The first Advocacy session of the conference was chaired by our Executive Director Denis Costello and the Region Asia-Pacific Representative at our Steering Committee and President of Touched by Max in The Philippines, Rod Padua.
First speaker was Jan Geissler, co-founder of the CML Advocates Network, updating on the CML Community Advisory Board activities followed by five excellent speakers:
Regional projects updates with Cathy Scheepers presenting about Africa & Middle East region followed by Felipe Tapia about the Latin-American region.
Our Head of Communications and Programme Manager Celia Marín presented World CML Day 2021 activities with an overview of this year's patient advocacy actions worldwide and our awareness campaign "20 years of life-changing CML therapies, but worldwide access is needed for all patients."
Next presentation was successfully run by our co-chair and Region Central and Eastern Europe & West Asia Representative Šarūnas Narbutas, presenting the CML Registry new application as one of the most important projects we are developing this year.
Finally, the session ended with the presentation of the Executive Director Denis Costello about the CML Advocates Network plans for the next year.