CML Horizons 2020 Call for Nominations

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Call for nominations for the regions of Asia & Pacific and Latin America of 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. 

The current term CML Horizons Steering Committee from Asia & Pacific and Latin America is coming to an end at "CML Horizons 2020" in Costa Rica, 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 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: 15th April 2020

To nominate a candidate for the election of the "CML Horizons Steering Committee 2020-2023", we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 15th April 2020 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.



The elections will be held at CML Horizons in San José on Saturday 2nd May during the regional sessions. 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 in the first of the two regional sessions planned for 2020.

Every member organisation from Asia & Pacific and Latina 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. Email votes are not permitted. Only those organisations that participate in the conference in San José can take part in the voting.


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

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