ASES News – September 2023

ASES News - September 2023

Presidential Message from Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC

Dear ASES Members:

It is hard to believe that my presidential year is winding down. While it has been a busy time, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity which has been the honor of my professional lifetime. When I started the year I put some goals down on paper, mainly centered around improving the value of membership and the membership experience for our 1400 members.

The end result contains some of the goals we wished to accomplish, but also many more that I did not anticipate due to the dedication and hard work of our staff and membership, particularly committee members. I am extremely proud of what has transpired and 99% of the credit goes not to me, but to you as dedicated and energetic ASES members who are completely engaged in the growth and development of the organization. Special tribute again goes to our committee members and especially committee co-chairs who lead us through any changes and growth.

We also can’t forget that we are blessed by an extremely hard-working and dedicated staff led by Anna Quintanilla and supported by Steve Mlodoch, Angela Orlando, Rob Harkey, Jon Reyes and Jeslyn Patterson.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the importance of the growth and development of our Foundation under the outstanding leadership of Joe Abboud. Many of the initiatives listed below were a result of Joe’s leadership, as well as the committee members who serve under the direction of the foundation. All the credit goes to you and the staff for making these things happen.

Finally, our JSES Family of Journals continues to prosper and is the root of much of our financial well-being as an organization. Credit goes to Bill Mallon for his tremendous leadership and the assistance of Jed Kuhn and the editorial staff, as well as every one of you who volunteer to review for the journal. A healthy journal means a healthy organization so everyone please continue to support the journal through reviews.

Our Annual Meeting in Scottsdale is right around the corner and registration/industry support is very strong. To those of you who can make it we look forward to a great meeting with a mixture of learning, growth and fun. Thanks, Angela, for being the captain of the ship along with our program co-chairs George Athwal, Kevin Plancher, and Ted Schlegel.

Special thanks to our Executive Committee, support and wisdom has been incredible from Jed Kuhn, Xavier Duralde, Joaquin Sanchez Sotelo, Mark Frankle, Charlie Getz, Larry Gulotta, and Julie Bishop. Special thanks to Charlie Getz who has completed his term as Treasurer after guiding the organization financially capably. Julie Bishop is stepping up to take over and will do a great job.

In the immediate future we are in great hands as Jed Kuhn, who will take over as our next President. Jed has been and will continue to be an unbelievable leader.

Thanks again for your support and friendship and we will see many of you in Scottsdale!

It’s not too late to join us in Scottsdale for next week’s ASES Annual Meeting! On-Site Registration will open at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4th at the Westin Kierland Resort. The meeting will kick off with the President’s/New Member Welcome Reception that evening, with the final session concluding on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

In addition to an amazing Scientific Program, and a sold-out exhibit hall featuring the latest and greatest products and services from our industry partners, we will also host a number of fantastic social and networking events. With all of this on the agenda, you definitely don’t want to miss this year’s meeting!

If you have any questions, please let us know, otherwise, we hope to see you in Scottsdale!

ASES Shoulder and Elbow Course for Resident and Fellows

There are just a few spot s left for this popular course taking place November 17-19, 2023, at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois.

The course, chaired by Drs. Emilie Cheung, Eric Ricchetti, and Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents and fellows further their skills and gain mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Registrants must be current residents or fellows during the 2023-2024 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.

    The Course will kick off with an informal meet and greet reception with faculty on Friday evening. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Hurry and register! Spaces are limited.

SECEC - International Survey on Periprosthetic Joint Infections

Dear ASES Members,

Please see the below international survey on prosthetic joint infections with the requested participation from SECEC.

I think that these collaborative efforts with other societies are important if we truly want to extend our ASES influence globally.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation!

Peter MacDonald, MD, FRCSC
President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

JSES PubMed Central Announcement

The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Family of Journals received very good news in early August. JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques (RRT) has been accepted for indexing by PubMed Central. This means that JSES RRT is now indexed on the three portals for which it is eligible – PubMed Central, Scopus (an Elsevier search product), and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

PubMed Central is for open access journals but this means that all JSES RRT content will be indexed on PubMed, as PubMed Central is considered a “backdoor” to PubMed. Further, this indexing will be retroactive, so that any publications in the first 3 years of the journal (late 2020-2023) will be listed and accessible as well.

The current status of our Family of Journals indexing is that JSES is listed everywhere, including Medline, Scopus, and with Clarivate and has an impact factor.

JSES International is listed with PubMed Central, Scopus, and DOAJ. Their application for an impact factor has been with Clarivate since late 2022, but it can take up to 2 years to get processed so we hope to know something later this year.

Seminars in Arthroplasty JSES is listed on Scopus and applied to Medline for indexing approval in March 2022. Medline is the access point for Seminars since it is a subscription journal and is not eligible for PubMed Central. We hope to hear something soon.

A large part of the success of JSES RRT is due to the great work of its editors-in-chief, Ed Craig and John Sperling, and their team of Associate Editors, and we congratulate them. Onward and upwards for the JSES Family of Journals.

