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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
Monday, May 13, 2019
2019-2020 ASHI BOARD ELECTIONS ARE UNDERWAY! »
Ballots are being mailed to all full doctoral and non-doctoral ASHI members to the addresses we have on file. Once receive...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFDT Turns 50! »
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION (AFDT), THE OLDEST TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY IN THE US, CELEBRA...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Message from the NMDP/Be The Match »
A Message from the NMDP/Be The Match...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Plans for the 2021 IHIWS in the Netherlands are underway! »
Plans for the 2021 IHIWS in the Netherlands are underway. To stay informed, click here to subscribe to their newslet...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Former ASHI president, Dr. Terasaki, inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame »
Dr. Paul  Terasaki  was inducted into the  National Investors Hall of Fame  in May. Read more about t...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
18th International HLA & Immunogenetics Workshop (IHIWS) »
The 18th IHIWS is being organized by Dr. Sebastiaan Heidt and Dr. Eric Spierings, on behalf of the HLA Working Group The N...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
UNOS “Histocompatibility Learning Series: Topic #1 - The Basics of Immunology Now Available! »
  Your body’s immune system defends itself with a remarkable ability to distinguish “self” from “non-self” to prot...
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...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Basic Histocompatibility Course (American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation) »
American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation- Basic Histocompatibility Course   Purpose:  Provi...
Thursday, January 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 ONLINE PT ORDERING SYSTEM IS OPEN! DEADLINE: WED., JAN 30TH. »
The  2019 online PT ordering system is open to receive PT orders. 2019 PT orders must be submitted by Wednesday, Ja...
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...
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...
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’...
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...

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