ASES News – November 2022

ASES News - November 2022

Presidential Message from Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC

Dear Colleagues: It has been a busy Fall and work of the society continues on many fronts:

Dr. Joe Abboud has been very busy since he took over as Foundation Chair from Tony Miniaci. This includes changing the timing of the National Shoulder and Elbow week from the fall to the spring to remove the conflict with the ASES Annual Meeting timing. This will ease the stress on the ASES office staff. Since it is too late to organize for 2023, the next NSEW will be spring of 2024. Dr. Abboud has also launched a giving program campaign to increase donations to ASESF. The general feeling is that there are many members who could be in a position to give more to the Foundation. I can’t encourage you enough, and any donation no matter how small is appreciated! Planning is underway for a strategic planning retreat for the Foundation in June 2023.

Dr. Chris Klifto has many new ideas for the technology committee including methods to enhance the use of the ASES app. More to come including an enhanced membership directory and a community platform to share cases for help on difficult challenges in our field. Thanks to Chris for his boundless energy and enthusiasm.

Congrats to Eric Wagner on another successful journal club on Elbow Arthroscopy, which took place on November 15. Thanks to Drs. Sean O’Driscoll, Buddy Savoie (possibly the busiest orthopedic surgeon on the planet as AAOS president), and Peter Chalmers for joining in as panelists.

Thanks to Peter Chalmers and Rachel Frank for putting out so many interesting podcasts. They are very engaging and informative, and I would encourage you to tune in.

The Neer Circle consensus statement on superior labral tears has started and we are excited to see this develop. Neer Circle members can expect requests for survey help throughout the year. Thanks to Nik Verma and Heinz Hoenecke for leading this initiative.

Also, thanks to Sara Edwards and Oke Anakwenze for leading the academic question focused on how we are doing with diversity, equity, and inclusion in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Work has begun on the annual meeting in Scottsdale, October 4-7 2023, at the Westin Kierland. It is a great location with much to do outside of the meeting. We are considering a possible golf event on Tuesday, October 3 before the meeting starts. Circle your calendars now!!

Thanks to Emilie Cheung, Eric Ricchetti, and Mike O’Brien for their leadership with the recent ASES resident’s course in Chicago. Although attendance was a bit down from the usual, we recognize the conflict with the OITE and next year we will correct that.

The ICSES 15th international congress in Rome September 5-8, 2023 promises to be a great meeting in a world-class location. Please check their website if you are interested in attending. ASES will be involved in a “Day 0” meeting.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is pleased to offer the ASES Shoulder and Elbow Self-Assessment Examination #1. This 100-item self-administered and scored online examination tests your knowledge of the entire spectrum of shoulder and elbow care and helps to fulfill the self-assessment component for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification (MOS).

Test questions were developed by ASES members, who are expert shoulder and elbow surgeons, and curated by ASES Education co-chairs, Drs. Ranjan Gupta and Samer Hasan. The ASES has partnered with Orthobullets to deliver a seamless experience from online payment to earning 10 SAE credits that are sent directly to ABOS, as well as 15 CME-Credits upon completion. You may access/purchase the exam here.

Shoulder Elbow Database (SHED)
The ASES 2022 Annual Meeting recordings are now available on the SHED. This new LMS system is accessible only to members and contains all recorded content from this year’s Annual Meeting. Furthermore, you have access to previous years’ meetings and the ASES Virtual Journal Club as well.

These are just a few highlights of the society’s activities and by no means is a complete list. We are so fortunate to have such a committed group of committee members who give selflessly of their time to make ASES one of the most attractive societies to join.

Please spread the word to any of your shoulder and elbow colleagues who are not members in addition to fellows/residents to join us.

I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving!  Despite a turbulent world, we have so much to be grateful for and I am most thankful for your dedication, hard work, collegiality, and support!

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 ASES Member Experience Taskforce along with the support of the Education and Technology committees would like to introduce the new Learning Management System for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database!

