ASES News – March 2023

ASES News - March 2023

Presidential Message from Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC

Update from ASES Specialty Day

Congratulations to program co-chairs Dr. Jay Keener and Dr. Katie Vadasdi for a great job at ASES Specialty Day in Las Vegas. Although there was a worry that moving the program earlier in the week would result in decreased attendance, there was a good late surge in registration. I am pleased to report that nearly 500 member and non-member surgeons and allied health professionals attended our specialty day.

For your reference, exclusive of no-shows, this puts us at an 18% increase over 2022 (Chicago) and 28% less than what we had at the last live pre-Covid meeting in 2019.

The program was well received with many compliments. Thanks again to Jay and Katie and well as Xavier Duralde for leading the event as Past President.

For next year a survey of members as part of the evaluation was done, so we will get a chance to see what the members want. However, the choices for next year will be Monday or Friday. Monday is post Super Bowl which could be problematic. As well, we are sharing the program with AOSSM so it is looking like Friday will be the choice.

Meeting of ASES with AAOS Presidential Line

The Presidential Line of ASES (Drs. Frankle, Duralde, MacDonald, Kuhn, and Sanchez- Sotelo) and Executive Director Anna Quintanilla met with the presidential line of AAOS (Drs. Savoie, Bozic, Tornetta), CEO Thomas Arend and COO Dino Damalas to discuss relevant issues of mutual concern between the two societies. The meeting was a useful dialogue on the state of specialty day, BOS representation of subspecialties to AAOS as well as advocacy. Specialty Day is currently part of an experiment to different days of the week to see if the gradual decline in attendance can be averted. We agreed that this type of face-to-face meeting is useful and will continue likely twice a year. The overall attendance to AAOS is about 70% of pre-Covid numbers. The current BOS format with representation of Drs. Larry Gulotta and Xavier Duralde was thought to be working well.

Advocacy effects at both levels continue including the increased activity at ASES thanks to the generous support of Dr. Mark Frankle and the leadership of Dr. Brad Bushnell, Chair of the ASES Advocacy Committee.

ICSES update

As previously reported ICSES will be in Rome this year Sept 5 to 8, 2023 with the “Day 0” program of ASES offered on September 4. Please plan on being there and support what is expected to be a great meeting in a beautiful international venue.

The ICSES 2026 meeting will be in Vancouver and we expect that the annual meeting of ASES will be held immediately preceding the ICSES meeting that year.

Journal Club

The recent Virtual Journal Club session held on February 21st and featuring shoulder arthroplasty presented by Drs. Abboud, Levine and Zuckerman was a great success. Thanks to the three panelists and Drs. Chris Klifto and Eric Wagner for continuing these informative events!

ASES Podcasts

Thanks to Drs. Melissa Wright, Scott Steinmann and Gerry Williams for the recent podcast held March 1 and focusing on political advocacy. We really appreciate the ongoing efforts of Drs. Rachel Frank and Peter Chalmers to keep these sessions going!

ASES Research Webinar Series

We are all looking forward to the next research webinar Tuesday, March 21 at 7 pm on AI and Augmented Mixed reality featuring Drs. Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo, John Bell, and Howard Routman.

ASES OFFICE Staff Additions

After the recent ASES board meeting in Las Vegas, consensus was that the ASES office staff needs to be increased and the society will be proceeding to hire another staff member to assist with ASES Foundation activities. Down the road we are also considering adding a marketing professional. We are excited to expand the ASES office staff team which will be in step with the increased activity of ASES and our Foundation in recent years.

ASES Financial Report

Congratulations to Dr. Charlie Getz who continues to steward ASES finances in a positive way. The ASES is in good financial position and in good shape to face the challenges of the society and the foundation as we go forward. 

Calling All Fellows: Submit Your Abstract for ASES Fellows' Day at SDSI

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’ Day at SDSI will be held on Friday, June 16th, 2023, durimg thel 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.

We hope to see you all in San Diego in June!

Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 3rd, 2023​

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation


Share Your Arthroplasty Knowledge and Support the Foundation

Dr. Andrew Green, Chairman and Members of the ASES Foundation’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Survey of Trends in Shoulder Arthroplasty are inviting you to participate in the 2023 survey.

ASES Foundation’s 2023 Trends in Arthroplasty Survey will:

  • Provide a comprehensive assessment of ASES members’ recent, current, and future practices, thoughts, and opinions on important issues related to shoulder arthroplasty.
  • Raise funds to support ASES Foundation programs and initiatives by leveraging its data and interactive reports on current trends to our industry partners. 

Qualify for nice incentives like:

  1. Receive 5 points on your shoulder/elbow CV toward membership advancement.
  2. Goodwill in giving back and supporting your profession and Foundation.
  3. Eligible for 1 of 35 raffle prizes:
    • “The Shoulder” book by E.A. Codman ($500 value)
    • ASES “The Foundation” Marmot Fleece Vest ($85 value)
    • JSES Seminars in Arthroplasty subscription ($50 value)

It only takes a few minutes. Please note that the data will be de-identified and not traceable to individual participants, and no one will see anyone’s individual responses. For the integrity of the survey, please take it only once and do not forward this to anyone.

We are looking for 100% member participation.

