Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD
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.
- Rotator Cuff
- 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
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
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 # 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.
European Exchange Fellowship Program
- 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.
The SHED: The SHoulder and Elbow Database
Mark Your Calendars
Download the New ASES App Today!
- 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
Top Articles from the JSES Family of Journals in 2021
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 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!
- 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
- 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
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.