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CML Horizons 2017 - Learn. Share. Grow: Presentations, Photo Gallery and Web streams now available!

 

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CML Advocacy: Learn. Share. Grow. 

26-28 May 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

 

During the annual CML Horizons Conference on 26 to 28 May 2017 the CML Advocates Network welcomed 100 delegates (among them 24 newcomers) supporting patients and families affected by Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) to Frankfurt, Germany. Delegates from around the world (Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America) came to Frankfurt to learn from experts both medical and patient advocates on the latest information about CML, share best practises in patient advocacy in order to grow their organisations in their own countries and give back to their own communities. We also featured a poster board where our members were able to present some of their activities that they have had during the year. In addition to this our members had the opportunity to submit abstracts and feature in our “best Practice session” on a successful activity they had on their own country. Furthermore, at this year's conference a new CML Horizons Steering Committee was elected. 

CML Horizons is a wholly community-run and multi-sponsored conference, which has evolved from the "New Horizons" conferences 2002-2011. The annual conference is run by the CML Advocates Network, hosted by the non-profit, swiss-based and patient-driven "Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation".

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Presentations, Photo Gallery and Videostreams are available now!

Click on "PDF" to see all presentations. If you wish to translate selected presentation, please contact Celia Marín at  and ask for the PowerPoint-file! This will make it easier for you to translate the presentation to the language of your choice.

Please note that the speakers have authorized CML Advocates Network only to provide the PDFs on this website, but it is not allowed to upload the PDFs somewhere else! So if you want to share the slides, please do this by linking to this page or the files on this site! 

To stream individual sessions, click on "Webstream" below. 

To check out the CML Horizons 2017 Photo Gallery, click HERE

 

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Call for Nominations: Elections 2017

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

 

Call for nominations for the upcoming elections of the CML Horizons Steering Committee

At CML Horizons 2015, the community elected its third global "CML Horizons Steering Committee", consisting of CML patient advocates from North America, Middle East and Africa, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia regions.

Our Steering Committee is made up of expert CML Patient Advocates and Is intended to serve as a leading team member for the CML community by providing support and help to impliment CML Horizons annual meetings as well as other projects lead by the CML Advocates Network. We would like to thank our current Steering Committee members for their contribution during the last 2 years which have helped us to grow to 114 members from across 85 countries all over the world and supported leading CML patient advocacy succesful  projects and initiatives.

The two-year term of the current CML Horizons Steering Committee is coming to an end at "CML Horizons 2017" in Frankfurt, and hence we would like to ask the community to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections. This is your opportunity to become an active and professional CML Patient Advocate and empower yourself as well as your region. If you feel you can contribute, please submit your nomination.

The CML Horizons Steering Committee consists of one elected representative from each of the six major regions:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Western Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia

 plus the three CML Advocates Network founders as permanent committee members.

 

Deadline for nominations: 8 May 2017

If you want to nominate a candidate for the election of the "CML Horizons Steering Committee 2018-2019", we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 8 May 2017 to

The nomination needs to state your motivation and contribution to the committee on behalf of your region, your history and vision as CML advocate, your English language skills, and whether you are willing to commit significant time for teleconferences, meetings and emails to bring the community and conference to the next level.

Every CML Advocates Network member organisation can nominate only one candidate from their region. A list of CML Advocates Member organisations can be found here: http://www.cmladvocates.net/members

Please look at the nomination form for further information.

 

Elections on 27 May 2017

The elections will be held at CML Horizons in Frankfurt on Saturday 27 May 2017 in the afternoon. All nomination files will be provided to all members by 15 May 2017, to give everyone sufficient time to consider their vote. In addition, every candidate will present themselves in the afternoon of Friday 26 May 2017.

