American Society of Hematology

ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

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

This two-day program is an opportunity for ASH members who wish to gain a better understanding of the Society and its activities, and to learn about legislation and health policy affecting hematology research and practice.

The first day of the Institute focuses on learning about the legislative process and health policy and includes training on how to be an effective advocate. Speakers include ASH Government Relations and Practice staff, ASH members active in advocacy efforts, and individuals from advocacy organizations, congressional offices, and federal agencies. On the second day, participants travel to Capitol Hill to visit their Representatives and Senators to apply what was learned on the first day of the program.

Please visit this page in early 2019 for dates and information on the nomination process for the 2019 Advocacy Leadership Institute.


If you have any questions about the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, please contact ASH Legislative Advocacy Manager Tracy Roades at or 202-776-0544.

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