ASES News – October 2022

ASES News - October 2022

Presidential Message from Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC

I wish to thank the organization for placing trust in me to lead as the 39th president of the ASES. To follow in the footsteps of Dr. Charles Neer and many other great names and leaders in the history of shoulder surgery is humbling and a tremendous honor.
A special thanks to the immediate past president Xavier Duralde and other presidents that I have learned so much from in the past few years on the board including Frank Cordasco, Bill Levine and Mark Frankle. You are unique and talented leaders with your own style but all have contributed so much to advance this society. We also as a society look forward to our future leaders including Jed Kuhn and Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo. Also, special thanks to Tony Miniaci for his leadership of our Foundation as Joe Abboud steps in to guide the foundation forward.

The Foundation is in great shape thanks the leadership of Tony and the future leadership of Joe.

Our own office staff under Anna Quintanilla.

Throughout the past year I have spoken to many past presidents about what I could possibly accomplish over the next year. Being president of this society has become much busier than it was 20 years ago with over 20 committees and several task forces. The many goals of my presidency are to continue the initiatives started and perpetuated by previous recent presidents and to make sure the tremendous talent we have in this society is being harnessed in the best possible way.

About a few specifics in the upcoming year:

  1. Anna and I and the board will conduct a comprehensive review of all committees in the society to streamline them, optimize the use of our office staff in the involvement with committees, and harness the maximum potential of the membership. The idea is to encourage participation in the society but to do so in an efficient fashion.
  2. We will continue to grow the travelling fellowships, formalizing the South American travelling fellowship and perhaps adding a formal Indian travelling fellowship.
  3. We will continue to grow and develop the SHED.
  4. The Neer Circle, a brilliant addition to the society led by Frank Cordasco, will be examined as to the possible addition of By-laws and a review of membership criteria will be done.
  5. We will continue to re-examine the annual meeting and how to strengthen it. Specifically, a discussion of whether non-members should be allowed under certain conditions to attend the annual meeting will be undertaken. This is especially relevant with the decline in attendance in recent years to the open specialty day meeting.

I look forward to an exciting year of continued advance of a great society! As always please feel free to contact me anytime with ideas or concerns.

There is still space available for the ASES 2022 Resident Course! Residents and Fellows are both welcome to attend (must be a current resident or fellow during the 2022-2023 year).

Please inform any residents and/or fellows you may know of this opportunity.

On November 10-11, 2022, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosting the ASES 2022 Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois.

The course, chaired by Drs. Michael J. O’Brien, Eric T. Ricchetti, and Emilie V. Cheung 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 2022/2023 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:

  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Lab & Cases
  • Arthroscopic Bankart and Posterior Labrum Repair
  • Open and Arthroscopic Elbow Approaches
  • Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more!

For more information visit the 2022 Resident Course webpage

The 2022-2023 Nominating Committee Has Been Selected!

At the Second Business Meeting in October, the Active Members selected the 2022-2023 ASES Nominating Committee. We are happy to announce the following ASES members will join the Chair of the Committee, Mark A. Frankle, MD, for next year’s Executive Committee nominating process.

Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD

Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD

Kevin D. Plancher, MD

Eric T. Ricchetti, MD

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

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

Congratulations to all members who were accepted into the ASES 2022-2023 Leadership Development Program!

Participants met during our second annual LDP Kick-Off in Atlanta, Georgia at the ASES 2022 Annual Meeting. The cohort will continue to meet periodically both in person and virtually over the next several months, prior to concluding the program next October at the Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. We congratulate all of our 2022-2023 LDP Cohort!


Sean Bak, MD

Michael Christopher Cusick, MD

Catherine J. Fedorka, MD

Nady Hamid, MD

Jaicharan J. Iyengar, MD

Joseph J King, MD

Brian Chei-Fai Lau, MD

Julia Lee, MD

Victoria Lilling, MD

Walter B. McClelland, MD

Nata Zwi Parnes, MD

Kevin D. Plancher, MD

Ryan C. Rauck, MD

Andrew Sheean, MD

Alexandria O. Starks, MD

David M. Weinstein, MD

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

Support Your ASES Foundation

  • 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

Your donation, in any amount, supports our mission…to foster scientific advances and enhance the study of shoulder and elbow surgery.

Thank you to all that were able to join us earlier this month in Atlanta for the 2022 Annual Meeting. We are pleased that so many of you were able to attend, and from the initial feedback we have received we are confident that the meeting was a great success!

We look forward to capitalizing on this success and continuing to provide quality educational content to our members and guests.

For a complete recap, keep your eyes open for a special ASES Newsletter – Annual Meeting Special Edition coming to your inbox next week!

ASES Podcast - New Episodes

In Episode # 64 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers interviews Dr. Jeff Dugas and Dr. Keith Meister about ulnar collateral ligament repair.

In Episode # 65 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, four presenters from the 2022 Annual Meeting are interviewed by host Dr. Peter Chalmers with guest hosts.

The ASES 2023 Specialty Day will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023, at the Venetian Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Registration will open on the AAOS website on Wednesday, November 9th.

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!

European Exchange Fellowship Program

Apply Now for the 2023 European Exchange Fellowship Program

The three to four-week European exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2023. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2022, 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, 2022.

Exchange Fellowship Application

2023 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, or call (847) 698-1629 with any questions.

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:

AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

November 4-5, 2022

Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois


ASES 2022 Resident Course

November 10-11, 2022

Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois


ASES 2023 Specialty Day

Friday, June 16th, 2023

Location: Hotel Del Coronado, Coronada Island


ASES 2023 Fellows Symposium

Tuesday, March 7th, 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

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 complications, outpatient TSA, and practice management topics
  • Reuniting with peers to network and share case challenges
  • Earning CME credits

Visit for registration information.

OMeGA Fellowship Grant

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

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!

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

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!

OREF is pleased to announce $120,000 in 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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