American Society of Hematology

Government Concierge

ASH understands that federal agencies within the U.S. government are adjusting and developing new guidelines for conference attendance for their employees and that each agency will have its own policy. In order to assist federal employees with information that will help with their attendance requests, applications for funding approval, and housing needs, ASH has established a Government Concierge.

To request assistance from the Government Concierge, please email

Federal employees who do not need to wait for agency approval to register for the ASH annual meeting may go online and register during the applicable registration periods. At the beginning of the registration process, on the Profile page, you will be asked if you are a federal employee. Be sure to select “yes.” Once you have completed registration and proceed to the online hotel/housing module, you will be presented with hotel options at the government per diem rate, as well as the regular room rates. You may choose your preference of rate and hotel.

Recognizing that many government employees will not receive approval from their agencies to register for the ASH annual meeting until late in the year, when most of the hotels near the convention center will be sold out, ASH takes steps each year to secure a limited number of rooms at select hotels within the federal per diem rate. These rooms may be requested on a first-come, first-served basis after you have been authorized to register for the meeting by your agency and your registration has been processed. The Government Concierge will do its best to assist federal employees with available hotel room needs.

If you anticipate not being able to register for the meeting until later in the year, you may enroll in the Government Concierge program in advance by emailing Once you are approved to register by your agency, please complete the registration process and proceed to the hotel/housing module online. Our system will recognize you as being enrolled in the program and will present hotel options at the government per diem rate in addition to the regular room rates.


Should you require assistance along the way, please contact the Government Concierge at or the ASH Housing Center at

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