About the American Society of Hematology
With more than 17,000 members from nearly 100 countries, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world's largest professional society serving both clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases.
The Society's mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.
History of ASH and Hematology
In April 1958, the first official meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where more than 300 hematologists gathered to discuss clinical and research matters related to blood and blood diseases. Since that initial meeting, ASH has played an active and important role in the development of hematology as a discipline.
For more than five decades, ASH has sponsored its annual meeting, the premier education and scientific event in the field of hematology, and has published the journal Blood, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field.
Structure and Governance
The Society is governed by its Executive Committee composed of the president, president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and eight councilors, all of whom are elected by Society members. The vice president serves as president-elect and president in succeeding years. The Society has 14 standing committees, which recommend policies, programs, and actions to the Executive Committee. In addition, the 18 scientific committees develop the scientific sessions presented at the annual meeting, advise the Society on science policy priorities, and identify new and underserved areas of research. ASH welcomes nominations for leadership and committee positions.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders. The Society provides multiple opportunities for corporations, foundations, and other organizations to engage with leading hematologists around the world and demonstrate support that advances the field of hematology. There are a variety of opportunities for industry to support the Society's educational programs and annual meeting materials and services. As a benefit for supporting ASH initiatives, priority points are awarded. These points determine your ranking and placement on the exhibit floor at future ASH annual meetings.
Careers at ASH
Do you have an interest in helping to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood disorders? We encourage you to consider a career at the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society dedicated to serving both clinicians and scientists from around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases.
ASH is a collegial, high-energy, and results-driven organization that highly values collaboration, education, innovation, diversity, social responsibility, employee appreciation, health and financial fitness, and excellent member service. The Society's headquarters is within walking distance of several Metro stations on the Blue, Orange, Silver, and Red lines.