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Attendee Resources

ASH provides a variety of resources and services for annual meeting attendees, including first-time attendees, trainees, international travelers, parents, federal employees, and persons with disabilities. Additional resources for first-time attendees, international travelers, and federal employees are also available.

Interact With ASH

Explore opportunities to meet ASH staff and provide valuable feedback, get assistance during the meeting, and purchase ASH products.

ASH Booth

Stop by the ASH Booth (#1333) in the exhibit hall to learn about the Society’s resources and opportunities for hematologists at all career levels. ASH staff will be available to answer questions about ASH meetings, resources, and initiatives and to assist with membership applications and renewals.

Be sure to pick up a giveaway and the most recent issues of ASH publications, including Blood, Blood Advances, The Hematologist, and ASH Clinical News – and don't forget to ask about product discounts available exclusively at the annual meeting.

ASH Store

ASH offers a variety of products to aid hematologists in their professional development. Stop by the ASH Store in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Hall  F to browse the latest ASH educational products, which will be available for a discounted on-site rate, including:

Attendees will also be able to apply for or renew their membership at the ASH Store.

Network and Collaborate

Reserve a collaboration room, regroup with colleagues, and discover special lounges available for ASH Foundation donors and trainees.

Collaboration Rooms

Small conference rooms for 10 to 20 people will be available for attendees to meet in a more private space to better facilitate networking and collaboration. Rooms will be pre-set with a conference table and chairs, a flat screen monitor, and cables to connect laptops. Each attendee will be limited to one 45-minute reservation per day.

Collaboration rooms are intended for non-commercial attendees (physicians, researchers, etc.) to meet with each other. They are not designed nor available for industry representatives to conduct meetings of a commercial nature. Industry is welcome to request ancillary event space or exhibitor meeting rooms.

Hematology MeetUps

Multiple seating areas with tables and chairs will be placed in the lobby areas of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center  to enable attendees to meet one another for informal, impromptu conversations and small meetings. Look for "Hematology MeetUp" areas designated on the campus map to find the nearest location.

ASH Foundation Donor Lounge

Gifts of all amounts to the ASH Foundation are always helpful and appreciated. With cumulative annual giving of $250 or more, you can access the ASH Foundation Donor Lounge during the annual meeting.

In addition, individuals with cumulative annual giving of $2,500 or more for December 1, 2021 through November 30, 2022 will receive an invitation to the President’s Reception in recognition of their support at that level. Finally, qualified donors are eligible for a selection of time-sensitive benefits associated with the registration process for the ASH annual meeting. Visit the ASH Foundation website for more information about charitable giving and donor recognition opportunities.

The Donor Lounge will be located in Ma Maison, above the atrium food court, accessible through the Hall C Lobby.

Trainee Lounge

Trainees are invited to visit the Trainee Lounge located in ASH Central (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall F) to meet with colleagues and recharge with complimentary refreshments. Only those with a blue trainee badge will be permitted.

The Trainee Lounge will be open on the following days:

Saturday, December 10 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Monday, December 12 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, December 13 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Photo Zone

Capture the excitement of the annual meeting with your friends and colleagues by taking a photo in the ASH photo zone, located in ASH Central (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall F). Various props and backdrops will be available and will change daily.

Treadmills and Stationary Bikes

Watch specific sessions and get your blood flowing by taking advantage of the treadmills and stationary bikes located in the ASH Live: Remote Session Viewing area in ASH Central (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall F).

On-Site Services

Coat and Baggage Check

ASH annual meeting attendees may check coats and bags for at one of the following coat check locations at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center:

  • Mosaic Room, Lobby A, Level 1
  • Lobby G/I, Level 1

Free Wi-Fi

ASH is pleased to offer internet access to all attendees in public lobbies and meeting rooms at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as well as at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. This complimentary service is provided to support annual meeting activities requiring internet access, web browsing, and email connectivity.

Wi-Fi Zone for 2.4 GHz Devices

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center operates on the newer 5.0 GHz wireless spectrum. ASH understands many of our international attendees have devices that only operate on the 2.4 GHz wireless spectrum. Therefore, ASH will also offer a 2.4 GHz zone for annual meeting attendees with phones and tablets that are unable to connect to the convention center 5.0 Ghz Wi-Fi.

Services for Persons With Disabilities

ASH is committed to offering an accessible meeting environment for persons with disabilities. During the annual meeting registration process, please indicate any assistance you may require, and ASH staff will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

For persons requiring mobility assistance, ASH recommends Scootaround Mobility Solutions for rental of mobility scooters. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance by calling 888-441-7575.

ASH has partnered with Kushner & Associates for wheelchair-accessible ASH shuttles from hotels on the shuttle route. Please see the ASH shuttle supervisor at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during shuttle hours or make advance arrangements by phone. If you would like to plan in advance for a wheelchair accessible shuttle, please contact Erika Hinzman at 310-274-8819 ext. 213 or at e.hinzman@kushnershuttles.com.

Information Desks

Convention center staff will be available at information desks throughout the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to provide assistance with brochures and maps, lost and found, wheelchair service, and information about the location of key ASH meeting areas.

FedEx Office Business Center

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center business centers are located in the International Boulevard Concourse between Buildings A and B and in Hall C Lobby. The business centers are run by FedEx Office and provides full-service business needs, including photocopying, faxing, and printing services, as well as the ability to print posters. Office supplies are also available for purchase.

ATMs

Automated teller machines (ATMs) are available in the following locations at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit cards, and gift cards with a Visa or MasterCard logo are accepted.

Resources for Parents

Child Care

Child care at the ASH Annual Meeting is free!

To help support parents attending the annual meeting, ASH has made arrangements with KiddieCorp to provide free child care services at the meeting beginning on Friday, December 9, through Tuesday, December 13. KiddieCorp staff members are bonded and trained child care specialists. Snacks, light meals, and beverages will be provided each day.

For safety reasons, children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the exhibit hall or poster hall. Additionally, ASH prohibits children and infants in sessions, as they may distract the speakers and other attendees.

To register and for additional information, visit the KiddieCorp website or contact KiddieCorp’s Program Manager, Lesley Medina, at 800-942-9947 ext. 207.

Space is limited, so please register your child by November 12 to ensure participation.

Child Care Hours (subject to change):

Friday, December 9 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 12 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Nursing Mothers’ Rooms

Dedicated lounges will be available for nursing mothers in safe, accessible areas throughout the convention center. Each nursing mothers’ lounge will provide a private, comfortable area equipped with lockable doors, furniture, and power outlets to use for pumping sessions during the ASH annual meeting. For exact room locations, please refer to the annual meeting app or to the printed ASH Campus Map on site.

A refrigerator will be available in the child-care room (room 383-385) for safe storage.

Headshot Alley

Need a new professional headshot? Get one for free at Headshot Alley, located in ASH Central in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall F during ASH Central open hours on Friday through Tuesday. Your headshot will be sent to you via email for immediate downloading.

Meeting Resources

Discover resources designed to enhance your meeting experience, including the ASH annual meeting app, PosterCast, second screen technology, and more.

Rules and Regulations

View important meeting rules and regulations, including ASH's photography and recording policy.