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Welcome to 15-ICML

The International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML) has become, since its first edition in 1981, a must-attend event for the scientific community involved in the study and treatment of lymphoid neoplasms.

Its growing success has required, over the years, quite important logistical changes (e.g. broadcast of sessions in overflow rooms, parallel sessions in the nearby Lugano University and cinema), but has not changed the main aim of ICML: to permit the presentation of the most recent data - basic, translational and clinical - about lymphoma and the discussion among haematologists, clinical oncologists, radiation oncologists, paediatricians, pathologists and leading researchers from all over the world.

Also the Organising Committee's enthusiasm has not changed and, with the precious help of the many colleagues and friends of the Advisory Board, we have already defined a very interesting frame of the 15-ICML scientific program.

The long lasting collaboration with the European School of Oncology (ESO) will continue, with the organisation of the full immersion course on “Leukemia and Lymphoma”, held in Lugano just before our conference, and with the inclusion of ICML in the Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma.
Also the cooperation with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) continues and grows: we feel honoured to collaborate with AACR friends, who will start a new adventure in holding a meeting on malignant lymphoma in the USA.

We invite the submission of high-quality abstracts on all aspects of lymphoid neoplasms, including multiple myeloma and CLL. The very short interval between the deadline of the abstract submission (March 15) and the conference will allow the inclusion of abstracts reporting the most recent results.
As always, due to time constraints, only a limited number of abstracts can be selected for proffered papers and, to assure a fair selection, all abstracts will be reviewed by at least 7 international experts.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lugano in June 2019.

dr F.Cavalli dr M.Ghielmini
Franco Cavalli            
President ICML  
Michele Ghielmini
Chairman Organizing Committe



Franco Cavalli, Bellinzona (Switzerland)


located in Bellinzona, Switzerland

Francesco Bertoni
Michele Ghielmini – Chairman
Alden Moccia
Bertrand Nadel, Marseilles (France) - Representative of AACR
Fedro Peccatori, Milan (Italy) - Representative of ESO
Davide Rossi
Anastasios Stathis
Georg Stüssi
Emanuele Zucca




James O. Armitage, Omaha, NE (USA) – Chairman
Elias Campo, Barcelona (Spain)
Bruce D. Cheson, Washington, D.C. (USA)
Nicholas Chiorazzi, Manhasset, NY (USA)
Wee Joo Chng, Singapore (Singapore)
Riccardo Dalla-Favera, New York, NY (USA)
Stephan Dirnhofer, Basel (Switzerland)
Martin Dreyling, Munich (Germany)
Andreas Engert, Cologne (Germany)
Jonathan W. Friedberg, Rochester, NY (USA)
Gianluca Gaidano, Novara (Italy)
Philippe Gaulard, Créteil (France)
Mary K. Gospodarowicz, Toronto (Canada)
Peter W.M. Johnson, Southampton (UK)
Brad S. Kahl, St. Louis, MO (USA)
Ralf Küppers, Essen (Germany)
John P. Leonard, New York, NY (USA)

T. Andrew Lister, London (UK)
Markus G. Manz, Zurich (Switzerland)
Ari M. Melnick, New York, NY (USA)
Koichi Ohshima, Kurume (Japan)
Astrid Pavlovsky, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez de Fend, Tübingen (Germany)
S. Vincent Rajkumar, Rochester, MN (USA)
Kerry J. Savage, Vancouver BC (Canada)
John F. Seymour, Melbourne (Australia)
Margaret A. Shipp, Boston, MA (USA)
Lena Specht, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Catherine Thieblemont, Paris (France)
Umberto Vitolo, Turin (Italy)
Anas Younes, New York, NY (USA)
Wilhelm Wössmann, Hamburg (Germany)
Weili Zhao, Shanghai (China)