Every member organisation of the CML Advocates Network has one vote per seat at the elections. Even if there are 2 delegates from a specific organisation, they have only one vote. Each organisation votes for the nominees from all 6 regions. Email votes are not permitted. Only those organisations that participate in the conference at Frankfurt can take part in the voting.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time at

Your CML Steering Committee,

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  • Giora Sharf (Israel/co-founder CML Advocates Network)
  • Jan Geissler (Germany/co-founder CML Advocates Network)
  • Jana Pelouchová (Czech Rep./co-founder CML Advocates Network)
  • Gail Sperling (USA/North America)
  • Bahija Gouimi (Morocco/Africa)
  • Rita O. Christensen(Denkmark/Western Europe)
  • Pat Garcia-Gonzalez (USA/Latin America)
  • Rod Padua (Philippines/Asia-Pacific)
  • Jelena Cugurovic (Serbia/Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia)

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Scholarships

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

 

Application for Scholarship / Conference Grant

CML Horizons 2017 will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. All participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to Frankfurt and to pay the conference fee which covers accommodation, local transportation from airport and back, food, drinks and the cost of the conference.

We encourage everyone to seek sponsors in early 2017 to cover the travel and conferecne costs. However we acknowledge that not everybody is able to find an organisation or sponsor to participate in CML Horizons 2017.

Therefore, a limited number of 25 scholarships, full or partial, are available for patient advocates who are interested in attending the conference and who cannot find sponsors for their attendance. Applications for these scholarships are invited from interested advocates. Those that are granted will receive an economy class return ticket to Frankfurt and will not need to pay the conference fee.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for scholarship, candidates should:

  • Be a staff member or volunteer of an established CML patient organization that is a member of CML Advocates Network,
  • Be in a country where a local sponsor is unavailable to support attendance at the conference OR be an individual who is in the process of setting up a CML patient organization where regulations prohibit local sponsoring his/her attendance at the conference.
  • Hold a position where they can shape ongoing advocacy activities and initiate new ones
  • Be proficient in English
  • Preference will be given to applicants coming from countries with limited resources.

Scholarship types

We are offering two different types of scholarships, which will be given according to the needs of each applicant.

  • Full scholarship: This scholarship will cover both the flight costs and an exemption from the conference fee.
  • Partial scholarship: This scholarship will cover either the flight costs or the conference fee. 

Application procedure

Interested advocates should submit a CMLHZ17_Scholarship_Application_Form.docx by 1st April 2017. Please email your application to Vanja at email:

The CML Horizons Steering Committee members will review and prioritize all applications received. Applicants will be informed whether they will receive a grant, and whether it is a full or partial grant, As soon as possible. According to our policy there is maximum of 1 scholarship per patients organization.

 

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Call for Posters

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

Call for Posters:
CML Advocacy Poster Area  at CML Horizons 2017

 

What is the CML Advocacy Poster Area?

The CML Advocacy Poster Area is a separate area inside the venue where CML Horizons 2017 participants can display a paper poster illustrating their CML patient advocacy activities, projects and outcomes.

During CML Horizons 2017 26-28 May conference, your poster will be shown and accessible by all conference participants and shared throughout our social media channels.

The aim of the Poster Area is to provide participants with the opportunity to share their key activities and learn from the initiatives and experience of other CML organisations from around the world in CML advocacy.

Win the Best Poster Award!

During the conference, there will be an opportunity to vote (once only per organization) for the best poster and we will announce the winners on Sunday, 28th May. 

So, we invite you to bring your poster to the conference and email it to us prior to 22 May 2017 for social media and website. We will not be able to print the poster on spot, so bring your printed posters with you, please.

This is a great way to showcase your organization on a worldwide platform and share your activities.

How can I submit a poster?

Participants who would like to display a poster in the CML Advocacy Poster Area are invited to create a poster using the template and recommendations below. Participants can use this poster template or can have their own design.

Be creative!

You can bring your poster and share it in the Poster Area in addition to this you can also email your poster as a pdf format to  so we can share it online.

Here is the template and the instructions for making a poster:

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CML Horizons 2017 - Visas

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

 

USEFUL TIPS FOR OBTAINING A VISA TO GERMANY 

 

Germany is a member of the European Union. A Schengen-visa is required to enter the country.

