American Society of Hematology

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) leads the world in promoting and supporting clinical and scientific hematology research through its many innovative award programs, meetings, publications, and advocacy efforts.

Blood

Blood is the official journal of the American Society of Hematology and the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field. It is published weekly every Thursday, except for the last week in December, in addition to the ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts issue in November.

Blood Advances

Blood Advances, the first journal to join the Blood family in 70 years, is a peer-reviewed, online only, open access journal. Under the direction of founding editor-in-chief Robert Negrin, MD, the inaugural issue made it's debut in December at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.

Research Programs and Awards

Explore programs offered by ASH to support clinical and scientific hematology research

Hematology Research Agenda

ASH's strategic plan highlighting the importance of placing hematology as a top funding priority in the healthcare community

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    The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) released a request for information soliciting input on the use of viral vectors as platforms for therapeutic gene delivery to specific organs or cell types, and how such platforms might be developed most efficiently in clinical trials for the treatment of multiple diseases.

  • Congress Changes Stance on ACA Repeal and Replace

    On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Senate released an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), legislation to repeal large provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • DEA Eliminates Grace Period for Registration Renewal

    Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process. Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations. 

  • CMS Announces End to Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model

    On December 15, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the cancellation of Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model.  CMS initially proposed the demonstration on March 8, 2016 to test new models in how physician-administered drugs are paid under the Medicare program.

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