American Society of Hematology

Trainee Activities and Services

Please check back in mid-2018 to view the preliminary schedule and program for the 60th ASH Annual Meeting.

Trainees at the ASH Annual Meeting

ASH provides a variety of high-quality educational, career-development, and networking opportunities to help trainees make the most of their meeting experience.

The following activities and services have been identified as most relevant to the unique interests of undergraduates, medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows.

These activities are open only to individuals with a blue trainee badge.

ASH-a-Palooza

Friday, November 30, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Add to calendar 11/30/2018 01:00 PM11/30/2018 05:00 PMASH-a-PaloozaThe "Trainee Day" attendees may know from past annual meetings has been re-imagined as ASH-a-Palooza. What has emerged is a new educational experience that will offer a relaxed, open learning environment for trainees in a festival-like setting with multiple opportunities for micro learning. Trainees won’t want to miss this fun, interactive, half-day event, complete with engaging ASH Talks, speed mentoring, rapid-fire learning sessions, food, and more!Petco Park, San Diego, CAMM/DD/YYYY172800
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The "Trainee Day" attendees may know from past annual meetings has been re-imagined as ASH-a-Palooza! What has emerged is a new educational experience that will offer a relaxed, open learning environment for trainees in a festival-like setting with multiple opportunities for micro learning.

ASH-a-Palooza will be held the Friday before the start of the official annual meeting at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team. The stadium is across the street from the convention center and is adjacent to the Omni San Diego Hotel.

Trainees won’t want to miss this fun, interactive, half-day event, complete with engaging ASH Talks, speed mentoring, rapid-fire learning sessions, food, and more!

  • ASH Talks: 18- to 20-minute presentations, similar to TED Talks, with no podium and minimal slides
  • Blood Drops: five-minute presentations designed to provide short bursts of learning; each session will be done twice in a row
  • Blood Buddies: speed mentoring

ASH-a-Palooza Schedule

Please note that the following schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

1:00 p.m.Welcome, Explanation, and Kickoff
1:10 p.m.ASH Talk
1:30 p.m.Blood Drops
1:45 p.m.Take 15 (time for food, booths, and movement)
2:00 p.m.ASH Talk
2:20 p.m.Take 5
2:30 p.m.Blood Drops
2:45 p.m.Take 15 (Blood Buddies; time for food, booths, and movement)
3:00 p.m.ASH Talk
3:20 p.m.Take 10 (time for food, booths, and movement)
3:30 p.m.Blood Drops
3:45 p.m.Take 15 (Blood Buddies; time for food, booths, and movement)
4:00 p.m.ASH Talk
4:20 p.m.Take 10 (time for food, booths, and movement)
4:30 p.m.Blood Drops
4:45 p.m.ASH Talk
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Career-Development Lunch Sessions

Saturday, December 1, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

These sessions provide an intimate venue for trainees to meet with leaders in hematology to discuss careers in the wide array of practice areas within hematology, including basic, clinical, and translational research, PhD careers, careers in industry settings, and careers in private and clinical practice.

There will be two rooms reserved for these sessions, with two tables per room for each career area and one faculty member at each table leading the discussion. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Trainee Didactic Sessions

Sunday, December 2, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Monday, December 3, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

On Sunday and Monday, ASH will offer didactic sessions designed to provide trainees with an overview of timely and relevant career-oriented issues. Topics include time management and balance, drug development, how to set up a laboratory research program, and bridging the translational divide.

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Trainee Lounge

Trainees are invited to visit the Trainee Lounge in ASH Central (San Diego Convention Center, Sails Pavilion) to meet with colleagues and recharge with complimentary refreshments.

The Trainee Lounge will open on the following days:

Saturday, December 17:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 27:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 37:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 47:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Other Sessions of Interest to Trainees

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