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.

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Past Colloquiums

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.

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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.

Encouraging Young Researchers

The Young/EarlyCareer Researchers conference is an initiative created by Invest in ME Research to encourage and support new and early career researchers to enter the field of ME.
The aim is to create a network of young and new researcher who can develop research and bring new ideas and energy into this research area.
Our aim is to establish a community of young research talent across Europe and beyond.

More details soon.

International ME Clinicians Council Conference

The European ME Clinicians Council will be present for an ME Clinicians Council meeting in London on 25th May 2021 and will be convening the inaugural International ME Clinicians Conference bringing together clinicians treating ME from North America, Europe and Australasia.

More details - click here.

International Research Collaboration

The Invest in ME Research Biomedical Research into ME (BRMEC) Colloquiums are research meetings organised by the charity to encourage biomedical research into ME and international collaboration amongst researchers - this has been one of the main objectives of the charity.
Our aim with the annual CPD-accredited research colloquiums has also been to introduce new researchers into the field of ME research, to gain new insights into the disease and enhance the strategy of research we are building.

The tenth Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium - #BRMEC10 - brings together biomedical researchers from around the world for two days of discussions and collaboration during 26 - 27th May 2021.

More details - click here.

Presenting the Latest Research into ME

The fifteenth annual public ME conference will be held on 28th May 2021 and provides a unique opportunity for researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals, patient group representatives, patients and crarers to network and share information on ME.
The IiMER annual conferences and research colloquiums arranged by the charity attract presenters, researchers, physicians, patient groups and journalists from around the world.

More details - click here

European ME Patient Group Collaboration

Fifteen European countries working together to campaign for people with ME and their carers.
Patient groups and charities from fourteen countries working together.
The 2021 Annual General Meeting is hosted by Invest in ME Research.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

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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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