NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (iwCLL) announced that the call for abstracts is open for the 17 th biennial meeting, taking place May 12-15, 2017 in New York City. All submissions including original work, late-breaking data, trials in progress, and encore studies will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the iwCLL 2017 meeting as either a poster, an oral presentation, and/or for the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) program. YIM abstracts will be accepted through January 15 and general abstracts for iwCLL will be accepted through January 30. The iwCLL is the largest international organization focused solely on advancing the understanding and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and related lymphoproliferative disorders. Additionally, the YIM forum - which will be held on May 12 - permits young investigators (less than 40 years of age) to present and discuss their data with today's CLL experts. The iwCLL 2017 meeting will be organized around the following themes in the field of CLL and related blood-disorders:
Factors contributing to the development of CLL
Diagnosis, prognosis and initial treatment of CLL
Mechanisms leading to disease progression and evolution
Therapy for advanced disease
"We are looking forward to another successful meeting with many opportunities to hear about the latest ideas in the field and to initiate collaborations among investigators worldwide," said Nicholas Chiorazzi, MD, Meeting and Program Chair. "Our goals for iwCLL are to spur the continued development of today's research and spark new ideas among clinic- and laboratory-based scientists that could lead to an elimination of this still incurable disease."