Invest in ME Research Colloquium/Conference Site

Invest in ME Research (IIMER) is a UK charity facilitating and funding a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) and promoting better education about ME.

Since 2006 the charity has been arranging an annual international CPD-accedited biomedical research conference on ME.
Since 2011 the charity has been organising an annual international CPD-accedited biomedical research Colloquium on ME aimed at increasing international collaboration on research into ME.

The IiMER annual conferences and research colloquiums arranged by the charity now attract presenters, researchers, physicians, patient groups and journalists from around the world.

On this site one will find a description of the latest conference and colloquium and links to previous conferences/colloquiums including details of the presenters and the DVDs from the conferences.

Chairman's Welcome Message

Our next Colloquium and Conference

Due to the situation with Covid-19 our 2022 conference week events are provisional on the status of the pandemic.

Recent/Upcoming Events

Organised by Invest in ME Research
The inaugural conference bringing together international clinicians treating ME in London that was due to be held on 17 May 2022. Due to the pandemic and related reasons this is being rescheduled.  More details to follow. Click here.
#BRMEC11 - our eleventh international Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium - took place on 18 - 19 May 2022. More details here.

Other Invest in ME Research Activity


IIMER are facilitating and funding a strategy of biomedical research into ME. The charity is currently funding important research projects for ME in the UK and Europe.
The main hub of research is in the Norwich Research Park with the Quadram Institute and University of East Anglia.
The charity is also supporting the development of fundamental research into ME in Europe by initiating collaborative projects and discussions.

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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 that we are proposing for a Centre of Excellence for ME in Norwich Research Park.

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European Collaboration

Invest in ME Research are one of the founder members of the European ME Alliance (EMEA) – a grouping of charities and patient organisations working together across Europe. Now fifteen countries collaborating. The charity also initiated the European ME Research Group (EMERG) and the European ME Clinicians Council (EMECC) in order to build collaborative research and clinical expertise in Europe.

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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 research into ME, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients, training and information for healthcare staff, which would be based in the Norwich Research Park in the UK and aiming to work collaboratively with international biomedical researchers.

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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. By facilitating and initiating these links far quicker progress can be made in finding the cause of this disease.

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International Contacts

The international research Colloquiums and public conferences organised by the charity have spawned multiple collaborations. For ME we needed to do science differently. Despite limited resources the charity has facilitated new directions in research and enabled barriers to be been broken down between different areas of science, bringing together biomedical research from different disciplines.

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    PO Box 561 Eastleigh SO50 0GQ Hampshire, UK
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