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20th Annual John Goldman Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Biology and Therapy

20th Annual John Goldman Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Biology and Therapy
September 13 - September 16, 2018 - Miami, United States of America
Chairs : Jorge Cortes, Tim P. Hughes, Daniela S. Krause


20th Anniversary Celebration John Goldman International Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Biology and Therapy
Miami, FL, USA – September 13-16, 2018

  J. Cortes, T.P. Hughes, D. S. Krause
Organizers: R. Bhatia, M. Copland, M. Deininger, P. Hari, D. Perrotti, J. Radich, D. Réa


Strong basic and clinical science: Speakers at this meeting will present the newest and often unpublished data that relate to the (1) Biology of CML including the origin of BCR-ABL1, signal transduction, basis of disease progression, action of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and mechanisms underlying resistance to TKI, and (2) Aspects of treatment including prediction and definition of responses, drugs used in combination, modern diagnostics and molecular monitoring, targeting residual stem cells and approaches to cure.

Presentation of data at this conference does not jeopardize presentation of the same at the following ASH congress.



  • John Goldman Prize
  • Janet Rowley Prize
  • iCMLf Prize
  • Keynote lectures
  • Special lectures
  • Oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts
  • Brief oral communications selected from submitted abstracts
  • Workshops for non-clinical scientists
  • Clinical and biology manned poster walks
  • 2018 Symposium on Ph+/Ph-like ALL
  • Concurrent Meet-The-Expert Sessions
  • Opportunities for Satellite Symposia and Product Theaters


CME for physicians and contact hours for allied health professionals will be provided through the Medical College of Wisconsin. This conference is also accredited by the European Hematology CME System (EBAH). Participants will be eligible to claim CME credit points.


 Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand current and new concepts of the signal transduction pathways involved in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and the mechanisms of action of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and other new agents.
  • Have insight into the possible mechanisms of genomic instability that predisposes to formation of the BCR-ABL fusion gene and predispose also to disease progression and the consequences of such instability.
  • Define a leukemia stem cell and its relationship to disease kinetics in so far as current knowledge permits.
  • Evaluate the merits of various management decisions, e.g. how to start treatment for patients in the different phases of CML, how to assess success or failure of initial treatment, what approaches to consider for patients who have failed to respond well to initial treatment, including assessing the precise role of second and third generation TKIs and other non-molecular therapeutic approaches.
  • Review the current recommendations and discuss current concepts and challenges of monitoring individual patients with hematologic, cytogenetic and molecular (RQ-PCR) methods.
  • Assess the role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in the management of CML.
  • Critically evaluate the possible role of the different immunotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of CML.
  • Discuss current data and ongoing research regarding treatment-free survival as an endpoint in CML management.
  • Discuss patient reported outcomes and their role in the management of patients with CML.



Please click here to see the Scientific Program

Abstract submission


Please find below the abstract guidelines: 

  • Your abstract can be structured (eg Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions) or unstructured.
  • Maximum number of words: 400
  • You abstract will be submitted to the peer review procedure.

The following file types may be uploaded: HTML document (*.htm), HTML document (*.html), JPEG image (*.jpg), GIF image (*.gif), or PNG image (*.png).

Please check that you do receive an acknowledgement of your submitted abstract. If not, contact Pauline Jaillard

Your abstract can be selected for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. 



Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, USA
Please register first to the conference. You will receive then a link for the accommodation. 





Attendees must be registered for the 20th annual John Goldman Conference on CML: Biology and Therapy before reserving guest rooms at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at the reduced conference rate of $239 (plus tax). 


An access link is provided on your conference registration confirmation page. Please do not share your access link with unregistered guests. 


You are encouraged to book your hotel room as soon as possible as the room block will fill quickly. The final date to book at the discounted rate is August 10, subject to availability. 


A credit card is required to hold your reservation. A valid American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club or Carte Blanche card number and expiration date are required. 




The 20th annual John Goldman Conference on CML: Biology and Therapy will convene at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, located ocean side in the heart of the fabled South Beach neighborhood with its trendy restaurants, shops and attractions. September provides some of the best “off season” savings, and special rates have been negotiated to make conference registration and housing affordable for conference attendees. 


Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach, Florida 

1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, USA 

Phone: 1-305-604-1601 or 1-888-879-0462 





The Loews Miami Beach Hotel has confirmed the following special rate for registered participants of the John Goldman Conference on CML: Biology and Therapy


$239 (plus tax) – for single or double occupancy


This rate is good from September 10 through September 18, 2018, subject to availability. All room requests must be confirmed prior to Friday, August 10, 2018. 

Comparable guest rooms in Miami Beach for September 2018 
are currently $529 to $638 per night.

Resort Amenity Package, discounted to $13 per day (usually $29), includes Premium Plus upgraded internet access for up to four mobile devices; complimentary e-newspaper delivery; daily fitness center access in Exhale Spa; complimentary participation in daily meditation class on Exhale Spa terrace (registration required and weather permitting); use of up to four beach chairs daily (one chair per person); complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boards and boogie boards; complimentary banana boat rides from 10 am – 11 am daily (based on availability). 




Contact the Loews Miami Beach Hotel directly at 1-888-879-0462




A reservation must be cancelled at least three days prior to arrival or one night and tax will be charged. 




Contact the Loews Miami Beach Hotel directly with your request at: 1-888-879-0462


Special requests, such as reserving rooms up to three days before or after the conference, two beds or a high floor, are not guaranteed. The hotel will make its best effort to accommodate room type and special requests. 



  • Check in: 4 pm | Check out: 11 am  
  • Experience comfort and style at the new redesigned Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Each of the 790 guestrooms and suites is inspired by the sea and sand, offering new Smart TVs, in-room free Wi-Fi, ample USB ports and outlets, Keurig coffeemaker, minibar, doorbells with “Do Not Disturb” buttons accessible from inside the room and 24-hour room service. 
  • Concierge: happy to handle almost any request. 
  • Security: Safety is always a top priority at the Loews Miami Beach.  
  • Full-service FedEx Business Center and Shipping Services: Guests may ship packages to the hotel within seven days of their arrival. FedEx and UPS are preferred carriers for tracking purposes. 




Travel times dependent on time of day and traffic. 


MIA – Miami International Airport – approximately 20 minutes from Loews Miami Beach Hotel 

FLL – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – approximately 35 minutes from Loews Miami Beach Hotel 



  • Estimated taxi fare: MIA – $35-$45; FLL – $80-$95 
  • Estimated Uber: MIA – $14-19; FLL – $35-$50 
  • Bus: MIA – $20 (50 minutes); FLL – $52 (1 hour) 
  • Tram: Line 150 bus from MIA to Loews Miami Beach Hotel – $6 (50 minutes); Line 01 bus, Line 119 bus from FLL – $5 (2 hours) 
  • A shuttle or limousine to both airports can be arranged by Loews Miami Beach Hotel concierge. 




Contact with questions about hotel group blocks. 




Please be wary of any company that may contact you via e-mail or phone regarding hotel reservations at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The John Goldman Conference on CML does not employ third-party reservations services, as all registered attendees are required to make their own hotel reservations directly with the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. 


If you are contacted by such a service, do not provide any personal information. Please report any incidence of contact from a third-party reservation service to our conference office at



Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33139, USA

Corporate partners


Deadline for Applications is passed 



Educational Grants


The registration fee includes your seat in the conference room, conference materials, welcome reception and poster walks, continental breakfast and lunch and refreshments throughout the conference.

Type of payment :

A) By Cheque :
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Cancellation policy of registration fee :

In case of cancellation, up until two months prior to the beginning of the meeting, your registration fee will be reimbursed in full (less bank charges). If the cancellation is notified between 60 to 15 days prior to the beginning of the meeting, 50% of the registration fee will be reimbursed (less bank charges). Cancellations notified 15 days before the meeting will not be reimbursed. For credit card payments please register on-line first. Please note that ESH can accept VISA, MASTERCARD/EUROCARD, AMEX and CB.

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