ASES News – June 2022

ASES News – June 2022

Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD

I am very excited to welcome the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons to my hometown of Atlanta for the 2022 Annual Meeting! We have an outstanding academic program being formulated by Drs. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo and Matt Provencher that you will hear about more as we get closer to the October meeting date. I want to focus on the social activities that will make this a meeting to remember and will strengthen your sense of belonging to our great society. In the tradition of our Closed Meetings from years ago, I want this to be as much a social as an academic experience for all of us. We will have plenty of academic content and will start our days early with ICLs and move into stimulating symposia and paper sessions. However, each day will end mid-afternoon to allow attendees to see the sites of Atlanta and enjoy the pleasant fall weather in the company of old friends and new acquaintances in ASES. 
Our hotel is located within walking distance of Olympic Centennial Park and its environs which include the Civil Rights Museum, the World of Coca-Cola, the College Football Hall of Fame, and CNN headquarters. The Georgia Aquarium is also there and will be the site of a function open to everyone on Saturday night. This will include access to the entire Aquarium during the afternoon followed by a gathering in their Oceans Ballroom with food stations and an open bar. Everyone including family members are welcome. The Hall is lined with huge floor-to-ceiling glass walls that give one the feeling of being inside the great fish tanks looking up at the Beluga whales and sharks as they swim past! It is a breathtaking view and a wonderful venue to get to know your fellow ASES members better. Friday night will feature a function at the High Museum of Art for the Neer Circle members and Guest Nation, Spain. For everyone else, it will be a free night to explore Atlanta cuisine and we are in the process of creating a list of the best restaurants in town from which to pick. Atlanta is a foodie town with eclectic tastes to suit everyone. For those interested in a little more exploration of the town, the Martin Luther King Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church are within a mile of our hotel. Stone Mountain Park makes a great half-day trip for the family and gives incredible views of the city.
Strengthening the bonds between us improves our ability to collaborate and advance the science of shoulder and elbow surgery even further. We must take advantage of our Annual Meeting not only to learn of the latest advances in our field but also to get to know each other better socially and strengthen our working relationships. I look forward to seeing all of you in Atlanta in October!


ASES 2022 Annual Meeting

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 abstract presentations, symposia, daily ICLs, and guest lectures. 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!

Don’t Delay…Register Today!

You can also reserve your hotel room for the event at the
Atlanta Marriott Marquis by visiting our secure housing page.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta!

The ASES Annual Meeting is a members-only meeting.

Neer and Morrey Award Submissions

Submissions for both the Neer and Morrey Awards are due by Friday, July 1st, 2022.

The Charles S. Neer Award
In the past, The Neer Award papers have been selected from abstracts accepted to the ASES Annual Meeting or Specialty Day programs. Each year we receive many quality papers that are not considered for The Neer Award due to the papers not being selected by the meeting’s Program Planning Committee. To remedy this, the Executive Committee approved the creation of a new independent award submission process last year that will allow more papers to be considered for the award. Additionally, going forward only shoulder paper submissions will be accepted for this Award.
Click here for more details regarding the new submission process.

The Bernard F. Morrey Award
ASES is very pleased to announce the Morrey Award, a new award established last year in honor of Dr. Bernard Morrey who is one of the founding members of our society. The award has been created to provide recognition for outstanding clinical or basic science investigations contributing to the understanding, care or prevention of injuries to the elbow. The Morrey Award will be awarded each year to the best elbow (clinical or basic science) paper.
Click here for more details regarding the submission process.
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

2022 Fellow's Symposium Re-Cap

On Friday, June 17th ASES held the 2022 Fellow’s Symposium which took place during the San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI). Chaired by Drs. Albert Lin, Michael Amini, and Justin Griffin. This unique educational and networking event provided an opportunity for graduating fellows to present their research, further their orthopaedic knowledge, and interact with experts in the field.

Two awards were presented during this symposium. The Robert H. Cofield, MD, Award for Best Oral Presentation was presented to Jeffery Horinek, MD while the Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Award for Best Poster Presentation went to Justin Greiner, MD.

Congratulations to Drs. Horinek and Greiner, and their co-authors on excellent research projects.
ASES plans to continue this offering in years to come and we will be contacting the 2022-2023 fellows soon regarding submission of their abstracts for the 2023 Fellow’s Symposium taking place next year in June. Please encourage your 2022-2023 fellows to submit an abstract for this great opportunity!

ASES Podcast - New Episodes

In Episode # 57 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank interview Dr. Ken Yamaguchi about his career.

In Episode # 58 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank interview Dr. Bassem Elhassan about his journey from Lebanon to Harvard. 

Dear Fellow ASES Member,
As summer approaches, we thought we would update you on one of the important initiatives at the ASES Foundation. A few years ago, we decided to support and grow initiatives that supported our education and research goals. We are also committed to expanding member involvement and support initiatives that reached out to our community of core constituents, being our patients, communities, industry partners as well as our members. 
One of those Initiatives was the establishment of ASES Foundation’s National Shoulder and Elbow Week or “Lift Up”, established in the 3rd week of September to be held every year. We now are well into planning for our Second Year, the week of September 19 – 25, 2022. Save the Date!
I just wanted to make you aware of the tremendous amount of work and the exceptional programs being organized in 10 different sites across North America. The ASES member volunteers are too numerous to mention, but they deserve our gratitude for their tireless efforts. Please have a look at what is planned. Click here to see the agenda for an event near you.
Please get involved, attend, make patients aware, or donate here if you prefer. Watch for an announcement soon for the opening of attendee registration.
We are also planning a membership-wide kickoff on Monday, September 19, 2022, so we can all “Toast” to the Health of Our Patients, members, and supportive business partners in the advancement of Shoulder and Elbow Care!
See more exciting details like maps, photos, and video of “Lift Up 2022!” at
Stay tuned and have a great summer!
A. Miniaci, MD, ASES Foundation Chairman
Ian Byram, MD, Chairman, ASESF Patient-Centered Initiatives Committee
JR Rudzki, MD, Co-Chairman, ASESF Patient-Centered Initiatives Committee

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:
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
ASES 2022 Annual Meeting
October 6-9, 2022
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Georgia
ASES 2022 Resident Course
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 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.

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.

USBJI’s Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI, will be hosting the Fall Young Investigators Initiative Workshop on October 21-23, 2022 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago’s O’Hare Airport). The Young Investigator Initiative is a grant mentoring program providing early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career.  
This grant mentoring and career development program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs seeking to pursue a career in clinical or basic research. It is also open to senior fellows or residents that are doing research and have a faculty appointment in place or confirmed. Basic and clinical investigators, without or with training awards, are invited to apply. The unique aspect of this program is the opportunity for attendees to maintain a relationship with a mentor until their application is funded.
The Fall 2022 workshop is scheduled to take place on October 21-23, 2022, in Rosemont, IL (Chicago’s O’Hare Airport). The deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 workshop is July 15, 2022.
Visit for more about the program and detailed application instructions.
Please share the below information with your department, colleagues, and anyone else you feel would benefit from this program.

AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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 complicationsoutpatient TSA, and practice management topics
  • Reuniting with peers to network and share case challenges
  • Earning CME credits

Visit for registration information.


Save the Date for the ASES Resident Course!

savethe date
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. 
Registration will open in mid-July, and space will fill up quickly!
Visit our ASES Resident Course website or follow us on social media for the most up to date 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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