American Society of Hematology

Schedule and Program

View the final 2017 program and abstracts. Please check back in July 2018 to view the preliminary schedule and program for the 60th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition.

The ASH annual meeting is made up of numerous sessions, which fall under the categories below.


A listing of all ASH annual meeting sessions, events, and activities organized by time and day

General Sessions

Signature sessions designed to be of interest to a broad and diverse audience; they include the Ham-Wasserman Lecture, announcement of Honorific Award recipients, the Plenary Scientific Session, and more

Education Program

Sessions from the ASH Education Program

Special-Interest Sessions

Sessions on specific topics ranging from best practices for publishing one's work in a peer-reviewed journal, to improving practice through quality measures, to advocating for increased research funding for the National Institutes of Health

  • Consultative Hematology Course
    An interactive, half-day program covering commonly encountered clinical problems that arise in everyday practice and require the expertise of a hematologist
  • Policy and Practice Events
    Policy and practice-related events held during the annual meeting

Scientific Program

Sessions from the ASH Scientific Program

  • Continuing Conversations With the Speakers
    Informal discussions with Scientific Program session speakers designed to give interested individuals increased accessibility both to information on the topic and to the opinions of experts in those particular fields
  • Friday Scientific Workshops
    Topic-specific workshops presented on the Friday prior to the annual meeting featuring presentations by world-class scientists, as well as young and mid-level principal investigators
  • Meet the Scientist
    Sessions designed to provide an opportunity for a small number of attendees to meet with a scientific expert in a setting that fosters interaction
  • Scientific Spotlight Sessions
    Sessions covering current challenges and controversies in a particular scientific field
  • Special Scientific Symposia
    Symposia highlighting transformative research with implications for research and clinical practice across the field of hematology

Trainee Activities and Services

Activities and services relevant to the unique interests of undergraduates, medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows


Acknowledgment of the many individuals involved in the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting program planning process

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