Invest in ME Research
International ME Colloquiums and Conferences
Mainstreaming ME Research
Due to the situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic Invest in ME Research has been forced to reschedule the 2020 International Conference Week events to 2021. More details at this link
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 2020 conference week has been rescheduled.
Our next research Colloquium and public Conference will be in 2021.
The IMECC1 International ME Clinicians Workshop will be on 25th May 2021.
The BRMEC10 research Colloquium will be on 26th May - 27th May 2021.
The IIMEC15 Conference will be on 28th May 2021.
Click on the image on the right to go to the latest Conference page for #IIMEC15.read more
Invest in ME Research has been organising the Biomedical Research into ME Colloquiums since 2011.
- always in the heart of London.
The Colloquiums are closed research meetings which provide a forum for international researchers to discuss research data, share knowledge and develop ideas around biomedical research into ME. These Colloquiums in London now regularly attract researchers from fifteen countries and contribute to progress in research into ME.
Past Colloquiums can be seen via the link below.
CONFERENCE WEEK EVENTS LONDON, 2021
A Week of International Collaboration in London
In 2021 UK charity Invest in ME Research again organises a week full of events aimed at developing research into ME and
improving international collaboration amongst researchers.
The events enable young and early career researchers to network, encourage and facilitate international collaboration and sharing between researchers from around the world, allows networking and presentation of research for a community of researchers, clinicians, healthcare staff, patients and carers, and more European patient group/charity collaboration.
The Invest in ME Research international conferences and colloquiums attract researchers, professionals working in healthcare (GPs, nurses, paediatricians etc.),
students, media personnel, politicians and ME patient groups, patients and carers from around the world.
It is therefore a unique event providing potential sponsors with an opportunity to reach
a wide range of interest groups, as well as targeted individual groups.
The IIMEC* conferences maintain a friendly atmosphere with the focus on research, treatments and progress.
To enable us to provide the best Conference possible we welcome donations or sponsorship from companies, organisations, support groups and individuals to make the International ME Conferences and Colloquiums a success.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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