CML Horizons 2016 - Acknowledgement of Sponsors

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Acknowledgement 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)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb (Gold Sponsor)
  • Pfizer (Silver Sponsor)
  • Ariad (Silver Sponsor)

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

 

CML Horizons 2016 - Scholarships

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Application for Scholarship / Conference Grant

CML Horizons 2016 will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. All participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to Ljubljana and to pay a conference fee which covers accommodation, local transportation from airports and back, food, drinks and the cost of the conference.

We encourage everyone to seek sponsors in early 2016 to cover those costs. However we acknowledge that not everybody is able to find an organisation or sponsor to participate in CML Horizons 2016.

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 Ljubljana and will not need to pay the conference fee.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for 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 a completed application form by 16 March 2016. Please email your application to Natasa Kokir, email: cml2016@liberty-serbia.com

The CML Horizons Steering Committee members will review and prioritize all applications received by the application closing date. Applicants will be informed whether they will receive a grant, and whether it is a full or partial grant, by 23 March 2016.

 

 

CML Horizons 2016 - Venue and Accommodation

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Venue and Accommodation

City of Ljubljana

City of Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. It is an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre as well as the transport, science and education centre of Slovenia. Categorised as a medium-sized European city, it offers everything a metropolis does yet preserves its small-town friendliness. In Ljubljana the old meets the new; and it seems that history has spent all of the settlement's five millennia preparing it to become the nation's capital. It has managed to retain traces from all periods of its rich history. (source: http://www.ljubljana.si/en/about-ljubljana/)

Grand Hotel Union LjubljanaCongress venue: Grand Hotel Union

Address: Miklošičeva cesta 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

http://www.union-hotels.eu/en/grand-hotel-union/

Ljubljana City Tour on Sunday

Ljubljana is a city with a rich history. It has managed to retain traces from all periods; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau periods characterised in the house fronts and ornate doorways of the city centre, the romantic bridges adorning the Ljubljanica river, the lopsided rooftops and a park reaching deep into the city centre. Here eastern and western cultures met; and the Italian concept of art combined with the sculptural aesthetics of Central European cathedrals

For those interested, we will be offering an optional 4 hours tour of either the main attractions of Ljubljana or a beautifull lake Blade area, on Sunday afternoon. This will not be an official part of the program, and those who will like to join this tour will need to register at the hospitality desk at the hotel and pay the costs on site.

 

For any questions regarding the conference, please contact Giora Sharf (giora1@inter.net.il) and Jan Geissler (jan@cmladvocates.net)

 

CML Horizons 2016 - Conference fee

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Conference fee for patient 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 nights of accommodation,
  • local transportation from Ljubljana or Zagreb airports to the conference and back.
  • food and drinks (breakfast, lunch and dinner),
  • Free wifi internet in conference rooms, and in bedrooms too.
  • general costs of the conference.

Participants are expected to cover their own travel to Ljubljana airport (e.g. flights). The conference fee will also 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 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.

For those that cannot find organisations or sponsors to cover the costs to attend the conference, see our Scholarship page 

Conference fee and travel costs for representatives of the sponsors

Sponsors' delegates are also expected to register at the registration website. Room bookings will then be made by the logistics agency. Pharma representatives are expected to settle their room costs at the hotel. We will organize their individual local transport  to the conference venue if you 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.

Questions?

Please contact Jan Geissler jan@cmladvocates.net or Giora Sharf giora@cmladvocates.net should you need any assistance.

 

CML Horizons 2016 - Program and Timing

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CML Horizons 2016 - Travel

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Arrival and departure dates and times

Arrival date: Thursday 5 May OR Friday 6 May 2016

  • Flights for advocates should not land later than 7:00 am if you wish to attend the Friday morning introductory session ("CML 101 / Horizons 101") which starts at 9:00.
  • The official opening session will be at 10:45. To be on time for this session, your flight should arrive in Ljubljana the latest by 8:30.
  • Travelling from the airport to the hotel will take you at least 45 minutes, depending on traffic. A shuttle service from the Airport to the hotel will be arranged (see below for details).

