Of paramount importance to hematologists and others working in hematology-related fields is the need to stay current with the latest advances in the rapidly evolving disciplines of adult and pediatric hematology. The American Society of Hematology Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP) is the only complete, comprehensive, educational resource available that fulfills this need, while also providing thorough board and recertification preparation, as well as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and lifelong learning points toward the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification program.
The ASH-SAP is designed for self-directed learning and review through utilization of a textbook with case studies, key points, graphics, and glossaries. The activity is self-paced. Learners review and study the materials and then complete related multiple-choice questions in a separate question and answer book for self-assessment; the question and answer book also provides critiques of the questions for additional review and self-reflection. Extensive bibliographies are provided in the textbook as sources of information and for future reference.
The ASH-SAP Sixth Edition is available in a variety of reading and testing formats to best suit your learning and certification needs.
All formats contain the following:
Full-color text that contains the latest advancements in hematology
Additional case studies within the text to further illustrate and emphasize the clinical applications of core knowledge
Professionally rendered illustrations
Access to the companion website that contains the information from the printed text but adds an interactive element, allowing users to move back and forth between questions and critiques, chapter text, and illustrative slides .
Access to the online versions is included with the purchase price of the print package. The printedQuestion & Answer Book is only available with the print package.
The ASH-SAP is a high-quality educational product offering up-to-date information in the field of hematology for hematologists, medical oncologists, internists, pediatricians, and hematology-oncology fellows and trainees.
The self-assessment’s goals are to provide timely clinical updates on new developments in hematology, to help practicing physicians prepare for recertification, and to serve as a tool for board review.
Upon completion of the ASH-SAP Sixth Edition, the learner will be able to achieve the following learning objectives corresponding to the six online tests:
1. Laboratory Hematology and Cellular Therapy (15 CME/MOC credits)
a. Define the properties and methods of identification of hematopoietic stem cells.
b. Develop an appropriate testing algorithm for patients with cytopenias.
c. Choose stem cell transplant therapy for appropriate risk-stratified patients.
2. Consultative Hematology (5 CME/MOC credits)
a. Diagnose and manage women’s bleeding disorders.
b. Evaluate and treat hematologic complications of pregnancy.
c. Address common hematologic consultative questions in surgical, solid organ transplant, and pediatric patients.
3. Anemia, Iron Physiology, and Iron Disorders (10 CME/MOC credits)
a. Identify the diagnostic approach to and management of a patient with anemia.
b. Describe iron physiology and the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of iron disorders.
4. Thrombosis and Hemostasis (10 CME/MOC credits)
a. Evaluate and manage a patient with a bleeding diathesis using appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutics.
b. Develop an appropriate management strategy for a patient with venous thromboembolism.
c. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of inherited and acquired platelet disorders.
5. Myeloid Diseases (15 CME/MOC credits)
a. Determine the most appropriate molecular testing for a patient with a suspected or newly diagnosed myeloid disorder.
b. Choose optimal risk-stratified therapy for myeloid neoplasms and for congenital marrow failure syndromes.
6. Lymphoid Disorders (15 CME/MOC credits)
a. Evaluate a patient with a suspected lymphoid neoplasm using appropriate diagnostic and staging studies.
b. Develop an appropriate management strategy for patient with newly diagnosed or relapsed lymphoid neoplasia.
Date of release - June 2016
Date of expiration - Online access expiration and last date for learners to claim CME credit for this edition: June 30, 2019
Date of review - December 7, 2015
Accreditation and Credit Designation
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ASH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians who participate in this CME activity but are not licensed in the United States are also eligible for AMA Category 1 PRA Credit™.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification points
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 70 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points in the ABIM MOC program. Participants earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Claiming CME and ABIM credit
The estimated time to complete this educational activity is 70 hours. To claim CME credit, all learners must complete the self-assessment test(s) of medical knowledge and a product evaluation, all of which are accessed through the ASH Academy (www.ashacademy.org). Learners with scores of 80% or better on the self-assessment tests are eligible to claim credit for the activity.
To facilitate personalized learning, the self-assessment for this product is divided into 6 subtests, each of which focuses on a subset of the hematologic field. Successful completion of each test earns the learner a portion of the total 70 credit hours. Learners claim CME and/or MOC credit for each test individually.
Each test can be taken in one sitting, or a learner can answer some questions, save their progress, and complete the test at a later time.
On June 30, 2019, online access expires. This is also the last date for users to claim credit for this edition.
For questions about credit, please contact the ASH Education and Training Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 866-828-1231 (within the United States only).
Claiming Credit for Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification - 6th Edition
When you are ready to claim your CME credit for the ASH-SAP, Sixth Edition, visit the ASH Academy at www.ashacademy.org and use your ASH Username and Password to log in. Once logged in, you will be directed to your My Dashboard page where you will have access to the CME/MOC Module for the ASH-SAP, Sixth Edition. Click on Go to Module access the six (6) tests. Click on the title of the test you want to view. Once you enter the test you can use the navigation buttons on the bottom of the page or the tabs in the left navigation frame to navigate through the test. Note, the first step is to access the Front Matter and “Agree to terms.” From there you can review the Instructions or continue on to start the testing process.
The test landing page will list the chapters associated with the test as well as a preview of the questions that comprise each test. Clicking on Go To Chapter next to a Chapter Title will open that chapter content in a new tab. Click View to see the entire question. You will have TWO initial attempts to answer each question correctly. You must score at least 80% for each test in order to claim the CME and/or MOC points assigned to that test. You may complete as many of the six tests as you wish; successful completion of each test earns you a portion of the total 70credit hours.
Each test can be taken in one sitting, or you may answer some questions, save your progress, and complete the test at a later time. You may navigate freely through the Test landing page, or by using the navigation buttons at the bottom of each test, or in the left navigation frame. If you don’t score 80% on a test, click on Retry Test and you will be able to clear your wrong answers and reattempt those questions.
Once you have completed a test, and a program evaluation survey, you can claim your credit(s). Click Claim Credit for each kind of credit you wish to claim. If you wish to claim ABIM MOC points, or SAM credits, the system will automatically transmit your points to the appropriate board after verifying your board information. Click on Claim CME Certificate to print your CME Certificate.
Once you have finished the using the CME/MOC Tests to claim CME and/or MOC credit, you can clear all your answers and reuse the tests for studying.