Bill Mallon, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES)

Executive Editor, JSES Family of Journals

JSES Reviewers Needed

ASES Members:

Recently we have been having more and more trouble with obtaining reviewers for JSES articles. We think that some of this is related to difficulties with emails getting through to the reviewers. This is because many universities, medical centers, and clinical practices have now made it more difficult to get outside emails into your systems.

Also, because many of you have been in the Elsevier / JSES system for several years, some of your emails may not be up-to-date. In the past, if that was the case, it was easy for me or our managing editor (Jill Shepherd) to go into the Editorial Manager (EM) and change the email. We can no longer do this because of European privacy regulations (GDPR), which have forced Elsevier to limit what we can do to the system.

So to help us out, we are asking you to do two (2) things, if possible:

  1. Please go into the EM website ( and be certain your email is fully up-to-date;
  2. and Please go into your own medical center, hospital, or practice systems and un-block or whitelist emails coming from Elsevier, specifically coming from

Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter. If you need any assistance, please contact Jill Shepherd at

Bill Mallon, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES)
Past-President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

Support Your Foundation (and Your Society) With Mid-Year Giving!


What is The ASES Foundation’s purpose versus the ASES Society? This is answered in the ASES Foundation’s newly revised mission and vision:

Mission: Develop and provide resources to advance shoulder and elbow care.

Vision: Forging a legacy of resources for a world where patients have the best shoulder and elbow care.

Your annual giving is important to help sustain the foundation’s programs listed below:

  • Fellowship Education Grants (25+ Programs and 30+ fellows)
  • DEI Initiatives: Internships, research, and annual meeting attendance
  • Exchange Fellowship Program (Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America)
  • Mentorship Programs
  • National Shoulder and Elbow Week local research grants
  • Multi-Centered Studies
  • Trends in Shoulder Arthroplasty Report
  • Candidate Research Grants

What is your donation’s impact? Your donation supports these programs and thereby advancing your profession and providing the best shoulder and elbow care to patients.

Help us reach our annual goal and achieve 100% member participation! You may donate via a single donation, reoccurring, multi-year pledge, major gift, or a planned giving gift.

Ways to Donate (click one):

  1. Individual 1-time giving
  2. Pledge up to 3-years
  3. Buy “The Shoulder Book” by E.A. Codman
  4. Shop the ASES Store
  5. Legacy Funds
  6. Major Gifts or Planned Giving please contact

If you have any questions about your current year or past giving history please contact us at

Our membership is vibrant and thriving. With the ASES Foundation, you are able to support your profession in many ways.

Learn more about your ASES Foundation here:

ASES Foundation Store

Show your ASES pride and support the ASES Foundation:

  • Top Brands
  • Custom Embroideries
  • 2 – 4 Weeks Delivery

A Great Gift for Your Fellow or Resident!

Show your appreciation to your Fellows and Residents with a gift of E.A. Codman’s
“The Shoulder” book.

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.

Download the ASES Mobile App Today!

The 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.

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

Last year the ASES Member Experience Committee along with the support of the Education and Technology Committees introduced the new Learning Management System for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database!

We are pleased to provide all members with new content! You can now view presentations from the ASES Annual Meeting 2022 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

ASES Podcast - New Episodes

Surgeon Physical and Mental Health

In episode #85 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, hosts Dr. Rachel Frank and Dr. Peter Chalmers interview Drs. Gabe Horneff and Ron Navarro about how to maintain your physical and mental health as a surgeon.

ASES European Traveling Fellowship: Boileau

In episode #86 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers and guest host Jon Barlow interview Prof. Pascal Boileau.

ASES European Traveling Fellowship: Castagna

In episode #87 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers and guest host Jon Barlow interview Prof. Alessandro Castagna.

Apply Now for the 2024 Asian Exchange Fellowship Program

The three to four-week Asian exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2024. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2023, 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, 2023.

Exchange Fellowship Application

2024 Traveling Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • Eligibility for an ASES Research Grant.
  • All travel and hotel expenses will be covered and fellows will receive a small stipend after travel has been completed.
  • 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 at (847) 698-1629 with any questions.

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 at 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 Dec 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 (, Dr. Vani Sabesan (, or Dr. Oke 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:

ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

Virtual Journal Club
Elbow Arthroplasty
October 24, 2023, at 7pm CDT

ASES 2023 Residents and Fellows Course
November 17-19, 2023
Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois\
Registration is Open

ASES/AOSSM Joint Specialty Day
February 16th, 2024
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, California

ASES 2024 Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2024
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas


More than $500,000 in Research Funding Available from OREF!

OREF is pleased to announce up to $520,000 in funding opportunities. Grant applications are now available for Career Development, New Investigator, and Trauma research as well as support for NIH K Award recipients and a new fellowship opportunity for residents. Grants from $20,000 to $300,000 are available to eligible applicants.

For more information, visit the OREF Grant Programs page.

ABOS MOC Modifications

The Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), after careful consideration and in keeping with its mission and vision, has modified the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The changes will be effective beginning January 1, 2024, and are meant to provide an ABOS MOC Program that is meaningful and valuable to ABOS Diplomates. The modifications will help to advance the ABOS’ mission to ensure the safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery for the benefit of our patients and the public. In addition, these changes meet new Standards for Continuing Certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

To learn what is changing—and what is not—go to

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.

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