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.
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.
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.
Interested advocates should submit a CMLHZ17_Scholarship_Application_Form.docx by 1st April 2017. Please email your application to Mima 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.
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.
Here is the template and the instructions for making a poster:
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
- 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).
- 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.
Giora and Jan,
CML Advocates Network
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.
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)|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb (Gold Sponsor)|
Pfizer (Silver Sponsor)
Ariad (Silver Sponsor)
|The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Bronze Sponsor)|
International CML Foundation (Bronze Sponsor)
If you want to support the conference, we would be delighted!