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ASH Clinical News Now Available on the ASH Publications App, ABIM Changing Maintenance of Certification Standards, and more

December 30, 2021

ASH Clinical News Now Available on the ASH Publications App

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Publications app provides access to content from Blood, Blood Advances, The Hematologist, and, now, ASH Clinical News, plus great features that allow readers to:

  • Save articles for offline reading
  • Take notes on specific articles
  • Access Blood articles ahead of publication with First Edition
  • Get notified of new issues
  • Search articles of interest across all publications
  • View multimedia content across all publications
  • Access ASH podcasts
  • Share articles on Facebook and Twitter or send via email
  • Download the ASH Publications App for iOS or Android at

ABIM to Change Maintenance of Certification Standards

In response to feedback from ASH and other subspecialty groups, on August 21, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced the addition of a longitudinal assessment option to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.

Currently, hematologists are required to take lengthy comprehensive examinations to maintain certification, despite a lack of evidence showing that the exams meaningfully change practice. To enhance the educational value of the MOC process, ABIM is introducing a self-paced, more interactive option in place of the high-stakes examination every 10 years and the two-year Knowledge Check-In. (The 10-year examination will still be offered to all diplomates.)

"ASH applauds ABIM's recognition that MOC can take many forms," said 2019 ASH President Roy Silverstein, MD. "This new direction for MOC is a welcome change because it will better align with the needs of hematologists.

"For many years, the Society has advocated for assessment options that enhance medical knowledge through ongoing feedback outside of examination settings," he said. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with ABIM to ensure the new assessment options recognize the diversity of career paths in hematology."

Learn more about the announcement at

Apply Now for an ASH Bridge Grant!

ASH is accepting applications for its Bridge Grant Program, available to ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 grant or equivalent but were denied funding. Recipients are awarded a total of $150,000 to support their hematologic research over the course of a year. Apply online by November 1, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

Visit to apply online and learn about the ways ASH supports hematologists in all stages of their careers.


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