Committees, Meetings, Awards, and Educational Support

SH Committees

Education Committee

Procedures and Responsibilities - Updated 06/2012

Membership Committee

Procedures and Responsibilities - Updated 06/2012

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Procedures and Responsibilities - Updated 06/2012

Nominating Committee

Procedures and Responsibilities - Developed 12/2012

USCAP Companion Society Meeting (Scientific Symposium):

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Companion Meeting Guidelines

USCAP Companion meeting guidelines and deadlines – 2013 version

USCAP Guidelines for developing SAMs questions – 2013 version

List of Previous Scientific Symposia for USCAP Companion meeting

ASCP Companion Meeting

Procedure for the Society for Hematopathology Companion Meeting at the ASCP Annual Meeting

ASCP Annual Meeting Companion Programs—Submission Guidelines and Standards

SH-EAHP Workshop

Workshop Guidelines

SH workshop proposal form

Slide Workshop Sample TimeLines

Summary of SH and HP Workshops

PIT Award

The Society for Hematopathology Pathologist-in-Training Award is given each year to a fellow, resident or medical student who presents an outstanding paper related to hematopathology at the annual USCAP meeting. The nominee must be in one of the categories mentioned above at the time the paper/abstract is submitted. Previous winners are not eligible. Papers are judged by a committee comprised of members of the Executive Committee of the Society, and scored for scientific approach, significance, and presentation. All nominees with posters must be at their posters during the official poster sessions so they can discuss their work with the judges in order to be eligible for the award. Each winner receives a $500.00 prize.

Application Form



Berard-Dorfman Founders Award

We are pleased to announce that SH will begin accepting nominations for The Berard-Dorfman Founders Award. The award was established in 2013 to commemorate Drs. Costan W. Berard, and Ronald F. Dorfman, who co-founded the Society for Hematopathology (SH) in 1981.
Read more here.


Fellowship Training

Listing of Hematopathology Fellowship Programs in USA

Program Directors Section

Standardization of Timelines for the Hematopathology Fellow Recruitment Process - April 2008

2008-2009 APC Fellow Recruitment Guidelines

Recommended curriculum for teaching hematopathologyto subspecialty fellows (Dunphy Perkins article)

Annual Program Directors breakfast meeting.  Invitations are sent out prior to the USCAP meeting.  Please make reservations if you would like to attend.

Current Education Committee Activities

 The Education Committee has been actively involved in the following two projects:
(1) Fellow In-Service Hematopathology Examination (FISHE) and Resident In-Service Examination (RISE)

The Education Committee appointed two subcommittees that interact closely with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), FISHE and RISE Examination Committee. The three-member Core Hematology Test Subcommittee is responsible for test question writing and vetting, strategic planning and test preparation. The Examination Question Authors is composed of 15 volunteer members, who write or solicit test questions from colleagues. Question writing and selection for the next academic year are underway as per the ASCP guidelines.  For instruction and forms to submit items for FISHE please see here.

(2) Virtual Hematopathology Teaching Set

The Education Committee is brainstorming about the feasibility of setting up a virtual hematopathology teaching resource that is linked to the SH website. A survey to assess needs, availability of institutional resources and funding, is being sent out to solicit information from all members. SH members with a specific interest in contributing to this project are encouraged to contact the Chair of the Education committee.

As the fellowship recruitment season begins, the Education Committee strongly urges all Hematopathology Fellowship Training Programs to abide by the guidelines adopted by our society in March 2008 and further discussed in March 2012.

 Timelines:
1.    Accept applications until December 1, of the preceding year.
2.    Interview candidates in the month of January of the calendar year.
3.    Offer positions anytime on or after February 1, of the calendar year.

These guidelines are an informal agreement among Hematopathology Fellowship Training Programs to standardize the recruiting process across all programs in the country. These timelines fall slightly earlier that those of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC/PRODS), which recommends accepting applications until December 1 and letters of recommendation until January 1, interviewing in February and offering positions on or after March 1 of the year preceding the beginning of the fellowship.

ACGME related items:

FISHE exam (Fellowship In-Service Hematopathology examination) ASCP exam offered twice yearly in fall and spring

ASCP committee headed by Karen Frank, MD

Instructions for submitting FISHE questions

Hematopathology question submission form

Next Generation Accreditation System

Education Resources: 

BloodLine- An on line hematology journal and resource center, including listing of hematopathology educational resources, hematology and hematopathology journal tables of content, announcements of meetings, original articles

American Society Hematology (ASH) website

ASH self assessment program(ASH-SAP)

    ASH-SAP Order form - with submission of this form to ASH at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fellows can be registered to receive the SAP book and take the self assessment examination. 

    ASH teaching sets

    ASH image bank

University of Utah Medical Center Webpath Hematopathology images

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