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Local Meeting Support
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ASHI provides financial support for you to hold a local HLA meeting. The main goal of this effort is to engage technologists in inter-laboratory learning activities. ASHI is facilitating this activity by providing guidance on the process to develop a local meeting as well as by providing up to $1,500 in reimbursement to assist with local meeting planning and conduct*. 

We also created an ASHI Local Meeting Handbook to assist you in the process of setting up your meeting. 

Included in the handbook:

  • Local Meeting Start Up Guide Overview
  • Sample Meeting Agenda
  • Local Meeting Funding Application
  • Post Event Requirements
  • Estimated/Final Budget Worksheet
  • Photo Release Form
  • ABHI Approved Provider Process
  • ABHI Approved Provider Request Form
  • ABHI Provider Fee Schedule 

We encourage you to work with laboratories in your area to begin planning your meeting and to submit an application. Applications will be reviewed twice a year, March 1st and August 1st. An announcement will go out to the membership announcing the two deadlines several months in advance of each. ASHI anticipates funding 6-8 applications each year.

If you are interested in coordinating a local HLA meeting for your lab, complete our online application or download and complete the application and email it to


*ASHI will require a completed W-9 before funds can be disbursed.

Why do we ask for a W-9 form?

Submitting a completed W-9 form allows ASHI to report to the IRS regarding the funds paid to you in order to host a local HLA meeting. The tax ID of US individuals is either the SSN – Social Security Number (in most cases) or the ITIN – Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (in some situations). The tax ID of US entities is the FEIN – Federal Employer Identification Number (sometimes also referred simply as EIN).

Should you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to reach out to us directly at
(856) 638-0428 or