Propose a Topic for New ASH Guidelines
On a continuous basis, ASH accepts proposals for new clinical practice guidelines. On an annual basis, proposals are reviewed by the ASH Committee on Quality. When prioritizing topics, the committee considers the following:
- Is the proposed guideline topic important for hematologists (e.g., because of disease prevalence, impact of the disease on patients, high resource use or other factors)?
- Would guidelines on the proposed topic address uncertainty regarding optimal practice or address unexplained variation in clinical practice?
- Would guidelines address an underserved population or under-recognized health problem, i.e., potentially change clinical practice in ways that would improve health equity?
- Is there published evidence to inform guidelines?
- Is the topic not adequately addressed by existing guidelines?
- Would guidelines on the topic align with other ASH strategic priorities and initiatives?
ASH members may submit proposals using the ASH Guideline Proposal Form. Non-ASH members may collaborate with an ASH member to submit a proposal. Completed forms should be submitted to [email protected].
|June-September||Call to ASH members for new proposals, when considered needed|
|October-November||Review by Committee on Quality|
|December-April||Project planning and budgeting|
|May||Executive approval of plan and budget|
Sample Guideline Topic Proposals
Please view two examples of successful guideline topic proposals below:
Topic Proposal Form
ASH members interested in submitting topics for consideration are invited to download the nomination form.
Download the Form
All are welcome to comment on draft recommendations, including physicians, patients, caregivers, and members of the public.
Review Draft Guidelines
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