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The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is a not-for-profit association of clinical and research professionals including immunologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, transplant physicians and surgeons, pathologists and technologists. As a professional society involved in histocompatibility, immunogenetics and transplantation, ASHI is dedicated to advancing the science and application of histocompatibility and immunogenetics; providing a forum for the exchange of information; and advocating the highest standards of laboratory testing in the interest of optimal patient care. If you would like to receive ASHI press releases regularly via email, please subscribe by writing to info@ashi-hla.org.

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General News
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Now Available -ASHI 43rd Annual Meeting Abstracts​! »
If you'd like to preview the abstracts that will be available at the ASHI Annual Meeting next week, click here to go to...
Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Ethics Issue Blocking Organ Transplant Research »
Doctors have a short window of time to experiment on brain-dead donors to improve procedures—and that's if they can get pe...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
ASHI Takes Part In Transplant Campaign »
We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Transplants campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to raise a...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
ASHI's Response to Immigration Executive Order »
Dear Colleagues,   As I am sure you are aware, on January 27th, an executive order limiting immigration and visa...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
2016 ASHI Standards with Guidance Now Available! »
  ASHI's 2015 and 2016 revisions to the 2014 Standards have been approved by CMS and are now posted in the lab ce...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
New URL to Access Human Immunology »
This message is to inform you of a small change regarding your access to our journal(s). We are currently providing you wi...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
ASHI earns 0% Disparity Rating with CMS! »
ASHI has deemed status with CMS. As part of CMS’ quality process, they conduct validation inspections to verify that ASHI’...
Monday, October 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHI response to the OPTN/UNOS Proposals for Public Comment »
The proposed changes in OPTN/UNOS policies currently out for public comment include two proposals that will affect your la...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
2017-2018 ASHI BOARD ELECTIONS ARE UNDERWAY! »
Ballots were mailed to all full doctoral and non-doctoral ASHI members to the address we have on file. Cast your vote in 3...
Monday, May 8, 2017
Application Deadline Extension for the International Summer School »
Application Deadline Extension for the International Summer School   The 2017 International Summer School mee...
Monday, November 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Lab Week Poster Contest! »
We are inviting all ASHI members to showcase their artistic talent, their commitment to the society, and the field of hist...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
ASHI is Proud to Announce New Editor-in-Chief for Human Immunology! »
The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) is excited to announce that Amy Hahn, PhD, D(ABHI) h...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
CMS Finalizes Changes to Medicare Clinical Lab Test Payment Policy, Pushes Back Effective Date »
On June 23, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing a major final rule to base  M...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
1 millionth blood stem cell transplant marks major medical milestone »
International cooperation among physicians, scientists credited for landmark achievement Bern, Switzerland, Jan. 30,...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHI members who are FOCIS members can join the new FOCIS Community of Practice (COP) groups »
ASHI members who are FOCIS members can join the new FOCIS Community of Practice (COP) groups. FOCIS COPs are a new initiat...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Professional Societies Offer Recommendations Regarding Interim Pricing for Molecular Tests »
Over the last several months, ASHI partnered with the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and other professional soc...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Official ruling on Vascularized Composite Allographs (VCA) »
The official VCA rule will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. Click here to read it today!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government Relations »
ASHI has created an email address: governmentrelations@ashi-hla.org This will provide a mechanism for various gover...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kidney Paired Donation Consensus Conference abstract »
A summary of the main conclusions from the March 29-30, 2012 Kidney Paired Donation Consensus Conference held in Herndon,...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHI and Elsevier welcome the new Human Immunology Editor-in Chief »
ASHI and Elsevier welcome the new Human Immunology Editor-in Chief, Dr. Steven Mack from Children's Hospital Oakland Resea...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kidney Allocation System »
A focal point for UNOS this year is educating transplant and donation professionals about the changes coming to kidney al...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
UNOS podcast on the New Kidney Allocation System available now »
The podcast recording entitled, “The New Kidney Allocation System: What Referring Physicians Need to Know” is now availabl...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Anthony Nolan has migrated its entire transplant data to the Cloud »
This represents a significant step forward in the application of IT technology to the histocompatibility field. For m...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Administers 28 Achievement Awards »
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) administers 28 achievement awards. These are annual awards given at the ASM's...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Gets Earful on Lab Testing Pricing, Methodology »
By Kimberly Scott, Managing Editor, G2 Intelligence Industry stakeholders gathered in Baltimore July 14 to give offic...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Human Immunology is organizing a special issue on Single-Molecule Sequencing for Histocompatibility »
Human Immunology is organizing a special issue on Single-Molecule Sequencing for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Ed...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attention ASHI-Accredited Laboratories »
Please be aware of the following CMS approved ASHI Standards that are effective October 1, 2014. The mandatory compliance...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Instructional Resources from UNOS »
New Training Module Available to Educate Professionals and Patients about Kidney Allocation Changes The national kidn...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
IMMUNOASSAYS WEBSITE »
In response to discussions at the 16th International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Workshop, members of the Johns...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Recording Available from UNOS »
UNOS offers a new recording: "Applying the 2013 PHS Guideline for Reducing HIV, HBV, and HCV Transmission through Organ Tr...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
UNOS requests your feedback »
The Instructional Innovations department at UNOS is interested in how you prefer to receive instructional offerings....
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kidney Allocation System (KAS) Town Hall »
The Kidney Allocation System: Question and Answer Town Hall Recording Now Available A recorded presentation of the...
Tuesday, November 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHI Media and Public Relations Policy - Approved October 2014 »
Click here for the ASHI Media and Public Relations Policy - Approved October 2014.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPTN Policy Requirements »
UNOS provided information about a new OPTN Policy Requirements for Informed Consent and Psychosocial and Medical Evaluatio...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
HLA Powerpoint Presentations Now Available! »
New modules have been developed by the Directors Affairs Committee! Click here to view Introduction to HLA...

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