Call for Abstracts

65th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

  • Letter From ASH Secretary
  • Eligibility
  • Responsibilities
  • Technical Requirements
  • Before you Begin
  • Submission Process
  • FAQs

Dear abstract authors,

We are very pleased you are interested in submitting your research abstract to the 2023 American Society of Hematology meeting -- the premier global meeting in hematology -- being held in San Diego, California, December 9-12, 2023. Before you begin the process, I would like to highlight several changes in our abstract format and in abstract categories and give you more information regarding requirements for presentation of abstracts at the annual meeting. Your close attention is necessary to give your abstract the best chance for inclusion in the annual meeting as an oral session presentation or poster.

  • Abstracts will be limited to 3,800 characters to be accommodated on our digital platform.
  • Abstracts may include no more than two panels of additional content. A "panel" would be defined as a table or a single graphical representation of data (ie equivalent to a figure panel in a paper, not to a multi-panel figure).

Please carefully review all descriptions before selecting a category for your abstract. Categories are updated every year to respond to submission trends and to encompass new topics. This year, updates have been made to multiple category descriptions with significant changes as follows:

  • *NEW* Category 654: MGUS, Amyloidosis and Other Non-Myeloma Plasma Cell Dyscrasias: Clinical and Epidemiological
  • Clinical and epidemiological studies in MGUS, amyloidosis, or other non-myeloma plasma cell dyscrasias; and prospective clinical trials in MGUS, amyloidosis, or other non-myeloma plasma cell dyscrasias, formerly submitted to categories 652 and 653 respectively should be submitted to the new category 654.

ASH reserves the right to move your abstract to a more appropriate category if misplacement is noted by the Secretary during abstract processing; however, correct categorization at the time of submission is the author's responsibility and will ensure the highest quality review process.

The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) will be held Saturday, December 9, through Tuesday, December 12, 2023, in San Diego, California. The meeting will be in person, with a virtual attendance option, however, presenting authors are expected to be on-site San Diego. If the first author is unable to attend in person, another abstract author able to attend in person may be substituted as the presenter. We realize decisions about attendance may not be feasible before the abstract submission deadline and we will accommodate changes as neccessary. ASH is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all attendees and continually monitors the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to monitor this page to stay abreast of any updates to the health and safety information for the 65th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, California.

  • Poster presenters will be required to submit pre-recorded presentations and PDFs of their posters by November 14th.
  • ASH reminds authors that the last date to withdraw abstracts from the annual meeting is September 15, 2023.

The link to our submission process is provided here for ease of access. For questions about the abstract submission process, contact

We look forward seeing you in San Diego and hearing about your current research in hematology!


Cynthia Dunbar, MD
ASH Secretary