Though we are doing our best to accelerate the approval of all visa, please

  1. do not wait any longer and start applying for your visa NOW (all in all, obtaining a visa for Germany can take up to 90 days).
  2. make sure that you have valid travel documents!

In this PDF document you will find helpful advice and tips to guide you all the way through the visa application process. Please read the document carefully!

On the official website of the http://www.germany-visa.org/ you will find all relevant information on the requirement of a visa. The website answers important questions such as:

-        Do I need a visa to enter Germany

-        How to apply for a visa?

-        Where do I find visa application forms and where do I apply?

 

Please remember that most of your questions can be answered at the German Embassy in your country or another Embassy that is represents Germany. 

We wish you well with your visa-application! If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact Mima Djuricic from Logistic Liberty Serbia via email   or Lidija Pecova at

Thank you.

Giora and Jan,

CML Advocates Network

 

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Conference fee

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

 

Conference fee for patient delegates

A conference fee of EUR 500 per delegate will be invoiced to the participant in the name of the Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation, Switzerland, in advance of the meeting. The conference fee covers

  • max 4 nights of accommodation,
  • local transportation from Frankfurt airport to the conference and back.
  • food and drinks (breakfast, lunch and dinner), during the conference.
  • Free wifi internet in conference rooms, and in bedrooms too.
  • general costs of the conference.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel to Frankfurt airport (e.g. flights). The conference fee does not cover incidental costs like bar, mini-bar,  phone calls, taxi costs, upgrades for double rooms, relatives attending the conference, and any other non-official activities.

Payment of the conference fee must arrive before the start of the conference. It must also be paid in case of cancellations later than 30 days before the conference. The conference fee should be paid by wire transfer to the foundation. Should another postal address be required on the invoice for the conference fee, the delegate must provide a note during the electronic registration process, stating the full postal address and the name of the organization who will pay the conference fee.

For those that cannot find organisations or sponsors to cover the costs to attend the conference, see our Scholarship page 

Conference fee and travel costs for representatives of the sponsors

Sponsors' delegates are also expected to register at the registration website. Room bookings will then be made by the logistics agency. Pharma representatives are expected to settle their room costs at the hotel. We will organise their individual local transport to the conference venue if they provide us with their flight details at least two weeks before the conference. Costs for attending the conference, including the daily delegate rate and all meals, will be covered by us and will not be invoiced to pharma representatives.

Questions?

Please contact Lidija Pecova  Tel: +389 7838 8235, or Giora Sharf should you need any assistance.

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Acknowledgement of Sponsors

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

Acknowledgement of Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for providing unconditional grants - without their support, this conference would not be possible:

Novartis Oncology (Initiating platinum sponsor)  novartis
Bristol-Myers Squibb (Gold Sponsor) BMS
 

Pfizer (Gold Sponsor)

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Incyte Biosciences International Sàrl (Gold Sponsor)

 

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Bronze Sponsor) LLC

International CML Foundation (Bronze Sponsor)

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If you want to support the conference, we would be delighted!

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Travel

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

Arrival and departure dates and times

Arrival date: Thursday 25 May OR Friday 26 May 2017

  • Flights for advocates should not land later than 7:00 am if you wish to attend the Friday morning introductory session ("CML 201") which starts at 9:00 and/or the Regional Networking session that starts at 10:30
  • The official opening session will be at 11:30. To be on time for this session, your flight should arrive in Frankfurt the latest by 9:30.
  • Travelling from the airport to the hotel will take you at least 30 minutes, depending on traffic. A shuttle service from the Airport to the hotel will be arranged (see below for details).

Departure date: Sunday, 28 May 2017

  • Flights should not depart earlier than 16:30h; in case you like to participate in the City tour, then the flights should not depart before 21:00h

Visa

Please make sure that you have valid travel documents, and that you apply for visas early

 

Travel of patient advocates

Regular advocates and Pharma sponsors are expected to book and cover their own travel to Frankfurt airport (e.g. flights).

