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UK CML Patient Conference 2018 (22 Sept): Video Recordings Now Available

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

The event has now taken place, and video recordings of the main presentations are available on this page.

Click on the link in each agenda item to view the corresponding presentation.


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)

Patient stories:   living with CML and Cancer Survivorship (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 (Dr Dragana Milojkovic)
  • 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