Departure date: Sunday, 8 May 2016

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

Please note-  due to flights availibilities we will use both Ljubljana and Zagreb airports.

 

Visa

Please make sure that you have valid travel documents, and that you apply for visas early!
See our "Visa" section for more information

Travel of patient advocates

Patient advocates are expected to book and cover their own travel to Ljubljana airport (e.g. flights).

A limited number of travel grants (scholarships) are available for some advocates who are unable to find 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 Natasa Kozjak from our logistics agency "Liberty Slovenia" at email natasa.simikic.kozjak@liberty-int.com 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, 2016.

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, and 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:
Avigail: email avigail@alltours.co.il , or Nimrod: email Nimrod@alltours.co.il
You can contact anyone of these two agents. 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 giora1@inter.net.il

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.

Questions?

Please contact Jan Geissler jan@cmladvocates.net or Giora Sharf giora1@inter.net.il should you need assistance or see challenges in attending CML Horizons.

 

CML Horizons 2016 - Visas

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USEFUL TIPPS FOR OBTAINING A VISUM TO SLOVENIA

 

Slovenia 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

  1. do not wait any longer and start applying for you visa NOW (all in all, obtaining a visa for Slovenia can take up to 2,5 months).
  2. make sure that you have valid travel documents!

In this PDF document you 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 Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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 the Republic of Slovenia?

-        How to apply for a visa?

-        Where do I find visa application forms and where do I apply?

-        Etc.

 please remember that most of your questions can be answered at the Slovenian embasy in your country or another embasy that is representing Slovenia. all these embasies are listed on teh Slovenian Ministry of Foreign affairs website. (see above)

We wish you good luck with your visa-application! If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact Natasa Kozjak from Liberty Slovenia at email natasa.simikic.kozjak@liberty-int.com or the organizers at info@cmladvocates.net.

Thank you.

The organizers
Giora and Jan, CML Advocates Network

 

 

Thank you for registering for the CML Horizons conference!

Thank you for registering for the CML Horizons 2014 conference!

We have received your registration and will now process it. Thank you so much!

Please check http://www.cmladvocates.net/cmlhorizons for addtional information about CML Horizons 2014, e.g. some guidance on Visas, on the venue, programme, travel and logistics. We will update this site continuously!

If you have questions, please contact Giora, Nicole and Jan!

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USEFUL TIPPS FOR OBTAINING A VISUM TO SERBIA

Below you will find helpful advice and tips to guide you all the way through the visa application process.

Though we are doing our best to accelerate the approval of all visa, please 1.) do not wait any longer and start applying for you visa NOW (all in all, obtaining a visa for Serbia can take up to 2,5 months). 2.) Make sure that you have valid travel documents!

If you require a visa, please follow the procedure described below:

a) Please inform Natasa Kokir at email cml2014@liberty-serbia.com and Jelena Čugurović from the CML Association of Serbia at email jelenac@cugura.rs for them to follow-up on your visa-application and speed up the process by contacting your local embassies.

b) For your visa you will need a few documents from us (please contact Natasha at cml2014@liberty-serbia.com if you have not done so already):

    1. Invitation letter from the Leukemia patient Advocates Foundation (official host of the Conference)
    2. Invitation letter from the Serbian CML Patients group
    3. Hotel confirmation that a room was booked for you
    4. Flights itinerary

c) You will then have to send these documents together with your passport scanned by email to the embassy which is in charge of your country. Therefore please see the following list. If your country of residence is not shown on the list, please check this page.

d) At the same time, we will forward your name to the ministry. Visa should be approved within 2 weeks max. After a notification of approval, you will need to send your passport and the original document to the embassy by FedEx (courier) and they will stamp it and send it back. This can take up to 6 weeks.

 

We wish you good luck with your visa-application! If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact Natasa Kokir (see e-mail above) or the organizers at info@cmladvocates.net.

Thank you.

