American Society of Hematology

2012 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 September 12 and 13, 2012.

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, past participant of the 2012 Advocacy Leadership Institute, as well as guest speakers from the Administration, Congress, and other advocacy organizations, including former Congressman John Edward Porter and the Deputy Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Dr. Susan Shurin. The second day included visits to over 60 congressional offices to apply what was learned on the first day. Institute participants visited their congressional delegations to urge Congress to avert sequestration, support balanced approach to deficit reduction, and recognize the importance of biomedical research by investing in the National Institutes of Health.

View the program of activities from the 2012 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute.

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  • Rafat Abonour, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Elizabeth Agnew, DO, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC
  • Joseph Alvarnas, MD, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Deepika Darbari, MD, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Alan Hanash, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Ketting Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Brian Hill, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Ray Hohl, MD, PhD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • Benjamin Kim, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Lawrence Lamb, Jr, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • Moira Lancelot, MD, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Suzanne Lentzsch, MD, PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Joseph Mikhael, MD, FRCPC, MEd, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Reinhold Munker, MD, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
  • Babatunde Olukayode Oyajobi, MBBS, PhD, MBA, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Manali Patel, MD, MPH, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA
  • Connie Piccone, MD, Case Western Reserve University, University Heights, OH
  • Lauren Pinter-Brown, MD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tulio Rodriguez, MD, Loyola University Chicago Medical Center, Maywood, IL
  • Julie Rowe, MD, BS, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Satish Shanbhag, MBBS, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Roy Silverstein, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
  • Gay Wehrli, MD, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
  • William Wood, Jr, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Nicholas Zavazava, MD, PhD, University of Iowa, Coralville, IA
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Photos from the 2012 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

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