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Committee on Educational Affairs

Committee Roster

Chair
Jennifer  R. Brown, MD, PhD  ('23)

Vice Chair
Anjali Advani, MD  ('23)

Appointed Members
Marc  J. Braunstein, MD, PhD  ('25)
Nicholas  R. Burwick, MD  ('25)
Shruti Chaturvedi, MBBS  ('25)
Faith Davies, MD  ('24)
Amy  E. DeZern, MD  ('26)
James  M. Foran, MD  ('22)
Nobuko Hijiya, MD  ('24)
Margaret Kasner, MD  ('26)
Kah Poh (melissa) Loh, MD  ('23)
Martha  P. Mims, MD, PhD  ('23)
Casey  L. O'Connell, MD  ('23)
Heather  A. O'Leary, PhD  ('23)
Nicki Panoskaltsis, MD, PhD  ('25)

Ex Officio Members
Robert  A. Brodsky, MD  ('23)  - President-Elect
Mohandas Narla, DSc  ('24)  - Vice President
Jane  N. Winter, MD  ('22)  - President

Liaisons
Hanny Al-Samkari, MD  ('24)  - Executive Editor, Hematology
Jessica Altman, MD  ('22)  - Senior Editor, ASH-SAP 8
Laura  M. Decastro, MD  ('23)  - Member, Committee on Practice
Cynthia  E. Dunbar, MD  ('24)  - Secretary
David Garcia, MD  ('22)  - 2022 Education Program Co-Chair
Molly  Weidner Mandernach, MD, MPH  ('22)  - Junior Editor, ASH-SAP 8
Olatoyosi Odenike, MD  ('22)  - 2022 Education Program Co-Chair

Staff Liaison
Ana Maria Velarde, BS

Committee Mandate

The Committee on Educational Affairs is responsible for overseeing the ASH continuing medical education (CME) program (including educational meetings and enduring materials) and ensuring compliance with the “Core Accreditation Criteria” set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Members of this committee may not be employees or owners of Ineligible Companies, as defined by the ACCME.

A major part of the Committee on Educational Affairs’ responsibility is to evaluate the content and quality of the ASH annual meeting as well as the Friday Satellite Symposia; each committee member is expected to evaluate at least two sessions for the Real Time Education Program Peer Review. Members of the Committee on Educational Affairs are prohibited from participating in the Friday Satellite Symposia. The committee’s assessments are shared with the Education Program Co-Chairs and then the Annual Meeting Accredited Education Committee. The Committee on Educational Affairs takes an advisory role in the planning of the Education Program of the annual meeting with the selection of individual session chairs resting with the current year’s Education Program Co-Chairs and approval by the Annual Meeting Accredited Education Committee. The Chair of the Committee on Educational Affairs assists in the preparation of materials for the re-accreditation application to the ACCME (every four to six years) for the ASH CME program.

The Committee on Educational Affairs – along with the Publications Committee, Program Committee, and Annual Meeting Accredited Education Committee – has input into the development of Hematology, the ASH Education Program, and makes recommendations regarding its distribution. In addition, the Committee on Educational Affairs serves in an advisory role for other educational programs and materials including small meetings (such as the ASH Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies, Highlights of ASH, and Consultative Hematology Course) and educational publications (ASH Image Bank and ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)).

The Committee on Educational Affairs structure includes the following liaison positions:

·         Secretary

·         Current year’s Education Program Co-Chairs

·         Executive Editor, Hematology

·         Member, Committee on Practice – term congruent with term on parent committee

·         Senior and Junior Editors of in-production edition of ASH-SAP

Members of the Committee on Educational Affairs are required to attend two meetings per year: one in the summer at ASH Headquarters and one during the ASH annual meeting.

The Chair of the Committee on Educational Affairs serves as a liaison member of the Program Committee and Annual Meeting Accredited Education Committee and is expected to attend the joint meetings of those committees. Members of the Committee on Educational Affairs serve as liaison members of the Committee on Communications, Publications Committee, and Committee on Quality and are expected to attend the meetings of those committees.

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