American Society of Hematology

Continuous Professional Development

ASH offers a number of mechanisms to support hematologists with both continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of board certifications (MOC).

ACCME LogoThe American Society of Hematology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians who participate in the designated activities.

CME and MOC Offerings

ASH facilitates self-directed, practice-based education to support hematologists' commitment to lifelong learning through a variety of activities that offer CME and MOC credit including meetings, knowledge testing, and practice improvement modules.

ASH Academy

The ASH Academy, the eLearning platform for hematologists, provides the most current practice tools, clinical support, and educational products in hematology to meet your continuing education needs including each of the resources listed below.

  • ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)
    CME: Maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
    MOC(optional): 20 ABIM Medical Knowledge points

    The ASH-SAP is a high-quality educational product offering up-to-date information in the field of hematology for internists, hematologists, pediatricians, and hematology-oncology fellows. It includes a textbook available in print and online and an accompanying exam that contains more than 220 questions in adult and pediatric hematology. The American Medical Association has determined that physicians who are not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. A 60-question MOC module is also available and is approved for 20 part II MOC points for the ABIM.
  • Practice Improvement Modules (PIM)
    CME: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per PIM
    MOC: 20 Practice Assessment points per PIM

    ASH now offers two, new, entirely self-contained PIMs in the areas of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes through the ASH Academy. These new resources for quality improvement, provide comparative data for users, and give groups of practitioners the option of completing a PIM together.
  • ASHTests
    CME: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per test
    MOC: 10 ABIM Medical Knowledge points per test

    ASHTests on Malignant, Non-Malignant, and Pediatric Hematology, are new testing modules developed by subject-matter experts that offer both MOC and CME credit for hematologists and others working in hematology-related fields.
  • Small Meeting Evaluations
    CME: Credits vary based on meeting

    Complete evaluations to claim CME credits for ASH's small meetings including:
    • Highlights of ASH (HOA)
    • Meeting on Lymphoma Biology (MLB)
    • State-of-the-Art Symposium (SAS)
    • Consultative Hematology Course (CHC)
    • Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI)
    • Training Program Directors' Workshop (TPDW)
    • Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH)

ASH Annual Meeting CME and Attendance Certificate

CME: Maximum of 36 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

The ASH Annual Meeting is the largest medical meeting that supports hematology-related research and advances the practice of hematology. The meeting features numerous sessions specifically geared toward researchers and clinicians and provides the highest quality oral, poster, and plenary presentations based on abstract submissions and review.

Blood Articles

CME: Credits vary depending on the article

ASH has partnered with Medscape to provide hematologists with an opportunity to earn CME credits by testing their comprehension of clinical articles published in Blood. A CME article will appear in the journal in the fourth week of every month. Medscape is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME for physicians, and this activity is administered by Medscape. There is no charge to participants to earn CME credits through this program.

Chart Abstraction Tools

CME: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM per PIM
MOC: 20 Practice Improvement points per PIM

The chart abstraction tool (or PIM) allows participants in the ABIM MOC program to conduct self-evaluation of practice performance. As a service to hematologists, the chart abstraction tool and personal results report are provided free of charge. ASH currently offers modules in the area of myelodysplastic syndromes and immune thrombocytopenia.

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Have a Question?

ASH keeps a record of the past six years of claimed continuing medical education (CME) credits for CME-accredited activities. Certificates are issued via email in PDF format.Non-physiciansmay request acertificate of attendancefor their participation at any of ASH's CME-accredited activities.

To inquire into your prior claimed credits, to request a duplicate copy of a certificate, or for any CME-related questions, please send an email to

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MOC Information

For information on MOC requirements for time-limited certificates, please consult with the appropriate certifying board:

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Pathology
American Board of Pediatrics

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