In light of the circumstances surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak, the CML Advocates Network Steering Committee met via video-conference yesterday to decide on the future of our annual CML Horizons conference which was due to take place in San José, Costa Rica from May 1-3.
Given the health risks posed to patients as well as the current travel restrictions for which there is no firm indication as to how long they may continue, the Steering Committee has decided to cancel the Costa-Rica CML Horizons conference and to re-schedule the event, circumstances permitting, in Europe in November 2020.
Even though it has been a difficult decision, the health of conference delegates remains our priority. We will continue to closely monitor the global situation and incorporate WHO recommendations on safety and travel into our sources of advice.
We will confirm the new dates, venue and further details about the conference in the coming days.
We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to all CML patient advocates, doctors, service providers and volunteers who have helped us with the organisation and program planning for Horizons 2020 Costa Rica.
Our commitment now is to work hard to reschedule and prepare an excellent CML Horizons conference for which we intend to exceed the expectations of conference attendees as they continue to learn, share and grow all together.
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