ASES News – June 2023

ASES News - June 2023

A Message from ASES Foundation

As many of you are aware the ASES has two arms; the SOCIETY and the FOUNDATION. 

These two non–profits (ASES and ASESF) work closely to further the goals of our profession as shoulder and elbow surgeons. 

The SOCIETY and FOUNDATION have different tax structures ((501 c6) and 501 c3) respectively) but the best way to think about them is the FOUNDATION provides the SOCIETY with the resources (resources can come in many forms) to maintain ongoing initiatives and implement new ones! 

We are lucky to have such an active, thriving, and motivated ASES membership. With the growth of the SOCIETY to nearly 1400 members we have seen a huge number of members involved in volunteerism within the SOCIETY and the FOUNDATION.  

In response to this unparalleled growth the FOUNDATION has been busy developing sustainable resources to help fund the numerous ongoing programs the SOCIETY has developed for our professional growth. 

Many of you have provided resources to the FOUNDATION via your financial donations. These are very much appreciated and are tax deductible. Others have provided resources to the FOUNDATION in different ways such as your services, time, or expertise which are also greatly appreciated. In addition, there are many other ways to get involved and give to our FOUNDATION such as recurring gifts, stock donations, and planned gifts. 

No matter where you are in your career as a medical student, resident, fellow, young attending, mid-career surgeon or senior/retired surgeon the ASES FOUNDATION wants you to know we are here for you and those who come after us.

In June we had a strategic planning retreat for the FOUNDATION and discussed many points for the ongoing strategic growth of the FOUNDATION.

We further refined our mission and vision for The FOUNDATION. 

Mission: Develop and provide resources to advance shoulder and elbow care.

Vision: Forging a legacy of resources for a world where patients have the best shoulder and elbow care.

In short, The FOUNDATION is the bloodline for The SOCIETY. 

 To learn more about The FOUNDATION visit our link here and get involved in any way you can. Thank you!


ASES Fellows' Day at SDSI Re-Cap

On Friday, June 16th ASES held the 2023 Fellow’s Day at SDSI which took place during the San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI). Chaired by Drs. 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 Theresa Pak, DO, while the Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Award for Best Poster Presentation went to Liane Miller, MD.

Congratulations to Drs. Pak and Miller and their co-authors on excellent research projects, and thank you to all of our faculty and participating Fellows for their contribution to this important program!

2023 ASES Fellows’ Day at SDSI Faculty and Participating Fellows

Thank you to our Strategic and Innovation partners — Stryker, Exactech, Arthrex, Enovis, and Zimmer Biomet for their support of this important event!

2023 Annual Meeting News - Registration is NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2023 ASES Annual Meeting, taking place October 3-7, 2023 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Our course co-chairs, Drs. George Athwal, Kevin Plancher, and Ted Schlegel are developing a phenomenal program, designed to cover all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. You won’t want to miss this year’s meeting!


You may view the Preliminary Program for the 2023 Annual Meeting by visiting the ASES Annual Meeting page. Additional details will be posted as they become available. 

Additionally, the abstract submission portal is now closed, and we want to thank all of our members for their submissions. Paper selections will be made over the next month, and members will be notified of their submission status within the next few weeks.


The Westin Kierland Golf Club, one of the leading courses in Arizona, will be host to the 2023 ASES Golf Outing on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. The 1 p.m. shotgun start event will serve as a great kick-off to the 2023 Annual Meeting, allowing for a great opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues. More information will be available shortly, but please consider this event as you plan your travel to Scottsdale.


The Westin Kierland Resort is the official hotel for the 2023 Annual Meeting, and you can book your room vis our secure housing site by clicking the button below. To assist with your travel planning, please be aware of the following key program dates:

Tuesday, October 3rd: Golf Outing (1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start)

Wednesday, October 4th:  Exhibit Set-Up, Neer Circle Meeting, Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 5th:  Scientific Program, Exhibit Hall Open, Neer Circle/Guest Nation Dinner

Friday, October 6th:   Scientific Program, Exhibit Hall Open, All-Show Party

Saturday, October 7th: Scientific Program (until noon), Exhibit Hall Open (until 10:30 a.m.)

