ASES News – November 2020


ASES News – November 2020

ASES Partners with J3P Healthcare Solutions

The American Shoulder and Elbow Society has partnered with J3P Healthcare Solutions to provide specialized leadership resources and training to Society Leaders.
According to new Society President, Mark Frankle, M.D., “The ASES exists to serve patients, members, and society by advancing shoulder and elbow care.
The program is designed to help committee leaders to be more effective mentors and be better equipped to develop their junior colleagues.  According to Alan Friedman, M.A., Founder and CEO of J3P, “A professional society is only as effective as its leaders.  If they are able to engage their members, advocate for their specialty and develop the next generation of leaders, then the society can fulfill its mission. In our experience, participants also find that this work helps them as leaders in their practice, hospital, or health system,” says Friedman.
J3P Healthcare Solutions is a specialized firm, focused on physician executive coaching, leadership training, and development, while integrating this work into operational performance improvement. In fact, J3P has a long history working with orthopaedic surgeons, including at a number of high-profile academic programs, other sub-specialty societies and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where they’ve supported the AAOS executive fellowship program.
The ASES program is focused on what it means to be a physician leader, being an effective advocate and communicator, engaging committee members, building relationships, and practical skills, including time management and running effective meetings. These skills are, increasingly, more important as the system is asking more of physician leaders, today.
Dr. Frankle noted, “This was part of my vision as I assumed my new role as President. The ASES needs to develop effective leaders – for the Society and for medicine, generally. We partnered with J3P because of their unique approach, credibility and outstanding track record of engaging physicians on behalf of their own growth in a very practical, and meaningful way.”
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To learn more about J3P Healthcare Solutions, visit

Save the Date!
The ASES 2021 Virtual Specialty Day Meeting, co-chaired by Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, and Charles L. Getz, MD, is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2021. Program details and registration information to be posted soon.
Please plan to join!

Register to Watch On-Demand Content!

Recordings from the 2020 Annual Meeting along with on-demand content is available for viewing through December 2nd!

If you already registered for the Annual Meeting, you can login with the same information you used to watch the live sessions. If you did not register for the meeting, you can still register now to watch the on-demand content. Please find a link below with registration information. Eleven (11) CME credits are available for on-demand content.

·        For step-by-step registration instructions, please Click Here

What is included within recordings and on-demand content?

·        Recordings from Live Virtual Industry Workshops from Arthrex, DJO, DePuy Synthes, Exactech, and Skeletal Dynamics;
·        Recordings from Live Virtual ASES Presentations including symposia with panel discussions, abstract presentations, ICLs, special guest speakers, and re-live surgeries from DJO, Arthrex, Zimmer Biomet, Lima, Catalyst OrthoScience, and Wright Medical;
·        Additional On-Demand Content including abstract presentations, ICLs, and narrated ePosters;

·        VIRTUAL EXHIBITS from eleven (11) companies including DePuy Synthes, Skeletal Dynamics, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright Medical, Zimmer Biomet, Arthrex, Catalyst OrthoScience, DJO, Oberd, and Exactech.

All recordings and on-demand content can be accessed HERE!

Please contact the ASES office with any questions!

Nth Dimensions Opportunity to Host an Intern

ASES is pleased to announce that it is the first orthopaedic subspecialty to partner with Nth Dimensions. We are looking for members to host an Nth Dimensions intern for the summer of 2021.
Nth Dimensions was founded in 2004 by orthopaedic surgeons working collaboratively with academic institutions, community surgeons, and industry to address the dearth of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in orthopaedic surgery. The overarching goal of Nth Dimensions is to address and eliminate healthcare disparities for all communities. The primary mission is to provide resources, expertise, and experience, through developing and implementing strategic pipeline initiatives.
Nth Dimensions is currently accepting applications from first-year medical students for the summer 2021 internship program. We are reaching out to ASES members to offer the opportunity to host a candidate and provide a clinical/research mentorship. The program dates are June 7 – August 1, 2021. There are no additional costs to your institution. In light of the ongoing health crisis, Nth Dimensions will attempt to assign students to mentors within the same state or region to allow a greater chance of in-person opportunities. Internships will be a hybrid including both virtual and in-person programs.
If you are interested, please complete the questionnaire through the link below no later than Thursday, December 31. We are asking you to propose a research project. This project should allow the intern to have data to present by September.

