ASES News – October 2019


ASES News – October 2019

2019 ASES Annual Meeting Highlights

Thank you to all that were able to attend the Annual Meeting! From the feedback we have received it was a great success and we look forward to continuing to provide quality educational content to our members and guests.
The inaugural Neer Circle Meeting took place on Wednesday, October 16th. Discussion of management of the first-time shoulder dislocation led to a consensus.
It was great to be able to host our colleagues from this year’s Guest Nation of Japan.
The Thursday evening whisky/bourbon tasting event at the JP Morgan Library was very well attended.
Dr. Cordasco receiving his President’s Award and Dr. Levine receiving the gavel during the Presidential Address on Saturday, October 19th.

On November 22-23, 2019, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosting the ASES 2019 Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois. The course, chaired by Drs. Charles Getz, Michael O’Brien, and Dr. Paul Sethi, will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents further their skills and gain mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Please note that both residents and fellows are welcome to attend. Registrants must be a current resident or fellow during the 2019-2020 year.
Attendees will learn essential procedures of the shoulder and elbow through hands-on lab instruction, case discussions and podium presentations by renowned ASES faculty. The many topics and procedures covered will include:
·  Resident Case Competitions
·  Shoulder Instability
·  Rotator Cuff Lab & Cases
·  Arthroscopic Bankart and Posterior Labrum Repair
·  Diagnostic Elbow
·  Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more.

Upcoming ASES Grant Opportunities

Each year, the society issues 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.
In an effort to provide research assistance to Candidate members, the ASES will offer an annual grant of $10,000 to 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.
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 Feburary 8th, 2020. Completed applications should be emailed to ASES at


Attention Candidate and Associate Members!

Advancement Tools Now Available!

The new “Advancement Tools” section on our website is designed to help Candidate and Associate members determine if they are prepared to advance within ASES and if not, assist them with ways to work towards Active membership. This is especially important for Candidate members who are limited to a 5 year term.

Along with the launch of this new tool the ASES Membership Committee will open a voluntary review process for any member who would like to get feedback regarding their potential to advance to Associate or Active status. If you are interested in having the Committee review your shoulder and elbow CV please follow the link above to find out more about how to complete the form. Once completed please submit it to for review.
Please note that this voluntary review process is in addition to the normal application process, if you choose to apply to advance this year. If you do intend to apply to advance it is recommended that you reach out to your sponsors immediately so that they have plenty of time to complete a sponsor form on your behalf.
The deadline to submit your Shoulder and Elbow CV for this voluntary review is Monday, January 6th.

ASES Podcast – Episode #4

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, seven presenters from the 2019 Annual Meeting are interviewed by host Dr. Peter Chalmers with guest hosts.

ICSES 2025

On September 17th in Buenos Aires, Drs. George Athwal, Frank Cordasco, Tony Romeo and Bill Levine presented the ASES bid to host the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Vancouver in 2025. The competition was tight, with excellent bids from Mumbai, Jerusalem, and Cancun. After a competitive vote, the ASES was successful! The 16th triennial ICSES meeting will be held in Vancouver on September 17-20th 2025.

ASES Foundation – Grateful Patient Card

This printable card is a great way to let your patients know about the work that the ASES Foundation is doing towards the advancement of shoulder and elbow medicine and to give them an opportunity to contribute! Click on the image below to print out a few for your office today!

Do More With Your Data Through Registry Participation

Clinical data registries help the frontline orthopaedic surgeon to collect quality data without having to create the entire infrastructure themselves and serve a vital role in empowering surgeons to demonstrate quality based on their data.
In late 2018, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched the AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER). Participation by practice sites (hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, or private practices) enables evidence-based analysis by surgeons on a scale not possible before.
Practice sites that join SER get full logistic and technical support from expert staff. And, these benefits:
  • Shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, and elbow arthroplasty modules for data collection
  • Dashboards for all surgeons at the site
  • The RegistryInsights® patient-reported outcome (PRO) technology solution to administer and manage PRO measure collection
  • Participation counting towards ABOS Maintenance of Certification requirements
Watch the replay from the AAOS webinar, “New AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry Modules You Should Know About,” to learn more or if you would like to speak to an AAOS staff member about enrollment, please contact AAOS Registry Engagement Associate Kristine Sizemore at

SOS and OBERD Systems Now Available to ASES Members

In Spring 2018 the ASES leadership carefully evaluated several data management web-based systems that would allow ASES members to collect and analyze patient reported outcome data as well as promote the use and improvement of PRO’s in clinical care.  After a thorough evaluation, the ASES leadership chose 2 systems: Surgical Outcomes System™ and OBERD.
Each data management system brings a set of valuable benefits – members are invited to select the system that best addresses their practice needs. SOS if available free of charge while OBERD is being offered at a deeply discounted price. This is an excellent opportunity for our members and we hope that you will take full advantage of this benefit. To learn more about each system review the details below.
For more details you can visit our website.


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