ASES News – March 2021

ASES News – March 2021

Presidential Update from Dr. Mark Frankle


The ASES & ASESF are Moving on April 1!

Please update your records with our new address and staff contact information.


The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and ASES Foundation are transitioning from the AAOS building and will be moving to Schaumburg, IL, as of April 1, 2021. Schaumburg is located 8 miles northwest of O’Hare Intl. Airport and 30 miles from downtown Chicago.
Please update your records with the new location and the ASES/ASES Foundation Staff Team’s contact information:
New Address as of April 1:
1515 East Woodfield Road, Suite 345
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: 847-698-1629
Society Contact Information as of April 1:
Staff Team Contact Information as of April 1:
Anna Quintanilla, Executive Director:
Angela Orlando, Meetings & Education Manager:
Steve Mlodoch, Membership & Special Projects Coordinator:
Rossana Quixito, Development & Finance Coordinator:
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact The ASES National Office.

ASES Diversity Initiatives with Nth Dimension

We are thrilled to announce the two ASES host/mentor programs for our partnership with the Nth Dimension. Drs. Ron Navarro and Ivan Garcia will be hosting at Kaiser-Permanente in Los Angeles and Dr. Eric Gordon will be hosting at Emory University in Atlanta.

We are so proud of our membership to have had such a tremendous response and interest to serve as mentors. We had over twenty-five ASES members apply which was beyond our expectation for our first year. The students were placed primarily based on location. I would encourage interested members to reapply in the coming years as we continue to provide opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

New ASES Membership Database

Make sure to set up your account!


The new ASES database/member’s only page is now live. Your former password will no longer work to access this new record, so you will have to create a new one. We also ask that you review and make any updates to your record. If you attended the ASES 2020 Annual Meeting, you may notice this is not reflected. This information will be added in the upcoming months.
To login, you will first need to set up your password by clicking here. Once updated, you can login here, using your email address on file as your Username.
If you have any questions please contact us at

ASES 2021 Virtual Fellows Symposium

Chaired by Drs. Robert Hartzler and Albert Lin, the ASES 2021 Virtual Fellows Symposium will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 10:00am EST (7:00am PST). The program will include presentations by the graduating fellows on their research as well as fun and interactive sessions with the participation of several of our ASES members as faculty.
This is a unique opportunity to hear about the highest quality research completed by graduating ASES Fellows and their mentors, and to learn from experts in the field.
Two awards will be given to fellows who participate in this symposium. These awards include:
•    Robert H. Cofield, MD, Award: For the highest-rated oral presentation
•    Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Award: For the highest-rated e-poster presentation

ASES 2021 Call-for-Abstracts is OPEN!

Deadline: Monday, May 10th

The Call-for-Abstracts is now live on the ASES website for the 2021 Annual Meeting, October 20–23, 2021, Tampa, Florida. Since the Annual Meeting is a member’s only meeting, submissions MUST be submitted by an ASES member and have an ASES member as an author/co-author that will be available to present or the paper.
You may use the following link for abstract submissions: Call for Abstracts
(You must login to your ASES member account to submit an abstract.)
***Please Note***
The deadline date for all abstract submissions is Monday, May 10, 2021, 11:59pm CST.
Thank You!

ASES 2021 Resident Course

Registration is Open!

On Saturday & Sunday, November 20-21, 2021, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosting its annual ASES Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois. The course will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents and fellows 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 2021-2022 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:
•    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, industry displays, meals, and “pizza and beer” networking dinner.

JSES: Reviews, Reports & Techniques
First Issue Now Online and Free to Read

JSES Reviews, Reports and Techniques has published its first issue, featuring the latest reviews and articles focusing on upper extremity disease and injury. Below are a few featured articles from the first issue that is fully open access and free to read:
JSES Reviews, Reports and Techniques is an open access and online-only journal that concentrates exclusively on medical, surgical, and physical research and best practice on treating injury/disease of the upper extremity, including the shoulder girdle, upper arm, and elbow.
 This publication is an official member of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES) family of journals and is sponsored by eleven leading upper extremity orthopedic organizations globally. 

Young Scholars Memorial Fellowship Award

The Young Scholars Memorial Fellowship Award is a new international award to promote an enriching and supportive climate that shines a spotlight on brilliant young shoulder and elbow surgeons and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence and involvement. This award is to be given out annually to “young scholars,” defined as shoulder/elbow surgeons in their first (5) years of clinical practice or Shoulder & Elbow Fellows. This award was created to honor some of the young shoulder & elbow surgeons we have lost prematurely, including Doug Harryman, Alexandra “Sandy” Kirkley, Birgit Werner, and Dominik Meyer.
Two awards will be given annually.
The award will provide the recipient $1500.00 USD to assist with their attendance to a Shoulder and/or Elbow Meeting of their choice (National or International). One award will be specifically targeted each year to an under-represented group in shoulder / elbow surgery. This is an international award and is open to all nationalities.
Applications for this scholarship are due by June 1.
Please visit the website: and complete an application to be considered for this award. For more information on this award, interested applicants may contact Steve Mlodoch (, Vani Sabesan ( or George Athwal (
This award strives to transform our academic community into a place where all will thrive and succeed in an ever-changing global community of shoulder and elbow surgeons.

Funding for this award is provided by Elsevier and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Coding and Reimbursement FAQ’s Added to Website

Information on coding and reimbursement specific to members can be found on the ASES website. On the Coding and Reimbursement web page you will find answers to many FAQ’s, as well as the latest updates regarding new and existing CPT codes.

Shoulder and Elbow Career Opportunities

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.

ASES Podcast – Episode #29

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers conduct a roundtable discussion on worker’s compensation with Dr. Nik Verma and Dr. David Ring

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