YIM Program

YIM Program

One of the goals of the iwCLL is to promote the development of emerging scientists, both clinic- and laboratory-based, who will continue to unravel outstanding questions in CLL. Since 2005, iwCLL has been preceded by a Young Investigator Meeting (YIM), which offers an opportunity for investigators less than 40 years of age to present and discuss their data.

The YIM is a forum for tomorrow’s leaders to network and collaborate with today’s CLL experts. Because of its relaxed atmosphere that facilitates interaction between emerging and established leaders in CLL,

“The purpose of the YIM is to facilitate the professional development of young clinical scientists in the field of CLL research. By providing an opportunity for young investigators to share their research interest in CLL, the YIM planners hope to promote their participation in the iwCLL and encourage their interaction with established senior CLL scientists and investigators to help advance their careers.”

–Shih-Shih Chen, PhD; 2019 YIM Co-Chair

To view the schedule-at-a-glance, please click HERE

Young Investigator Meeting (YIM) Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to assist with the travel costs for accepted oral abstract submissions from applicants 40 years and under.


Applicants must be 40 years and under. All applicants must have completed their registration by 22 July 2019. If the paper is accepted for the main scientific meeting, iwCLL 2019 program, and the applicant is 40 years and under they are still entitled to be shortlisted for the YIM scholarship. The applicant must be prepared to present in this category if it is accepted for the main meeting. Each finalist will receive a scholarship and complimentary registration for the YIM. The scholarship will be awarded by the iwCLL committee but will only be awarded if a contribution is considered to be of sufficient merit. Proof of age and receipt of expenses may be required.

The judge’s decisions are final.

For registration information, please click HERE