuries to the Labrum
  • The Rotator Cuff in 2022 – What To Do?
  • Complications After Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Injuries – Sports and Soft Tissue Problems: How to Fix
  • Practice Management
  • Shoulder Fractures Gone Wrong
Additionally, our sold-out exhibit hall will feature the best new products to support you in your practice, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of social/networking events over the course of the 3 ½ day event!
You can also reserve your hotel room for the event by visiting our 
The ASES Annual Meeting is a members-only meeting.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta!

Leadership Development Program

The Inaugural ASES Leadership Development Program 2021-22 was a great success. Once again the ASES Member Experience Taskforce led by Drs. Emilie Cheung and Jason Holcomb invite all members that are interested in advancing and honing their leadership skills and competencies to apply for the 2022-23 program cycle. J3P Healthcare Solutions, a professional leadership consulting firm, will implement this customized leadership training for up to 15 participants.
The goal of this program is to promote leadership education and development for shoulder and elbow surgeons. Graduates will be placed on ASES committees upon completion of the program and receive points towards advancement to another membership category. Highlights of the program include:
  • Active participation in 3 in-person and 2 virtual sessions throughout the year (click HERE to view the session schedule)
  • An approach to strategic, creative, and visionary thinking with a focus on the unique challenges facing shoulder and elbow surgeons (i.e., job prospects)
  • A 360 Behavioral Assessment
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Implementation of a long-term sustainable leadership program to strengthen the ASES and assess the leadership development needs among the society’s membership
  • Interactive sessions and networking opportunities 
To access the application, click HERE. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 15.
The society’s goal is to promote effective leadership and develop new ways to successfully serve its growing membership in the constantly changing competitive healthcare environment. This is an excellent opportunity for members who are looking to advance within the society, assume leadership positions in their medical practices, and/or sharpen their leadership competencies. This activity is generously supported by the ASES Foundation.
The Taskforce looks forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Emilie Cheung at
To learn more about the participants’ first-hand experience during the 2021-22 LDP Program click on the link below.

Shoulder and Elbow Week Message

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation
2022 National Shoulder and Elbow Week
September 19 – 23, 2022
Registration is Now Open!
Join us for the ASES Foundation’s 2022 National Shoulder and Elbow Week or “Lift Up” held September 19 – 23, 2022.
These special events planned by over 80 of your ASES peer members support your patients and your profession and encompass exceptional programs, with interesting keynote speakers, research presentations, and innovative Industry displays at 10 noteworthy venues across North America.
Attend, Invite your patients and Industry or Donate to support your local event. Visit to register and see what is planned for the event nearest you or see the detailed agendas here.

Virtual Kick-off—Save the Date! On Monday, September 19, 2022, we invite you to our ASES membership-wide Kickoff to “Toast” to the health of our patients, members and supporters. Watch for the Zoom Webinar invite soon!

ASES Podcast - New Episode


 In Episode # 59 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank conduct a roundtable discussion of the evaluation and treatment of SLAP tears in Overhead throwers with Drs. Nikhil Verma and Michael Ciccotti.

ASES Resident Course - Registration is Now Open

Spread the news to your residents and fellows. The ASES Resident course will take place November 10 – 11, 2022 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Illinois. 
Visit our ASES Resident Course website or follow us on social media for the most up to date information! 

European Exchange Fellowship Program

Apply Now for the 2023 European Exchange Fellowship Program
The three to four-week European exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2023. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2022, 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. The application deadline is November 30th, 2022.
2023 Traveling Fellows will receive the following benefits:
  1. Eligibility for an ASES Research Grant.
  2. All travel and hotel expenses will be covered and fellows will receive a small stipend after travel has been completed.
  3. After your traveling fellowship is complete, submit a testimonial to the ASES office which will be included on the ASES website as well as communicated through the monthly newsletter to members.
Please contact the ASES office at or at (847) 698-1629 with any questions.

The SHED: The SHoulder and Elbow Database

The ASES Member Experience Taskforce along with the support of the Education and Technology committees would like to introduce the new Learning Management System for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database!
We are pleased to provide this new membership benefit to you as an ASES Member and continue to grow and develop this special learning platform with new content as it becomes available! You can now view previous meetings and webinars 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

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:
October 6-9, 2022
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Georgia
November 10-11, 2022
Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois
ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
ASES 2024 Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2024
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas

Download the New ASES 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.

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.


OREF is Pleased to Announce Funding Opportunities!

Grant applications are now available for Career Development, Prospective Clinical research, and New Investigator research. Grants from $50,000 to $300,000 are available to eligible applicants. Submit your Letters of Intent by August 15. For more information, please visit OREF’s grant programs page.
  • OREF Career Development Grant provides $300,000 in funding over three years to encourage investigators to commit to scientific research. Research may be basic, translational, clinical, and/or health services.
  • Prospective Clinical Grant provides $150,000 over three years to promote clinical research and funds promising prospective studies in areas of high clinical importance in orthopedic surgery.
  • New Investigator Grant (Two grants available) provides $50,000 to advance the scientific training of the next generation of orthopedic physician-scientists with seed and start-up funding for promising research projects. Residents, fellows, and orthopedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years may apply.

AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course

From evaluation and planning through surgical application and post-operative management, advance your skills and discover technical pearls to optimize success.
  • Look forward to:
  • Performing numerous procedures using cutting-edge instruments and devices
  • Covering complications, outpatient TSA, and practice management topics
  • Reuniting with peers to network and share case challenges
  • Earning CME credits
Visit for registration information.

Call for Nominations for the ABJS Nicolas Andry Lifetime Achievement Award

Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma

AAOS recently shared some news about the recently approved Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma with trade media. We wanted to be sure you had a link to the fact sheet. For more information please visit the AAOS Website.

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