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ASH Clinicians in Practice

The ASH Clinicians in Practice (ACIP) was developed to amplify the voices of practitioners both within and outside of the Society. The ACIP is comprised of practicing hematologists across the U.S. with interests in hematology care issues, quality of care, new health care delivery systems, and practice management issues. Members include representatives from various practice settings, such as community-based private practices, practices owned by large, non-hospital entities, hospital-based practices at non-academic medical centers, and practices owned by academic medical centers.

Members assist ASH by serving in a readily available, geographically diverse panel that provides feedback to ASH committees or staff about issues affecting the practice of hematology. The group also advises ASH about the Society’s practice-related policies, resources, and programs. Examples of past issues the ASH Clinicians in Practice has assisted with include oral parity, drug shortages, and submitting comments on multiple proposed rules.

Join the ASH Practice Partnership

Members have access to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Helping shape ASH's policies and programs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Early access to ASH products, such as pocket guides
  • Discounts on ASH programs

As a participant, you will belong to a select group with input that directly helps to shape ASH’s policies and programs. You will also have a forum to address issues that are important to your practice, and to share and learn best practices from your colleagues. ACIP members are responsible for providing timely feedback on ASH’s practice-related portfolio, including:

  • Informing ASH of issues affecting your practice, such as drug availability, payment issues, and innovative care models
  • Making recommendations on federal legislation and regulatory developments
  • Advising ASH on hematology-related issues of importance at the regional, state and local levels regarding reimbursement and compliance issues
  • Helping ASH develop resources for practitioners
  • Participating in ASH advocacy campaigns through the Society’s online Advocacy Center

ASH staff communicates regularly with the ASH Clinicians in Practice via an email listserv. Members may be asked to participate in conference calls. Members of the ACIP are also responsible for the annual ACIP Lunch at the ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition.


2022 ACIP Lunch

(2022 ACIP Lunch - A Return to the Classics: The Need for Benign Hematology)

ASH hosts an annual practice-focused event at the ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, the ASH Clinicians in Practice Lunch. This session is a lunch program with an educational presentation focused on a particular issue that is relevant to hematology practice.

Previous Topics:

  • 2023 – How Can We Provide Sustainable Care to Hematology Patients?
  • 2022 – A Return to the Classics: The Need for Benign Hematology
  • 2021 – How COVID-19 Changed the Practice Model
  • 2020 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Hematology
  • 2019 – Genomic / Genetic Testing: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why
  • 2018 – How to Incorporate Palliative Care into Practice: Addressing Barriers and Solutions
  • 2017 – Physician Stress and Burnout
  • 2016 – Best Practices for Incorporation of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Clinical Nurse Specialists into Hematology Care
  • 2015 – New Payment Models for Hematology
  • 2014 – Whither the Practice of Hematology in an Era of Mergers
  • 2013 – Insider View of the Affordable Care Act

Submit a Nomination

Please complete the ASH Practice Partnership Nomination Form to provide your contact and practice information. ASH staff will follow up after receiving the completed form.


If you have questions regarding the ASH Practice Partnership, please contact ASH Policy and Practice Coordinator Katherine Stark at 202-292-0252 or [email protected].