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ESH-iCMLf CML – Biology and Therapy

ESH-iCMLf CML – Biology and Therapy
September 22 - September 25, 2011 - Estoril, Portugal
Chairs : Jorge Cortes, J.M. Goldman, Tim P. Hughes


Organizers: J.M. Goldman, J. Cortes, T.P. Hughes

Co-Organizers: T. Holyoake, F.-X. Mahon, D. Perrotti, J. Radich

Speakers at this meeting will present the newest and often unpublished data that relate to the (1) Biology of CML including the origin of BCR-ABL1, signal transduction, basis of disease progression, action of tyrosine kinase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, molecular monitoring, targeting residual stem cells and approaches to cure.

Clinical Content

Many of those who attended the Washington DC meeting thought there should be more sessions addressing current clinical issues, such as choice of TKIs, molecular monitoring, defining responses, recognition of resistance, place of stem cell transplantation, etc and probably also more time for discussion.  The Scientific Organizers are planning to implement these suggestions in Estoril.  The title of meeting has therefore been changed  from ‘Biological Basis of Therapy’, to ‘Biology and Therapy’.

Program structure

The number of oral presentations will be decreased and poster presentations will be more strongly emphasized than in previous years. There will be one session for oral presentation of outstanding posters and also a series of poster walks led by senior academics.
Small scientific workshops led be postdoctoral researchers and requiring pre-registration will be a new addition to this year’s meeting.

There will also be 2 satellite symposia.
Abstract  submission (see instructions on separate page)
We value greatly the flexibility of the programme whereby the final version is only available a few weeks before the meeting. We also value the fact that the ASH secretariat has agreed not to allow the presentation at our meeting to jeopardise acceptance for ASH in December. 

A list of participants’ publications, past and in press will be compiled and circulated to all participants before the meeting begins.

Please fill in and return the registration form by clicking on the Registration Tab above. If you are NOT able to register online, you may complete the  Download the registration form (word document) and send it to ESH, preferably by e-mail Emailed registration forms will take longer to process and are intended only for participants who cannot access the online form.

Registration Fee: 600 euros (The registration fee includes the teaching material and lunch) Your seat in the conference will be definitively reserved upon receipt of your fee.

In case of cancellation, up until one month prior to the beginning of the meeting, your registration fee will be reimbursed in full (less bank charges).

If the cancellation is notified between 1 and 30 days prior to the beginning of the meeting, 50% of the registration fee will be reimbursed (less bank charges).

Cancellations notified during the meeting will not be reimbursed. For credit card payments please register on-line first.

Please note that ESH can accept VISA, MASTERCARD/EUROCARD and CB.


Here is the programme in PDF format: Download the PDF programme






Abstract submission

Deadlines for abstracts are:
Formally: May 31, 2011
Late-Breaking: July 10, 2011
There is no special form for submitting abstracts, though you should choose a category into which your works fits of possible (see list below).   The abstract can be quite short and need not exceed 100 words, though longer abstracts are quite acceptable. It can describe work you hope to have completed by September.
Your abstract will not be published in any form before, at, or after the meeting. There is no limit to the number of abstracts you can submit, but no person will be invited to give more than one oral presentation.

Your abstract must contain the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Authors with name of presenting author under-scored
  3. Name and e-mail of corresponding author
  4. Institution and city of origin
  5. Text
  6. Acknowledgements (if necessary)
  7. Presentation preferred: A. Oral (  )      B. Poster(  )      C. No preference (  )
  8. Category into which the abstract fits best (see list on next page)………………………

Abstract  Categories
(Choose one or two for each abstract)

A1. Stem cell biology
A2. Signal transduction
A3. Immunophenotyping
A4. Animal model systems
A5.  Newer druggable targets
A6.  Mechanisms of progression to advanced phase
A7.  Immunobiology
A8.  Mathematical modeling
A9.  Therapeutic decisions
A10.  Current experience with TKIs
A11.  Defining responses
A12.  When stop TKIs
A13.  Resistance to TKIs
A14.  Stem cell transplantation
A15.  Clinical trial up-dates
A16.  New drugs in development
A17.  Molecular monitoring including CMR
A18.  Kinase domain mutations
A19.  Clinical problems
A20.  Looking to the future   
A21.  Other topics

Abstract submission:
Abstracts may be submitted as e-mails or e-mail attachments and you should expect their receipt to be acknowledged.


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Corporate symposia
Pfizer Symposium
Bristol-Myers Squibb-sponsored Satellite Symposium

Opportunities to become a corporate partner and to reserve exhibit space are available to companies interested in this conference.
For more information, please contact Ghyslaine LEBOUGAULT at +33 1 57 27 67 39 or at


Hotel accommodation at the best available congress rates can be reserved through this website. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.

The participants can be accommodated in 4 or 5 stars hotel, nearby the Estoril Congress Centre by public buses.

The congress Secretariat will operate on a “first come first” basis.
Group reservations for exhibitors, companies, travel agencies, etc. will be dealt with the Congress Secretariat with separate contracts.




Single Room

Double Room


Hotel: Albatroz


€ 275.00

€ 285.00

30 minutes walking distance

Hotel: Riviera Carcavelos


€ 105.00

€ 115.00


Hotel Cascais Miragem


€ 180.00

€ 200.00

25 minutes walking distance

Hotel Inglaterra


€ 140.00
€ 150.00
6 minutes walking distance
Hotel Estoril Eden


€ 130.00

€ 140.00

20 minutes walking distance

These rates are per room, per night including breakfast and VAT.
Tax subject to change

Please click here hotel registration information

ESH local conference secretariat
c/o Forum d’Ideias, Lda.
Rua da Juventude Azeitonense, Lote 137B
2925-588 V.N. Azeitão / Portugal
Tel: +351 21 218 93 93
Fax: +351 21 218 93 92

Airport Information and Travel to Estoril

International flights arrive at the Lisbon Airport. 
Further information about flights to and from Lisbon International Airport can be found at

The Lisbon International Airport  is located  at about 20 minutes drive, by car or taxi through the motorway (A5), from the Estoril Congress Center.
Forum d’Ideias shall not be responsible for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, injury, accident, damage, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any property for any reason whatsoever, for any tourist services provided. Personal travel and health insurance is recommended.


Estoril Congress Center
Avenida Amaral
2765-192 Estoril

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