The premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology
Attend the world’s most comprehensive hematology event of the year for an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates on the most critical topics in hematology.
Given the profound global impact of the coronavirus pandemic on hematologists and their patients, ASH remains committed to its mission of advancing the field of hematology by providing a forum for the exchange of vital hematologic information. While ASH is moving forward with preparations for the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition December 5-8, 2020, in San Diego, California, in the hopes that an in-person meeting may still be possible, we understand that many of our attendees already know they are not able to travel in December. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that there will be an option to attend virtually, whether there is an in-person component or not.
ASH will continue to carefully monitor the situation and will announce a decision about the meeting format no later than September 30. Should the face-to-face conference not be possible, registered attendees will be given the option to cancel their registration for a full refund or convert it to registration for the virtual meeting.
62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition
62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition
December 5-8, 2020
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
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Program & Abstracts
Call for Abstracts for 2020
|Abstract submission site opens||June 4, 2020|
|Abstract submission deadline||August 4, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time|
Abstract submission site opens
June 4, 2020
ASH Foundation Run/Walk registration opens
July 8, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
Member-only registration and housing opens
July 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
Abstract submission deadline
August 4, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time
Advance registration and housing opens for non-members
August 12, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time
Call for late-breaking abstract submissions
October 19-28, 2020
Getting the Most Out of Attending the Annual Meeting
Network and Collaborate
Reserve a collaboration room, regroup with colleagues, and discover special lounges available for ASH Foundation donors and trainees.
Discover resources designed to enhance your meeting experience, including the ASH annual meeting app, PosterCast, second screen technology, and more.
Learn about the many services and amenities available on-site, including free Wi-Fi and professional headshots, services for persons with disabilities, and more.
Interact With ASH
Explore opportunities to meet ASH staff and provide valuable feedback, get assistance during the meeting, and purchase ASH products.
Find valuable information to help you plan your travel to and around Orlando.
Rules and Regulations
View important meeting rules and regulations, including ASH's photography and recording policy.
Here are a few tips to help you arrive prepared, make the most of the meeting, and maximize your experience after the meeting ends.
Before the Meeting
The most important things to consider leading up to the annual meeting are to register and reserve your room. Room blocks at conference hotels sell out quickly, so be sure to book early. Next, consider what sessions and activities you want to attend and plan your schedule.
Also, be sure to follow ASH on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates. Use the hashtag #ASH20 when searching for or discussing the annual meeting on social media.
At the Meeting
Once you are at the meeting, finalize your schedule with any last-minute changes or additions. You may also want to purchase tickets to one of the special Ticketed Sessions. Also, plan time to visit other activities such as the exhibit hall or a poster theater session.
Be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities ASH offers to network with colleagues. Don't forget to make time for a bit of fun as well, like participating in the ASH Foundation Run/Walk.
After the Meeting
If you missed or would like to revisit a session from the meeting, you can access video recordings. Also, remember to claim CME/MOC credit or request a certificate of attendance.
You can also plan to attend your next ASH meeting. Sign up for updates to learn about all educational offerings.
Sessions of Interest to Trainees
Education Spotlight Sessions
Sessions that facilitate discussions of evidence-based practice, decision making, and controversies in diagnosis and management
How I Treat: Bringing Science to Clinical Dilemmas
Sessions designed to provide an opportunity for a small number of attendees to meet with a clinical expert in a setting that fosters interaction
Continuing Conversations With the Speakers
Informal discussions with Scientific Program speakers, designed to provide increased access to information on a specific topic and to the opinions of experts
Meet the Scientist
Sessions designed to provide an opportunity for a small number of attendees to meet with a scientific expert in a setting that fosters interaction
Special Scientific Symposia
Symposia highlighting transformative research with implications for research and clinical practice across the field of hematology
The "Trainee Day" attendees may know from past annual meetings has been re-imagined as ASH-a-Palooza! What has emerged is a new educational experience that will offer a relaxed, open learning environment for trainees in a festival-like setting with multiple opportunities for micro learning.
Learn more about the program.
Located in ASH Central, the Trainee Lounge offers a space for trainees to meet with colleagues and recharge with complimentary refreshments. Only those with a blue trainee badge will be permitted.