American Society of Hematology

On-Site Resources

A wide variety of services and amenities are available at the Georgia World Congress Center, including resources for trainees, parents, and persons with disabilities.

ASH Central

Located in in Building B, Level 1, Hall B1, ASH Central is a place where meeting attendees can gather to collaborate, relax, view sessions remotely, or purchase ASH products.

Offered at ASH Central:

  • ASH Live: Remote Session Viewing
  • Collaboration Rooms
  • ASH Store
  • Selfie Zone
  • ASH Trainee Lounge
  • ASH News TV
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ASH Live: Remote Session Viewing

Experience select sessions located elsewhere in the convention center without having to navigate through the building. Attendees will be able to view the session slides from television monitors/screens in the remote session viewing area and will be provided with headphones so that they may listen to the speaker. Treadmills will also be located in this area so that participants can walk while viewing sessions. back to top

Collaboration Rooms

Small conference rooms for 10-20 people will be available for attendees to collaborate in a more private space to facilitate networking and collaboration. Rooms will be pre-set with a conference table and chairs, a flat screen monitor, and cables to connect laptops. and each attendee will be limited to one 45-minute reservation per day.

Interested in reserving a room? Reservation requests may be submitted beginning September 27 through the ASH site. Reservations may also be made on site in ASH Central or through the annual meeting mobile app. Please note space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Back-to-back reservations are prohibited, and no catering or additional audio visual equipment is permitted.

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ASH Store

ASH offers a variety of products to aid hematologists in their professional development. Stop by the ASH Store to browse the latest ASH educational products, which will be available for a discounted on-site rate, including:

Attendees will also be able to apply for or renew their membership at the ASH Store.

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Trainee Lounge

a relaxing place to meet with colleagues and recharge with complimentary refreshments. Only those with a blue trainee badge will be permitted.

Saturday, December 9  7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Monday, December 11 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, December 12 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Resources for Parents

Child Care

For safety reasons, children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the exhibit hall or poster halls. Additionally, ASH prohibits children and infants in sessions, as they may distract the speakers and other attendees.

ASH has made arrangements with KiddieCorp to provide subsidized child-care services at the meeting beginning on Friday, December 8, through Tuesday, December 12. KiddieCorp staff members are bonded and trained child-care specialists. The cost to parents will be $5 per hour, per child, with a two-hour minimum required per child, per day. Snacks, light meals, and beverages will be provided each day.

To register and for additional program information, please contact KiddieCorp’s Program Manager, Lesley Medina, at 800-942-9947 ext. 201 or visit the company's website.

Space is limited, so please register your child by November 3 to ensure participation.

Hours (subject to change):

Friday, December 86:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 96:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 106:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 116:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 126:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lactation Room

Nursing mothers will have a calm, restful environment for their pumping sessions during the ASH annual meeting. Each nursing mother’s lounge will provide a private, comfortable area equipped with lockable doors, furniture, and power outlets.

Lounges will be available in safe, accessible areas throughout the convention center. For exact locations, please refer to the annual meeting app or to the printed ASH Campus Map on site.

A refrigerator will be available in the child care room for safe storage.

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ASH News TV is a daily newscast in video format featuring previews and highlights from each day of the 59th ASH Annual Meeting. ASH News TV can be viewed in select hotels’ guest rooms, on the shuttle buses, in various locations at the Georgia World Congress Center, and on the ASH website. Broadcasts will be available Saturday through Tuesday.back to top

ASH Foundation Donor Lounge

Gifts of all amounts to the ASH Foundation are always helpful and appreciated. With cumulative annual giving of $250 or more, you can access the ASH Foundation Donor Lounge during the annual meeting. In addition, individuals with cumulative annual giving of $2,500 or more will receive an invitation to the President’s Reception in recognition of their support at that level. Finally, qualified donors are eligible for a selection of time-sensitive benefits associated with the registration process for the ASH annual meeting. Please visit the ASH Foundation page for more information.

The Donor Lounge will be located in Building A, Level 4 on the International Boulevard Concourse at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Hematology MeetUps

Multiple seating areas with tables and chairs will be placed in the lobby areas of the convention center to enable attendees to meet one another for informal, impromptu conversations and small meetings. Look for "Hematology MeetUp" areas designated on the convention center map to find the nearest location. back to top

ASH Job Center

The ASH Job Center is a free online resource that connects you to open hematology and hematology-oncology job opportunities around the world. Designed with job seekers in mind, the ASH Job Center allows you to search through dozens of career opportunities with ease, save job listings of interest, and upload your resume to stand out and connect with employers looking for candidates with your skill set. Stop by any internet station computer to access the Job Center at the meeting or visit the site today at site to get started on your next job search.

Have a position to fill? Give your job posting maximum visibility with increased traffic to the ASH website during the annual meeting. The ASH Job Center is one of the top online search results for hematology jobs and receives traffic from more than 130 countries. Visit the ASH Job Center to view pricing and purchasing packages that give you flexibility to list your job openings throughout the year.

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Coat/Baggage Check

Location 1: Georgia World Congress Center, Building A, Level 4, International Boulevard Concourse
Location 2: Georgia World Congress Center, Building C, Level 1, Lobby

Attendees can check coats and bags for $3 per item during the meeting at the coat check located at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Free Wi-Fi

ASH is pleased to offer Internet access to all attendees in public lobbies and meeting rooms at the Georgia World Congress Center, as well as in the session rooms and adjacent pre-function space at the Omni Atlanta at CNN Center. This complimentary service is provided to support annual meeting activities requiring Internet access, Web browsing, and email connectivity. back to top

Services for Persons with Disabilities

ASH meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please indicate any assistance you may require at the annual meeting during the registration process and you will be contacted by someone from the ASH staff to discuss your specific needs.

For persons requiring mobility assistance, ASH has partnered with Scootaround Mobility Solutions for rental of mobility scooters. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance by calling 888-441-7575 in order for Scootaround Mobility Solutions to provide seamless access.

ASH has partnered with Kushner & Associates for wheelchair-accessible ASH shuttles from hotels on the shuttle route. Please see the ASH shuttle supervisor at the Georgia World Congress Center during shuttle hours or make advance arrangements by phone.

If you would like to make arrangements in advance for a wheelchair accessible ASH shuttle, please contact Janet Biddle at 703-679-3950 or via email.

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Information Desks

A wide variety of services and amenities are available at the Georgia World Congress Center and convention center staff are available to provide assistance with brochures and maps, lost and found, wheelchair service, and information about the location of key ASH meeting areas.back to top

Tourism and Concierge Desk

Located in Building A, Level 4, International Boulevard Concourse at the Georgia World Congress Center, the Tourism & Concierge Desk offers complimentary restaurant reservation services and features brochures on attractions in the metro Atlanta area.back to top

The Georgia World Congress Center Business Center

The Georgia World Congress Center Business Center provides full-service business needs for your convenience. The Georgia World Congress Center Business Center is run by FedEx Office and is located in Building A, Level 4, International Boulevard Concourse. The business center provides attendees with photocopying, faxing, and printing services, including the ability to print posters. Office supplies are also available for purchase.back to top


Automated teller machines (ATMs) are located in Building A, Level 4, Building B, Level 2, and Building C, Levels 1 and 2. Visa, Quest, Mastercard, Plus, Maestro, American Express, and Cirrus, and Diner’s Club International cards are accepted.

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