ASES News – June 2019


ASES News – June 2019

ASES 2019 Fellows Symposium

On Friday, June 21st, ASES held the 2019 Fellow’s Symposium which took place during the San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI). Chaired by Drs. Sanchez-Sotelo and Hartzler, this unique educational and networking event provided an opportunity to graduating fellows to present their research, further orthopaedic knowledge, and interact with experts in the field.
Two awards were presented during this symposium. The Robert H. Cofield, MD, Award was awarded to Kevin W. Wilson, MD, fellow at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Medical Education Program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, while the Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Award was awarded to Eric R. Wagner, MD, fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Congratulations to Drs. Wagner and Wilson, and their co-authors on excellent research projects.

       Robert H. Cofield, MD (left) and Kevin W. Wilson, MD (right)        Richard J. Hawkins, MD (left) Eric R. Wagner, MD (right)

ASES plans to continue this offering in years to come and we will be contacting the 2019-2020 fellows soon regarding submission of their abstracts for the 2020 Fellow Symposium taking place next year in June. Please encourage your 2019-2020 fellows to submit an abstract for this great opportunity!

(L-R) Robert U. Hartzler, MD, Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS, Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Robert H. Cofield, MD, Felix H. Savoie, III, MD, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD

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)

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)

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.

Please consider supporting the ASES Foundation by making a donation today!

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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.

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