The organizers
Giora, Jan and Nicole, CML Advocates Network

Global entry requirements for Serbia

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.rs

  1. Valid passport/travel document;
  2. Valid visa in the passport, if a Serbian visa is required for passport holders of the respective country;
  3. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia. Sufficient funds are considered to be 50 Euros per day of stay, proved by possession of the appropriate amount of cash, bank statement, traveller's cheques, credit cards or a letter of guarantee;
  4. Certificate of vaccination or a note that he/she has not contracted a contagious disease despite coming from an area affected by a pandemic, as defined by the information of the Ministry of Health.
  5. If underage children are travelling with one of their parents, it is necessary to submit a relevant certified authorization by the other parent; or if the child is travelling with a third person such authorization is required from both parents or guardian;
  6. It is recommended to have a health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs to the amount of not less than 20,000 Euros.

Visa requirements

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.rs

Before travelling to the Republic of Serbia, please check here whether you need a visa.
Visa applications should be submitted to the  Embassy or Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia abroad.

General visa requirements:

  1. Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
  2. Letter of invitation (will be provided by CML Advocates Network upon request)
  3. Completed visa application form: (PDF)
  4. Photo (size 3.5x4.5cm);
  5. Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of Driving License and Insurance if you travel by car);
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia;
  7. Health insurance
  8. Visa fee

Once you have submitted your application, please do not forget to inform Jelena Čugurović from the CML Association of Serbia at email jelenac@cugura.rs. She will follow-up on your visa-application and speed up the process by contacting your local embassy!

Tipps for your interview and/or a written application for a visum

Receiving a visa and being successful in an interview for a visum might be dependent on how you explain the reason why it is necessary to attend this conference to be successful in what you do back home in your own country. The embassy might want to be convinced that you know well about the conference, and that you have a personal and professional incentive to return to your country after the meeting. The following questions might help you prepare.

1. WHAT IS CML HORIZONS AND WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?

  • CML HORIZONS is global annual international conference for leukaemia patient advocacy leaders
  • The organizers are expecting about 100 leukemia patient leaders from 60 countries
  • The conference will take place at The Metropole Palace Hotel in Belgrade (address: Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 69 · Belgrade 11000 · Serbia, phone: +381 11 3244215)
  • The conference will last from May 2nd to May 4th, 2014.
  • The main objectives of the conference are:
  • educating patient advocates
  • building patient groups' capacity
  • implementing advocacy initiatives

2. WHO HOSTS AND ORGANIZES THE CONFERENCE?

  • The CML Advocates Network is hosted by the Swiss-based non-profit “Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation”. This foundation is registered at the address Münzgraben 6, 3000 Berne, Switzerland. It hosts the “CML Advocates Network”, a global network of 83 leukemia patient groups in 65 countries on all continents.
  • The conference is governed and organized by a global steering committee of CML Patient Advocates from North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

3. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONFERENCE

  • The history of the conference dates back to 2003 when it was first established by the pharmaceutical company “Novartis” under the name “New Horizons”.
  • Up to 2011 it was funded and organized by Novartis.
  • Since 2012 it is now a fully community-organized conference, under the umbrella of the Swiss-based non-profit “Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation”, which is a foundation run by leukemia patient organisations
  • This year´s conference will be the 12th conference in a row.

4. WHY ARE YOU ATTENDING THE CONGRESS FOR AND WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE?

  • I am the leader of the patient group xxx (name of your organization), based in xxxx (country).
  • Our organization currently has xxxx (add number) active members which are mostly leukemia patients.
  • My organisation xxx (name of your organisation) is a member of the CML Advocates Network (and is listed on http://www.cmladvocates.net/members) and the CML Horizons meeting is our "annual conference" where all member organisations meet.
  • Main reasons for joining CML Horizons 2014:
    • Scientific knowledge and medical updates provided by renowned CML experts (medical sessions)
    • Best-practice presentations and Action Forum-Sessions (advocacy-sessions)
    • Excellent networking opportunity with other advocates from all over the world
  • I will myself lead a workshop/hold a presentation at the conference about xxxx (if applicable)

5. WHO IS PAYING FOR YOUR TRAVEL AND LIVING COSTS (see application form, question no. 35)?

  • I paid for my flights and a conference fee which covers my subsistence costs, including also return transfer from the airport to the venue, accommodation during the conference, as well as food and beverages.
  • OR, if you are eligible for a scholarship: I have applied / received a scholarship that covers my travel costs and / or the conference fee (if applicable)

6. PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP (see application form, question no. 29)?

  • Business

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USEFUL TIPPS FOR OBTAINING A VISUM TO SPAIN

Below you will find helpful advice and tips to guide you all the way through the visa application process.

