Invest in ME Research
International ME Colloquiums and Conferences
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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.
The IMECC1 International ME Clinicians Workshop will take place on 17th May 2022. More details will be provided later.
The BRMEC11 research Colloquium will take place on 17 - 19 May 2022.
The IIMEC15 public Conference will will take place on 20 May 2022.Read more
Past BRMEC Colloquiums
The Invest in ME Research public Conferences began in 2006 – providing a platform for biomedical research into ME and to allow
researchers, clinicians and patients to come together and share experiences and knowledge
In 2011 the charity decided to create a forum for researchers – a place where international researchers could meet and discuss and collaborate.
This formed our Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium – bringing together the best biomedical research from around the world and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and develop ideas around biomedical research into ME - always in the heart of London.
This would create a family of international researchers who could work together for the benfir of people with ME.
The Colloquiums continue to grow in size every year and now regularly attract researchers from fifteen countries and now sees the largest gathering of the world's biomedical researchers for ME in London with excellent opportunities for networking amongst peers.
Past Colloquiums can be seen via the link below.read more
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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