American Society of Hematology

Clinical Guideline Topic Nomination

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is inviting its members to propose a topic for new ASH-developed clinical practice guidelines. Nominated topics will be reviewed by the ASH Guideline Oversight Subcommittee, which will prioritize new guidelines addressing clinical questions that:

  • are encountered by hematologists;
  • represent uncertainty in clinical practice;
  • represent variation in clinical practice;
  • represent high costs or resource use;
  • may be addressed by a systematic review of evidence; and
  • are not adequately addressed by existing guidelines.

If approved by the Committee on Quality, the new project and associated budget must then be approved by the ASH Executive Committee.

The timeline for guideline development will depend on many factors including scope, availability of ASH resources to support the project, availability and enthusiasm of volunteer experts, and availability of individuals or an institution to conduct the systematic evidence review. Typically, ASH guidelines are planned to be completed within 18 months to two years.

Download the Nomination Form

ASH members interested in submitting topics for consideration are invited to download the submission form, available for download here. Non-ASH members who wish to propose a topic must team with a current ASH member to make the nomination.

Sample Guideline Topic Proposals

Please view two examples of successful guideline topic proposals below:


If you have questions or need assistance with any aspect of the guideline topic nomination form, please email

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