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ACESS has an active membership of leading shoulder and elbow surgeons who are helping shape the future of shoulder and elbow surgery. This dynamic group meets regularly through online discussions and regular annual and informal meetings.

Annual Meeting

Devil's Thumb

12th Annual Meeting of the Association of Clinical Elbow & Shoulder Surgeons
Devil's Thumb Ranch - Tabernash, CO
July 28-31, 2016

2016 - Preliminary Agenda & Details

The Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons (ACESS) was founded in 2005 by a group of fellowship trained elbow and shoulder surgeons with the common goal of the advancement of patient care. ACESS is a group of physicians that share a common interest in shoulder and elbow surgery and this group evolved to provide a peer group to share clinical cases and further the education of complex shoulder and elbow surgery. The main focus of this group is to provide a collegial atmosphere for members and their families and to encourage long term interactions and sharing of ideas. ACESS holds annual business and scientific meetings to improve the quality of care provided to patients with complex elbow and shoulder disorders.

Past Annual Meetings


Congratulations to Bob Tashjian, MD and Ryan Bicknell, MD - the ASES 2013 European Traveling Fellows. Since 2009 the ASES European traveling fellows that have been selected have come from ACESS.

Congratulations to Brian Wolf, MD on Receiving the prestigious ABC traveling fellowship.


Apart from the Annual Meeting in Miami, there are no events currently scheduled