ASES News – October 2021

ASES News -October 2021

I am humbled and honored to take the reins as the 38th president of ASES. When my election was first announced, I sought advice from my mentor Dr. Louis Bigliani, and with his usual wisdom-filled, terse response, he stated,” Don’t try to change too much.” As I have sat on the presidential line for the last 2 years, I understand better the meaning of his counsel. I am following a long line of highly talented and hard-working presidents who have made an impact on our society every year. Change is not necessary but continued advancement is. My goal this year is to move the ball forward and help to advance the initiatives that are in place. In addition, there are always housekeeping issues related to the management of an organization which require attention to assure the viability of our society moving forward. I want to start by thanking Dr. Mark Frankle for his hard work, enthusiasm, and success in leading our society through a very difficult time over the past year. His leadership has been outstanding and has been a model for the rest of us on Executive Committee. He deserves the gratitude of our entire membership.
The initiatives started over the last several years include an increased involvement in Advocacy, the development of the Neer Circle and associated Delphi studies, the development of a DEI committee and greater awareness of inclusion of underrepresented minorities in our specialty, and a closer look at how well we support the experience of our entire membership in the society. Each of these initiatives is extremely important to improve our member experience and to allow us to harness the energy and knowledge of our society to advance the care of shoulder and elbow problems worldwide. Our relationship with the Academy continues to evolve and will require attention over the next several years.
Our Journal remains strong through the support of all of you as well as our international partners who are critical to its success both in terms of leadership on the board as well as submissions. Its value come from peer review and I encourage all of you to participate in this important supporting activity. We will now be able to provide greater support financially to our international members in gratitude for their contributions to the Journal and will do so through expanded support for traveling fellowships as well as expanded editorial support. More to come on that later.
As our society has separated from the administrative support by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there have been multiple laborious tasks created around this disengagement. These behind-the-scenes activities have taken up immense amounts of time from the last 3 presidents and have included moving to a new office, multiple human resource activities including the creation of new job descriptions and contracts for our administrators and now the consolidation of our finances between the Society, Foundation, and Journal. These are somewhat thankless activities required to maintain the health of an organization and have required significant effort from our administrative staff and executive committee throughout the past couple of years.
The cloud of COVID has been over our heads for the last couple of years and hopefully will begin to dissipate this year to allow us to interact in person through courses and meetings. We have placed the safety of our membership above all else and have had to make some very difficult decisions but now look forward to a time when we can be together again.
I want to thank you all for placing your trust in me and allowing me to lead this great organization. I will work tirelessly to advance our activities and not try to change too much.
Xavier A. Duralde, MD
ASES President

2021 Virtual Business Meeting

We thank everyone who was able to attend the 2021 ASES Virtual Business Meeting. For those of you who missed the meeting a recording is now available via the Member’s Only section of the website.

Your access to a phenomenal scientific program, top-notch networking events and the best products and services the industry has to offer are just a click away!

Register NOW for the 2021 Annual Meeting!

Over the past several weeks, our Course Co-Chairs have been diligently working to confirm the content and faculty for the rescheduled event, and as such, we are now pleased to present the FULL PROGRAM for the 2021 ASES Annual Meeting!
As you can see, the team has developed a phenomenal scientific program including abstract presentations, symposia, daily ICLs, guest lectures and nightly networking events.
We are thrilled that we were able to recommit the majority of the dynamic content and highly qualified faculty from our original program, and hope that you will join us in Tampa to experience it all for yourself! Register today!

Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room for the ASES 2021 Annual Meeting.

The JW Marriott Tampa Water Street is the official hotel for the ASES 2021 Annual Meeting. Book your room HERE. The cut-off date for reservations within the ASES Block is Friday, November 19th.  



Join us at the ASES 2021 Residents Course in November!



Take this opportunity to interact with renowned ASES Faculty and others. This is a great chance to not only enhance your skills, but network with others and build your future relationships.  
At the end of our first day, celebrate the evening with food and drinks! 
The ASES Resident Course will have hands on-lab instruction, case discussion and podium presentations. The many topics and procedures covered will include:
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Lab & Cases
  • Arthroscopic Bankart and Posterior Labrum Repair
  • Diagnostic Elbow
  • Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more!

For additional information and to register, visit the ASES Resident Course Page. 

2022 Exchange Fellowship Program

ASES is excited to announce the inaugural Exchange Fellowship Program with our partner organizations in China, Japan and South Korea. This three to four week Asian exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2022. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2021, practicing in the United States or Canada, board eligible or certified orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest and experience in shoulder and elbow research and patient care. The application deadline is November 30th, 2021.
2022 Traveling Fellows will receive the following benefits:
  1. Eligibility for an ASES Research Grant.
  2. All travel and hotel expenses will be covered and fellows will receive a small stipend after travel has been completed.
  3. After your traveling fellowship is complete, submit a testimonial to the ASES office which will be included on the ASES website as well as communicated through the monthly newsletter to members.
Please contact the ASES office at with any questions.

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.

Stay Informed on ASES Activities!

Dear ASES Members:
In April 2021 the ASES successfully transitioned to its new office located in Schaumburg, IL. Due to an independent operation, all announcements and newsletters are now sent from new e-mail addresses that reflect the society’s domain. Please be sure to “whitelist” us on your personal computers to receive timely updates and newsletters coming from ASES! 
We appreciate your cooperation!

JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques

What are your colleagues reading and downloading? Check out some recently published articles from JSES Reviews, Reports & Techniques, the newest open access upper extremity title to the JSES Family.
Gain best practices and insights with reviews:
Follow and practice the technique: 
Learn from the case report:
Your article can be discovered and read too- just submit your next paper to JSES Reviews, Reports and Techniques:
  • Indexed: in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
  • Speed on decision: time to first decision is just 27 days.
  • Expertise: A diverse and experienced editorial board that ensures high-quality peer-review and consistent independent analysis of your manuscript.
  • Best home for your research: unique focus on clinical and basic science review articles, case reports, and novel surgical techniques.
We invite you to submit your next paper to JSES Reviews, Reports and Techniques.

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 – Episode #42

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Dr. Jay Keener regarding the management of the acute, traumatic rotator cuff tear. 

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