ASES News – March 2022

ASES News – March 2022

Presidential Message
Xavier A. Duralde, MD
As the old political adage goes, “If you are not sitting at the table, you are on the menu.” The ASES Advocacy Committee has come a long way in the 5 years since its inception as a Task Force by our former President Tony Romeo in 2017. This committee has been focusing on four major areas including government engagement, meeting programming, research, and leadership training. Our current committee leaders, Ted Schlegel and Brad Bushnell have continued to fight on our behalf in the political arena and have helped this committee develop an effective voice for our organization.
ASES has partnered with the AAOS Ortho PAC and other orthopedic advocacy stakeholders to promote policy legislation that benefit our patients and our members. This has included work on RVU changes for shoulder codes, Surprise Billing, COVID policies, and the fight against labeling the shoulder as a “single anatomic structure” with a resultant impact on coding and billing. Our committee’s most recent work includes a letter to CMS regarding the latest NCCI edits for the inclusion of total shoulder replacements on the inpatient only list.
The committee has been active in including advocacy speakers in our ASES annual meeting program to help increase awareness among our membership of this vital function.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the Advocacy Committee’s work is the Mark Frankle, MD Healthcare Policy Award generously created by our Immediate Past President. This award seeks to provide selected ASES members with firsthand exposure to and experience with policy development in the legislative process at the federal and state levels. These “Frankle Scholars” represent the current and future foundation of leadership in our advocacy efforts. The winners of this prestigious award include:
2020: Kevin Cronin and Jacob Calcei
2021: Melissa Wright and Joshua Port
2022: Brian Hill and Alan Reynolds
We look forward to expanding roles of all these members within our Advocacy Committee and thank them for their willingness to serve our Society. I encourage all of you who are interested in this effort to apply for this generous award.
I think I speak for the Advocacy Committee’s 16 members in saying that they are honored to serve the society and excited about the work ahead in pursuing our mission…
“To protect and promote the highest levels of quality care for patients with shoulder and elbow problems by identifying, advancing, and defending relevant political and legislative issues. To educate the general ASES membership and the public regarding such issues. To represent the interests of shoulder and elbow patients as well as the ASES membership to elected federal and state officials, as well as other participants in the legislative and political process.” – ASES Advocacy Committee Mission Statement, 2018
I strongly encourage each of you to become more knowledgeable in advocacy issues both at your local state level as well as the federal level and to generously support our Political Action Committee efforts to continue to pursue policies that are in the best interest of our patients and members.
Xavier Duralde, MD
Thank you to everyone who joined us for ASES Specialty Day on March 26th! Over 400 people joined us in Chicago and from the initial feedback we have received we are confident that the program was a great success!
If you attended and have not done so yet, we would greatly appreciate you completing the 2022 ASES Specialty Day evaluations. This helps us improve the Specialty Day experience and allows us to ensure that our educational programs continue to meet your needs.
Your CME Certificate will be available through your AAOS Account within the next few weeks. If you have additional questions, please contact AAOS Member Services at
Thank you again for a terrific Specialty Day! We look forward to seeing everyone at Specialty Day 2023 in Las Vegas!

A Message from the ASES 2022 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs

Dear ASES members:
We are very excited about the upcoming 2022 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from October 6th to 9th, 2022. Although the Scientific Program is still being developed, we would like to provide you as a member with some preliminary information, so that you can plan ahead:
  • The Annual Meeting will start on Thursday October 6th in the evening with the ASES President’s/New Member Welcome Reception
  • The scientific program will start on Friday October 7th at 6:45 am with a number of Instructional Course Lectures
  • Every day, the scientific program will include Instructional Course Lectures in the morning followed by a combination of Symposia, original research free paper presentations, and industry-sponsored non-CME sessions
  • Posters accepted for presentation will be displayed for the duration of the meeting
  • Other highlights will include the Neer, Codman and Morrey Lectures, our ASES President Lecture, as well as a Lecture by the President of our guest nation, (Spain) and sessions on political advocacy, ASES business meetings and other
  • All ASES members are welcome to attend the ASES All-Show Gala and ASESF Fundraiser at the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday October 8th in the evening
  • The meeting will be adjourned on Sunday October 9th at noon
  • For those of you who are also members of the Neer Circle, the Neer Circle Meeting will take place Thursday October 6th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and the Neer Circle Reception will take place on Friday October 7th in the evening
We hope most of you will choose to come and participate on our Annual Meeting. We will be looking forward to welcoming you to Atlanta.
Joaquin, Matthew and Xavier
The Call-for-Abstracts is now live on the ASES website for the 2022 Annual Meeting, taking place October 6-9, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as ASES 2023 Specialty Day taking place in March of 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is one submission link for both meetings.
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/coauthor that will be available to present the paper. You must login to your ASES member account to submit an abstract
You may use the following link for abstract submissions: Call for Abstracts. Before submitting your abstract, please review the Abstract Guidelines
The deadline date for all submissions is Friday, May 13th, 2022, at 11:59pm CST.
Visit the 2022 ASES Annual Meeting Website for the Most Up To Date Information
The 2022 ASES Annual Meeting Website is now LIVE! Be sure to visit this page often for the most up to date information about the meeting. Updates on the Agenda, Registration, Housing, CME, Social and Industry Events and much more will be posted as it becomes available!

Neer and Morrey Award Submissions


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

Submissions for both the Neer and Morrey Awards are due by July 1st, 2021.

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.

ASES Fellows’ Symposium News

ASES Fellows Symposium
Friday, 17th 2022
San Diego Shoulder Institute
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is again partnering with the San Diego Shoulder Institute on a symposium for graduating Shoulder & Elbow and Sports Fellows. 

The ASES Fellows Symposium will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2022, at the Annual San Diego Shoulder Institute (SDSI) in San Diego, CA. The symposium will feature short presentations by fellows who submit abstracts for consideration, and are accepted, culminating with the Robert H. Cofield, MD Award for the highest rated Oral Presentation and the Richard J. Hawkins, MD Award for the highest rated Poster Presentation. 

Anyone registered for the SDSI Meeting is welcome to attend the ASES Fellows’ Symposium. Visit the SDSI website for complete details. 

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
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 #52

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers conducts a roundtable discussion with Drs. Brian Feeley and David Kovacevic on the currently available methods to improve cuff healing.

The Shoulder360 Course Co-Directors, Paul Sethi, MD, Joseph Abboud, MD and Raffy Mirzayan, MD would like to invite current ASES fellows to attend the inaugural Shoulder360 Course, April 28-30, 2022 at the Loews Miami Beach. The planning committee is offering 15 scholarships to current ASES Fellows. The scholarship includes waived meeting registration and $1000 travel stipend.
To apply, please ask your fellows to submit a letter of good standing in the ASES Fellowship program to Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

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