An Update on Initiatives for ME

Update in Norwich

Invest in ME Research has arranged an update event in Norwich during the Norwich Science Festival week in October 2019.

The Norwich Science Festival attracts over 90,000 visitors during the week and the meeting organised by IiMER will provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase the research being performed by researchers in Norwich Research Park, especially at Quadram Institute.

Professor Simon Carding from Quadram Institute will be providing an update on research as well information on the planned FMT Clinical trial (click here) and the PHD students will be on hand to answer questions.

Recently, Quadram Institute and Invest in ME Research announced a partnership in funding a new Clinical Fellowship Scheme specialising in ME in Norwich Research Park. This exciting new opportunity for a GP in the first 5 years of general practice to undertake a GP fellowship was created specifically to connect high quality biomedical research with clinical expertise, thus benefiting patients.

Also speaking at the meeting Richard Taylor from NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups will give an overview of the scheme.


This is the current agenda.

Two distinct parts to the evening - the first on the initiatives created and underway in relation to research and the clinical side of ME, revolving around the centre of research in Norwich Research Park.

The second part of the evening is oriented toward experiences for ME patients - with a presentation on pacing for patients from European ME Alliance.

The evening will include a questions and answers session and refreshments prior to the meeting.

If you are interested in clinical trials for ME or want to hear of the research strategy for ME then come along to this event and listen to the plans for developing the Centre of Excellence for ME and high-quality biomedical research and treatment for ME.

The event is being held thanks to an Awards for All grant to the charity.


Or use our Eventbrite page using this link
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or contact the charity to reserve a place for this event - use the contact form below.

The Assembly House

Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ

Friday 25th October 2019

17.30 - 19.30

More details of the venue - click here

Opposite the Forum Millenium Library

Norwich Science Festival

Norwich Science Festival provides opportunities to look at a range of science, meet scientists whose research has changed our world and debate some big questions with some big-thinkers.
The Festival offers inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge, plus a dedicated learning programme for schools, youth groups and home educators.

It is also a celebration of the groundbreaking scientific research associated with the city, and is a partnership initiative involving many organisations from across the region, coordinated by The Forum, Norwich.

More information here.

What IiMER Are Doing

In the welcome message for opening registration for the 15th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2020 in London IiMER chairman Kathleen McCall mentions some of the current work that the charity is involved with.

These are centered around a variety of ways focused on -

  • creating solid foundations for a research programme on ME
  • solving scientific questions relating to ME
  • finding treatments that are based on research evidence
  • raising standards on all levels of patient care
  • facilitating European and international collaboration

Read more here

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Last Update 26/09/2019