Upcoming Meetings

Dear ASSET Colleagues:

We recently shared the decision on behalf of the ASSET executive board and program chairs to postpone the 2021 ASSET Annual Meeting at the Marriott Hotel, Tampa. Ongoing planning efforts have led to extending postponement of the 2021 Annual Meeting indefinitely thru the 2021 calendar year (with a possible rescheduling date of Spring 2022). This decision was carefully made by placing our highest priority on the safety and security of our Society and its members.

We realize this information is likely disappointing to some, and want to share some of the factors that led to this decision. Many of these factors are related to the existing COVID restrictions and logistic challenges including: members incurring institutional travel bans, travel safety concerns, and the unpredictable changes in COVID+ rates for the impending 2021 flu season. Our ASES partners recently made the decision to host their annual meeting in-person this year in Tampa in mid-December, however, this was deemed unattainable for our meeting. In addition to the items previous listed, we recognize that this would likely be challenging for ASSET members to attend with the surrounding holidays, and appreciate that this is a “busy” season for practicing clinicians which would limit attendance.

The Society’s financial stability was also key factor in this decision. The ASSET Annual Meeting costs are often supported by the revenue generated from the annual education events that the Society delivers within the same year. Due to the similar circumstances surrounding COVID, the Society was not able to provide an in-person education event in 2021 to generate additional revenue. When bundled with the need to meet food/beverage minimums, subsequent hotel room block quotas, and associated conference costs, this venue presented significant financial risk to the Society. Collectively the decision was made to postpone the Annual Meeting until our financial affairs are transparent and secure. We believe this is the safe and fiscally responsible choice for ASSET in light of the circumstances. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding a potential meeting early next year.

There are a few housekeeping items to note. Cayla Marconi, from Affinity Strategies, recently reached out to individuals who registered for the Annual Meeting to be reimbursed for their funds. If you have registered and not been contacted, or if there are any outstanding issues or concerns, please reach out to Cayla directly at asset@affinity-strategies.com. Also, if you have not done so already, the cancellation of your hotel reservations can be completed without penalty up to 3 days prior to scheduled arrival date. Additional details will be forthcoming and communicated with all membership. We look forward to the opportunity to meet once again in a safe and happy environment.

All the best,

American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists

Past Meetings

28th Annual Meeting - Virtual Meeting - October 2-3, 2020
27th Annual Meeting - New York, NY - October 16-19, 2019
6th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists - Buenos Aires, Argentina -September 17-20, 2019
CEU Meeting - Wooster, OH - June 1, 2019
CEU Meeting - Nashville, TN - March 30-31, 2019
26th Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL - October 11-14, 2018
CEU Meeting - Durham, NC - April 14-15, 2018
25th Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA - October 11-14, 2017
CEU Meeting - Durham, NC - May 6-7, 2017
24th Annual Meeting - Boston, MA - October 6-9, 2016
CEU Meeting - Chicago, IL September 17, 2016
23rd Annual Meeting - Ashville, NC - October 8-11, 2015
CEU Meeting - Seattle, WA - October 18, 2014
22nd Annual Meeting - Pinehurst, NC - October 9-12, 2014
4th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists - Japan - 2013
21st Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, NV - October 12-15, 2013
CEU Meeting - Atlanta, GA - August 17, 2013
20th Annual Meeting - Sea Island, GA - October 12-14, 2012
CEU Meeting - Durham, NC - August 18, 2012
19th Annual Meeting - White Sulfur Springs, WV - October 12-15, 2011
CEU Meeting - Greenville, SC - August 27-28, 2011
3rd International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists - Edinburgh, Scotland - September 5-8, 2010
CEU Meeting - Boston, MA - May 15, 2010
18th Annual Meeting - New York, NY - October 25-27, 2009
CEU Meeting - Boston, MA - May 9, 2009
17th Annual Meeting - Santa Barbara, CA - September 3-6, 2008
CEU Course - Jacksonville, FL - June 7, 2008
2nd International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists - Brazil - 2007
16th Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL - September 14-16, 2006
1st International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists - Washington, DC - 2004