American Society of Hematology

2018 Schedule-at-a-Glance

View the final 2018 program and abstracts. Please check back in July 2019 to view the preliminary schedule and program for the 61st ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Registration
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Friday, November 30, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Registration
Note: Registration in the Speaker Ready Room (for speakers only) will stay open until 9:00 p.m. to accommodate late-arriving speakers.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Friday Satellite Symposia
These symposia are not part of the official ASH annual meeting program and are planned solely by the sponsoring nonprofit organizations.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Training Program Directors' Workshop
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.ASH-a-Palooza (formerly Trainee Day)
Open only to trainees wearing a blue badge.
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Friday Satellite Symposia
These symposia are not part of the official ASH annual meeting program and are planned solely by the sponsoring nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Friday Scientific Workshops
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Friday Satellite Symposia
These symposia are not part of the official ASH annual meeting program and are planned solely by the sponsoring nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
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Saturday, December 1, 2018

60th ASH Annual Meeting Begins

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Registration
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Education Program / Scientific Program
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Coffee Break in Poster Hall
9:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.Poster Session I - Viewing
9:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.Global Capacity-Building Showcase - Viewing
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Education Program / Scientific Program
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Special Session: MDS + AML
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Open Time for Lunch
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibits Open
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.How to Get Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Grassroots Network Lunch
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.How I Treat: Bringing Science to Clinical Dilemmas
This is a ticketed session sold on site at registration.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Meet the Scientist
This is a ticketed session sold on site at registration.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Continuing Conversations With the Speakers
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Career-Development Lunch Sessions
Open only to trainees wearing a blue badge.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Product Theaters Open
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Ham-Wasserman Lecture
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.State of the Society Address
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Coffee Break in Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Education Program / Scientific Program
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Special Symposium on Quality
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Special Scientific Symposium
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Education Program / Scientific Program
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.Special Session With the National Cancer Institute Director
6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.Poster Session I - Presentations
6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.Welcome Reception in Poster Hall
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Promoting Minorities in Hematology Presentations and Reception
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.ASH Foundation Run/Walk
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Hematology Course Directors' Workshop
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Education Program / Scientific Program
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Coffee Break in Poster Hall
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Session II - Viewing
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Global Capacity-Building Showcase - Viewing
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Education Program / Scientific Program
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Special Scientific Symposium
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibits Open
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Complimentary Light Lunch in Exhibit Hall
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.How I Treat: Bringing Science to Clinical Dilemmas
This is a ticketed session sold on site at registration.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Meet the Scientist
This is a ticketed session sold on site at registration.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Continuing Conversations With the Speakers
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Featured Topic Discussion
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Trainee Didactic Sessions
Open only to trainees wearing a blue badge.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Meet the Blood Editors
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Social Media for the Hematologist: Today and in the Future
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.ASH Practice Partnership Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Product Theaters Open
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.ASH-EHA Joint Symposium
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Announcement of Awards:
  • Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology
  • ASH Mentor Award
  • ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity
  • ASH Exemplary Service Award
  • ASH Outstanding Service Award (if applicable)
  • ASH Public Service Award (if applicable)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Plenary Scientific Session
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Education / Scientific Spotlight Sessions
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Special Education Session on ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Systems-Based Hematology Education and Networking Session
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Blood and Beyond
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Hall Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Session II - Presentations
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Global Capacity-Building Showcase Presentations With the Authors
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Monday, December 3, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Education Program
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Consultative Hematology Course
This is a ticketed session sold online during advance registration or on site at registration if space is available. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Exhibits Open
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Session III - Viewing
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Global Capacity-Building Showcase - Viewing
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonEducation Program
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonSimultaneous Oral Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonEducation / Scientific Spotlight Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noonASH-FDA Joint Symposium on New Drug Approvals I
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.Complimentary Light Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.ASH Choosing Wisely® Campaign: ASH Choosing Wisely Champions
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Featured Topic Discussion
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Global Hematology Symposium
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Meet the Blood Editors
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Trainee Didactic Sessions
Open only to trainees wearing a blue badge.
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Product Theaters Open
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Coffee Break in Poster Hall
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Education Program
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Education / Scientific Spotlight Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.Special Education Session on ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Special Symposium on ASH Supported Researchers
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.ASH-FDA Joint Symposium on New Drug Approval II
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Special Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Session III - Presentations
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Poster Hall Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.ASH Career-Development Awards Reception
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.Simultaneous Oral Sessions
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Networking Reception for Female Hematologists
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Registration
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Late-Breaking Abstracts Session
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Announcement of Awards:
  • William Dameshek Prize
  • Henry M. Stratton Medal
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Presidential Symposium
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Business Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Best of ASH
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