The scientific committees develop and recommend scientific sessions, including potential topics and speakers, for the Scientific Program of the ASH annual meeting. The scientific committees are also responsible for building on ASH’s expertise in basic and translational science to help define a research and policy agenda for hematology. This includes responsibility for (1) reviewing the scientific content of annual meeting, (2) advising the Executive Committee on science policy priorities, and (3) identifying new and underserved areas for research.
The scientific committees also aid in the identification of opportunities for interdisciplinary research related to hematology by identifying related scientific disciplines and assisting in the recruitment of researchers in those fields to contribute to ASH programs and publications. The scientific committees also recommend member scientists for consideration by the Nominating Committee for service on standing and scientific committees and submit nominations for ASH Honorific Awards.
Members of the scientific committees participate in ASH’s advocacy activities related to hematology research, such as advising Government Relations staff in preparation of comment letters and other communication items to Federal agencies and Congress on policy issues related to hematology. Members of the scientific committees also participate in ASH Grassroots Network advocacy activities, including online advocacy campaigns, and attend the Grassroots Network event at the annual meeting.
Ad Hoc Scientific Committee on Epigenetics and Genomics
Scientific Committee on Blood Disorders in Childhood
Scientific Committee on Bone Marrow Failure
Scientific Committee on Hematopathology and Clinical Laboratory Hematology
Scientific Committee on Hematopoiesis
Scientific Committee on Hemostasis
Scientific Committee on Immunology and Host Defense
Scientific Committee on Iron and Heme
Scientific Committee on Lymphoid Neoplasia
Scientific Committee on Myeloid Biology
Scientific Committee on Myeloid Neoplasia
Scientific Committee on Plasma Cell Neoplasia
Scientific Committee on Platelets
Scientific Committee on Red Cell Biology
Scientific Committee on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Scientific Committee on Thrombosis & Vascular Biology
Scientific Committee on Transfusion Medicine
Scientific Committee on Transplantation Biology and Cellular Therapies
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