Overview of iCMLf programs
The iCMLf is committed to improving the outcomes for CML patients globally. The aim of the iCMLf is to foster and coordinate global clinical and research collaborations and to improve clinical practice and disease monitoring in CML. To achieve these goals the foundation coordinates numerous programs that mainly focus on education and access to treatment and diagnosis, primarily for emerging regions. The iCMLf current activities relate to three core areas:
The Emerging Regions Support and Partnership (ERSAP) Programs focus on areas with limited resources to manage CML and this is the primary focus of the Foundation.
This program enhances clinical knowledge and skills in the treatment of CML for clinicians from emerging economic regions through preceptorships at internationally renowned CML centres. Participants of the program become part of the clinical team at the host site for the duration of the preceptorship, undertaking seminars and laboratory work where appropriate.
This iCMLf Forum, held annually, is a partnership project between the iCMLf and The Max Foundation. The aim of the meeting is to on the challenges faced by physicians in emerging economic regions, where resources are often limited, and to share the work and initiatives implemented to overcome these. The iCMLf Forum showcases specific topics relevant to these regions, highlighting local projects that enhance CML patient management.
The Virtual Education Program offers a series of webcast presentations from leading hematologists. These presentations provide updated information on treatment advances and best practice management of CML, including disease monitoring and new therapies. There are modules available in English, French and Spanish.
This discussion forum on the iCMLf website aims to share and enhance best practice management of CML. Clinicians can post difficult or interesting CML patient cases for discussion. Each clinical case is forwarded to the iCMLf expert clinical panel for a brief independent response. The topic is then opened for discussion and comment in the online forum.
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The iCMLf Diagnosis and Testing Program provides diagnostic testing and ultimately disease monitoring for CML patients in emerging economic countries where this is limited or not currently available. Through the Program the iCMLf will build capacity at a local level to bring high quality testing to the patient, or to develop a low cost strategy for sending patient samples to a central referral laboratory for testing.