Call for Educational Scholarship Applications

ASHRM is dedicated to supporting the professional and scholastic development of current and prospective risk management and patient safety professionals.


Up to five continuing education scholarships for the ASHRM Annual Conference will be awarded. ASHRM’s annual conference is the optimal learning, networking and career-building experience for risk management and patient safety professionals nationwide. With over 2,000 in attendance, thought provoking keynote speakers, six tracks and more than 70 concurrent sessions, ASHRM continues its tradition of delivering extraordinary education and professional development resources. The 2015 conference will be held October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the scholarship offers complimentary registration to attend.

  1. Deadline - August 1, 2015
  2. Applicant notification – August 21, 2015

General Guidelines:

  1. Scholarships are only available to ASHRM members in good standing, and who have maintained membership for at least one year prior to submitting application materials.
  2. All applicants must submit a complete application and letter of recommendation.
  3. Priority will be given to first time applicants.
  4. Funding is limited. All decisions regarding an applicant’s approval or denial of a scholarship are made at the discretion of the ASHRM Educational Scholarship Task Force and the ASHRM Board of Directors and are considered final.
  5. All applications must be submitted by August 1st.

Applicant Criteria:

  1. All applicants must be:
    1. Currently employed at the professional level in the risk management, risk insurance, risk finance, healthcare law, or patient safety management profession
    2. Or must be able to articulate that a career change to the field of risk management/patient safety is a desired professional goal.
  2. Scholarships are considered for applicants demonstrating insufficient sources of funding to cover the full cost of the conference.
  3. Ability to demonstrate how newly learned techniques will be applied to improve the organization’s overall risk management/patient safety program.
  4. Documentation of current involvement in ASHRM activities (i.e. local chapters, committees/task forces, Journal of Healthcare Risk Management), or description of interest in involvement will be considered.

Required Application Documentation:

  1. Applicant narrative that includes the following:
    1. Name, Address, Telephone Numbers, and E-mail address
    2. Current position held at employer organization
    3. Description of how newly learned methods and skills will be applied to improve the organization’s overall management/patient safety program
    4. Individual scholastic experience, activities, and accomplishments
    5. Documentation of current involvement in ASHRM activities, or description of interest in involvement.
  2. Resume or CV that details work/scholastic experience related to risk management and/or patient safety.
  3. Employer letter of recommendation:
    1. Applicants must provide their letter writer with this template
    2. Letter must be from current employer (if currently unemployed or self-employed, letter may be from a past employer defined as “an individual who serves or has served in a supervisory capacity to the applicant”.)

Post-Program Requirements

  1. Annual Conference recipients must provide a one page summary of their experience by December 1. This information must be sent to
  2. Recipients are strongly encouraged to post on the ASHRM Exchange and/or submit an article for possible publication in ASHRM’s Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, describing how attendance at the program facilitated successful “hands-on” application of lessons learned.
  3. For marketing and promotional purposes, recipients may be asked to be interviewed describing how the scholarship was beneficial.

The updated criteria and guidelines for the ASHRM Educational Scholarship Program went into effect in January, 2015. For any questions, please contact


ASHRM Academy

2019 ASHRM Academy

Join your health care risk management colleagues for in-depth learning and networking. ASHRM Academy 2019 combines four days of education and professional development with a relaxing getaway at a luxury resort in Phoenix. This educational event for health care risk managers will offer all of ASHRM's top-rated programs including the each of the HRM Certificate modules, the Patient Safety Certificate Program, the ERM Certificate Program, Risk Financing Boot Camp and the CPHRM Prep Course.


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ASHRM has designed a unique two-part Patient Safety curriculum to help healthcare risk management and patient safety professionals understand and apply their key contributions to improved patient care and outcomes. Participants will review the foundational concepts of patient safety and learn to effectively apply them to effect positive change in their organization.


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ASHRM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Risk managers and patient safety professionals can earn ASHRM credits toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of Fellow (FASHRM) and Distinguished Fellow (DFASHRM), and toward CPHRM renewal.

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AC Conference Details

Join the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) at the 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 25-28 in Orlando, FL.

Call for Session Proposals

 Share your expertise with other healthcare risk managers by leading a concurrent session at ASHRM 2016. We are now accepting proposals for engaging and novel sessions that highlight models and strategies that attendees can apply within their own organizations.

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At ASHRM Academy 2019

The AHA Certification Center is partnering with ASHRM to offer a special administration of the Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) certification examination. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements and have registered to take the exam prior to arriving.

Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Examination Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

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For more information visit the AHA Certification Center.

ASHRM offers Continuing Education (CE) Credits for educational programs hosted by chapters and other organizations.

The credits apply toward the ASHRM designations of Fellow (FASHRM) and Distinguished Fellow (DFASHRM) and towards Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) renewal.

  • All applications for CE approval must include the appropriate information and fees. If all information is not received your application will be returned to you.
  • Applications must be submitted a minimum of 4 (four) weeks prior to the date of the program. Late applications may be denied.
  • Once reviewed, a letter will be e-mailed to the address listed on the CE approval application with information on the status of the application.
  • Payment must accompany the application. Please refer to the fee schedule to calculate the appropriate fees. There is no fee for chapter programs.
  • To qualify for approval, programs must relate to the content outline of the CPHRM examination which can be found in the candidate handbook and application at the following link: Click here.
  • Programs approved by ASHRM for credit hours have an approval period of 12 months in which credit hours can be awarded.

Download Application
Click here for details on how to apply for CE credits, including complete instructions, required materials, fees and contact information.

Additional Information
Contact Grecelda Buchanan, program coordinator for education and meetings, at (312) 422-3984 or


Call for Educational Scholarship Applications

ASHRM is dedicated to supporting the professional and scholastic development of current and prospective risk management and patient safety professionals.


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