13th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2018

Thirteen years of Commitment to Biomedical Research into ME


The 13th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2018 - IIMEC13 - took place on 1st June 2018 in London and attracted delegates from twenty different countries - from Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia.
The conference day was preceded by the 8th Invest in ME Research International Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium - a two day closed researchers' meeting with almost 100 eminent researchers invited to attend from fourteen countries.

This year IiMER also celebrated its 12th year as a charity and reinforced the charity's efforts to increate international collaboration. The theme was, therefore, Working Together

Prior to the IIMEC13 conference the charity held a two-day Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium (BRMEC8) - our eighth annual colloquium. These three days brought together researchers (both new to ME and experienced ME researchers) to collaborate and share knowledge for the benefit of future research into this disease by enhancing education and effectiveness of research efforts.

Through the multiple international collaborations the charity has formed there was an incredibly positive atmosphere beginning with the BRMEC8 Colloquium and continuing through the IIMEC13 Conference days.

Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis has, after years of effort, emerged into the mainstream of research and is receiving increasingly more attention from both major research institutes in several countries as well as national health organisations.
The mainstreaming this field of research has been one of the major achievements of the BRMEC* Colloquums and the IIMEC* conferences.

The IIMEC13 conference showed the major initiatives and research taking place to continue an international collaborative strategy for biomedical research into ME which Invest in ME Research has been championing since after the 2007 #IIMEC2 conference.

The events organised by Invest in ME Research are based on a collaborative strategy of biomedical research into ME which we believe will progress this complex but exciting area of research and eventually lead to appropriate development of patient care and treatments for people with ME.


IIMEC13 Conference Report - 1st June 2018


IIMEC13 Conference Presentations


IIMEC13 GALLERY and COMMENTS

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Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium 8 - London, May 2018



Invest in ME Research organised and hosted the Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium number 8 in May 2018.
Ninety researchers from fourteen countries attended the two-day meeting.

The collaborative atmosphere and resulting collaborations from the Colloquium will help further progress research and ultimately help patients.

Use this link to go to the BRMEC Colloquium page.


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Invest in ME Research Activity - Mainstreaming Research into ME


The charity does not only arrange and host research Colloquiums and Conferences.

Use our website references in the links below to view other work performed by Invest in ME Research.




Research

IIMER are facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into ME. The charity is funding important high-quality research projects for ME in the UK with international collaboration.
Currently the main hub of research is at Quadram Institute Bioscience and University of East Anglia ) in the Norwich Research Park and we have funded research at UCL. These projects involve a gut microbiota project in Norwich and B cell research in London.

Research Colloquiums

In addition to the International ME Conference the charity also organises an annual International Research Colloquium which attracts researchers from around the world in order to discuss experiences and open up collaborations in order to find answers for this disease.
The charity has also initiated the Thinking the Future network for young/early career researchers and organises an annual conference to bring new talent into the field.

Centre of Excellence for ME

Translational biomedical research - an iterative feedback of information between the basic and clinical research domains in order to accelerate knowledge translation from lab to bedside and back to lab again - allows translation of findings in basic research more quickly and efficiently into medical practice to produce more meaningful health outcomes and facilitate the sharing of repositories and research-based facilities and laboratories. This is the model IiMER are attempting to promote in the development of a UL/European Centre of Excellence for ME based in Norwich.


European Collaboration

Invest in ME Research is one of the founder members of the European ME Alliance (EMEA) – a grouping of charities and patient organisations working together across Europe. Now fifteen European countries collaborating.

European Initiatives

In order to expedite research and clinical expertise for ME the charity has initiated the European ME Clinicians Council and the European ME Research Group to bring together the best European to work together and form credible and productive biomedical research strategies which will provide the best and quickest route for possible treatment(s)/cure(s) for this disease.

Let's Do It For ME

Let's do it for ME! is a patient-driven campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for a UK centre of excellence for translational biomedical ME research, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients, training and information for healthcare staff, based around the Norwich Research Park in the UK and aiming to work collaboratively with international biomedical researchers.


Invest in ME Research

We welcome support to enable us to build and sustain a strategy of high-quality biomedical research into ME.

To support our work in developing a Centre of Excdellence for ME research please see this link .



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