ASES News – May 2022

ASES News – May 2022

Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD

Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This famous statement emphasizes how much each of us owes our mentors for giving us a strong foundation and showing us the future. Mentorship is an important responsibility of ASES and is critical for many reasons. Mentorship allows new members to learn about the society, become involved, and have personalized training opportunities. Young ASES members are often overwhelmed with the pressures of starting a practice, autonomy, business of medicine, and work-life balance. It can seem rather overwhelming and young mentees are often eager to hear about even the mundane aspects of practice growth, personal life, and navigating your way through what often can seem like a maze of ASES involvement. These are topics not usually covered in CME offerings. During the pandemic, people were more clearly seeking outlets for professional growth that were more personal.
Our Mentorship program has been spearheaded by Anand Murthi working with Joe Abboud under the direction of our Membership Committee. Says Murthi, “If we have goals of improving patient care, research, and teaching, we must “mentor” our next generation and even present generation.”  This program has been in place for the past 5 years and pairs interested younger members with more seasoned ones to share experiences and discuss not only clinical cases but also everyday success and challenges and anything else they are interested in. Many of us have mentors who trained us, but it is often more difficult to develop this type of relationship in our current practices. Mentorship is invaluable to surgeons and the need was identified by our members. Involvement in this program is open to all our members. Mentoring is not a given skill. In some, it comes naturally and in others, it is a skill that requires practice and nurturing. Mentors should be able to share clinical and life experiences but also incorporate emotional intelligence, humility (we don’t know everything), and patience. This requires a variety of techniques but most importantly the ability to listen.
As ASES evolves from a small society of 200 to a larger society of 1300 as we are today, member involvement and engagement are critical to our success, and this requires a sense of belonging by all our members. As our society has expanded, the need for and interest in mentorship has grown. The mentorship program allows a wonderful mixing of the generations and many mentors have commented on how many life lessons they have learned from their mentees. We as teachers/mentors (although not the same skill set) benefit from 360 feedback and should continue to learn and change and adapt our mentoring skills. The program is flexible and varies with each pairing but generally involves some type of interaction monthly (Zoom or less often in person depending on the logistics). The program is critical to advancing the sense of inclusion of our new members. As the healthcare landscape changes daily and physician burnout and emotional stress increases, mentoring will only be more important for our society and healthcare in general.
As we complete the 5th year of the mentorship program, Drs. Murthi and Abboud along with their highly motivated and energetic task force have embarked on an ambitious plan to create an annual meeting that celebrates and further evolves the mentorship opportunity. This program would allow numerous mentors and mentees to come together to further strengthen their relationships. The program aspires to offer a well-rounded opportunity for all attendees and will focus on many of the critical areas including practice development, research, business, leadership, mental health, work-life balance, and overall health and wellbeing.
I encourage all ASES members to consider participating in the Mentorship program. Not only does it earn points for advancement in the society, but it is also a wonderful way to meet other members and gain from their personal experiences. We look forward to welcoming more mentors and mentees into this program in the years to come.

Mentorship Program

In preparation for the 2022-2023 ASES Mentorship Program the Early Career Engagement and Mentorship Subcommittee is currently looking for mentor and mentee volunteers
Below is a list of the key elements of the program as outlined by the Subcommittee to give you an idea of the commitment level that will be involved in volunteering as a mentor/mentee:
  1. The program will last 1 year
  2. Mentors should only have 1 mentee at a time (2 at most if they are able to take on more than 1)
  3. Mentor/mentee should meet in person at the ASES Annual Meeting and the AAOS Annual Meeting
  4. Recommend at least 1 site visit during the year at the mentor’s practice
  5. Phone calls/web conferences every 6-8 weeks to discuss topics of interest
  6. Goals of the program are education, practice management, academic promotion, research, society interaction, and advancement to Associate member. 
There will be no funding for this activity by ASES.
Please note that participation in the ASES Mentorship Program can be used to earn points toward your shoulder and elbow CV. Mentors earn 3 points and mentees earn 1 point for a maximum of 15 points allowed.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor/mentee through the ASES Mentorship Program please take a few minutes to complete the survey below by Friday, July 1st.
ASES Fellows’ Symposium
Friday, June 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. 

Visit The ASES Annual Meeting Website

Your source for the most up-to-date information about the ASES Annual Meeting. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often! 

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now for the 2022 Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting Co-Chairs have been hard at work finalizing the Course Agenda and are excited to welcome you all to Atlanta this fall. Registration will open in late June, but for now, you can secure your hotel reservation at our host property, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
We have secured a special rate of $219/night, (plus taxes and fees) for attendees of the ASES Annual Meeting. Click HERE to make your secure reservation in the ASES block.
For the most up to date Annual Meeting information, be sure to visit the Annual Meeting Page on the ASES website.

Annual Meeting Abstract Update

Thank you to all who submitted abstracts for the 2022 Annual Meeting and 2023 Specialty Day! We are thrilled to announce that we received over 700 abstracts this year and are confident that selected submissions will greatly enhance the already dynamic Scientific Program for these courses!
The abstract review panel will be reviewing all submissions over the next few weeks, and those selected for the Annual Meeting will be notified in July. If your paper is not selected for an Annual Meeting Podium or Poster presentation, it will be considered later in the year for our 2023 Specialty Day program.
Thank you to all who took the time to submit their work for consideration!

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, 2022.

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.

ASES Podcast – Honoring Dr. Rockwood

In Episode # 55 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank interviews Drs. Williams and Cofield about their memories of Dr. Charles Rockwood.

In Episode # 56 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Drs. Burkhead, Matsen, and Bigliani about their memories of Dr. Charles Rockwood. 

Save the Date for the ASES Resident Course!

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. 
This course is open to all residents and fellows. Registration will open in June and space fills up quickly. 
Visit our ASES Resident Course website or follow us on social media for the most up to date information! 

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.


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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