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UK CML Patient Conference 2018 (22 Sept): Live Video

Video will go live at the start of the conference, at 10:00 (UTC+1) on Saturday 22nd of September.


The UK CML Patient Conference: '22/09 World CML Day' Saturday 22nd September 2018

The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre

Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF


Arriving by Train: Within walking distance of all three city centre stations, Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. You also have the option of taking the tram from New Street station which stops directly outside the Priory Rooms.

Parking: NCP in Dalton Street offer a discount for delegates attending meetings at The Priory Rooms. Park as you normally do, then request a discount voucher from reception at the end of the meeting to pay just £6.30 for 13 hours or £11.20 for 24 hours.

Hotels: There are a number of hotels located within Birmingham city centre, just a short walk from The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre. The Travelodge Birmingham Central and the Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre are both a short walk away from the Priory Rooms. Please email for recommendations.

This meeting will be webcast – details of the link will be available here nearer the event.


To register your place(s) email Mrs Angela Newlands at

You can also write to the following address with your contact details, but e-mail is preferable.

Mrs Angela Newlands,
Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre,
The University of Glasgow,
Gartnavel General Hospital,
21 Shelley Road,
Glasgow G12 0ZD

Tel: 0141 301 7896



Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Patient Day. Saturday 22nd September 2018 'World CML Day'.

Organised by Professor Mhairi Copland on behalf of the NCRI CML Sub-Group.

The UK annual CML Patient Day is open to everyone affected by chronic myeloid leukaemia whether as a patient, carer, family member or friend and provides  an opportunity to listen to talks from national and international medical experts in CML, and to interact with others living with CML.  The day caters for both newly diagnosed patients and those who have had CML for many years. We will cover a range of topics and also include a number of   sessions   that   provide   help   and   information   regarding   the   practical   and financial aspects of living with CML.

The day is a great opportunity to meet CML expert clinicians and other CML patients in an informal setting. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the day.






9.30 - 10.00



CML and its Treatment.  


10.00 – 10.05   

Introduction and Welcome

Prof Mhairi Copland

10.05 – 10.20  

Chronic myeloid leukaemia. What is it?

Dr Kate Rothwell

10.20 – 10.40

Imatinib, where are we now? What about generic Imatinib?  

Dr Joanne Ewing

10.40 – 10.55

How is a response to treatment measured? The PCR assay

Dr Jenny Byrne

10.55– 11.15

2nd & 3rd Generation TKIs. nilotinib, dasatinib, ponatinib, bosutinib , When should we use them?

Prof Stephen O’Brien

11.15 – 11.30

Questions to panel


11.30 – 12.00

Tea / Coffee Break


12.00 – 12.30

Patient stories:   living with CML and Cancer Survivorship

Alastair Cameron and Richard Willoughby

12.30 – 12.50

Side effects and how to manage them?

Dr Sebastian Francis

12.50  –  1.00

Adherence to TKI therapy is still a problem

Dr Dragana Milojkovic


1.00 - 2.00



Hot topics in CML


2.00 – 2.15

Update on clinical trials and what’s new

Prof Mhairi Copland

2.15 – 2.45

DESTINY clinical trial and stopping treatment, who and when?

Prof Richard Clark

2.45 – 3.00

Questions to panel


3.00 – 4.00

Breakout sessions (each session will run for 30 minutes and be run twice)

  • Stem Cell Transplantation (Prof Mhairi Copland)
  • Pregnancy and Fertility (Prof Jane Apperley)
  • CML in childhood (Dr Anuparna Rao)
  • Carer session (David Ryner)


4.00 – 4.30

Conclusions: Questions from the floor and panel discussion



Tea / Coffee and Close