We are pleased to provide this new membership benefit to you as an ASES Member and continue to grow and develop this special learning platform with new content as it becomes available! You can now view previous meetings and webinars 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

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

Dr. Abboud, the New ASES Foundation Chairman has a simple ask…

Please donate to your ASES Foundation!

Our membership is vibrant and thriving. The ASES Foundation and ASES recognize there are so many initiatives we want to be able to continue to grow and fund to support our membership including research, education, fellowships, mentorship, and DEI initiatives. 

I believe we all are very blessed in our lives and in large part due to our profession and this incredible society and foundation that are working for you. We would love to be able to boast 100%-member participation. Consider a year-end donation or a pledge.

Your ASES Foundation Advances:

  • Fellowship Education Grants (25+ Programs)
  • DEI Initiatives
  • Candidate Research Grants
  • Traveling Fellows Program
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Multi-Centered Studies
  • National Shoulder and Elbow Week Research Grants
  • Trends in Shoulder Arthroplasty Report

Donate here:

ASES Foundation Store

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Show your ASES pride and support the ASES Foundation:

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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

Now Accepting Applications for New/Advancing Members!

The application period to apply for membership in 2023 is now open through January 13th, 2023.

Steps for the application process:

  • Complete the membership application via the link below.
  • Reach out to potential sponsors and ask them to complete the sponsorship form on your behalf.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from ASES staff once we have received all of your materials, including sponsor forms.
  • The Membership Committee begins the review process once the application period closes.
  • Applicants will be notified of the results by late June/early July 2023.

ASES Membership Application:

If you have any questions, please reach out to ASES staff at

For Sponsors: The ASES Office sent you a link to the sponsorship form at the start of the sponsorship period. You can also find the sponsorship form via the members-only section of the website (please note that only Active, Affiliate, and Corresponding members can see the link).

Further details can be found at

The ASES 2023 Specialty Day will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, at the Venetian Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the AAOS new model, there will be two days dedicated to Specialty Society programming, one at the front (Tuesday) and one at the back end (Saturday). With our 12 noon start time, we are confident that our participation will be strong, allowing attendees to arrive that morning!

Our 2023 Specialty Day Program Co-Chairs, Dr. Jay Keener, and Dr. Katie Vadasdi have developed a great program and we hope you will join us for this popular event!

More information will be available soon on the ASES website and in future monthly newsletters.

See you in Las Vegas! 

ICSES Call for Abstracts

The Call-for-Abstracts is now open for the 15th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery which will be held in Rome from September 5th – 8th, 2023, at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The deadline for abstract submission is midnight Central European time on December 12, 2022. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Please visit the ICSES 2023 website for more information.


Thank you to all who attended the 2022 ASES Resident Course held earlier this month at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL. Through hands-on labs and in-depth didactic sessions, participating Residents and Fellows engaged in Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with content delivered by our top-notch faculty!

We look forward to seeing all Residents and Fellows at the 2023 course next Fall!

ASES 2022 Resident Course Faculty

ASES Podcast - New Episodes

In Episode # 67 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers interviews Dr. Phillip Morodor about the treatment of glenohumeral instability. 

Apply today for the Mark Frankle Health Care Policy Award

The goal of the Mark Frankle, MD Award is to foster knowledge acquisition and leadership development in the realm of health care policy and political advocacy in order to optimize the delivery, safety, and outcomes of the highest quality of shoulder and elbow care for our patients.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an ASES member in good standing
  • Award applications will be reviewed based upon:
    o Willingness to lead ASES in areas of access to health care in communities
    o Desire to improve ASES’ knowledge of the delivery of care
  • Two (2) awardees will be selected in March

Award Details:

  • Fellowship in AAOS Washington DC office (up to 14 days, non-consecutive optional)
  • $12,500 for fellowship expenses
  • Opportunity to present findings at the ASES Annual Meeting in October
  • Exposure to Health Policy including Capitol Hill visits, AAOS Office of Government Relations, AAOS National Orthopaedic Conference (NOLC), AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), and Board of Councilors (BOC) Session
  • Participation with the ASES Political Advocacy Committee


  • Two (2) ASES Representatives
  • Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of health care policy with a focus on advocating for improved access to high-quality shoulder and elbow healthcare.
  • Applicants will also promote and advance the membership’s understanding of the importance of health care policy for our patients through presentations at the ASES Annual Meeting focusing on their efforts and accomplishments through the fellowship.

