ASES News - May 2016
2016 International Congress of Shoulder &
Elbow Surgery (ICSES)

by Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, ASES President

The International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ICSES) as well as the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ICSET) was held on JeJu Island, South Korea, on May 18th - 20th.  Kudos goes to Drs. Yong-Girl Rhee, Jin-Young Park, Joo Han Oh, and In-Ho Jeon, as well as their colleagues, for an extraordinary program. 1700 surgeons and therapists from 60 countries were in attendance.

The ASES was very well represented with 90 presentations including in ICLs, free papers, and moderations. 

Several of our members received special recognition. 

Additional highlights were the alumni meetings of former fellows hosted by the programs of Columbia, Mayo, Cleveland, Johns Hopkins, and the Hawkins Fellowship reflecting on the enormous impact the ASES training programs on Shoulder and Elbow surgery world-wide. 

Louis U. Bigliani, MD 

Louis Bigliani ended his successful term as President of the International Board of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons having steered the organization to greater academic and social levels.      
Finally, unfortunately, our bid to host the 2022 was narrowly (19-16) out voted by the European city of Rome, Italy.  We will try again in 2019 for certain.
ASES 2016 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts
Only 4 months until the October Annual Meeting and we have already seen very enthusiastic early interest. Over 375 abstracts have been received and the program committee led, by Drs. Ring and Steinmann, will be formulating the program within the next couple of months.

For our social program, in addition to our opening President's reception on Thursday evening and black tie (optional) banquet on Saturday evening, we have organized an additional 4 activities for attendees to consider.   However, there are so many opportunities to appreciate and explore Boston and New England on your own aside from what we have selected to offer. 

Below, please find options that will be available for registration during the ASES 2016 Annual Meeting.  You can find specific descriptions of the below noted events here: ASES 2016 Annual Meeting Social Program - Events
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum & Shopping on Newbury Street
  • Boston City Bicycle Tour
  • Harvard University & John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
  • Fenway Park Tour & Sam Adams Brewing Company Tour and Tasting
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.

Meeting registration will be opening very soon during the month of June. ASES members will be notified via email when registration becomes available. In the meantime, 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. 
  • 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
JBJS Journal for Physician Assistants (JOPA)
The JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) , now published by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) , will be available at no cost to PAs, NPs and all orthopaedic care team members for 2016.  Please encourage your PA’s and NP’s to register now and they will also get complimentary access to  JBJS Reviews , with comprehensive, objective, and authoritative review articles written by recognized experts.

JBJS views 2016 as a building year, planning to apply the same editorial standards of JBJS to JOPA’s articles and research information and use this vehicle to gather feedback and issues concerning professional orthopaedic healthcare communities. They have implemented a writing incentive program to recruit authors to submit articles, case studies and videos for consideration to the editorial board for JOPA.   For more information, please use the following links.  

Links for writing incentive program: Questions regarding the contest and submission process can be sent to
ASES 2016 Open Symposium
Registration for the 2016 Open Symposium: Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and Instability will be opening in June.  

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

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