Though we are doing our best to accelerate the approval of all visa, please

  1. do not wait any longer and start applying for you visa NOW (all in all, obtaining a visa for Spain can take up to 2,5 months).
  2. make sure that you have valid travel documents!

If you require a visa, please follow the procedure described below:

a) All participants who need visa for entering Spain should send an email to Sara Guix  at operations1bcn@liberty-iberian.com  in order to receive hotel confirmation and invitation letter from the CML Advocates Network.

Addresses and contact details of Spanish consular sections:
http://www.spanish-living.com/embassies-consulates-spain
For more info about visas to Spain, please visit:   
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/LONDRES/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/RequisitosDeEntrada.aspx

b) For your visa you will need a few documents from us

    1. Invitation letter from the Leukemia patient Advocates Foundation (official host of the Conference)
    2. Hotel confirmation that a room was booked for you
    3. Flights itinerary

c) You will then have to send these documents together with your passport scanned by email to the embassy which is in charge of your country. Therefore please check the list above.

d) At the same time, we will forward your name to the ministry. Visa should be approved within 2 weeks max. After a notification of approval, you will need to send your passport and the original document to the embassy by FedEx (courier) and they will stamp it and send it back. This can take up to 6 weeks.

 

We wish you good luck with your visa-application! If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact Sara Guix (see e-mail above) or the organizers at info@cmladvocates.net.

Thank you.

The organizers
Giora, Jan and Nicole, CML Advocates Network

 

Entry Requirements into Spain

This section describes the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.     
                
Entry into Spain for stays not exceeding ninety days per six-month period is subject to the conditions set forth in Regulation (EC) Nº 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006. 

To hold a valid travel document that grants the holder the right to cross the border and which complies with the following requirements: it must remain valid for at least three months after the date of leaving the territory of member states and it must having been issued during the previous ten years.

The document must be valid for the entirety of the projected stay. Citizens from any State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein only need a valid national identity document or passport. In the event of a minor travelling with a national identity document, the latter must be accompanied by parental authorization.  

Being in possession of a valid visa

This is required of nationals of third countries included on the list of countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the EU's external borders, unless they are in possession of a valid residence permit or a valid long-term visa issued by another Member State. Foreigners holding a valid residence permit or a long-term visa issued by another Schengen State may move for a maximum of 90 days, during any 180 days period, through the territory of the other Schengen States, provided that they are in possession of a valid passport or travel document, that they justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, as well as having sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay in Spain, and that they accredit that they are not considered a threat to the public health, public order, national security, or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has agreements in this regard. Moreover, they shall be required not to appear on the national list of alerts of the Member State in question.

Being in possession of documents that justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, and having sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay in Spain

Journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons

In these cases, submission of any of the following documents may be required: 1.  A supporting document from the establishment providing accommodation or a letter of invitation from a private individual hosting the foreigner concerned in their home, issued by the Police Station of their place of residence. IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances shall the letter of invitation replace the foreigner's accreditation of all other entry requirements. 2.   Confirmation of the booking of an organised trip, indicating the itinerary. 3.   A return or round-trip ticket. In order to accredit economic means, the provisions of Order PRE/1282/2007, of 10 May, on economic means, shall be taken into account; foreigners must prove that they have sufficient means of subsistence available in order to enter Spain. The minimum amount that must be accredited is € 64.53 per person per day, with a minimum of € 580.77 or its legal equivalent in foreign currency.   - Journeys of a professional, political, scientific, sporting or religious nature or undertaken for other reasons
Submission of any of the following documents may be required: 1.  Invitation from a company or from an authority to participate in meetings, conferences, etc., either commercial, business, etc. 2. Document proving the existence of commercial or business relations, etc. 3. Access cards to trade fairs, congresses, conferences, etc. 4. Invitations, entrance cards, bookings or programmes indicating, as far as possible, the name of the hosting organization and the duration of the stay, or any other document indicating the purpose of the visit.   - Journeys undertaken for the purposes of study or other types of training
Submission of any of the following documents may be required: 1.  Certificate of enrolment at a teaching institute for the purposes of attending theory and practice training courses. 2. Certificates regarding the courses attended.
Exceptionally, submission of medical certificates required by the Ministry of the Interior, in accordance with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, or pursuant to European Union legislation. The need to submit these certificates shall be made known, as far as possible, sufficiently in advance.

