ASH and AMC Announce Collaboration on New Clinical News Magazine to Serve the Hematology Community and Beyond Mikkael Sekeres, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Named Editor-in-Chief of ASH Clinical News

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Medical Communications (AMC) have announced plans to launch a monthly news magazine later this year to serve the hematology and oncology communities. ASH Clinical News will report on the latest updates in the field, policy issues affecting the science and practice of hematology, and Society news. The publication will also provide tools and resources to help clinicians with quality and performance improvement, patient education, and the economics of running a practice.

Following a national search, Mikkael Sekeres, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic has been named editor-in-chief. Dr. Sekeres is Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, and Director of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Two preview issues will be distributed in late 2014 to build awareness, and a formal launch will take place at the 56th ASH Annual Meeting in San Francisco, December 6-9, 2014. The news magazine will move to monthly publication beginning in January 2015; a companion website is also in development.

"ASH Clinical News will not only serve as a resource to help meet the needs of our community practitioners, but it will also include content designed to help scientists connect more with clinical issues," said ASH President Linda J. Burns, MD, of the University of Minnesota. "Hematology touches many other areas of medicine, so the Society also plans to include content that will appeal to the broader medical community, including advanced practice professionals and physicians in related subspecialties."

The print edition of ASH Clinical News will be distributed to all ASH members in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. International ASH members will receive complimentary online access. Non-member medical professionals in related fields may request a complimentary subscription by contacting Christopher Wittholt (cwittholt@americanmedicalcomm.com) at AMC.

About the American Society of Hematology:
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) (www.hematology.org) is the world's largest professional society of hematologists dedicated to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood. For more than 50 years, the Society has led the development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education, training, and advocacy. The official journal of ASH is Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and online.

About American Medical Communications:
American Medical Communications (AMC) (http://americanmedicalcomm.com/)  is a full-service multimedia medical communication company that specializes in partnering with national medical associations.  From custom projects to targeted e-newsletters to clinical news magazines, AMC publishes a variety of media for more than five client partners—made possible by an experienced team of sales and editorial professionals, as well as our relationships with key thought leaders and experts in those markets.

SOURCE American Society of Hematology



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