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.

The Benefits of Membership

  • 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.

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