Invest in ME Research Young/ECR for ME Conference London 2019
The Thinking the Future London 2019 Conference took place in London on 28th May 2019.
In 2019 the Thinking the Future conference for young/early career researchers encapsulated the need to bring in new faces and new ideas to the field of ME research as well as provide a forum for networking for existing young/ecr researchers.
Following the successful 2018 inaugural conference a whole day was allocated in 2019 for the event, which took place in London in ME Conference Week.
The event was free for accepted participants who join this network. download flyer
Copy of the TtF2019UK Agenda
TtF London 2019 Conference Agenda
|08:30||Registration||with Refreshments .||.|
Welcome to TtF London
Thinking the Future – Pep Talk
|Dr Ian Gibson||UEA, UK|
|Passing the Baton - Input from Washington TtF2 meeting||Dr Vicky Whittemore||NIH, USA|
Experiences of Young/ECR Investigators - What We Learnt
Experiences, pitfalls, ideas and general thoughts on ME research - from PhDs who have been there
Quadram Institute Bioscience, UK
|Funding opportunities - TtF Group Discussion||TtF||Group Discussion|
|Involvement of mast cells and microglia in ME/CFS and beneficial effect of flavonoids||Eirini Tsilioni||Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA|
|Neuroinflammation and Cytokines in ME/CFS||Paulita Lara Mejia||Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA|
|Preliminary data characterizing neural and autonomic mechanisms of post-exertional malaise in myalgic encephalomyelitis||Sydney Brumfield||Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA|
|TtF Group Discussion||TtF Group||Thinking about the Future – Group discussion|
|Immunocellular bioenergetics in Danish females with chronic fatigue syndrome||Paula Fernandez Guerra||Aalborg University , Denmark|
|Altered immune metabolism in ME/CFS||Alexandra Mandarano||Cornell University, USA|
|Metabolic profiling in patients with ME/CFS||Ina Katrine Nitschke Pettersen||University of Bergen, Norway|
|Searching for blood factors changed in ME/CFS||Fredrik Hoel||University of Bergen, Norway|
|Autoimmune diagnosis of ME/CFS||Anne Sophie Schou||Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark|
|Genetic predisposition for ME/CFS: a pilot study||Melanie Perez||Nova Southeastern University, USA|
|Immunogenetics of ME||Riad Hajdarevic||University of Oslo, Norway|
|Epigenetic components of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) uncover potential transposable element activation||Tamara Ovejero Martinez||Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain|
|Immune reactivity to enteric microbes in ME/CFS patients||Katharine Seton||Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, UK|
|An Update on FMT in ME/CFS – an RCT at University of Tromsø||Linn Skjevling||University of Tromsø, Norway|
|TtF Round table discussion||TtF Group and Moderators||
|18:15||TtF Dinner||With researchers from next days’ BRMEC9 Colloquium||.|
Thinking the Future News
News of the Thinking the Future event - click on the titles below.
We are very pleased to announce that the National Institutes of Health in USA further support the collaboration with Invest in ME Research by supporting young and early career investigators with travel grants to attend the 3rd Thinking the Future conference in London on 28th May.
This very generous offer underlines the determination to build this international network of young investigators.
Invest in ME Research will sponsor the registration and meeting costs for these NIH-supported researchers and they will be able to participate in the BRMEC9 Colloquium on 29-30 May in London.
Together with NIH we are progressing the development of the international young/ecr network
for biomedcial researchers involved in, or interested in becoming involved in research into ME.
Also working together to arrange Washington and London Thinking the Future conferences in 2019.
Contact us for more information
The call for abstracts is now open. Those wishing to present their work can submit a short abstract (max 300 words) when registering.
Research and Training Grants assist early career scientists in pursuing research and training at a European host institution in a country other
than their own country of residence (and exceptionally to support research and training projects outside Europe)
After the success of the first event in 2018 we are planning to make this event into a whole day event.
We hope to have attendance from young/early career researchers from Europe, USA and Australasia and continue to build this important network for biomedical researchers who are working in the field of ME research or a related area.