Not being subject to a ban on entry (recorded in the S.I.S. or in the National Register).

The following are causes for refusing entry: 1.  Having previously been expelled or returned by Spain or another Schengen State. 2. Having been expressly denied entry for activities contrary to the interests of Spain, activities against human rights, or for notorious connections with criminal organizations. 3. Being wanted internationally for criminal reasons.   Not being considered a threat to the public health, public order, national security, or international relations of Spain or of other States with which Spain has agreements in this regard.

Not having already stayed for 90 days during a 180 days period.

 

Tipps for your interview and/or a written application for a visum

Receiving a visa and being successful in an interview for a visum might be dependent on how you explain the reason why it is necessary to attend this conference to be successful in what you do back home in your own country. The embassy might want to be convinced that you know well about the conference, and that you have a personal and professional incentive to return to your country after the meeting. The following questions might help you prepare.

1. WHAT IS CML HORIZONS AND WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?

  • CML HORIZONS is global annual international conference for leukaemia patient advocacy leaders
  • The organizers are expecting about 100 leukemia patient leaders from 60 countries
  • The conference will take place at the Rennaisance Fira hotel in Barcelona
  • The conference will last from May 1-3, 2015.
  • The main objectives of the conference are:
  • educating patient advocates
  • building patient groups' capacity
  • implementing advocacy initiatives

2. WHO HOSTS AND ORGANIZES THE CONFERENCE?

  • The CML Advocates Network is hosted by the Swiss-based non-profit “Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation”. This foundation is registered at the address Münzgraben 6, 3000 Berne, Switzerland. It hosts the “CML Advocates Network”, a global network of 90 leukemia patient groups in 68 countries on all continents.
  • The conference is governed and organized by a global steering committee of CML Patient Advocates from North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

3. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONFERENCE

  • The history of the conference dates back to 2003 when it was first established by the pharmaceutical company “Novartis” under the name “New Horizons”.
  • Up to 2011 it was funded and organized by Novartis.
  • Since 2012 it is now a fully community-organized conference, under the umbrella of the Swiss-based non-profit “Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation”, which is a foundation run by leukemia patient organisations
  • This year´s conference will be the 13th conference in a row.

4. WHY ARE YOU ATTENDING THE CONGRESS FOR AND WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE?

  • I am the leader of the patient group xxx (name of your organization), based in xxxx (country).
  • Our organization currently has xxxx (add number) active members which are mostly leukemia patients.
  • My organisation xxx (name of your organisation) is a member of the CML Advocates Network (and is listed on http://www.cmladvocates.net/members) and the CML Horizons meeting is our "annual conference" where all member organisations meet.
  • Main reasons for joining CML Horizons 2014:
    • Scientific knowledge and medical updates provided by renowned CML experts (medical sessions)
    • Best-practice presentations and Action Forum-Sessions (advocacy-sessions)
    • Excellent networking opportunity with other advocates from all over the world
  • I will myself lead a workshop/hold a presentation at the conference about xxxx (if applicable)

5. WHO IS PAYING FOR YOUR TRAVEL AND LIVING COSTS?

  • I paid for my flights and a conference fee which covers my subsistence costs, including also return transfer from the airport to the venue, accommodation during the conference, as well as food and beverages.
  • OR, if you are eligible for a scholarship: I have applied / received a scholarship that covers my travel costs and / or the conference fee (if applicable)

6. PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP?

  • Business

Call for Nominations: Elections 2013

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Call for nominations for the upcoming elections of the CML Horizons Steering Committee

At New Horizons 2011, the community elected its first global steering committee consisting of CML patient advocates from North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. This Steering Committee has been instrumental to complete the transition of "New Horizons" into a community-run, multi-sponsored, independent annual meeting of patient advocates, and to make the Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation a reality.

