Apply for the 2019 Leadership Course

By Content Administrator posted 01-04-2019 16:07


The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation is proud to offer a year-long program to provide training and develop the next generation of leaders in the field of blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy.  The program is intended for mid-career ASBMT members and will consist of a 1.5-day in person meeting, followed by a series of interactive webinars and graduation at the Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASBMT and CIBMTR the following year. Tuition, travel, housing and meal expenses will be covered by the society for course attendees. For the inaugural course, eight future leaders will be selected through a competitive selection process. 

ASBMT Leadership Course
Thursday, May 2 - Friday, May 3, 2019

ASBMT Headquarters
Chicago, IL

Objectives and Curriculum
The course is designed to provide a highly interactive experience for future leaders in blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy. Topics covered will range from leadership characteristics, problem solving, research enterprise, managing teams, difficult conversations, advocacy, reimbursement, program accreditation, outcomes reporting, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and network with invited faculty who are experienced leaders in the field.

Eligibility and Application
Applicants must be current, active members of ASBMT. This course is open to the following:

  • Physicians: 5 – 15 years out from completion of fellowship training
  • Non-physicians/BMT Program administrators: 2 – 5 years from appointment in leadership position at BMT Program

Applicants may or may not be serving as BMT/cell therapy Program directors at their institutions. The program is geared towards individuals who are relatively early in their leadership role or anticipate taking on a program director role in the future.

All applicants must submit the following information in order to be considered:

  • Application survey (click here)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of interest
  • Letter of recommendation from a BMT Program or Department Chair or from a senior member of participant’s institution
Please send your application and all required materials to Anna Hawkshead ( no later than Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.