ASES News - December 2016
Dear ASES Members:

Due to the upcoming holidays, the ASES National Office will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, Monday, December 26th, and Monday, January 2, 2017.

We sincerely thank you for your support, loyalty, and dedication to our Society throughout the year.  We wish you and your families a beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace, Happiness, and Prosperity!

ASES Leadership and Staff
ASES Resident Course:
Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

January 27-28, 2017 


The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Resident Course chaired by Dr. Charles L. Getz and Dr. Paul M. Sethi will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents & fellows hone their skills and gain mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow.  Participants will learn essential procedures of the shoulder and elbow through hands-on lab instruction, case discussions and podium presentations by renowned ASES faculty.

COURSE FACULTY: Joseph A. Abboud, MD; April D. Armstrong, MD, FRCSC; Jonathan P. Braman, MD; Edward V. Craig, MD; Howard D. Routman, MD; Jay D. Keener, MD; Sumant G. Krishnan, MD; Raffy Mirzayan, MD; Anand M. Murthi, MD; Surena Namdari, MD, MSc; Michael J. O’Brien, MD, and Robert A. Tashjian, MD.

For additional information, and to register, visit our website.   Don’t miss this special opportunity and register now!  Space is still available.

ASES will be holding an OLC course for residents in January of 2017. Please inform any residents you may know of this opportunity. Fellows are also welcome to attend. You can click on the image below to be taken to the ASES website for further information.

Thank you!
ASES Membership:
New and Advancing Member
Sponsor Information

Attention: Active, Affiliate, and Corresponding Members

The ASES online new member sponsorship system is now available.  Below, you will find a copy of both the sponsor form and the instructions to complete and submit your sponsorship of a new (or advancing) member.  This information is also available on the Member's Only section of the ASES website.  If you have question about what is required for proper sponsorship of new (or advancing) members, please see the following link: 

Sponsor Form
Sponsor Instructions

To submit a completed sponsor form, please use the following link: 
Submit Sponsor Form

You will need your ASES login information to access the above noted link.  Please contact the ASES office at if you do not have this information. 

Once all the required sponsor forms are received for a potential new (or advancing) member, we will contact the individual with information regarding the completion of their membership application materials.

The deadline to submit sponsor forms is Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 5:00 pm Central time. (This deadline date has been adjusted to account for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday).  Sponsor forms and membership applications are accepted online only.  Paper copies are not accepted.

Please contact the ASES Office with any questions.

Thank you!

ASES Foundation:  An Update
It is my pleasure to report to our membership an update of the ASES Foundation. From the efforts of Anna Quintanilla, the ASESF has recently been incorporated in Illinois; a transfer, so-to-speak, from Minnesota where our founding members, including Dr. Cofield, first established the not-for-profit Foundation. The by-laws have been updated, and we have established our Board of Trustees. This includes Jesse Jupiter as Past-President of ASES, Craig Satterlee as Secretary/Treasurer, and 5 members-at-large: Rob Bell, Rich Hawkins, Tony Miniaci, Anand Murthi, and JP Warner. The new board will officially meet in March 2017 in San Diego, CA.

Since we began our fund-raising efforts in 2014, we have had almost 170 donors support the Foundation, including nearly 40 new donors to date this year. Our leadership has visited with our industry partners to introduce them to the foundation and initiate what we hope will become a long-lasting mutually-beneficial working relationship. As the ASESF has taken over the responsibility for funding research and education, we have already provided support, with several fellows-in-training scholarships through the Rockwood Fund, as well as expanding research grant awards. The ASES history book was reprinted and presented to all new members. Many more initiatives are to come, including supporting the very important and successful travelling fellowships.

Our goal is to raise $5M over 5 years, and the funds in the ASESF have us about 40% of the way there. We obviously have more to raise to enable greater funds to be distributed to support our goals. The mission of the Foundation is to foster scientific advances and enhance the study of shoulder and elbow surgery by:

  • Addressing critical research needs and furthering the study of shoulder and elbow injuries and repair;
  • Supporting the entry of young physicians into the field;
  • Promoting and funding strategic educational initiatives in shoulder and elbow with the ultimate goal of delivering enhanced value based care through better patient outcomes and lower costs;
  • Educating the clinical and academic community, and the public, about care, surgical treatment options and prevention of injuries to shoulder and elbow.

We hope that all our members will support the ASES Foundation. If you are planning on doing so before the end of this year, we greatly appreciate your commitment to the Foundation and our aims. You can do so online through the following link:  ASES Foundation - Online Donation.  If you would prefer to complete a donation form to donate by check, please see the following link: ASES Foundation - Donation Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna or me. On behalf of the Board, and the ASES Executive Committee, I thank all of you who have given so generously to the Foundation.


Jonathan B. Ticker, MD
ASES Foundation, Chairman
ASES Fellows Symposium
Friday, June 16, 2017
San Diego Shoulder Institute
Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, California

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is partnering with the San Diego Shoulder Institute on a new symposium for graduating Shoulder & Elbow and Sports Fellows. The first ASES Fellows Symposium will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Annual San Diego Shoulder Institute Course in San Diego, CA. The symposium will feature short presentations by fellows who submit abstracts for consideration, and are accepted, culminating with Dr. Cofield’s Award for the best paper. This new ASES award will be granted for the first time.

Abstract submissions will be opening in January 2017. 

For more information contact

 Please click on the image below to be taken to the course website. 
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 The Mission of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is to support the ethical practice of evidence-based, high quality, cost-effective, shoulder and elbow care.