Important Notice: Changes to the CML Horizons 2019 Conference
Dear Members & friends of CML Advocates Network,
This is a very important announcement and follows up from our notice a few weeks ago named “emerging news regarding CML Horizons 2019″ following the tragic events that took place in Nairobi, Kenya.
After careful consideration, discussions and investigation the CML Steering committee has decided that at this point of time it is better for the safety of our members to change the location of CML Horizons 2019 and at such short notice we will need to come back to mainland Europe. Horizons will now be held in Lisbon, Portugal at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Avenida dos Combatentes 45, Lisbon 1600-042 Portugal and the dates still remain the same 17-19 May 2019.
This does not mean that in future years we will not take Horizons to another continent and we will work hard to try and make this happen for 2020 and we will keep you updated.
What does this change of location mean for all our members? We will need you to start registration ASAP and depending on the country you come from if you need a Schengen Visa this process can take 6-9 weeks so we need you to take the following steps.
Step 2: At the following link is a list of the nationalities that must process a Visa: https://www.vistos.mne.pt/en/short-stay-visas-schengen/general-information/who-needs-a-visa#countries-2
Step 3: Once you have registered, we will be in contact with you in regards to support documents for your visa application.
For those members who have already registered: Vanja and Lidija will be in touch with you soon and there is NO NEED to re-register. For those who need a VISA we will need to send you new documents for a Schengen Visa to Portugal and new flight itinerary.
Finally, please note that this decision did not come easy and does not take away from why we had chosen Nairobi as our original destination and that is to honour our dearly departed Ferdinand Micho who was the leader in the fight of CML in Africa and the Middle East but also for the challenges that CML patients face in law and middle-income countries in access to treatment and monitoring.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and please should you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us.