CML Horizons 2018 - Preliminary Program

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Preliminary Programme of CML Horizons 2018

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May 2018

mATRIX 2018

Faculty - TBC

Overall contact and programme coordination


CML Horizons 2018 - Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts

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Call for CML Advocacy Best Practice Poster Presentation Abstracts

This year's conference will include special poster session that will be held on Saturday 5th May at 17:00 to 18:00. We are inviting Horizon Participants to submit an abstract for poster presentation.
Poster presentations, are a great opportunity to interact with other CML Patient Organisations and showcase your organisation on a worldwide platform and share your activities and/or best practices.

The CML Advocacy Poster Area is a separate area inside the venue where CML Horizons 2018 participants can display a paper poster illustrating their CML patient advocacy activities, projects and outcomes. Posters will remain displayed throughout the conference in this allocated area. During CML Horizons conference, your poster will be shown and accessible by all conference participants and on Saturday 5th May we have a dedicated Poster Presentation session. This will require the delegate who has the poster to verbally present and talk through your project/activity/best practice. Please be sure to read through the attached Template & Guideline for Best Practice Poster Presentation Abstracts.

The aim of the Poster Presentation 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 organisation) for the best poster and we will announce the winners on Sunday, 6th May.
So, we invite you to bring your poster to the conference and interact with the other delegates and illustrate your organisation. 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?

It’s very simple participants who would like to display and present a poster in the CML Advocacy Poster Area are invited to create a poster using the template and guidelines below. Participants can use this poster template or can have their own design.

Be as creative as you like!

Here is the template and the guideline for presenting and creating a poster:

Template & Guideline for Best Practice Poster Presentation Abstracts.



CML Horizons 2018 - Visas

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Poland 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;

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

In this PDF documentyou 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 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 Poland

-        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 Polish Embassy in your country or another Embassy that represents Poland. 

We wish you well with your visa-application! If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact Lidija from our management team via email


Thank you.

Giora, Jan & Lidija

CML Advocates Network



CML Horizons 2018 - Scholarships

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Application for Scholarship / Conference Grant

CML Horizons 2018 will take place in Warsaw, Poland. All participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to Warsaw 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 2018 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 2018.

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 Warsaw 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 1st March 2018. 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 2018 - Travel

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Arrival and departure dates and times

Arrival date: Thursday 3rd May or Friday 4th May 2018

  • The official opening session will be at 09:00, to be on time for this session, your flight should arrive in Warsaw the latest by 07:00.
  • 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,6th May 2018

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


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 Warsaw 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 "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, or by April 6, 2018.

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 - 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:
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.


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


Call for Nominations: Elections 2017



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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 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 114 members from across 85 countries 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 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:

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 on 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 in Frankfurt can take part in the voting.



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

Your CML Steering Committee,

CML SC 2017

  • 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)


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