American Society of Hematology

2011 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

Summary and Agenda

The ASH Government Relations, Practice, and Scientific Affairs department held a two-day workshop - the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute - on October 12 and 13, 2011.

The first day of the Institute focused on learning about the legislative process, health policy, and advocacy strategies. Faculty of the Advocacy Leadership Institute included ASH Government Relations staff and consultants as well as guest speakers from the Administration, Congress, and other advocacy organizations, including former Congressman Michael N. Castle and the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Griffin Rodgers. The second day included visits to nearly 50 congressional offices to apply what was learned on the first day. Institute participants visited their congressional delegations to discuss the need for continual support of funding for the National Institutes of Health.

View the program of activities from the 2011 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute.

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  • Thomas P. Bradley, MD, Hofstra-North Shore LIJ Health System, Lake Success, NY
  • Naveen Pemmaraju, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Gregory Abel, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Krishna Komanduri, MD, University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, FL
  • Jonathan Hoggatt, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Lindsay Peterson, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Nicole Hasbrouck Verdun, MD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Jonathan Thon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Roy S. Silverstein, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI [Chair]
  • Troy Lund, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Rachel Cook, MS, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Manali Patel, MD, MPH, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA
  • Jeffrey S. Buzby, PhD, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
  • Ines Macias-Perez, PhD, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN
  • Ann Woolfrey, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Sherine Elsawa, PhD, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
  • Jose F. Leis, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
  • Latorya Barber, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Martha Arellano, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Laura M. De Castro, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Navneet Majhail, MD, National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ramon Tiu, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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Photos from the 2011 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

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