American Society of Hematology

ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute

ASH is committed to educating its members on how to become effective advocates for hematology research and practice. The ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute was created in 2011 as part of the ASH Recruitment and Retention Initiative to provide additional opportunities for ASH members to learn more about advocacy, health policy, the legislative process and to become engaged in the Society’s activities.

This two-day leadership workshop is a unique opportunity for ASH members who wish to gain a better understanding of the Society and its activities, and to learn about legislation and health policy affecting hematology research and practice. The first day of the Institute will focus on learning about the legislative process and health policy; it will include training in policy-making process, advocacy, and media relations. Sessions will feature guest speakers from Congress, the Administration, and the National Institutes of Health, as well as other health agency officials. On the second day participants will visit their respective congressional delegation on Capitol Hill to apply what is learned on the first day.

ASH plans to conduct the fourth annual Advocacy Leadership Institute in fall 2014. Please visit this page in late spring 2014 for datesand information on the nomination process for the 2014 Advocacy Leadership Institute.

If you have any questions about the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, please contact ASH Legislative Advocacy Manager, Tracy Roades, at or (202) 776-0544, or ASH Government Relations & Scientific Affairs Assistant Ben Black at

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