International Society of Hematology (ISH)

International Society of Hematology (ISH)

ISH is the oldest and only world hematology organization established by the national hematology societies, in 1946. ISH is an independent organization dedicated to education of professionals and public in all areas of hematology. The Society is also concerned with advancing scientific research as well as the practice of hematology at both clinical and laboratory levels. The Society always has the strongest commitment to serve, educate and keep up-to-date knowledge in hematology as well as to promote highest ethical and scientific standards.

ISH membership is open to any person with medical or scientific qualification of good professional standing with active interest in hematology for a period of at least 5 years. ISH has over 4.500 active members, worldwide.

Aims and Objectives

  1. To provide an international educational source and forum for hematology by contributing to the creation of an academic, scientific and research network in hematology to :
    • improve the technology of hematological diagnosis and clinical practice in different hematological subspecialities,
    • strengthen the communications between academic and research institutions,
    • increase of exchange between research groups and industry
    • promote training in hematological technology and contribute to education and practice of hematology in developing countries
  2. To encourage collaboration in scientific basic and clinical hematological research
  3. To promote the advancement of hematology and its recognition as a branch of the bio-medical sciences.
  4. To standardize hematological methods and nomenclature on an international scale.
  5. To facilitate faster and better understanding of the basic scientific principles of hematology among hematologists, basic science investigators, practitioners, laboratory hematologists and general practitioners.

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