What we do
The CML Society actively works to respond to the distinct needs of people living with CML and their families through a variety of services, activities and forums for discussing and sharing experiences and knowledge.
- Help patients access medical, mental health and wellness professionals.
- Organize quarterly meetings for information sharing.
- Disseminate the latest information through the website and newsletters and periodic targeted emails.
- Organize seminars to share information from medical conferences (e.g. American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology)
The CML Society has established and maintains ongoing communications with public bodies whose decisions impact the well-being of patients. The Society lobbies both federal and provincial governments in order to ensure that it is kept apprised of developing legislative activities and to help effect desired outcomes for the benefit of CML patients. The Society also equips patients to advocate on their own behalf in order to ensure consistency across Canada with respect to treatment options.
A healthcare advisory panel is planned for the future. It will provide input for federal and provincial health policy development and act as a communication link to the hematology community at large.