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The International CML Foundation (iCMLf) is a Foundation established in 2009 by a group of hematologists with a strong interest in CML. Our mission is to improve the outcomes for patients with CML globally. We are currently registered as a charitable foundation in England and Wales, however our charter is global.

What are our aims and priorities?

The aims of the iCMLf are to foster and coordinate global clinical and research collaborations and to improve clinical practice and disease monitoring in CML by sharing best practice CML management.

The iCMLf has three main priorities:

  1. Improve access to world-class CML education and best practice so that people with CML receive the best possible management
  2. Increase the availability of CML testing for accurate diagnosis and monitoring. Through this more peope with CML will have access to treatment.
  3. Establish global research networks and projects to change the treatment paradigm of CML. Through these we work towards a cure for CML.

All our activities improve the lives of people with CML. The ultimate vision of the iCMLf is that through our work we cure CML, eventually preventing and eradicating the disease. 

Who is the iCMLf for?

Everybody with an interest in CML!

How is the iCMLf governed and supported?

The iCMLf has:

Dr Syed Owais Ali, MD
(Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

John Goldman Conference Dr Ali Kopie'I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to come to this conference. I have learned a lot by listening to the presentations and by interacting with people from other countries and from other universities and I now have the full picture in my mind. 

Back home in my country I will be sharing everything that I have seen and learned here and this will help us to treat our CML patients in the right way and to better serve our patients. (Dr Owais Ali, Pakistan)

034 ESH CML 2017 Kopie

Syed Owais Ali’s attendance at the John Goldman Conference on CML in Estoril in 2017 was supported by the iCMLf Goldman Fund. At a ceremony shortly after the opening of the conference, he received a certificate from the iCMLf chairman, Professor Tim Hughes.

The iCMLf National Representatives


National Representatives of the iCMLf support the iCMLf initiatives at a national level.


The 36 iCMLf National Representatives are:


Australia Devendra Hiwase (Adelaide)
Argentina Eduardo Bullorsky (Buenos Aires)
Austria Peter Valent (Vienna)
Belgium Philippe Martiat (Brussels)
Brazil Ricardo Pasquini (Curitiba)
Canada Jeff Lipton (Toronto)
China He Huang (Zhejiang)
Croatia Boris Labar  (Zagreb)
Cuba Valia Pavon
Czech Rep Jiri Mayer (Brno)
England Nick Cross (Salisbury)
Finland Kimmo Porkka (Helsinki)
France Francois-Xavier Mahon (Bordeaux)
Germany Andreas Hochhaus (Jena)
Hong Kong Raymond Liang (Hong Kong)
India Hemant Malhotra (Jaipur)
Ireland Michael O’Dwyer (Galway)
Israel Arnon Nagler (Tel Hashomer)
Italy Giovanni Martinelli (Bologna)
Korea Dong Wook Kim (Seoul)
Lithuania Laimonas Griskevicius (Vilnius)
Malaysia Kian Meng Chang
Moldova Vasile Musteata
Netherlands Gert J. Ossenkoppele
New Zealand Peter Browett (Auckland)
Nigeria Muheez Durosinimi
Poland Andrzej Hellmann (Gdarisk)
Portugal Antonio Parreira
Russia Andrey Zaritskey (St. Petersburg)
Scotland Tessa Holyoake (Glasgow)
Serbia Andrija Bogdanovic (Belgrade)
South Africa Nic Novitzky (Cape Town)
Spain Francisco Cervantes (Barcelona)
Sweden Bengt Simonsson (Uppsala)
USA Michael Mauro (Portland)
Venezuela Jose Luis Lopez (Caracas)

Please support the iCMLf

The iCMLf, registered as a not-for-profit foundation in England and Wales, welcomes your donations to achieve the goal of improving the outcome for CML patients globally. Your unrestricted gift will be used to support our programs and initiatives.

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Donate to the iCMLf in the Memory of John Goldman 

For people wanting to give a donation to the iCMLf in memory of Professor John Goldman the iCMLf has established a specific fund in his honour. John had a particular passion to educate young physicians. The John Goldman Fund supports young physicians to attend and present their work at the annual John Goldman CML meeting. In 2015 physicians from Nigeria and Ukraine came to the meeting in Estoril and presented their work to the CML community. 

All donations will be recognised in iCMLf publications. If you wish your donation to remain anonymous please email

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Donate to Specific iCMLf Programs

You can also choose to directly contribute to the iCMLf’s most important programs. With your help, we can significantly increase the number of physicians, scientists and patients who are supported through these programs. The entirety of your donation will be applied to the designated program(s) of your choice. This contribution will not be used for administrative costs, which are covered by the iCMLf.

  • $100 will allow a patients sample to be tested
  • $500 means a preceptor can stay one week at a CML centre of excellence
  • Every $1,000 will allow a shipment of 30 patients samples for testing at a referral centre

Contributions of $500 or more will be specifically acknowledged on the iCMLf website and annual report. 

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How to Donate

We welcome donations by credit card, bank transfer and cheque.  If you would like to support the iCMLf in another way, please contact us at

Many thanks!

Credit Card

We welcome donations by any credit card. Please use the Paypal "Donate" button below:


If you are donating to the Goldman Fund please state your name and the words "Goldman Fund" in the special instructions.

If you would like to donate to a specific iCMLf program please state your name and the name of the program in the special instructions.

Bank Transfer

We welcome donations by bank transfer. Please use the following bank details. If you are donating to the Goldman Fund please state your name and the words "Goldman Fund" in your wire transfer.

Sterling account:

Bank Name & Address:
152 Portobello Road London W11 2EA

Account number: 21524003
Sort code: 40-05-08
IBAN: GB84HBUK40050821524003

US $ account:
Bank Name & Address:
152 Portobello Road London W11 2EA

Sort Code: 401276
Account number: 72004666
Bank Identifier Code: HBUKGB4B
International Bank Account Number: GB65HBUK40127672004666


We also appreciate receiving cheques by mail, payable to:

International CML Foundation

20 Eversley Road - Bexhill on Sea -East Sussex - TN40 1HE - UK

If you would like a receipt for tax purposes please email