CML Horizons Conference

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CML Horizons 2020: Learn. Share. Grow.

22 – 24 October 2021, Virtual Conference


CML Advocates Network (CML AN) initially planned to hold the 19th International CML Horizons 2021 as a Hybrid event from 22nd to 24th October of 2021 in Netanya, Israel, however, in light of the ever-evolving and unpredictability of COVID-19 and the various variants that are now posing a health risk globally, the Steering Committee decided to move to a fully virtual event for 2021 and keeping the same dates. 

2021 CML Horizons virtual event attracted high interest with close to 300 registrations from 74 countries from all corners of the world. The 19th Conference Programme consisted of 3 half days with 150 daily participants and from the daily feedback we were receiving from our members it showed that once again this virtual event was immensely successful.

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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 BMS


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Incyte Biosciences International Sàrl


 Incyte 2CPos RGB1
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLC


If you want to support the conference, we would be delighted! 







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Call for Nominations for the CML Horizons Steering Committee

At CML Horizons 2019, the community elected its fifth 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, led by the CML Advocates Network. Know more about it on  "About the Network".

The current term CML Steering Committee from Middle East & Africa, Western Europe, Asia & Pacific (incl. Australia and New Zealand) and Latin America is coming to an end at "CML Horizons 2022", and hence we would like to ask the community to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections. If you are from these regions, 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 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: 1st October 2021

To nominate a candidate for the election of the "CML Steering Committee 2021-2023", we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 1st October 2021. If you represent that organisation, you may also nominate yourself and send the completed form to the email:

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. If you represent that organisation, you may also nominate yourself. A list of CML Advocates Member organisations can be found on our website:

For further information, please take a look at the nomination form attached HERE.


The elections will be held at a predetermined date of the regional meetings leading up to CML Horizons 2021 virtual event which will be held on Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October 2021. All nomination files will be provided to all members during the regional sessions, to give everyone sufficient time to consider their vote. In addition, every candidate will present themselves and will be recorded ahead of time and their video will be placed on the event platform.

Every member organisation from Middle East & Africa, Western Europe, Asia & Pacific (incl. Australia and New Zealand) and Latin America regions 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. Your current regional leader will be in touch with you and we will explain how the voting will happen during the regional meetings.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lidija Pecova at any time.


Your current 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)

Šarūnas Narbutas (Lithuania/Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia Representative)

Lisa Machado (Canada/Region North America Representative)

Bahija Gouimi (Morocco/Region Middle East & Africa Representative.)

Felice Bombaci (Italy/Region Western Europe Representative)

José Castro, (Costa Rica/Region Latin America Representative)

Rod Padua (Philippines/Asia-Pacific Representative) 




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Draft Agenda of CML Horizons 2021 Virtual

- Medical Agenda Overview - 

We have included topics of relevance to the CML patient community and hope you will take inspiration from our keynote speakers which for the first time features Prof. Pia Raanani, Dr. Katia Pagnano, Dr. Kendra Sweet and coming back again this year are Prof. Tim Hughes and Prof. Andreas Hochhaus will look at the Impact of COVID-19 on CML & Patient Groups, the future of CML, and optimisation of CML.

- Advocacy Agenda Overview - 

By popular request, this year we have included an interactive advocacy session about the challenges CML patients are facing and the CML community will have a say on how this session takes place by completing a questionnaire that is included in the event invitation email.

Our advocacy sessions will also look into ways to strengthen advocacy efforts through innovation of campaign ideas and new ways of fundraising and an update from the Network.

Dealing with these types of questions is the essence of Learn. Share & Grow and our conference offers the opportunity to support and facilitate the quality of education.


To download the draft agenda please click on the image below:

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Faculty: Doctor Katia Pagnano – Professor Andreas Hochhaus – Professor Tim Hughes – Doctor Kendra Sweet – Professor Frédéric Millott – Professor Pia Raanani.


Overall contact and programme coordination please contact Lidija Pecova, Lisa Machado:  or Giora Sharf: should you need any clarification about the conference programme.






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Call for Posters: CML Advocacy Poster Area at CML Horizons 2021 - Virtual


What is the CML Advocacy Poster Room?

The CML Advocacy Poster Room is a separate area on the virtual platform where our participants can feature their digital poster illustrating their CML patient advocacy activities, projects and outcomes for 2020 - 2021. Your poster will be visible by all participants once the platform is launched on 8th October, 2021.

The aim of the Poster Room 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. 

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. Once your digital version has been created, please send it to our Head of Communications and Programme Manager Celia Marín at email:  

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.




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