Please complete this survey by April 8, 2023

ASES Foundation Store

Show your ASES pride and support the ASES Foundation:

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

Hawkins Award - New!

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

Please note that submission is connected with the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts. Only international papers accepted for presentation during the meeting will be considered.

2023 Annual Meeting News


Plans are well underway for the 2023 ASES Annual Meeting, which will run from October 3rd – 7th, 2023 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Information will be posted to the Annual Meeting Web page as it becomes available, but here is some important information for now.


The Call for Abstracts for both the ASES 2023 Annual Meeting and the ASES/AOSSM Specialty Day is now open. Please follow the link below to submit your abstract. Please note that as The Annual Meeting is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting, only ASES members may submit an abstract.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 1st, 2023


One of the leading resort courses in Arizona, the Westin Kierland Golf Club, will play 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 event to the 2023 Annual Meeting, allowing you a great opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues. More information will be available shortly, but please make sure to 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 are now able to 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 (PM)

Wednesday, October 4th:  Exhibit Set-Up, Neer Circle Meeting (PM), Welcome Reception (Evening)

Thursday, October 5th:  Scientific Program, Exhibit Hall Open, Neer Circle Dinner (Evening)

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

Saturday, October 7th: Scientific Program (through 12 p.m.), Exhibit Hall Open (through 10:30 a.m.)

To ensure that you receive the special ASES rate of $319 for single/double occupancy, please be sure to 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!

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of the ASES organizational structure as most volunteer work in the society occurs through committees. The success of the ASES is due largely to volunteer committee and panel members who provide an invaluable service to the society.

The ASES is issuing a Call for Volunteers to encourage society-wide participation in the many existing projects and new endeavors of our society. We have positions available on several committees.

Details on committee mandates, terms, and volunteer responsibilities are listed in the Committee Structure document that was emailed March 28.

If you are interested in serving on any of the committees listed below, please fill out an electronic form (via the link below), upload your CV, a brief letter of interest, and disclosure form (emailed March 28). Please submit your application by Friday, May 5th.

List of Open Committee Positions in 2023

Abstract Review Panel

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Early Career Development and Mentorship Subcommittee

Education Committee

Ethics Committee

Exchange Fellowship Committee

Fellowship Committee

Innovation and Strategic Partnership Committee

Member Experience Committee

Membership Committee

Political Advocacy Committee

Research Committee

Technology Committee

ASESF Ad Hoc Committee on Member-Centered Initiatives

ASESF Ad Hoc Committee on Industry-Centered Initiatives

ASESF Grants Committee

ASES committees play an important role in advancing and promoting education and research in shoulder and elbow care, and I hope that you will consider applying.

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving on the ASES Committees.

John E. (Jed) Kuhn, MD, MS

Committee on Committees, Chair

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.

The LDP is well underway! The 2022-2023 cohort met for their third session at AAOS in Las Vegas. Participants have been engaged throughout these sessions as they exchange ideas and perspectives with each other. Through these exchanges and sessions, participants look to play significant roles in shaping our Society and enhancing the value of the Society to their respective orthopaedic communities. The cohort will be meeting for their fourth session in person on June 23rd, 2023, at the ASES National Office in Schaumburg, IL.

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.

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 Episode

In episode #74 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Dr. Michael Wiater and Dr. John Sperling about the advantages and disadvantages of stemless vs. stemmed shoulder arthroplasty.

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 2023 Fellows Symposium
Friday, June 16th, 2023
Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Island, Florida
Abstract Submission Portal is Open! Closes April 3rd, 2023

International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES)
September 5-8, 2023
Rome, Italy

ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
Abstract Submission Portal is Open! Closes May 1st, 2023

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

Join us for the inaugural Shoulder360TM  Course, April 13-15, 2023, at the Loews Hotel in South Beach Miami. This is a conference you don’t want to miss!

Hear from over 40 nationally & internationally renowned faculty.

Visit to register, review the conference program, and much more information. 

This inaugural in-person educational event will bring together shoulder arthroplasty experts from around the world!

  • The full spectrum of topics – from preoperative evaluation to treatment of complications including primary and complex revision cases and all topics in between
  • Fast-paced program – lectures, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, re-live surgery, and debates
  • Stimulating agenda -outstanding opportunities for learning and engagement.

Residents and Fellows – Half-price tickets!

Top Articles from the JSES Family of Journals 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!

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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.

Most cited article: Increasing incident of primary reverse and anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in the United States

JSES International

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.

Most cited article: The modern reverse shoulder arthroplasty and an updated systematic review for each complication: part II

Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES

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.

Most cited article: Use of machine learning to assess the predictive value of 3 commonly used clinical measures to quantify outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

JSES Reviews, Reports & Techniques

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.
Most read article: Determining the accurate placement of a posterior portal in shoulder arthroscopy with the use of computerized tomography images

Celebrate Ernest Amory Codman, MD, and Help Support the ASES Foundation

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.

MTEC Funding Available

MTEC Offering $10.8 Million for MSK Funding

OREF is pleased to share that the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) recently posted a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) for research related to a broad range of medical technological needs, including Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Reduction and Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation.

The full RPP is available on the MTEC website at:

Focus Areas 9 and 10 on pages 13 -14 pertain to the MSK research, with an estimated $10.8M in funding available.

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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