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Continuous Professional Development

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

ASH support hematologists' commitment to lifelong learning through a variety of activities that offer CME credit and maintenance of certification (MOC) points.

ASH Academy is the source for all evaluations of ASH's CME and MOC activities, with the exception of the annual meeting.

Learn more about ASH’s various CME and MOC offerings below. 

CME and MOC Offerings

ASH Annual Meeting

The ASH annual meeting is the largest medical meeting that supports hematology-related research and that advances the practice of hematology. The meeting features numerous sessions specifically geared toward researchers and clinicians and provides the highest quality oral, poster, and plenary presentations based on abstract submissions and review.

Please note that CME/MOC/certificates for this activity are not obtained through ASH Academy. Visit the annual meeting CME page for more information.

Regional ASH Meetings

The following ASH meetings offer opportunities to earn CME credit and MOC points:

All meeting evaluations must be completed through ASH Academy.

ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)

This comprehensive educational resource offers up-to-date information in adult and pediatric hematology for internists, hematologists, pediatricians, and hematology/oncology fellows. The ASH-SAP, 6th Edition, includes a textbook with 23 chapters, as well as 285 case-based, multiple-choice questions grouped into six themed tests. The tests combine to offer 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 70 ABIM MOC Medical Knowledge Points, and 70 American Board of Pathology SAM Credits. Learn more.

Hematology, the ASH Education Program

ASH offers CME credit and MOC points to physicians for completion of multiple-choice questions based on the manuscripts in Hematology, the ASH Education Program. Hematology 2018 is a peer-reviewed collection of 96 articles, six evidence-based mini-reviews, and more than 700 full-color pages written by the 2018 ASH Education Program speakers and the Ham-Wasserman Lecturer. Learn more.

CML Interactive Cases: An Immersive Simulated Learning Experience

This educational activity provides an opportunity to explore two different chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cases. Learners will navigate treatment decisions based on patient presentation, history, and other findings that may impact the therapeutic approach.

Blood Articles

Through a partnership with Medscape, ASH provides an opportunity for hematologists to earn CME credit by testing their comprehension of clinical articles published in Blood. A new CME article appears in the journal the third week of every month. Credits vary depending on the article, and there is no charge to participants to earn CME credit.

Please note that CME for this activity is not administered through ASH Academy. This activity is administered by Medscape, a continuing medical education company.

About ASH Academy

ASH Academy, the eLearning platform for hematologists, provides the most current practice tools, clinical support, and educational products to meet the continuing education needs of hematologist professionals at every stage in their careers.

In order to claim CME/MOC credit or to request a certificate of attendance, participants must complete the online program evaluation associated with the activity. ASH keeps a rolling record of the past six years of claimed credits for its CME-accredited activities.

ASH is accredited to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to physicians only. The American Medical Association (AMA) defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country. Non-physicians may request a certificate of attendance for their participation in a CME activity. All certificates are issued in PDF format.


For questions or requests for additional information, please contact cme@hematology.org.

For information on MOC requirements for time-limited certificates, please contact the appropriate certifying board: