|Local Meeting Support|
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:
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.
*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