ASES News – September 2021

ASES News – September 2021

A Special Message From The President
Like each of you, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) organization has continued to work through the challenges of the past eighteen months.
One of the toughest decisions we have had to make is delaying our 2021 Annual Meeting due to increasing coronavirus cases. This required an exhaustive search for alternative dates and many important considerations such as estimating a downturn of coronavirus cases, avoiding conflicts with concurrent educational events, and finding appropriate alternative locations.
We ultimately decided to hold the meeting December 15 – 17, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. We considered offering it virtually, however, I believe the importance of our face to face meetings is more than educational. It is also based on our need to connect.
I was recently invited to the European Shoulder and Elbow Society meeting in Poland, as your president representing our society. During the meeting I felt enormous pleasure in connecting with friends and colleagues from around the world, and was reminded of how important social connections are to our well-being. Even though the pandemic has made travel much more difficult than in the past, the emotional benefit I gained far outweighed any travel inconveniences.
The ASES annual meeting has always been my favorite. It is a great opportunity to connect with friends, colleagues, mentors and mentees. The meeting is devoted to what I am most passionate about, that I have studied and practiced with the people I most admire. I believe that as shoulder and elbow surgeons we share a common bond that nourishes us through both our triumphs and defeats.
We have planned a wonderful program for the ASES 2021 Annual Meeting. There will be a full array of educational and social opportunities. We will highlight the development of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty, we will introduce the Morrey Award for Best Research, we will have a diverse group of speakers, and the exhibit hall will feature the latest innovations from industry partners. Every evening will include social events for all attendees.
Tampa’s newly developed Water Street neighborhood is the perfect setting for the meeting. It is the home of the new University of South Florida Medical School, and it has achieved the WELL Design & Operations (“D&O”) designation under the WELL Community Standard, the first neighborhood to do so globally
ASES has had a long tradition of annual meetings since the inaugural event held in1982, led by Dr. Charles Neer. We look forward to continuing this tradition and connecting with all of you at our ASES 2021 Annual Meeting.
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 ASES Annual Meeting will be taking place December 15th – 17, 2021 at the JW Marriott in Tampa, Florida. We are currently in the process of finalizing the program, and will share details as they become available, however, we wanted to provide as much notice as possible to ensure that as many members as possible are able attend this important event!
Registration will reopen shortly. You can reserve your room now at either the JW Marriott or the adjacent Tampa Marriott by clicking here.
For the most up to date information on the ASES 2021 Annual Meeting, please visit:
The 2021 ASES Open Symposium Fracture Course has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Unfortunately we were unable to find availability to re-schedule this course in conjunction with the ASES 2021 Annual Meeting in December .
We are currently making every effort possible to reschedule this course in the future, and we will communicate that information to you as it becomes available. For the most up to date information on upcoming ASES courses, please visit our website at



All members are invited to the ASES Business Meeting on Saturday, October 23 at 10:00-11:30am EST. More information will be coming in the next few weeks.

Congratulations to all members who were accepted into the ASES Leadership Development Program! Participants will convene for a Kick-Off Session on Friday, December 17th during the ASES Annual Meeting, and then 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 Atlanta. We are looking forward to welcoming all of the inaugural program attendees in Tampa!

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!
The ASES Residents Course has limited spots available, and space is filling up quickly! Register today to ensure your spot in this popular program!
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
  • Diagnostic Elbow
  • Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more!
Both Residents and Fellows are welcome to attend. Registrants must be a current resident or fellow during theyear. Please feel free to forward this information to those you know!
For more information and to register, visit our ASES Resident Course Website HERE

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 #39

In this episode of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers conduct a roundtable discussion on how to manage the the B2 glenoid in shoulder arthroplasty with Dr. Quin Throckmorton, Dr. Brendan Patterson, and Dr. Patrick Denard.

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