ASES News – September 2020


ASES News – September 2020

Presidential Address

Dear ASES Members,

We are in the home stretch for the 2020 Annual (1st ever virtual) ASES Meeting. Charley Jobin and Leesa Galatz have put together a phenomenal program with 8 symposia, 8 best paper presentations, 6 live ICLs, guest speaker presentations from General Stan McChrystal, Dr. Louis Bigliani, and Dr. Jin-Young Park. There will also be 5 virtual industry workshops, 6 re-live surgeries, 11 virtual company exhibits, 30 narrated abstract presentations, 6 pre-recorded ICLs, and over 50 ePoster presentations! Say that 10 times fast I dare you. If you have not yet registered, please do so – one advantage of our virtual meeting is not having to worry about air travel and hotels but you still need to register. You can do so here.

I am so grateful to all of you for your support during the past year. I am truly humbled by the passion and dedication of our members and staff and it has been my honor to serve as the 36th President of the ASES. Our organization is in such great hands with Mark Frankle and Xavier Duralde following in the presidential line.

Hope to “see” you October 2-3 for the Annual meeting and February 27, 2021 for the ASES Specialty Day co-chaired by Chris Ahmad and Charley Getz.

All the best –

William N. Levine, MD

Don’t Forget to Register!

The ASES 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is taking place at the end of this week! Both ASES members and non-members can register for this year’s meeting.

What can you expect with this year’s meeting?

Live Virtual Industry Workshops
· Friday, October 2nd, from 5:00pm-5:45pm EDT: DJO, Arthrex, and DePuy Synthes

· Saturday, October 3rd, from 7:00am-7:45am EDT: Exactech and Skeletal Dynamics

Live Virtual ASES Presentations
· Friday, October 2nd, from 6:00pm-9:30pm EDT

· Saturday, October 3rd, from 8:00am-12:05pm EDT

Live virtual presentations to include 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.

On-demand content to include re-live surgeries, abstract presentations, ICLs, narrated ePosters, and virtual exhibits!

·You will need a promo code to register at the member rate. The member promo code is ASES2020MembRate.
· For step-by-step registration instructions, please Click Here
Non-Member Registration Rate: $395
ASES Member Registration Rate: $325*
ASSET Member Registration Rate: $225*
Non-Member, Resident: $125*

Company Representative: Variable*

*Please contact the ASES office to receive information about how to register at any of the discounted rates.

ASES Business Meeting

This year’s Business Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at 12:15 EDT immediately following the ASES Virtual Annual Meeting.

You do not need to register ahead of time, however, you will need to be logged into Zoom to join the meeting which is free to set up.

We will be sending out a couple e-mail notifications next week that will include the link to join.

Hope to see you all there!

Neer Circle Virtual Academic Symposium

Saturday, October 10, 10:00am – 1:00pm EDT

Open to all ASES members

Please join ASES President William Levine, MD and Co-Chairs Jay Keener, MD and Joseph Abboud, MD for this year’s Neer Circle Academic Symposium. The virtual symposium will be held on Saturday October 10th, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm EST. The topic which will be discussed and debated centers upon “ASES Surgical Education and Subspecialty Challenges Within the Current Health Care Paradigm.” We have assembled a diverse group of thought provoking ASES members to participate as faculty. In a panel format, we will explore 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.

We hope you join us for what promises to be a great investment of your time as we all try to adapt to ongoing changes.

Details for logging in for the meeting will be sent soon.


Based on the overwhelming success of our recent ASES Fellows’ Core Curriculum, ASES Education Co-Chairs Gus Mazzocca and Ranjan Gupta, in conjunction with Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, have created a novel 8-week “Introduction to Shoulder/Elbow fellowship” Core Curriculum to which we would like to invite your new fellows to participate.
We have selected the same time – 9:00pmEST on the Zoom platform. The topics and faculty have already been confirmed and we hope that you agree that this will be a terrific way to show our fellows that collectively ASES is committed to their education, well-being, and ultimate success.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments – all the best and look forward to seeing your fellows on Thursday nights!

ASES 2021 Exchange Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2021 Exchange Fellowship Program are now being accepted!

The four-week European exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2021. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2020, 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.

For more information and to obtain an application, visit the ASES website or email .

The deadline date for completed applications is, Monday, October 12, 2020.

Neviaser Award

The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES) and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) are proud to announce a new award, the Neviaser Award. The award is named in honor of Dr. Robert Neviaser, long-time Editor-in-Chief (1996-2008) of JSES, but also honors his family, who have been prominent in ASES. Dr. Neviaser was also ASES President in 1992-93. His father, Julius Neviaser, was one of the original pioneering shoulder surgeons, and is an honorary member of ASES. Bob’s brother, Tom Neviaser, has been an ASES Member, and his son, Andy Neviaser, is an ASES Member.

Find out more by visiting our website

New Virtual Course! AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Join us online to refresh your approaches and modernize your techniques to optimize success for TSA. From evaluation and planning through surgical application and post-operative management, discover technical pearls and return to practice equipped with new insights and options.

Watch pre-recorded sessions in advance, then tune in on November 7 for live lectures, case debates, panels, symposia and surgical demonstrations led by expert faculty.

Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES

Celebrate Ernest Amory Codman, MD


Help Support the ASES Foundation


Knowledge Sources Posted

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has posted 152 Knowledge Sources for this year’s ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment Program (ABOS WLA). This includes 101 new Knowledge Sources and 51 Knowledge Sources carried over from last year. The Knowledge Sources have been chosen by groups of practicing orthopaedic surgeons representing General Orthopaedics and each Orthopaedic Subspecialty.

The 2020 ABOS WLA Assessment Window will be open April 13-May 18. Participating ABOS Diplomates will be able to answer the 30 questions pertaining to their 15 chosen Knowledge sources during the time period. Besides making a few technical tweaks, the biggest difference for 2020 is that Diplomates will know in advance from which Knowledge Source each question will come. They will still need to choose Knowledge Sources prior to answering the first question, but by knowing which Knowledge Source the next question will be coming from, Diplomates will be able to focus their time in reviewing the Knowledge Sources.

More information on the ABOS WLA Program, including participation eligibility and Passing Standards can be found here: The participation criteria are specific based on a Diplomate’s ABOS Certification Expiration date. Please do not hesitate to call the ABOS office with questions about the new ABOS WLA program.

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