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Highlights of ASH North America

Join the world's leading hematology experts at Highlights of ASH in North America, a two-day program that highlights the most influential research presented at the latest ASH annual meeting, the premier event in malignant and classical (non-malignant) hematology. ASH is pleased to conduct this year’s series as in-person meetings; there will not be a virtual meeting platform.

By attending Highlights of ASH, you will get a comprehensive review of significant scientific updates in clinical and translational hematologic research, learn how these updates directly affect the study and practice of hematology, and discover how new research can be translated into cutting-edge patient care.

Through the meeting content, you will be able to:

  • Recap stand-out abstracts from the most recent ASH annual meeting
  • Discuss rapidly evolving developments in hematology and hematology-oncology with leading faculty in the field
  • Participate in interactive panel discussions and attend small group lunch sessions with the experts
  • Improve therapeutic and overall practice methods
  • Discover new treatments for patients

This meeting has been designed to be a rewarding educational event for hematologists, oncologists, fellows and trainees, allied health professionals, and hematopathologists.

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Program Schedule

The program schedule below is identical for all 2024 Highlights of ASH in North America locations.

11:00 a.m. Registration and Exhibits Open
Lunch (provided)
11:45 p.m.  Welcome and Introductions
12:00 p.m.  Clonal Hematopoiesis and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Yazan Madanat, MD
UT Southwestern

Seattle, WA, and New York, NY

Diego Adrianzen Herrera, MD
University of Vermont

Chicago, IL

Amy E. DeZern, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University

 Washington, D.C.
12:45 p.m.  Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Including Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Anthony M Hunter, MD
Emory University

Seattle, WA, and Washington, D.C.

Srinivas Tantravahi, MD
University of Utah

Chicago, IL
Natasha Szuber, MD, MSc
Université de Montréal


New York, NY
1:30 p.m. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Brian Hill, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Seattle, WA
Jacqueline Barrientos, MD, MS
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Chicago, IL, and New York, NY

Adam Kittai, MD
Ohio State University

Washington, D.C.
2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:45 p.m. Coffee Break and Exhibits Open
3:00 p.m. Hemoglobinopathies
Kevin Kuo, MD, MSc, FRCPC
University Health Network

Seattle, WA, and Chicago, IL
Seethal A. Jacob, MD, MS, FAAP
Indiana University

Washington, D.C., and New York, NY
3:45 p.m. Inherited Bleeding Disorders 
Angela Weyand, MD
University of Michigan

Seattle, WA
Kristen Sanfilippo, MD
Washington University in St. Louis

Chicago, IL, and New York, NY
Tyler Buckner, MD, MSc
University of Colorado Denver
Washington, D.C. 
4:30 p.m. Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of VTE (Venous Thromboembolism)
Neil Zakai, MD
University of Vermont
Seattle, WA

Karlyn Martin, MD
University of Vermont

Chicago, IL
Jean Connors, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
New York, NY

Radhika Gangaraju MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Washington, D.C.
5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:45 p.m. Program concludes for the day
5:45 p.m. Satellite Symposia: "Reviving the BTK Target in MCL: Recalibrating the Treatment Sequence With Non-Covalent BTK Inhibitors in R/R Disease

State Room, Chicago, IL

7:00 a.m. Registration and Exhibits Open
Breakfast (provided)
7:45 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements
8:00 a.m.

Transfusion Medicine: Blood Banking and Pheresis

Nadine Shehata, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Mount Sinai Medical Center 

Seattle, WA, and Washington, D.C.

Stella Chou, MD
The Children's Hospital 

Chicago, IL

Patricia A. Shi, MD
New York Blood Center 

New York, NY
8:45 a.m.

Autoimmunity and Complement Disorders

Yazan Abou-Ismail, MD
University of Utah 

Seattle, WA, and New York, NY

Shruti Chaturvedi, MBBS
Johns Hopkins University 

Chicago, IL

Allyson Pishko, MD
University of Pennsylvania 

Washington, D.C.
9:30 a.m.

Nosocomial Hematological Complications

Lana Castellucci, MD, MSc
University of Ottawa

Seattle, WA,

Donald M. Arnold, MD
McMaster University 

Chicago, IL

Ang Li, MD, MS
Baylor College of Medicine

Washington, D.C.

Adam Cuker, MD
​University of Pennsylvania 

New York, NY 
10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion 
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break and Exhibits Open
11:00 a.m.

Myeloma & Plasma Cell Dyscrasia

Rajshekhar Chakraborty, MD
Columbia University

Seattle, WA

Surbhi Sidana, MD
Stanford University 

Chicago, IL

Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD
Emory University

Washington, D.C., and New York, NY
11:45 a.m.


Elizabeth Lihua Budde, MD, PhD
City of Hope Hematology & HCT

Seattle, WA, and Chicago, IL

Oreofe Odejide, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

New York, NY

Amitkumar Mehta, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Washington, D.C.
12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
1:00 p.m. Lunch with the Experts
(All Speakers and Attendees)
2:15 p.m.

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation 

Shernan Holtan, MD
University of Minnesota

Seattle, WA

Betty Hamilton, MD
Cleveland Clinic 

Chicago, IL, and New York, NY

John Magenau, MD
University of Michigan 

Washington, D.C.
3:00 p.m.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

John Molina, MD, MEd
Cleveland Clinic 

Seattle, WA

Anand Patel, MD
University of Chicago 

Chicago, IL, and New York, NY

Ryan Cassaday, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 

Washington, D.C.
3:45 p.m.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Pamela Egan, MD
Lifespan Cancer Institute, Rhode Island Hospital 

Seattle, WA

Tara Lin, MD
University of Kansas 

New York, NY

Justin Watts, MD
University of Miami  

Chicago, IL
Ashwin Kishtagari, MBBS
Vanderbilt University 

Washington, D.C.
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Highlights of ASH Steering Subcommittee

  • Neil Zakai, MD, MSc, Chair, University of Vermont
  • Tyler Buckner, MD, MSc, University of Colorado Denver
  • Jean Connors, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
  • Amy DeZern, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pamela Egan, MD, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Betty K. Hamilton, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Jonathan L. Kaufman, MD, Emory University
  • Eric Tse, PhD, MBBS, Hong Kong University
  • Alison Walker, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center

Hotel Information

ASH is pleased to offer discounted room rates at each Highlights of ASH hotel for all meeting attendees. Please be sure to note the reservation deadline date for the hotel you select.

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