Advancing Understanding of ME: Bridging Research and Clinical Treatment


We are pleased to announce the sixteenth public international conference hosted by the UK charity Invest in ME Research, #IIMEC16 - The 16th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2024.
Taking place on the 28th of June 2024, this prestigious event will be held at the renowned Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton Hall. Building on the foundation of our two-day researcher colloquium, IIMEC16 continues our mission of bringing research and clinical expertise to bear on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), setting the stage for impactful advancements in the field.

Updates on research into ME from around the world will also be given - as well as input from the previous two days of the BRMEC13 closed researchers Colloquium.

With developments around research into Long Covid and with the similarities of some symptoms to those experienced by people with ME then this topic will be also included as a central component of the agenda.

CPD-accreditation being applied for


IIMEC16 Conference Agenda - 28 June 2024

The conference programme may be subject to change

# Session Presenter(s)
8:15 Welcome to IIMEC16 Registration
09:00 Welcome to IIMEC16 / Research Update from Colloquium Professor Simon Carding
Quadram Institute, UK / European ME Research Group (EMERG)
NIH Roadmap - Future Directions Dr Vicky Whittemore
National Institues of Health, USA
Insight into mechanisms of ME/CFS (tbc) Dr Avindra Nath
National Institues of Health, USA
Discussions Chaired panel discussion
tbc confirmed speaker
Explaining skeletal muscle-related symptoms in patients with ME/CFS: from skeletal muscle to exercise immunology (tbc) Dr Rob Wüst
Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
tbc tbc
tbc Professor Lutz Schomburg
Charité University Hospital, Germany / EMERG
Discussions Chaired discussion amongst delegates
Precision medicine for ME confirmed speaker
Treating ME in USA -
A Clinician's Approach
Dr Irina R Rozenfeld /
Dr Violetta Renesca

Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine,
Department of Clinical Immunology,
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, USA
Treating ME in Europe -
A Clinician's Approach
Dr Jesper Mehlsen
Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark / EMERG
Panel Discussion Chaired discussion
tba tba
tbc Dr David Systrom
Harvard Medical School, USA
tba Professor Ron Davis
Stanford School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA
Discussion Panel discussion


Registration for #IIMEC16 can be made using the Eventbrite interface below.


The conference will take place on the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton Hall, near Cambridgeshire. Hinxton Hall

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside research institutions that are at the forefront of the genomics revolution. Hinxton Hall Conference Centre blends stunning contemporary architecture with state-of-the-art facilities, alongside a Grade II* listed country house, all set within a beautiful, rural 100 acre estate bordering the River Cam.

This location is near to Cambridge as well as a short drive from London Stansted airport.
There is also a direct link to London Stansted from central London.
This venue offers a number of advantages for assisting in our objectives of building collaboration and expanding knowledge.


There are opportunities for sponsoring elements of the International ME Conference Week 2024, including at the IIMEC16 conference. Please read our Conference Week brochure for details of the events. Contact us if interested in becoming a sponsor of the conference and supporter of the work of Invest in ME Research

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Last Update April 2024