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Advocacy Leadership Institute

ASH is committed to educating its members on how to become effective advocates for hematology research and practice. The ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute was created in 2011 to provide additional opportunities for ASH members to learn more about advocacy, health policy, the legislative process and to become engaged in the Society’s activities.

Due to ongoing uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued security concerns on Capitol Hill, the 2021 ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute has been postponed. Instead, ASH will offer a series of online webinars focused on various advocacy-related topics, available through ASH Academy On Demand.

Please visit the ASH Advocacy Webinar Series page to enroll in the series. After you enroll, make sure to click on a session of interest on the list and register to attend.

Topic Date
How Congress Really Works Monday, September 13, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
A Day in the Life of a Capitol Hill Staffer Monday, September 20, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Federal Agencies and Hematology: An inside look at the NIH, CDC, and FDA Monday, September 27, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Working with Advocacy Groups and Coalitions: How to Amplify Your Voice in Washington Monday, October 4, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern time

Please visit this page in early 2022 for dates and information on the nomination process for the 2022 Advocacy Leadership Institute.


If you have any questions about the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, please contact ASH Senior Manager, Legislative Advocacy, Tracy Roades, at troades@hematology.org or (202) 776-0544 or ASH Government Relations Coordinator, Foster Curry, at fcurry@hematology.org or (202) 776-0544.

Nomination Requirements

Nominees must be current ASH members as well as United States citizens. Nominations are open to all ASH membership levels, including to trainees.

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