ASH 2020 Virtual Conference



Originally to be held in San Diego, California, the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition organised by the American Society of Hematology will be presented as an all-virtual event on December 5-8, 2020, given the continuing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year we will be attending this important meeting for the CML patient advocacy community for an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to review many scientific abstracts highlighting updates on chronic myeloid leukemia.

We have prepared a selection of the most critical presentations on CML to be followed by the CML patient advocates. Please, note all times listed are in Pacific Time (PST):

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CML Advocates Network regional project: CML LATAM



The Latin American - CML Advocates Network region is currently developing an amazing advocacy program with the aim of improving access to medicines, best treatment and monitoring test, for people living with chronic myeloid leukemia in the region.

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World CML Day 2020: Today, together, more than ever. For a life without CML




Every 22nd September, the CML Advocates Network leads the World CML Day global awareness campaign. On this day, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients across the globe come together to raise awareness about our needs to the general public, politicians, and medical professionals across the world.

Today, together, more than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CML patient advocates need to connect as a worldwide community through digital tools by developing online activities.

Two months ahead of 22nd September, today we launch the World CML Day campaign, encouraging CML patients and patient organisations, health care providers, collaborators and all CML friends to join the global movement under a powerful motto:


"Today, together, more than ever. For a life without CML"

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EHA 2020 Congress: CML updates and tips to a virtual attendance

EHA25 VIRTUAL: 25th EHA Annual Congress: "Unfolding the future!”


Eha VirtualJust a week left until the European Hematology Association's annual congress starts as a virtual meeting this year! We hope many patients of the hematology community and specifically CML patient advocates, will be attending this impressive meeting from June 11-21, 2020 that is going to be held online due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Facing new challenges to bring an online platform to attendees, EHA2020 is offering this year a program with new types of sessions and schedulings through "On-demand" and "Live sessions" such as plenary presentations, award lectures, the presidential symposium and Satellite Symposia and Updates-in-Hematology organized by pharmaceutical companies.

Read more to see what has been offered specifically for patient advocates, hematologists and other stakeholders at #EHA25Virtual this year:

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Results of the TFR for CML patients' study published in Leukemia

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Bern, Switzerland, 28th May 2020.


“The psychological well-being of CML patients should be a consideration of healthcare professionals and addressed at all stages of the treatment-free remission journey”


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  • CML Advocates Network, the global network connecting 125 CML patient organisations in 93 countries, has published a paper in the prestigious journal Leukemia, considered one of the leading journals in hematology and oncology.
  • The study, the main author of which is Giora Sharf, himself a CML patient, has identified chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients’ unmet needs during the treatment-free remission (TFR) journey.

The results of the study published on the paper “Treatment-free remission in chronic myeloid leukemia: the patient perspective and areas of unmet needs" indicate that there are points in the TFR journey where patients do not always get all the advice, information or support they want around psychological issues and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) withdrawal.

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CML and COVID-19: New Website section on

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The CML Advocates Network is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. 

We are happy to announce the launch of a new website section to better inform the CML patient advocacy community on what is happening around Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and COVID-19 globally.

In this section, we will regularly publish breaking news, scientific information and other support resources which may be of interest.

Advance your knowledge on the CML and COVID-19 global situation with access to the following topics:

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