To ensure that you receive the special ASES rate of $319 for single/double occupancy, make your reservation by September 12th, 2023.

Please be sure to visit the ASES website and the Annual Meeting page to stay up to date on the latest Annual meeting information!

Neer and Morrey Award Submissions

The Charles S. Neer Award

The Neer Award was established in honor of Dr. Charles S. Neer, who was one of the founding members and the first president of ASES. The award was created to provide recognition for outstanding clinical and basic science investigations contributing to the understanding, care, or prevention of injuries to the Shoulder. Both a Clinical Research Award and a Basic Science Research Award in Shoulder will be awarded each year.

Click here for more details regarding the new submission process.

The Bernard F. Morrey Award

The Morrey Award was established in honor of Dr. Bernard Morrey who was one of the founding members of the ASES. The award was 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.

Submissions for both the Neer and Morrey Awards are due by July 1st, 2023.

JSES Reviewers Needed

ASES Members:

Recently we have been having more and more trouble with obtaining reviewers for JSES articles. We think that some of this is related to difficulties with emails getting through to the reviewers. This is because many universities, medical centers, and clinical practices have now made it more difficult to get outside emails into your systems.

Also, because many of you have been in the Elsevier / JSES system for several years, some of your emails may not be up-to-date. In the past, if that was the case, it was easy for me or our managing editor (Jill Shepherd) to go into the Editorial Manager (EM) and change the email. We can no longer do this because of European privacy regulations (GDPR), which have forced Elsevier to limit what we can do to the system.

So to help us out, we are asking you to do two (2) things, if possible:

  1. Please go into the EM website ( and be certain your email is fully up-to-date;
  2. and Please go into your own medical center, hospital, or practice systems and un-block or whitelist emails coming from Elsevier, specifically coming from

Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter. If you need any assistance, please contact Jill Shepherd at

Bill Mallon, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES)
Past-President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)

Hawkins Award

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is proud to announce the newly created ASES Hawkins Award. The goals of this award are as follows:

  • Encourage the submission of international high-quality research projects to our Annual Meeting
  • Honor Dr. Richard Hawkins for his contributions to the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and to ASES

Award Details

  • The ASES Hawkins award will be granted once a year unless no submission is meritorious
  • The awarded submission will be announced at the ASES Annual Meeting
  • Projects completed in North America (United States, Canada) by North American (United States, Canada) members cannot be considered for the award
  • At least one author of the submission awarded must be ASES Corresponding Member
  • At the time of abstract submission by international applicants, if the authors are interested in being considered for the award, they need to: (1) indicate their willingness to be considered for the Hawkins award, and (2) commit to submit a completed manuscript to the Research Committee
  • The Research Committee (already selecting the Morrey and Neer award) will score international submissions for the Hawkins award and select the winner

The submitter granted the Hawkins award will receive the following benefits: 

  • Oral presentation at the ASES meeting
  • Special mention in the ASES Annual Program
  • A monetary award commensurate with other similar awards (USD 1,500)
  • Publication at JSES International free of charge

The abstract submission portal is now closed. The winner of this award will be announced at the Annual Meeting in October.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

Support Your Foundation (and Your Society) With Mid-Year Giving!

The ASES Foundation’s goal is to raise funding that supports the ASES and Foundation programs as follows:

The ASES/Foundation Programs:

  • Fellowship Education Grants (25+ Programs and 30+ fellows)
  • DEI Initiatives: Internships, research, and annual meeting attendance
  • Exchange Fellowship Program (Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America)
  • Mentorship Programs
  • National Shoulder and Elbow Week local research grants
  • Multi-Centered Studies
  • Trends in Shoulder Arthroplasty Report
  • Candidate Research Grants


Please consider a donation whether a single donation, reoccurring, multi-year pledge, major gift, or a planned giving gift.

Ways to Donate (click one):

  1. Individual 1-time giving
  2. Pledge up to 3-years
  3. Buy “The Shoulder Book” by E.A. Codman
  4. Shop the ASES Store
  5. Legacy Funds
  6. Major Gifts or Planned Giving please contact

Help us reach our annual goal and achieve 100% member participation!

