The iCMLf is a charitable foundation established by a group of hematologists with a strong interest in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). The mission of the iCMLf is to improve the outcomes for patients with CML globally. It aims to foster and coordinate global clinical and research collaborations and to improve clinical practice and disease monitoring in CML. Scientific advisors and national representatives spanning over 30 countries provide guidance and advice to further the aims of the iCMLf. Read more here.
In July 2012 the iCMLf invited the submission of abstracts to recognise and share the work and achievements of physicians treating CML in resource limited situations. We were delighted to receive 26 abstracts outlining projects that enhanced patient care. Abstracts were submitted from 16 countries so were wide ranging in topic. They covered everything from facilitating access to therapy, forming a CML clinic, to creating an iPhone application to track CML treatment. Three of these abstracts were awarded a $5,000 grant and presented at the 2012 iCMLf Fourm for physicians from emerging economic regions.
In an effort to spread knowledge and examples of effective CML management in low resoure settings we are pleased to share all the abstracts on the iCMLf website. We welcome further comment and any questions for the authors.
Over 100 physicians attended the 2012 annual 'iCMLf Forum for Physicians from Emerging Economic Regions'. Held during the annual American Society of Hematology meeting (ASH) and in partnership with the Max Foundation (MAX), this iCMLf Forum is an ideal opportunity for physicians from these regions to meet and discus the challenges they face treating CML in a resource limited setting. The 2012 iCMLf Forum specifically focused on three examples of solutions implemented to address these challenges and projects were presented from India, Paraguay and Sri Lanka.
The '2012 edition' of the iCMLf Virtual Education Program was launched at ASH 2012. The third series of the eLearning programme features new presentations by the CML experts Jane Apperley, Delphine Réa and Jorge Cortes in English, French and Spanish, covering:
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CML Horizons: Patient advocates meet to "Learn, Share & Grow"
32 patient groups attend the first Virtual Latin American Patient Colloquium on CML
Inaugural Patient Advocate and Physician CML meetings held in Africa
At ASH 2012 in Atlanta, the iCMLf in partnership with The Max Foundation will hold its annual forum on "iCMLf Forum" for Physicians from Emerging Economic Regions". The forum is featuring practical innovations when resources are limited. This event will be held on Friday 7 Dec from 4:30-6:30pm at the Marriott Atlanta Downtown. The event will be open to physicians from emerging regions and provides a networking forum and panel discussion with iCMLf Directors including John Goldman, Tim Hughes, Jorge Cortes, Jerry Radich and Andreas Hochhaus. At the meeting, the iCMLf will release the 2011 update of its "Virtual Education Program", which will bring new CML educational modules. See the invitation here. If you wish to join the event, please contact us at
The Annual Report 2012 of the iCMLf is now available! It features the Foundation's activities from 1 Sept 2011 to 31 August 2012, including the report from the Chairman as well as updates on the ERSAP programs, the iCMLf website, the iCMLf Forum at ASH, the iCMLf Virtual Education Program, the International CML Awareness Day, the iCMLf-ESH meeting, the Rowley Prize 2011, as well as iCMLf's mission, aims, objectives and finances. Download the report here (PDF)
The 22nd of September is recognised by the CML community as International CML Awareness Day. This year 22nd September fell during the iCMLf-ESH International CML meeting: Biology and Therapy. Over 450 hematologists, scientists and patient advocates met in Baltimore, USA to discuss the latest advances in CML science, therapy and care. International CML Awareness Day was marked by Professor Jorge Cortes during his opening presentation on 9/22, recognizing the importance of the close collaboration between scientists, clinicians and patients to continue the dramatic progress made treating CML. On the day, patient organisations in more than 30 countries celebrated International CML Awareness Day with various initiatives.
The iCMLf invites physicians from emerging economic regions to submit abstracts outlining the successful implementation of projects that have improved their management of CML. Selected abstracts will be awarded an iCMLf grant of up to US$5,000.