ASES News - June 2016
ASES Strategic Plan

On July 21, 2016, the ASES leadership will be attending a half-day retreat in Rosemont, IL, to formulate an ASES strategic plan for the next 3-5 years.  To prepare for the retreat, we need your input.  This past Wednesday you received a survey with questions regarding the current and future activities of our society.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, please fill out the survey.  Your feedback will play an important role in formulation of new strategies and I encourage your candid responses.  If you have any additional thoughts or ideas you wish to share with me directly, feel free to e-mail or call. 

Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, President

The ASES Foundation
Over the past two years, with the insightful work of our Industry committee, and the unwavering support of ASES membership and the Executive Committee, the ASES Foundation has once again become a viable tool in our society's long-range plans. 

To that end we have been charged with the restructuring of the foundation's bylaws, and establishing a governance structure which facilitates continuity of its membership yet assures adequate autonomy to assure progressive, judicious use of its monies. We are proposing three officers with voting powers.  In addition there will be a small (5-7 member) working Board of Trustees comprised principally of ASES members and a select group of nonmembers drawn from industry and finance. 

As we have stated in the past, the enhanced growth of ASES allows us the opportunity to expand the many opportunities such a vibrant foundation can offer, and it is incumbent upon our existing membership to remain active in their giving and solicitation if this is to continue. This is an exciting time for our society and I encourage you to be an active part.

Robert H. Bell, MD, Past President
Anna Quintanilla, MA, CAE, Executive Director
ASES Members: In the News

In the June 20th issue of Sports Illustrated, in an article entitled "Wild Curve: A Youth Pitching Myth Gets the Hook", the recent article by Anthony A.  Romeo, MD, et al, was featured along with the JSES April article by Robert A. Keller, MD, et al, highlighting the potential of medial collateral ligament injury due to young pitchers throwing too often and too many fastballs.

As noted in last month's ASES news, Dr. Romeo's study was selected as the best paper at the International Shoulder and Elbow Congress in Korea.

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ASES 2016 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
Registration is now open for the ASES 2016 Annual Meeting!

All registration information is posted to the ASES website.  You will find an option to register online, registration forms for faxing/mailing, event descriptions, travel information, local dining options, and other information about the Boston area.  The final details of the program schedule are currently being completed.  The program will be posted to the ASES website as soon as it is complete

In addition to the options noted above, a golf outing has been arranged for the afternoon of Friday, October 7th, at the Weston Golf Club.   Please Note : Spaces for golf will be very limited this year.

If you have yet to book your hotel reservations, please see contact information below for the three (3) locations we have available for attendees. When making your reservations, please let them know you are with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) to receive the ASES room rate. The meeting is being held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.  Rooms in the ASES room block at the Fairmont may no longer be available.  Please consider making your reservation at one of the neighboring hotels noted below.
  • The Fairmont Copley Plaza: 1-866-540-4417
  • Lenox Hotel (.2 mile from the Fairmont): 1-800-225-7676
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel (.5 mile from the Fairmont): 1-800-325-3535
ABJS Award Opportunites
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® (ABJS) currently has  three award opportunities available. Please see below:

CORR® ORS Richard A. Brand Award For Outstanding Orthopaedic Research
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® and the Orthopaedic Research Society jointly sponsor the CORR® ORS Richard A. Brand Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research. The Award will be given to an individual based on the quality and scientific merit of an original paper focusing on a topic of clinical relevance. Award total of $25,000

ABJS/CORR® Nicolas Andry Award
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®, in conjunction with Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®, sponsors this award of $10,000.

Marshall R. Urist young Investigator Award
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®, in conjunction with Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®, sponsors this award of $5,000.

JBJS Best Paper Awards
JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques (EST) ( and The Journal of Bone and  Joint Surgery (JBJS) are pleased to announce a contest for the best paper submission in 2016. This  includes:
  • 2 cash awards (separate awards for Key Procedures and standard EST articles)
  • An “Editor’s choice” honorary highlighted designation on the winning papers
  • A press release upon publication
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016. Additionally, all EST submissions do not require a  submission fee. 

JBJS EST is an online journal offering succinct, step-by-step instructions on how to perform surgical  procedures. JBJS EST proudly differentiates itself from other technique-content providers by upholding  the high quality and strict standards for which JBJS is known.

Distinguishing features of JBJS EST:
  • easy-to-read format, easy-to-view videos, easy-to-absorb descriptions of surgical procedures
  • extensively illustrated with images and video
  • all procedures thoroughly vetted by previously published outcomes
  • all content rigorously peer-reviewed
A new article series in JBJS EST, Key Procedures, consists entirely of video and focuses on core surgical  procedures with a goal to teach surgeons in training, new surgeons, and general orthopaedists the  accepted/standard-of-care ways to perform these operations.
ASES Members: 
This June, new ASES member Vani J. Sabesan, MD, was elected to the USBJI Board.  This is the first time an ASES member has served on the USBJI Board.  Congratulations, Dr. Sabesan!
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ASES 2016 Open Symposium
Registration for the 2016 Open Symposium: Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and Instability is now open!  

Also, please feel free to inform your Residents and Fellows of this upcoming meeting by sharing the program schedule:

ASES will be holding an OLC course for residents in January of 2017.  Please inform any residents you may know of this opportunity.  Thank you!
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