ALAN Global Summit 5th-7th May 2023
Dear members of the CLL Advocates Network,
Our sister organisations ALAN (Acute Leukemia Advocates Network) will have its first F2F global summit in early May this year. They have opened the event up to the wider audience, and we are privileged to share this with you as our members. Please read the information below carefully since this may be of interest to some of you.
Please note that this event does NOT have a CLL-specific focus, but the agenda has a lot of generic content in it. Where therefore think that this can potentially be of interest to many of you as well.
The summit is a terrific opportunity to bring the advocates together after the pandemic. It is a great networking opportunity.
Registration closes Friday, 31 March.
Please refer to ALAN´s below invitation for details:
We are looking forward to our first face to face Global Summit on the 05th to 07th May 2023. The venue will be the Leonardo Hotel Frankfurt City South (Isenburger Schneise 40, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany.Website here.
ALAN has worked to ensure that the global summit includes topics of importance to the acute leukemia patient community and provides a unique opportunity for participants to share experiences and best practices. We hope that as a result of this meeting patient groups globally will improve their capacity to meet the needs of their constituents and optimize their advocacy activities.
Please note that this is a draft agenda – More details to come.
Invitees are required to register by 15th March 2023 via the registration form at
There is a limit of a maximum of 1 participant from each organization.
ALAN will cover travel costs (upon presentation of a reimbursement form and receipts) with a maximum of 300€ for participants* travelling within Europe and a maximum of 1000€ for participants travelling overseas.
ALAN will cover all costs including attendance at the global summit, 2-4nights of accommodation (depending on flights) in a single room, catering, Internet access in the conference room, transport from/to airport to/from the summit venue (shuttle), etc.
It will not cover incidental costs like the bar, mini-bar, phone calls, taxi costs, upgrades for double rooms, relatives attending the conference, and any other non-official activities.
VISA / TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Please make sure that you have valid travel documents for at least 6 months from the day of travel.
Before travelling to Germany, please check whether you need a visa.
A list of third countries whose nationals must hold a short-stay visa is available on the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/e-library/documents/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-policy/docs/en_information_539-2001.pdf
USEFUL TIPS FOR OBTAINING A VISA TO GERMANY
Germany is a member of the European Union. A Schengen-visa is required to enter the country.
Do not wait for the last minute and start applying for your visa NOW (all in all, obtaining a visa for Germany can take up to 90 days).
On the official website of the http://www.germany-visa.org/ you will find all relevant information on the requirement of a visa. The website answers important questions such as:
- Do I need a visa to enter Germany
- How to apply for a visa?
- Where do I find visa application forms and where do I apply?
Please remember that most of your questions can be answered at the German Embassy in your country or another Embassy that represents Germany. Please ensure you read all the information in relation to visa.
The Acute Leukemia Global Summit starts on Friday 5th May 2023 at 1pm with the official opening from our chair, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley and ends on Sunday, 07th May at 12:00pm. The program features renowned acute leukemia experts as well as other medical specialists and advocacy leaders from around the world.
We look forward to seeing you all in Frankfurt and of course please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.
Acute Leukemia Advocates Network