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ESH-iCMLf International Conference CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA: Biology and Therapy

ESH-iCMLf International Conference CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA: Biology and Therapy
September 20 - September 23, 2012 - Baltimore, U S A
Chairs : J.M. Goldman, , Tim P. Hughes


ESH-iCML 14th International Conference
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Biology and Therapy

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

Co-organizers: T. Holyoake, F-X Mahon, D. Perrotti, J. Radich, R. Van Etten

CME representative: P. Hari

September 20-23, 2012 – Baltimore, USA

Inspired by the success of the 13th ESH-iCMLf events that took place in Estoril (Portugal)  last year,  the  2012 program will once again include a strong clinical component.

The poster walks and small scientific workshops for non-clinical scientists that were so successful in 2011 will also be featured in Baltimore 2012.  There will also be opportunities to organize corporate symposia in conjunction with the meeting 2012.

Speakers at this meeting will present the newest and often unpublished data that relate to the (1) Biology of CML including the origin of BCR-ABL1, signal transduction, basis of disease progression, action of tyrosine kinase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

Poster board Information
The dimensions of the poster boards are 8ft wide and 4ft high (240×120 cm), i.e. twice as wide as high.


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 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.




Abstract submission

Deadlines for abstracts are:
Formally: June 30, 2012
Late-Breaking: July 14, 2012

There is no special form for submitting abstracts, which should be at least 200 and not more than 400 words. They can be structured (eg Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions) or unstructured. The abstract can describe work that you hope to have completed by September. You should indicate a category into which your work fits if possible (see list below).
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 below)

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.


Satellite Symposium


As a result of great attendance at the 2012 CML Conference, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is nearly full.

So we advise you to make a reservation at :

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel : 410.547.1200

The week during September 20-23 is a very busy time in Baltimore, however listed below are some additional hotels that may have availability:

Fairfield Inner Harbor                  410.837.9900
Inner Harbor Marriott                  410.962.0202
Residence Inn Inner Harbor         410.962.1220
Courtyard Inner Harbor                  443.923.4000
Hilton Garden Inn                           410.234.0065
Days Inn Inner Harbor                  410.576.1000
Hyatt Regency                           410.528.1234
Sheraton                                    410.962.8300
Wyndham                                    410.752.1100
Inn @Pier 5                                    410.539.2000
Harbor Court                           410.234.0550
Holiday Inn                                    410.685.3500
Fairfield Inn North                           410.574.8100
BWI Marriott                                    410.859.8300
BWI Residence Inn                           410.691.0255
BWI Courtyard                           410.859.8855
Homewood Suites                           410.684.6100
Holiday Inn BWI                           410.859.3366
Comfort Suites                           410.789.9100
Hunt Valley Marriott                  410.785.7000
Residence Inn Hunt Valley         410.584.7370
Sheraton Towson                           410.321.7400
Courtyard Columbia                  410.290.0002
Hilton BWI                                    410.694.0808

Conference Location:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront – 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

The event website 2012 ESH / ICMLF International Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia room block is now ready to begin accepting reservations.

The information below is for reservations at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

Telephone: 1.800.266.9432 for International guests : +1 506 474 2009





Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

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The registration fee For ESH-iCMLf International Conference is :


Early bird

One month before the meeting starts


285,00 €

365,00 €

Allied Health MD in Training

150,00 €

230,00 €


575,00 €

730,00 €









This fee includes :
Your place it the Conference Room
Conference Materials,
The teaching material,
Breakfasts, Luncheons, Welcome cocktail, Refreshments throughout the conference.

Your seat in the conference will be definitively reserved upon receipt of your fee.


Type of payment :

A) By Cheque :
ESH, Centre Hayem, Hôpital Saint Louis
1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux
75475 Paris Cedex 10

B) By Bank transfer :
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C) By Credit card : VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX

Cancellation policy of registration 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


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