Clinical Practitioners: Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for an ASH Leadership Position
American Society of Hematology (ASH) members in good standing can nominate themselves or other members for leadership and committee positions through May 31. Vacancies on the Executive Committee for 2020 include the Vice President, Secretary, and two Councillor positions, including one Councillor position designated for an individual in clinical practice. Please note that the eligibility criteria for this position have recently been revised:
The Councillor in Clinical Practice must be in clinical practice providing direct patient care greater than 50% of the time. Practice structure may include traditional physician-owned private practice or other modalities such as group practice or employment by a hospital or health system. The Councillor in Clinical Practice must be knowledgeable about the issues facing ASH members in clinical practice, including business, management, reimbursement, public policy, maintenance of certification, and continuing education. The Councillor in Clinical Practice must be able to effectively represent the practice community on the ASH Executive Committee.
Visit the online nominations site at hematology.org/about/governance/leadership-and-committee-positions to learn more about this and other vacant positions. Self-nominations are welcome.
- ASH Sickle Cell Disease Centers Workshop
The ASH Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Centers Workshop trains health-care professionals to establish a clinical center focused on the needs of adults living with SCD. The 3-day workshop includes networking opportunities, ongoing skills training, and mentorship. Faculty will draw from experience with comprehensive care centers to address the nuts and bolts of how these centers were developed, implemented, and sustained. ASH encourages teams of health-care professionals to apply.
Apply by May 1 at hematology.org/meetings/sickle-cell-disease-workshop.
- ASH Bridge Grant
Since its inception in 2013, the ASH Bridge Grant Program has demonstrated the Society’s commitment to protecting the careers of those who are dedicated to hematology research. Each year, 15 to 20 bridge grants are awarded to ASH members who applied for a National Institutes of Health R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks. ASH Bridge Grants are intended to help sustain recipients’ research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply. Recipients receive a total of $150,000 to support their hematologic research over the course of a year.
Apply by May 1 at hematology.org/awards/career-enhancement-and-training.
- ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute
ASH is now accepting nominations for its 2020 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute taking place September 22-23, in Washington, D.C. This 2-day workshop provides an opportunity for ASH members to gain a better understanding of the Society and learn about legislation and health policy affecting hematology research and practice. Candidates must be current ASH members, U.S. citizens, have an interest in health policy and advocacy, and a desire to become more involved in ASH activities. Self-nominations are welcome, and individuals may nominate more than one colleague.
Apply by May 31 at hematology.org/advocacy.
The United States and countries around the world face a major public health concern with the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While ASH is continuing to support hematologists through a variety of programs, awards, and grants, we understand that the entire medical community is currently focused on addressing this public health crisis. If these circumstances are preventing you from participating in or applying for one of our programs, we encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.