The application deadline for this award is Friday, January 13th, 2023.

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 encourages 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, Stefano Carbone, and Dominik Meyer.

Two awards will be given annually and will provide the recipient $1500.00 USD to assist with their attendance to the ASES Annual Meeting. One award will be specifically targeted each year to enhance diversity in our specialty. This is an international award and is open to all nationalities.

Applications for this scholarship are due by Feb 1st. The application is available here.

Please complete an application to be considered for this award. For more information on this award, interested applicants may contact Steve Mlodoch (, Vani Sabesan (, or Dr. Anakwenze (

This award aims to transform our academic community and integrate our future leaders into a place where everyone can thrive and succeed in an ever-changing global community of shoulder and elbow surgeons.

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 Specialty Day

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronada Island

ASES 2023 Fellows Symposium

Friday, June 16th, 2023

Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Island, Florida

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

ASES Grant Opportunities

ASES Research Grant
Each year, the society issues a call for proposals encouraging new investigators to apply for seed and start-up funding for promising shoulder and elbow research projects. Grants of up to $20,000, for work to be performed over 12-24 months, are considered. Only orthopaedic surgeons acting as principal investigators are eligible to apply. All applications are reviewed and graded by the ASES Research Committee.

Candidate Research Grant
In an effort to provide research assistance to Candidate members, the ASES will offer an annual grant of $10,000 to the most deserving applicant. This grant was started thanks to the generosity of 4 donors. Dr. Felix Savoie, Dr. Anthony Romeo, Dr. Matthew Ramsey, and Dr. William Levine.

PJI Research Grant

The ASES PJI Grant is designed to provide supplementary funds, or funding for pilot studies which will lead to larger foundation or government grants. The focus can be on any aspect of scientific study that affects the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of shoulder prosthetic joint infection. A grant of up to $10,000, for work to be performed over 12-24 months, will be considered. Only orthopaedic surgeons acting as principal investigators are eligible to apply.

Applications for all 3 grants are due by February 8th, 2023. Completed applications should be emailed to ASES at

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

Shoulder and Elbow Career Opportunities

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is recruiting a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon to join our academic department. The faculty member will have teaching, research, and service responsibilities, along with an outstanding opportunity to build a practice in Shoulder and Elbow reconstructive surgery. Learn more about this opportunity and qualifications and requirements at https://

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

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.

OREF is Pleased to Announce Funding Opportunities!

Grant applications are now available for arthritis, shoulder, and resident research. Grants from $5,000 to $50,000 are available to eligible applicants. Arthritis and shoulder grant applications are due December 15. For more information, please visit OREF’s grant programs page.

Additional funding opportunities, due December 15, 2022

  • OREF/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant provides $50,000 in seed and start-up funding for promising research projects that address issues related to the treatment of arthritis with an emphasis on arthroplasty.
  • OREF/ASES/Rockwood Clinical Shoulder Research Grant provides $50,000 in funding and encourages new investigators to conduct research in the area of shoulder care.

For more information, visit the OREF website.

View and download the 2021 OREF Annual Report

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, OREF was able to fulfill its mission of funding clinically relevant research and supporting and encouraging new investigators in 2021. With their help, we awarded more than $1.3 million in research grants, including funding 17 resident investigator projects, hosted four regional Resident Research Symposia and our first-ever National Resident Research Symposium, and addressed some of the most important topics in orthopaedics today. All of this is highlighted in the 2021 OREF Annual Report, now available to view.

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