About ASES

Through educational programs and by encouraging research, the organization seeks to foster and advance the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care. The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Through continuing medical education, the ASES Annual Meetings serve as a forum where persons involved in this field of medicine can meet, discuss new ideas and present scientific material. The membership, which is by invitation only, currently consists of 1,217 members. The Society is an educational body responsible for development of scientific programs, for organization of current knowledge, for standardization of nomenclature and for publication of scientific materials.

ASES Membership Benefits

  • Discounted registration to the ASES Specialty Day and ASES-sponsored meetings
  • ASES October Annual Meeting Access (Members-only Meeting)
  • Free member listing on “Find a Surgeon” feature available to the public (Excluding Fellow Members)
  • Membership directory and peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate in the ASES Mentorship Program
  • Abstract submission/presentation for the Annual Meeting
  • Free access to the ASES member listserv and case review, discussions/expert opinion
  • Free access to Surgical Outcomes System, an orthopedic and sports medicine global registry
  • Discounted subscription to OBERD, a software system for physicians and hospitals to effortlessly collect data
  • Free viewing of scientific presentations recorded at the ASES Annual Meetings
  • Complimentary access to the ASES Abstract Compendium, a complete collection of abstracts submitted to ASES annual meetings each year
  • Ability to gain a unique perspective and valuable education on latest techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Patient Management
  • Opportunity to serve on standing or ad-hoc committees
  • Discounted annual subscription to Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Seminars in Arthroplasty
  • Opportunity to participate in the ASES Leadership Development Program
  • Protection of the specialty through advocacy efforts
  • Opportunity to connect and network with the society and other members via the NEW ASES Mobile App
  • Opportunity to apply for ASES Grants and Awards
  • Opportunity to apply for the ASES Exchange Fellowship Program
  • Free access to The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database, a special learning platform with new educational and scientific content added frequently (NEW!)
  • Access to ABOS SAE exams curated by ASES (NEW!)
  • Free webinars on practice management (NEW!)
  • Free access to virtual Journal Club sessions and monthly podcasts
  • Career opportunities page with advertising open positions for Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
  • Opportunity to host medical students enrolled in Nth Dimensions Summer Internship Program

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