A limited number of travel grants (scholarships) are available for some advocates who are unable to fund their own travel and the conference fee (see section on scholarships)

Transport from the airport to the conference venue will be provided for free.

After registration, please provide Vanja Muratovic  from our logistics agency "Logistic Liberty Serbia" at email   with your travel details so we can arrange your local transport and accommodation accordingly. These details should be provided no later than 1 month before the meeting, or by April 25, 2017.

Travel of Steering Committee members, receivers of scholarships, and speakers

We will book flights for Steering Committee members, those receiving a travel grant from us, and speakers. Please do not book your own travel in these cases. Please indicate your preferences for departure day and time, which airport, and airline, etc. in the respective fields of the registration form. Also provide your preferred return day and time. The travel agency will try to book your flights according to your preferences, taking also into account costs as our non-profit organization has a very limited budget. Please do this as soon as possible - we are a non-profit organisation and it is important we get the best available rates now - they are increasing every day closer to the conference.

Here are the contact details for All Tours travel agency:
Email:  
Phone Office: +972-48670670 .
For emergencies: Avigail's mobile number +972-504265880 , Nimrod's Mobile: +972-504265878

For any of your travel queries please copy Giora Sharf at

Travel of representatives of sponsors

Be aware that even though you need to book your own flights, we need your registration with flight details to be able to book your hotel room and arrange your transfers from the airport to the hotel and back.

Questions?

Please contact Lidija Pecova   Tel: +389 7838 8235,  or Giora Sharf should you need assistance or see challenges in attending CML Horizons.

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Program and Timing

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

Preliminary Programme of CML Horizons 2017

Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May 2017

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Confirmed faculty

  • Prof Andreas Hochhaus- Germany
  • Dr Carolina Pavlosky- Argentina

Overall contact and programme coordination

  • Please contact  Lidija Pecova Tel: +389 7838 8235, or Jan Geissler   or Giora Sharf should you need any clarification about the conference programme.

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Call for Abstracts

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

Call for Abstracts:
CML Advocacy Best Practice presentations at CML Horizons 2017

 

What is the Advocacy Best Practice Sharing session?

The CML Advocacy Best Practice session, to be held on Saturday 27 May 2017 will include very short presentations and concise, focused discussions on successful advocacy topics held by your groups. The presentations should describe a key initiative that you have implemented, of which other CML patient organisations could learn from and where they may also be inspired to do the same. You should also share what went right and potentially what went wrong and what you would do differently next time. The presentations should NOT be about your organisation as such.

The aim of the session is provide participants with the opportunity to learn from the initiatives and experience of other CML organisations in these advocacy areas, not to learn about specific patient organisations as such.

Participants are now invited to submit abstracts for this session until 15 April 2017. The CML Horizons Steering Committee will then review all abstracts and select those that will be presented during the session.

 

What is the format of the session? How am I expected to present?

The CML Advocacy Best Practice session consists of 8 short (maximum 6 minutes, maximum 6 slides) plenary presentations covering an initiative of an advocacy topic. Each of the presentations will be followed by 4 minutes discussion. The presentations should not be about the organisation but about one particular initiative or activity.

 

How can I submit an abstract?

Abstracts submissions are now closed. Thank you so much for your participation!

CML Horizons 2017 - Call for Abstracts

 

What happens after I have submitted the abstract?

The CML Steering Committee will review the abstracts and select which ones will be presented during the CML Advocacy Best Practice session. If your abstract is not selected, please feel encouraged to bring a poster with you to the meeting to display in the poster area.

Participants will be informed 3 weeks before the conference, to give you enough time to prepare your presentation. The slides must be provided at least 9 days  prior to the conference, to be reviewed. Please note the number of slides should not exceed 6 slides.


