Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend and it was only recently I discovered he has had CML since December 2008. He takes Glivec and has been in remission since February 2011. He is now a spokesperson for Novartis, the company who developed Glivec

As part of CML Awareness Day Kareem is one of the speakers at the free National Virtual CML Patient Summit in the US.

They have put together an outstanding panel and if you get an opportunity to view the six sessions then I urge you to do so. Details follow.



National Virtual CML Patient Summit – 9/22/12 – CML Awareness Day
Living Well with CML: A Virtual Patient Summit
Time: 1:00 pm – 6.30 pm EST/ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm PST
Cost: Free
Presented by: The National CML Society and a panel of CML experts with special guest CML patient and advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Sponsored by: Novartis Oncology

This unique online educational program will be live-streamed from New York directly to individuals in the United States who are impacted by Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). During the live event, notable professionals will provide information about survivorship, health and living well with this blood cancer.

Viewers will be able to submit questions during the webcast and get answers on the spot. The highly interactive program will also include in-studio cooking during nutrition discussions as well as exercise demonstrations.

Participants include Greg Stephens, Executive Director of the National CML Society and patient advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was diagnosed with CML in 2009. The six sessions will also include healthcare professionals with expertise in CML and cancer support.