Start Planning Now for the 60th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, and more

Start Planning Now for the 60th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition 

The preliminary program for the 2018 ASH annual meeting is now available online. The meeting, which will take place December 1-4 in San Diego, brings together more than 25,000 of the top minds in the global community of hematology professionals.

Highlights include the scientific and education programs, oral and poster presentations, trainee activities, and a state-of-the-art exhibit hall.

View the preliminary program and register for the meeting at

Save the Date for ASH-a-Palooza

Are you a hematologist-in-training looking forward to attending the 60th ASH Annual Meeting?

Join us for ASH-a-Palooza on Friday, November 30! Formerly known as Trainee Day, ASH-a-Palooza will provide a relaxed, open learning environment for trainees in a festival-like setting with unique opportunities for learning.

The reimagined event will include ASH Talks (20-minute “TED Talk”–style presentations), Blood Drops (5-minute, rapid-fire learning sessions), and Blood Buddies (speed-mentoring rotations with thought leaders in hematology). Between sessions, attendees can enjoy ballpark-style food and visit information booths to learn about exciting opportunities in hematology.

ASH-a-Palooza will take place at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. The event is free and does not require registration, but entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information about ASH-a-Palooza can be found at

Short on Time? Get ASH On Demand! 

Wherever you are, and whenever the timing is right for you, get world-class educational updates on hematology research and clinical practice. ASH On Demand offers access to the Society’s online educational materials, including live webcasts of ASH meetings and a growing archive of free webinars.

The latest webinars feature presentations by experts on a wide range of topics, from when to transfuse patients with sickle cell disease, to promoting faculty well-being in an academic health centers, to converting teaching into scholarship through publications.

Sign in from any ASH website and experience a seamless connection to ASH On Demand from any internetready device, including desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

Browse the ASH On Demand catalog of meetings and sessions, or search for cutting-edge and clinically relevant updates on hematology topics of interest at

Mentors Wanted for Next Generation of Hematologists 

ASH is seeking research mentors and career-development mentors for the 2019 Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP), which provides underrepresented minority medical students with an opportunity to conduct a research project under the supervision of an ASH member, receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately advance their careers.

Research Mentors

MMSAP research mentors oversee a participant’s work and progress. They assist with the completion of the program application, establishment of the research experience, and preparation of a short presentation of the research, at the Promoting Minorities in Hematology event at the ASH annual meeting.

Research mentors receive an allowance for research supplies and a travel stipend to attend the ASH annual meeting with the student.

Career-Development Mentors

MMSAP career-development mentors provide professional guidance, career development, and positive role modeling to participants for the duration of the program (either 8-12 weeks or full year).

Career-development mentors also receive a travel stipend to attend the ASH annual meeting with the student during each of the student’s remaining years of medical school and residency.

MMSAP is part of ASH’s Minority Recruitment Initiative, created in 2003 to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in hematology and hematology-related fields and to increase the number of minority hematologists with academic and research appointments.

For more information about the program and to volunteer to be a mentor, visit