Our membership is vibrant and thriving. With the ASES Foundation, you are able to support your profession in many ways:

Learn more about your ASES Foundation here:

ASES Foundation Store

Show your ASES pride and support the ASES Foundation:

  • Top Brands
  • Custom Embroideries
  • 2 – 4 Weeks Delivery

A Great Gift for Your Fellow or Resident!

Show your appreciation to your Fellows and Residents with a gift of E.A. Codman’s
“The Shoulder” book.

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 Sub acromial 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.

Download the ASES Mobile App Today!

The 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.

Mark Frankle Health Care Policy Award

The goal of the Mark Frankle, MD Award is to foster knowledge acquisition and leadership development in healthcare policy and political advocacy to optimize the delivery, safety, and outcomes of the highest quality of shoulder and elbow care for our patients.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an ASES member in good standing.
  • Award applications will be reviewed based upon:

             o  Willingness to lead ASES in areas of access to health care in communities.

             o  Desire to improve ASES’ knowledge of the delivery of care.

  • Two (2) awardees will be selected in March.

Award Details:

  • Fellowship in AAOS Washington DC office (up to 14 days, non-consecutive optional)
  • $12,500 for fellowship expenses
  • Opportunity to present findings at the ASES Annual Meeting in October
  • Exposure to Health Policy including Capitol Hill visits, AAOS Office of Government Relations, AAOS National Orthopaedic Conference (NOLC), AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), and Board of Councilors (BOC) Session
  • Participation with the ASES Political Advocacy Committee


  • Two (2) ASES Representatives.
  • Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of healthcare policy with a focus on advocating for improved access to high-quality shoulder and elbow healthcare.
  • Applicants will also promote and advance the membership’s understanding of the importance of health care policy for our patients through presentations at the ASES Annual Meeting focusing on their efforts and accomplishments through the fellowship.

The application deadline for this award is Friday, August 25th, 2023.

We are thrilled to announce that the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons’ first Shoulder and Elbow self-assessment exam for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is now available for purchase. The $60 exam is available for ASES Members and Non-Members.

The 100-question scored online examination helps fulfill the SAE requirements for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The examination has been curated by a team of expert shoulder and elbow surgeons, all of whom are ASES members. Each question is followed by a detailed explanation and supported by current references. Earn 10 SAE and CME credits with a passing score of 70% or higher (The exam can be retaken until a passing score is attained.)

For more information regarding the exam, please visit

Earlier this year the ASES Member Experience Committee along with the support of the Education and Technology Committees introduced the new Learning Management System for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database!

We are pleased to provide all members with new content! You can now view presentations from the ASES Annual Meeting 2022 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

ASES Podcast - New Episodes

In episode #79 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Drs. Melissa Wright, Shannon Carpenter, and Daniel Acevedo about their recent experience leading the ASES Mentor-Mentee Meeting.

In episode #80 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Drs. Melissa Wright, Brandon Erickson, Patrick Curtin, Nitin Jain, and Matthew Teeter about their papers, which Dr. Bill Mallon selected as his favorites from the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in 2022 in this two-part podcast of the JSES Editor-in-Chief’s 2022 Picks.

Apply Now for the 2024 Asian Exchange Fellowship Program

The three to four-week Asian exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2024. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2023, 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, 2023.

Exchange Fellowship Application

2024 Traveling Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • Eligibility for an ASES Research Grant.
  • All travel and hotel expenses will be covered and fellows will receive a small stipend after travel has been completed.
  • 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.

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:

International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES)
September 5-8, 2023
Rome, Italy
Join us on Tuesday, September 5th for an ASES hosted Scientific Session on ICSES “Day 0”

ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
Registration is Now Open

ASES 2023 Residents and Fellows Course
November 17-19, 2023
Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois\
Registration opens in July 2023

ASES 2024 Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2024
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas

ABOS MOC Modifications

The Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), after careful consideration and in keeping with its mission and vision, has modified the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The changes will be effective beginning January 1, 2024, and are meant to provide an ABOS MOC Program that is meaningful and valuable to ABOS Diplomates. The modifications will help to advance the ABOS’ mission to ensure the safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery for the benefit of our patients and the public. In addition, these changes meet new Standards for Continuing Certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

To learn what is changing—and what is not—go to

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.

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