American Society of Hematology

ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2018 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute.

ASH is committed to educating its members on how to become effective advocates for hematology research and practice. Since 2011, the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute has provided additional opportunities for ASH members to learn about advocacy, health policy, and the legislative process and to become engaged in the Society’s activities.

The eighth annual Advocacy Leadership Institute will take place September 24-25, 2018, in Washington, DC. This two-day program is an 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.

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

Key Dates

Nomination DeadlineJune 1, 2018
2018 Advocacy Leadership InstituteSeptember 24-25, 2018
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How to Submit a Nomination

Self-nominations are welcome, and individuals may nominate more than one colleague. ASH is looking for a group of participants from across the country, with diverse experience and hematologic interests (i.e., malignant and non-malignant) and from different practice/research settings. Candidates must be current ASH members, U.S. citizens, and interested in health policy and advocacy, and must want to become more involved in ASH activities.

The selection of participants is based on the review of nominations. Participants will be notified of acceptance by mid-July.

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If you have any questions about the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, please contact ASH Legislative Advocacy Manager Tracy Roades at or 202-776-0544.

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