ASES News – August 2022

ASES News - August 2022

Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Although women comprise approximately fifty percent of all medical school classes, regrettably only 13% of orthopedic residents and 4% of AAOS fellows are women. (Rohde) So, too, while one third of the country’s population is made up of LatinX, African Americans, and Native Americans, only 7% of orthopedic surgeons hail from these communities. (Jimenez) These troubling statistics led former ASES President Dr. Bill Levine to create the ASES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.  Appointed as inaugural co-chairs, Drs. Sara Edwards and Oke Anakwenze, led the charge to increase diversity by ensuring women and minority representation in all ASES sponsored activities. In addition, the committee’s charge included increasing outreach of shoulder and elbow surgery to medical schools and residency programs.

The DEI committee has worked to enlist a diverse group of leaders for all online, in person, and public-facing activities so that women and minority residents and medical students can identify role models and mentors who look like them.  ASES became the first orthopedic subspecialty organization to partner with Nth Dimension to begin an ASES/Nth Dimension Scholar program. Nth Dimension identifies underrepresented medical students from around the country to participate in a summer externship and research project with our ASES members between the 1st and 2nd year of medical school.  The goal of this program is to provide these students with research and mentorship opportunities exposing them to shoulder and elbow surgeons. Thank you to our members (Drs. Ronald Navarro, Ivan Garcia, Andrew Jawa and Marc Kowalsky) who have volunteered to serve as hosts for these future orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeons (hopefully!). 

Additionally, Dr. Bill Mallon, editor-in-chief of JSES Family of Journals, started the ASES Young Scholars program, in honor of some of the young ASES members whom we have lost in the recent past.  This program provides funding for a female or URM ASES member to attend a shoulder/elbow meeting of their choice. Our annual meeting in Atlanta will also mark the inaugural ASES Scholars program, where we will be hosting local women and URM medical students to attend the meeting and provide mentorship opportunities.  We plan to continue this program for all future Annual meetings.  These Scholars will have a special breakfast session with our DEI committee members who will outline career strategies for the students.  After our morning session, the scholars will enjoy lunch with our Codman Speaker, Dr Robert Satcher, Orthopaedic Oncologist and NASA astronaut! 

ASES has also continued to cosponsor the Perry Initiative which exposes female high-school students to the field of Orthopaedics.  We have enjoyed tremendous financial support from our industry partners and look forward to building upon these tremendous programs in the future.

As stated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “You cannot plant an acorn in the morning, and expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of an oak.”  On behalf of the ASES members, Presidential line, and Executive Committee, I would like to thank all of you who are committed to increasing diversity as we are fully committed to continuing these initiatives to make ASES a stronger, more inclusive organization for our patients.

Please join us this October as we gather in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2022 ASES Annual Meeting! The course Co-Chairs have planned a
Visit the Exhibit Hall at any time to view and learn!
Start enhancing your knowledge before you even arrive in Atlanta!
Covering a variety of topics!
  • Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Elbow
  • Fractures
  • Shoulder Instability
  • and more!
  • Guest Nation President’s Lecture: Raul Barco Laakso, MD, PhD
  • Political Advocacy Session: Theodore F. Schlegel, MD
  • Neer Lecture: Evan Flatow, MD
  • ASES Presidential Address: Xavier A. Duralde, MD
  • Codman Lecture: Robert (Bobby) Satcher, MD
  • Morrey Lecture: Shawn W. O’Driscoll, MD
  • ASES/AAOS Session: Felix (Buddy) Savoie, MD, Daniel Guy, MD, Mark A. Frankle, MD, Peter MacDonald, MD, Gerald Williams, MD
  • SECEC Presidential Lecture: Phillipe Colin, MD
  • Shoulder Instability and Injuries to the Labrum
  • The Rotator Cuff in 2022 – What To Do?
  • Complications After Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Injuries – Sports and Soft Tissue Problems: How to Fix
  • Practice Management
  • Shoulder Fractures Gone Wrong
You can also reserve your hotel room for the event by visiting our 
The ASES Annual Meeting is a members-only meeting.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta!

Additionally, our sold-out exhibit hall will feature the best new products to support you in your practice, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of social/networking events over the course of the 3 ½ day event!

Shoulder and Elbow Week Message

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation
Inaugural 2021 National Shoulder and Elbow Week Grant Recipients Announced
One objective of the ASES Foundation’s National Shoulder and Elbow Week (NSEW) events is to provide grants for shoulder and elbow research and education. The five inaugural events generated $130,000, where half was available as grants to ASES local member hosts’ not-for-profit organizations. Eight 2021 grant applications were approved by the ASESF Grants Committee in this first grant cycle. Congratulations!
See more on NSEW and the ASES Foundation here:
2022 National Shoulder and Elbow Week
September 19 – 23, 2022
Registration is Now Open!
Join us for the ASES Foundation’s 2022 National Shoulder and Elbow Week or “Lift Up” held September 19 – 23, 2022.
These special events planned by over 80 of your ASES peer members support your patients and your profession and encompass exceptional programs, with interesting keynote speakers, research presentations, and innovative Industry displays at 10 noteworthy venues across North America.
Attend, Invite your patients and Industry or Donate to support your local event. Visit to register and see what is planned for the event nearest you or see the detailed agendas here.

Virtual Kick-off—Save the Date! On Monday, September 19, 2022, we invite you to our ASES membership-wide Kickoff to “Toast” to the health of our patients, members and supporters. Watch for the Zoom Webinar invite soon!

ASES Podcast - New Episodes


In Episode # 60 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Rachel Frank conduct a roundtable discussion centered on the evaluation of the painful reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with Drs. Bradley Schoch and Derek Cuff. 


In Episode # 61 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Frank interviews Drs. Patrick Denard, Matthew Pifer, and Paul Sethi on their views on social media in the professional and personal environments.

Spread the news to your residents and fellows. The ASES Resident course will take place November 10 – 11, 2022 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Illinois. 
Visit our ASES Resident Course website or follow us on social media for the most up to date information! 

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.
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.

The SHED: The SHoulder and Elbow Database

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

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:
September 20, 2022
Location: Virtual
October 6-9, 2022
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia
October 6-9, 2022
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia
November 10-11, 2022
Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois
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

Download the New ASES 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

OREF is Pleased to Announce Funding Opportunities!

Grant applications are now available for Career Development, Prospective Clinical research, and New Investigator research. For more information, please visit OREF’s grant programs page.
  • OREF Career Development Grant provides $300,000 in funding over three years to encourage investigators to commit to scientific research. Research may be basic, translational, clinical, and/or health services.
  • Prospective Clinical Grant provides $150,000 over three years to promote clinical research and funds promising prospective studies in areas of high clinical importance in orthopedic surgery.
  • New Investigator Grant (Two grants available) provides $50,000 to advance the scientific training of the next generation of orthopedic physician-scientists with seed and start-up funding for promising research projects. Residents, fellows, and orthopedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years may apply.

AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course

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.

Call for Nominations for the ABJS Nicolas Andry Lifetime Achievement Award

Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma

AAOS recently shared some news about the recently approved Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma with trade media. We wanted to be sure you had a link to the fact sheet. For more information please visit the AAOS Website.

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