American Society of Hematology

Registration Information

Please check back in mid-2018 for detailed registration information for the 60th ASH Annual Meeting.

Thank you for attending the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition! Registration for the 60th ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, will open in July 2018 for ASH members and August 2018 for non-members. To register and obtain housing during early-bird member-only registration, please ensure your membership is active at the time registration opens.

View important membership application deadlines.

Key Registration Dates and Deadlines

Registration Opens for ASH Members OnlyJuly 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Advance Registration Opens for ASH Members and Non-MembersAugust 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Group Registration OpensAugust 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Late/On-Site Registration OpensNovember 1, 2018, 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time
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Membership Application Deadlines

You must be a member in order to register at the member rate. Below are the cutoff dates by which you must apply in order to be approved as a member prior to the meeting. Applicants approved for membership after registering for the meeting will not be refunded the difference between the member and non-member rates.

Member categoryApplication cutoff date
ActiveMarch 1, 2018
InternationalMarch 1, 2018
AssociateNovember 1, 2018
International AssociateNovember 1, 2018
Medical StudentNovember 21, 2018
Graduate StudentNovember 1, 2018
ResidentNovember 1, 2018
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Special Registration Instructions

Non-Member in Training

To register as a non-member in training and receive the advance registration rate, you must register and submit your verification by October 31. Non-member-in-training registrations will not be accepted after October 31. Any non-member in training who registers after this deadline will be registered as a non-member and charged the non-member rate.

The following individuals are eligible to register as non-members in training:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate and medical students
    During the online registration process, you will need to provide:
    • Name of your university/institution
    • Name and contact information for your school counselor
    • Field of study
    • Program start date and expected date of graduation (month and year)
  • Medical residents
    During the online registration process, you will need to provide:
    • Name of the program in which you are enrolled
    • Program director's name and contact information
    • Length of the program (in years)
    • Program start date and expected completion date (month and year)
    After you complete the registration process, an email will automatically be sent to your program director or school counselor requesting a signed verification letter on official letterhead confirming that you are a trainee. Verification should be emailed, in PDF format, to ashverification@spargoinc.com. You will not be officially registered for the meeting until ASH confirms your training status. If you registered in the non-member-in-training category last year and are still enrolled in the same training program, you do not need to send a letter verifying your enrollment status.
  • Post-doctoral fellows with an MD or PhD in a recognized hematology or oncology training program
    During the online registration process, you will need to provide:
    • Name of the program in which you are enrolled
    • Program director's name and contact information
    • Length of the program (in years)
    • Program start date (month and year)
    • Expected program completion date (month and year)

Allied Health Professional

The following individuals are eligible to register as allied health professionals: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, research technicians, and technologists.

To register in this category, you will need to provide evidence of your status as an allied health professional. Verification must be submitted prior to the meeting to receive meeting materials in advance. You will not be officially registered for the meeting until ASH confirms your status.

Verification entails providing a letter from the registrant's immediate supervisor on institutional letterhead confirming the name of the organization and the registrant's position there, a copy of a state license, proof of membership in another affiliated association, or a copy of an institutional identification card. Registrants who do not provide verification will be charged the ASH non-member registration rate.

Spouse/Guest

Spouses and guests are welcome to register for the ASH annual meeting. Spouses and guests will receive a badge that allows access to the exhibit hall, including daily coffee breaks and boxed lunches on Sunday and Monday; the Saturday evening welcome reception; and Sunday and Monday poster hall receptions.

Spouse/guest registration does not include entrance to the Education and Scientific Program sessions or poster viewing sessions, and it does not include meeting materials.

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Registration Benefits for ASH Foundation Donors

The following annual meeting registration benefits are offered in appreciation of donor generosity. Please note that donation processing takes approximately two to three weeks. Individual gift recognition and associated benefits are provided once donation processing is completed.

  • ASH members with cumulative giving of $1,000 or higher for the current calendar year to date qualify to register during the VIP registration period (earlier than ASH members) and get first access to annual meeting hotels.
  • Non-members with cumulative giving of $10,000 or higher for the current calendar year to date qualify to register during the VIP registration period (earlier than ASH members) and get first access to annual meeting hotels.
  • Non-members with cumulative giving of $1,000 to $9,999 for the current calendar year to date qualify to register during ASH member-only registration and have early access to annual meeting hotels during the member-only registration period.
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