Since 2008, ASH has been identifying clinically relevant abstracts, marked with a stethoscope icon in both the program and abstract books and in the online program. Selection of the clinically relevant abstracts is part of the peer-review process and a responsibility of the coordinating reviewers within each scientific category. Abstract peer review is a blinded process, which involves more than 400 reviewers, with a coordinating reviewer overseeing a group of five reviewers scoring and evaluating each abstract in their respective categories.
Based on the criteria developed by the ASH Committee on Practice, the reviewers recommend abstracts that are of particular interest to the clinicians and pertinent to their daily practice. More than 500 have been identified this year.
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