American Society of Hematology

ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

ASH is accepting nominations for members to participate in its fourth annual Advocacy Leadership Institute that will take place on October 1-2, 2014, in Washington, DC. This two-day leadership workshop is an exciting opportunity for ASH members who wish to gain a better understanding of the Society and its activities and to learn about legislation and health policy affecting hematology research and practice. Participants in past years’ Advocacy Leadership Institutes have helped play an active role in ASH’s advocacy efforts.

The first day of the Institute will focus on learning about the legislative process and health policy. Sessions will feature guest speakers from Congress and the Administration, including the National Institutes of Health as well as other health agency officials. On the second day participants will visit their congressional delegation on Capitol Hill to apply what was learned on the first day.

Nominations are being accepted through July 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcome, and individuals may nominate more than one colleague. We are looking for a diverse group from across the country to represent different hematologic interests and practice and research settings. The ideal candidate is an ASH member residing in the United States who is interested in health policy and advocacy, and wants to become more involved in ASH activities. The selection of participants is based on the review of nominations, and participants will be notified of acceptance in early August.

If you have any questions about the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, please contact ASH Legislative Advocacy Manager, Tracy Roades, at or (202) 776-0544, or ASH Government Relations & Scientific Affairs Assistant Ben Black at

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