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ASH Choosing Wisely Champions

ASH has introduced the Choosing Wisely Champions initiative, an annual recognition of practitioners who are working to eliminate costly and potentially harmful overuse of tests and procedures.

Each year, three individuals are invited to present at the ASH annual meeting on successful utilization strategies that they have developed and implemented in their practice, institution, or hospital system, providing clinicians, administrators, and other medical professionals with opportunities to learn about projects that might be translated to their own practices. 

Meet the Choosing Wisely Champions

The ASH Choosing Wisely Champions present their projects at the ASH annual meeting each year. Learn about their projects and explore how similar initiatives can be implemented in your own institution.

Become an ASH Choosing Wisely Champion

Apply to become an ASH Choosing Wisely Champion for an opportunity to share your success story with your peers. We are interested in projects from across the full spectrum of hematology, including adult and pediatric, malignant and non-malignant, transfusion and lab-based hematology. We encourage reading about past ASH Choosing Wisely Champions for examples of competitive projects.

How to Apply

Applications are encouraged from clinicians, researchers, and trainees at all levels, in both academic and community settings. Nominees are not required to be ASH members or hematologists; however, all submitted projects must address an area of overutilization relevant to hematology. Submissions from previous applicants are encouraged. Apply via the online awards portal. 

Competitive submissions will:

  • Have a measurable impact demonstrated by change data (preliminary data is acceptable)
  • Highlight if a unique change strategy was used (though successful applications may rely on existing strategies)
  • Describe if the project involved collaboration or interaction across multiple departments
  • Include details on any iterative changes that may have been necessary to achieve success, including how many iterations were needed and how adjustments were developed/implemented
  • Describe any barriers or challenges and how they were overcome

Preview successful submissions from prior applicants.

Note: Depending on topic, region, and availability, ASH Choosing Wisely Champions may be invited to speak at one or more of the Highlights of ASH in North America meetings; however, participation in Highlights of ASH is not a requirement to be selected as an ASH Choosing Wisely Champion.

Additional Resources

Resources for additional educational programs and training related to high-value care and Quality Improvement:


Questions about the Choosing Wisely Champions application process can be sent to [email protected].