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Nominations for Leadership and Committee Positions

We need your help identifying "new blood!" ASH seeks a balanced committee membership that mixes bright, enthusiastic people with seasoned members interested in helping to lead our Society into the future. The Society encourages members to self-nominate, or recommend a colleague for one or more of the various leadership and committee service roles. Self-nominees are encouraged - although not required - to solicit the submission of at least one parallel nomination from a colleague or senior member for endorsement. This is especially helpful when a new or junior member is being introduced into committee service.

All nominations must be submitted online using the ASH nominations submission system. The deadline to submit nominations for term year 2025 is May 31, 2024. (All nominations submitted after the deadline will be maintained in the nominations pool for consideration the following year.)

Nominations received are compiled and reviewed by the Nominating Committee in the summer. Based on this pool of nominees, the Nominating Committee makes its recommendations for elected and appointed positions. Active and International members in good standing are eligible to vote in the election for Officers and Councillors in September. In the meantime, the President-Elect makes the final appointments to standing and scientific committees with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Committee members must be current ASH members and generally can only serve on one committee at a time. Terms for members of these committees begin January 1st. 

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Executive Committee

The governing body of ASH is charged with overseeing the affairs of the Society, formulating policy, approving or disapproving the recommendations or proposals of the ASH committees, and providing advice and approval or disapproval to the President and President-Elect in regard to committee and chair appointments.

  • Vice President
    One-year term (followed by terms as President-Elect and President)
    The Vice President serves as an Officer and voting member of the Executive Committee. The Vice President becomes President-Elect and President in succeeding years.
  • Secretary
    Four-year, non-renewable term
    The Secretary serves as an Officer and voting member of the Executive Committee. The Secretary oversees (1) the maintenance of a permanent record of Executive Committee meetings and (2) the annual abstract process.
  • Treasurer
    Four-year, non-renewable term
    The Treasurer serves as an Officer and voting member of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer oversees the financial concerns of ASH, including the development and presentation of budgets.
  • Councillors
    Four-year, non-renewable term
    The Councillors serve as voting members of the Executive Committee. There are eight positions including one designated for a member in clinical practice and another for an International member. In 2023, the Nominating Committee will consider nominees for a new designated position – the Councillor in Basic Investigative Research*.
    • *The new Councillor in Basic Investigative Research will serve a four-year term beginning January 1, 2024. The Councillor in Basic Investigative Research must (1) be an ASH member who has been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree and whose primary professional focus is the generation of new basic science knowledge through the pursuit of laboratory-based, computational, epidemiologic, or other forms of non-clinical research; (2) keep abreast of new advances in science relevant to the ASH mission; and (3) be knowledgeable about the issues facing ASH members and trainees engaged in basic research and be able to effectively represent the scientific community on the ASH Executive Committee. Only qualified ASH members with a PhD or equivalent (DSci or DrSci) degree are eligible to be nominated for the Councillor in Basic Investigative Research position. (Members with an MD or MD/PhD may be nominated for the at-large Councillor position.)

View the current Executive Committee

Standing Committees

Up to four-year terms for members (except for Nominating Committee members, who serve two- and three-year terms) and two-year terms for chairs, limited to two consecutive terms

Standing committees recommend to the Executive Committee policies, programs, or actions in the areas of the committee's responsibility and implement those policies, programs, and actions approved by the Executive Committee.

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Scientific Committees

Up to four-year terms for members and one-year terms for vice-chairs followed by one-year terms as chairs

Each scientific committee is responsible for recommending to the Program Committee a scientific session, including potential topics, speakers, and moderators for the scientific program of the annual meeting. Members also build on ASH's expertise in basic and translational science to help define a research and policy agenda for hematology. The scientific committees aid in the identification of opportunities for interdisciplinary research related to hematology by naming related scientific disciplines and by assisting with the recruitment of researchers in those fields to contribute to ASH programs and publications.

View the current scientific committees