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.

Continuing Medical Education

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.

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

Non-physicians may request a certificate of attendance for their participation at any of ASH's CME-accredited activities.

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Maintenance of Certification

For information on the maintenance of certification (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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Annual Meeting and Exposition

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.

This activity is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Highlights of ASH®

Held a few weeks after the annual meeting, these smaller, clinically focused meetings provide another opportunity to hear leading experts discuss the most practice-changing scientific findings and the latest treatment options that were presented during the annual meeting, but in a more intimate setting.

This activity is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

State-of-the-Art Symposium

The State-of-the-Art Symposium provides high-quality, up-to-date, evidence-based continuing medical education that spans the medical field and practice of hematology and hematology-oncology. The expert faculty and smaller, clinically focused program format provide attendees with opportunities to discuss real patient cases with leaders in the field and ample time to network with their colleagues.

This activity is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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Blood Articles
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. Credit will vary depending on the article. There is no charge to participants to earn CME credits through this program.

ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)
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. ASH designates the ASH-SAP for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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™. Please note: ASH-SAP, Fourth Edition CME is valid through December 31, 2013. ASH-SAP, Fifth Edition was published in June 2013.

ASH-SAP, Fifth Edition
A maintenance-of-certification (MOC) Module based on ASH-SAP, Fifth Edition  is available. The 60-question module is approved for 20 part II MOC points for the ABIM.

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ASH Academy

The ASH Academy has been designed to provide hematologists with easy-to-use options for knowledge testing (for both MOC and CME purposes), and completing practice improvement modules, as well as evaluating ASH meetings you attend and claiming CME credit for participating.

Testing Center

The ASH Academy testing center allows hematologists and others working in hematology-related fields to stay current with the latest advances in the rapidly evolving disciplines of adult and pediatric hematology. The materials offered through the center serve as a comprehensive resource to cover the span the field of hematology.

Practice Improvement Modules (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.

Meeting Evaluations

This section presents a listing of the ASH Meetings for which you registered with surveys available. Note that the ASH annual meeting is not included in this system.

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Chart Abstraction Tools

The chart abstraction tool (or PIM) allows participants in the ABIM MOC program to conduct self-evaluation of practice performance and earn 20 practice improvement points in addition to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. 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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