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.
ASH is proud to announce that the third annual Advocacy
Leadership Institute will take place on October 22-23, 2013, in Washington, DC.
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
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 Presidential 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 was learned on the first day.
Nominations are being accepted through July 31, 2013.Self-nominations are welcome and individuals may
nominate more than one colleague. We are looking for a group of participants
from across the country, with diverse experience and hematologic interests
(i.e., malignant and non-malignant), and from different practice/research
settings. The ideal candidate is an ASH member residing in the United States
who is interested in health policy and advocacy, and wants to become more
involved in ASH activities. The selection of participants is based on the
review of nominations and participants will be notified of acceptance in late
Click here to submit a nomination.
If you have any questions about the ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute,
please contact ASH Research Advocacy Manager, Tracy Roades, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (202) 776-0544, or ASH Government Relations & Scientific Affairs
Assistant Ben Black at email@example.com.
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