The "CML Horizons: Learn. Share. Grow" conference, held in Munich from 11-13 May 2012, was a great success. 86 patient representatives from 48 countries participated in this meeting. As the global annual international conference for CML patient advocacy leaders, "CML Horizons" and the previous nine "New Horizons" conferences have been instrumental in educating patient advocates, building patient groups' capacity, implementing advocacy initiatives that have had a real impact in the countries.

The 2 year term of the current CML Horizons Steering Committee is coming to an end at "CML Horizons 2013" on 3-5 May in Prague, and hence we would like to ask the community to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections.

The CML Horizons Steering Committee consists of one elected representative from each of the five major regions (Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Europe, Middle-East-Africa), plus the three CML Advocates Network founders as permanent committee members.

If you want to nominate a candidate for the election of the "CML Horizons Steering Committee 2013-2015", we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 14 April 2013 to info@cmladvocates.net. 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 and only for a specific region. A list of CML Advocates Member organisations can be found here: http://www.cmladvocates.net/members

The elections will be held at CML Horizons in Prague on 4 May 2013. All nomination sheets will be provided to all members by 28 pril 2013, to give everyone sufficient time to consider their vote. Every Member Organisation of the CML Advocates Network has one vote per seat at the elections. Email votes are not permitted. Only those organisations that participate in Prague can participate in the election.

Please look at the nomination form for further information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time
Your CML Steering Committee,

Anita Welborn (USA/North America)
Bahija Gouimi (Morocco/Africa)
Euszebius Jan Dziwinski (Poland/Europe)
Giora Sharf (Israel/Middle East)
Jan Geissler (Germany/Europe)
Jana Pelouchová (Czech Rep./Europe)
Pat Garcia-Gonzalez (USA/Latin America)
Zhengchen Liu (China/Asia-Pacific)

Call for Nominations: Elections 2015

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Call for nominations for the upcoming elections of the CML Horizons Steering Committee

At New Horizons 2013, the community elected its second global "CML Horizons Steering Committee", consisting of CML patient advocates from North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. This Steering Committee has been instrumental to complete the transition of "New Horizons" into a community-run, multi-sponsored, independent annual meeting of patient advocates, and to make the "Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation" a reality.

As the global annual international conference for CML patient advocacy leaders, "CML Horizons" and the previous nine "New Horizons" conferences have been instrumental in educating patient advocates, building patient groups' capacity, implementing advocacy initiatives that have had a real impact in the countries.

The two year term of the current CML Horizons Steering Committee is coming to an end at "CML Horizons 2015" in Barcelona, and hence we would like to ask the community to nominate candidates for the upcoming elections.

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: 14 April 2015

If you want to nominate a candidate for the election of the "CML Horizons Steering Committee 2016-2017", we would like to ask your patient organisation to submit the nomination form by 14 April 2015 to info@cmladvocates.net.

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 and only for a specific region. A list of CML Advocates Member organisations can be found here: http://www.cmladvocates.net/members

Please look at the nomination form for further information.

Elections on 2 May 2015

The elections will be held at CML Horizons in Barcelona on 2 May 2015. All nomination sheets will be provided to all members by 26 April 2015, to give everyone sufficient time to consider their vote. In addition, every candidate will present himself/herself in the morning of 2 May 2015.

Every member organisation of the CML Advocates Network has one vote per seat at the elections. Email votes are not permitted. Only those organisations that participate in Barcelona can participate in the election.

Questions?

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


Your CML Steering Committee,

  • Gail Sperling (USA/North America)
  • Bahija Gouimi (Morocco/Africa)
  • Mina Daban (France/Europe)
  • Giora Sharf (Israel/Middle East)
  • Jan Geissler (Germany/Europe)
  • Jana Pelouchová (Czech Rep./Europe)
  • Pat Garcia-Gonzalez (USA/Latin America)
  • Zhengchen Liu (China/Asia-Pacific)

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