Call for Nominations: Elections 2019

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

At CML Horizons 2017, the community elected its fourth 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 implement 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 120 members from across 90 countries from all over the world and supported leading CML patient advocacy successful projects and initiatives.

The two-year term of the current CML Horizons Steering Committee is coming to an end at "CML Horizons 2019" in Nairobi, 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: 3rd May 2019

To nominate a candidate for the election of the "CML Horizons Steering Committee 2019-2020", we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 3rd May 2019 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:

Please look at the nomination form for further information. 

Elections on 18 May 2018

The elections will be held at CML Horizons in Nairobi on Saturday 18th May 2017 in the afternoon. All nomination files will be provided to all members by 17th May 2019, to give everyone sufficient time to consider their vote. In addition, every candidate will present themselves the mid-morning session of Friday 17th 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 in Frankfurt can take part in the voting. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lidija Pecova () +389 7838 8235 or Giora Sharf (

Your CML Steering Committee, 

  • 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)
  • Zack Pemberton-Whiteley (UK/Region Western Europe)
  • Mercedes Arteaga, (Argentina/Latin America)
  • Rod Padua (Philippines/Asia-Pacific)
  • Šarūnas Narbutas (Lithuania/Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia)


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