CML Horizons 2020 Conference Fee

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CML Horizons 2020 Conference fee for regular 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 – 5 nights of accommodation,
  • local transportation from Juan Santamaría International 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.
  • the general costs of the conference.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel to Juan Santamaría International 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 no 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 

Sponsor delegates participation

Sponsors' delegates are also expected to register at the registration website. Room bookings will then be made by our logistics agency. Pharma representatives are expected to book their own flights and settle their room charge 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.

If you have any Questions?

Please contact Lidija Pecova or Giora Sharf should you need any assistance. 







CML Horizons 2020 Scholarship Application

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Application for Scholarship / Conference Grant

We encourage everyone to seek sponsors in during 2019 and early 2020 to cover the travel and conference costs. However, we acknowledge that not everybody is able to find an organisation or sponsor to participate in CML Horizons 2020.

Therefore, a limited number of 40 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 San José and will not need to pay the conference fee.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a 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 an application with the Attached Application form by 15th March 2020. 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 a maximum of 1 scholarship per patients’ organization.






CML Horizons 2020 Call for Posters

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Call for Posters: CML Advocacy Poster Area at CML Horizons 2020

What is the CML Advocacy Poster Area?

The CML Advocacy Poster Area is a separate area inside the venue where CML Horizons 2020 participants can display a paper poster illustrating their CML patient advocacy activities, projects, and outcomes.

During CML Horizons 2020 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 experiences 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, 3rd May. 

So, we invite you to bring your poster to the conference please note that we will not be able to print the poster on spot, so bring your printed posters with you, please.

This is an amazing opportunity to showcase your Organisations’ yearly activity or a special project that made an impact on the CML Community in your country 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 be as creative as you like or you can use our poster guideline and template, we have made for you. You can download this template HERE.












CML Horizons 2020 Travel

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Arrival and departure dates and times

Arrival date: Thursday 30th April 2020

  • The official opening session will be on Friday 1st May at 08:00, be on time for this session. 
  • Traveling from the airport to the hotel will take you at least 20 minutes, depending on traffic. A shuttle service from the Airport to the hotel will be arranged (see below for details).

Departure date: Monday 4th May 2020

This year because of the distance we are organising a full day tour on Monday 4th May 2020 if you plan to participate your flights should not depart before 21.00 or Tuesday 5th May. You must click “yes” in the registration form if you wish to be part of the tour.


Please make sure that you have valid travel documents, please visit our page that explains Visas in detail.

 Travel of patient advocates

Regular advocates and Pharma sponsors are expected to book and cover their own travel to Juan Santamaría International 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 the 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 "Balkan-Adriatic " 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.

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, an 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 - and it is important we get the best available rates as soon as possible - they increase every day closer to the conference.

Here are the contact details for All Tours travel agency:

Phone Office: +972 4867 0670 .
For emergencies: Avigail's mobile number +972 504 265 880 or Nimrod's Mobile: +972 504 265 878

For any of your travel queries please copy Giora Sharf at

Travel of sponsors representatives 

Please make note 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.


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






CML Horizons 2020 Visas

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VISA Information for Costa Rica

To visit Costa Rica, some countries need a visa and you can check this by clicking on the link below to access the excel document listing all the countries. The document has 5 tabs at the bottom that lists the different groups and types of visas you may need to apply for. Please read this document carefully:

Costa Rica Visa

You can find a list of Costa Rican consulates or embassies in the following link:

Please register as soon as possible so you can start your visa process immediately. If you are from a country that needs a visa please contact Lidija for your supporting documents. Also please take note if your country is not listed in the below list of Costa Rican Consulates and Embassies and you cannot get to a neighboring country you will also need to make contact with Lidija at and she will assist you with your application.

Please make sure that you have valid travel documents with at least 6 months till the end of your passport expiry date and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us.






CML Horizons 2020 Acknowledgements

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Acknowledgment 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)



Incyte Biosciences International Sàrl (Gold Sponsor)


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Takeda Oncology (Silver Sponsor) Takeda Oncology logo
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Bronze Sponsor) LLC

International CML Foundation (Bronze Sponsor)



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