American Society of Hematology

Emeritus Membership

You are eligible to apply for Emeritus membership if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • have a doctoral degree or its equivalent
  • have manifested interest in any discipline important to hematology, as evidenced by work in the field, original contributions, and attendance at meetings concerning hematology
  • are 65 years or older
  • have been a member of ASH in good-standing for at least 15 years

Individuals who are 65 years of age but have been ASH members for fewer than 15 years will become eligible for Emeritus status in the calendar year following the year in which they have reached 15 years of membership.

An individual’s years as an Associate member count towards the years-of-membership requirement; however, membership categories which pay no dues (currently Graduate/Medical Student members, Resident members, and Honorary members) do not count toward this requirement.

Annual dues: $0

Benefits of Emeritus Membership

  • Blood (online only*), including access to its mobile app
  • Hematology, the ASH Education Program
  • The Hematologist: ASH News and Reports
  • ASH Clinical News
  • ASH NewsLink, a monthly electronic newsletter
  • preferential registration rates
  • access to advance priority housing
  • eligibility to submit or sponsor abstracts
  • registration discounts on the Society’s other educational and scientific meetings
  • discounts on ASH meeting webcasts and other educational products
  • more than $100 discount on the ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)
  • apply for ASH awards and grants
  • access ASH’s online member directory
  • advocacy and representation before the U.S. Congress and other government agencies

*If you are interested in receiving a print subscription to Blood, there is an annual postage surcharge of $100.

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Key Dates and Deadlines

ASH membership is from January 1 to December 31.

The ASH Executive Committee considers Emeritus membership applications three times per year. For consideration in the spring, submit your completed membership application by March 15. For consideration in the fall, submit your completed membership application by August 1. For consideration during the ASH annual meeting in December, submit your completed membership application by October 1.

If you would like to be considered for Emeritus membership prior to the ASH annual meeting, submit your completed membership application by March 15.

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How to Apply

Members may request transfer to the status of Emeritus membership by written application to the ASH Secretary via or by mail to:

ASH Membership
PO Box 251
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

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