ASES Partnership with the Biologic Association

The Biologic Association (BA) is an orthopaedic organization dedicated to providing one voice for all matters on musculoskeletal biologics and regenerative medicine. The BA is a collaboration of leading orthopaedic organizations: The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, the Orthoregeneration Network (ON Foundation) and now, ASES!
We are excited for this new partnership and welcome you to create a complimentary user account at
The BA was founded in 2018 with a purpose to unite and critically evaluate the current evidence for biologics and regenerative medicine, in order to encourage responsible use of therapies, facilitate rigorous study of treatment outcomes in order to establish the scientific basis for regenerative medicine therapies, and discourage the widespread indiscriminate use of unproven therapies. With numerous voices both nationally and internationally weighing in, the BA’s intention is to provide a unified voice and to offer insight through the development of reporting standards and research that can help physicians and their patients better understand the existing and future clinical application of biologic therapies.

2020 Neer Circle Meeting

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, ASES Past-President William Levine, MD and Co-Chairs Jay Keener, MD and Joseph Abboud, MD, led the Neer Circle Academic Symposium. The topic that was discussed and debated centered upon ASES Surgical Education and Subspecialty Challenges within the Current Health Care Paradigm. A diverse group of thought provoking ASES members participated as faculty and through panel discussions they explored controversial issues such as resident and fellow education, subspecialty promotion among our peers, how the ASES can better serve its membership, and how the ever growing contemporary stresses (e.g. decreased reimbursement, COVID-19, regulatory environment) can best be addressed.
Here is a link to the program schedule that was covered: Program Schedule
A full recording of this virtual symposium is available through the member’s only section of the ASES website: Member’s Only Section

The Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award

Health care systems are complex structures which require more knowledge than the simple delivery of care. Understanding these complexities plays an important role in promoting health and access to health care in communities and the larger public, and leads to the appropriate care of patients and the access and utilization of the health care team in the health care arena.

This knowledge base is important to help build capacity to improve community health and enhance health policy initiatives focused on available, safe and quality care. In addition to safer medical systems and greater patient and caregiver involvement in healthcare design and delivery, it is important to understand and optimize research on healthcare initiatives for their quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

Dr. Frankle founded this award to foster a new generation of orthopaedic advocacy leaders.
  • Two (2) ASES Representatives (Residents approved for Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship/Fellow/Candidate/Associate Members in good standing)
  • Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of health care policy focused on available, safe and quality care by improving the society’s knowledge through presenting during the ASES Annual Meeting detailing what they were able to accomplish.
The application deadline for this award is Friday, January 15th, 2021

ASES 2021 Resident and Fellow Series

Virtual Series on Thursday Evenings in January and February of 2021
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is planning an eight (8) week series on the topic of practice management. This series will be marketed to and geared toward orthopaedic resident and fellows. Below, please find the eight-week series by date and topic.
·        Thursday, January 7, 2021: Securing Your First Job & Contract Negotiations
·        Thursday, January 14, 2021: Building Your Team and Setting Up Your Practice
·        Thursday, January 21, 2021: Billing and Coding for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
·        Thursday, January 28, 2021: Marketing Yourself as a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
·        Thursday, February 4, 2021: Start an Independent Research Program
·        Thursday, February 11, 2021: Medical Legal Rules of Performing an IME
·        Thursday, February 18, 2021: Work-Life Integration
·        Thursday, February 25, 2021: Diversity and Equity

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In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank conduct a roundtable interview regarding COVID-19 and coverage of professional sports. Guests include Dr. Tom Noonan, who covers the Colorado Rockies, and Dr. Eric McCarty who covers the Colorado Avalanche.

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