Your CML Horizons Steering Committee

 

CML Horizons 2017 - Venue and Accommodation

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Abstracts - Call for Posters - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements - Call for Nominations

 

 

Venue and Accommodation

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City of Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany. This is the image that many visitors associate with the Main metropolis. But the city in the heart of Germany and Europe can offer many other facets and contrasting variety. Near to the skyscrapers you can find cosy Ebbelwei pubs and at the heart of the bustling city centre you can find historical sights again and again. Frankfurt is not just proud of its most famous son, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The Kaiserdom (Cathedral) and the Paulskirche, the cradle of German democracy, are also to be found here. Interesting destinations for excursions in and around Frankfurt turn your stay into a great experience and you will love to come back.(source: http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=317596)

 

Conference venue: Frankfurt Marriott Hotel 

Address: Hamburger Allee 2, Frankfurt Hessen 60486 GermanyTel: +49 69 79550

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fradt-frankfurt-marriott-hotel/

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Rhine River Tour on Sunday

Frankfurt am Main - the financial centre, the European city, the traffic hub, the smallest metropolis in the world, is a city full of surprises and contrast. When you think of the city on the Main, you thing of the airport, the Paulskirche and the Goethe, the Stock Exchange, the Book Fair and the skyline.With a history that stretches from the Celt, Romans and Franks, up to being the financial powerhouse of today as well as being one of he most diverse cities in Europe. No doubt about it: Frankfurt brings opposites together in the most fruitful way and in a most enjoyable manner, the advantages of a global city with tranquility. A city with a savori-vivre, in whose streets multilingualism is an accepted way of life. Yet often only a few steps seperate global city flair and homey cosiness in Frankfurt. 

Did you know that the Rhine is one of the longest and most important river in Europe. It runs for over 1,320 km (766 miles) from its source in the Swiss Alps, issuing from the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier 3,353 m above sea level. The Rhine flows through 6 countries - Switzerland, Principality of Liechenstein, Austria, Germany, France and The Netherlans before flowing into the North Sea at Rotterdam.

For those interested, we will be offering an optional 3.5 hour tour of the Ryne river on Sunday afternoon. This will not be an official part of the program, and those who will like to join this tour will need to register at the registration website or at the hospitality desk at the hotel .

 

For any questions regarding the conference, please contact Lidija Pecova () +389 7838 8235, Giora Sharf (

 

CML Horizons 2016 - Scholarships

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements

 

Application for Scholarship / Conference Grant

CML Horizons 2016 will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. All participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to Ljubljana and to pay a conference fee which covers accommodation, local transportation from airports and back, food, drinks and the cost of the conference.

We encourage everyone to seek sponsors in early 2016 to cover those costs. However we acknowledge that not everybody is able to find an organisation or sponsor to participate in CML Horizons 2016.

Therefore, a limited number of 25 scholarships, full or partial, are available for patient advocates who are interested in attending the conference and who cannot find sponsors for their attendance. Applications for these scholarships are invited from interested advocates. Those that are granted will receive an economy class return ticket to Ljubljana and will not need to pay the conference fee.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for scholarship, candidates should:

  • Be a staff member or volunteer of an established CML patient organization that is a member of CML Advocates Network,
  • Be in a country where a local sponsor is unavailable to support attendance at the conference OR be an individual who is in the process of setting up a CML patient organization where regulations prohibit local sponsoring his/her attendance at the conference.
  • Hold a position where they can shape ongoing advocacy activities and initiate new ones
  • Be proficient in English
  • Preference will be given to applicants coming from countries with limited resources.

Scholarship types

We are offering two different types of scholarships, which will be given according to the needs of each applicant.

  • Full scholarship: This scholarship will cover both the flight costs and an exemption from the conference fee.
  • Partial scholarship: This scholarship will cover either the flight costs or the conference fee. 

Application procedure

Interested advocates should submit a completed application form by 16 March 2016. Please email your application to Natasa Kokir, email:

The CML Horizons Steering Committee members will review and prioritize all applications received by the application closing date. Applicants will be informed whether they will receive a grant, and whether it is a full or partial grant, by 23 March 2016.

 

 

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