The Invest in ME Research International ME Conferences are CPD accredited biomedical conferences which provide a platform for
the latest information and biomedical research on myalgic encephalomyelitis.
They attract the most renowned speakers from all over the
world - and are valuable sources of education and information for healthcare professionals,
doctors, nurses, researchers, ME support groups and people with ME.
They provide an excellent insight into these areas and the issues currently facing the healthcare and ME patient communities.
Our conferences and, later, our researchers' 'Colloquiums have been facilitating interaction and sharing of information between patients,
researchers and clinicians for over 12 years.
The Invest in ME Research International Biomedical Research into ME Colloquiums began as a way of bringing
from around the world in a round-table discussion of ME research and ideas.
Over the years this has broadened to sharing of experiences, data and plans.
The charity has now put in place the key building blocks to take ME research into the 21st century with high-quality biomedical research
in world class organisations being performed by some of the best researchers.
This is a basis for a strategy of international biomedical research which will hold far greater promise of creating proper funding
and awareness of biomedical research into ME.
The Biomedical Research Fund (BRF) provides a means to fund biomedical research into ME and avoid the
constraints or influence of policies which do not focus on researching ME properly. In addition education is a major
part of biomedical research. Students need to attend conferences such as ours, healthcare professionals need to have the
latest research presented to them regarding ME and researchers themselves need to meet, network and establish working
relationships with each other. Researchers must also begin sharing data and working in co-operation.
Our aim is to build sustainable and developing collaborations with translational biomedical research at
the heart of all research. The Invest in ME Research Biomedical Research Fund will be used for the following -
Biomedical Research into ME
Education Regarding ME
Conferences related to ME
Expenses in Sponsoring Presenters to Speak at Conferences and Colloquiums
Cost of sponsoring PhD students and postdocs performing biomedical research into ME
Set up and running of ME Clinical services
Assisting with equipment and other costs of researchers performing purely biomedical research into ME
Currently the focus of the BRF is mainly toward the research in the Centre of Excellence for ME
If you would like to help in raising funds please contact us.
To donate to the Invest in
ME Research "Can Do" biomedical research fund please use the links
HELP US FUND RESEARCH and ADVOCACY
Donating to Invest in ME Research means that the donation will go towards one of a variety of activities which are
part of our objective to build a foundation of biomedical research into ME.
IiMER does not pay any salaries so all funds are directed to where they can be used effectively to reach our objectives.
Other Ways to Contribute to the B-cell Research and Rituximab Clinical Trial
To read more about the B-cell research and the UK Rituximab Clinical Trial projects and ways to donate please go to the microsite
click on this this link.
DONATE to the GUT MICROBIOTA PROJECTs
The UK Gut Microbiota Research projects aim to find whether there is evidence of a leaky gut in ME patients,
to test the hypothesis that ME is an autoimmune disorder originating in the gut as a consequence of altered intestinal permeability,
to investigate whether the underlying causes of ME are related to the presence of specific virus populations within the gut virobiota,
and aim to answer important questions concerning the role of the enteric phage/virome in ME .
These are research projects in the developing
UK Centre of Excellence for ME.
The Centre of Excellence for ME is a project created by Invest in ME Research.
Part of this project proposal is the inclusion of medical students who will intercalate during their fourth year of study
and participate in the biomedical research.