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In June 2021 at UK charity Invest in ME Research's tenth annual International Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium
(#BRMEC10) ME researchers from around the world met up to discuss research, both past and current,
The agenda was created with the help of The European ME Research Group
and was developed to test popular hypotheses that explain the aetiology of ME.
These included: immunogenetics and dysfunctional immune responses; an abnormal autonomous nervous system and autoimmunity; mitochondrial metabolic dysfunction; and altered host-microbe (commensal and pathogen) interactions.
A paper has been published that summarises discussions regaarding one of the hypotheses from one of the Colloquium sessions - that immune dysfunction and viral factors may drive the development and progression of ME.
The next BRMEC Colloquium is going virtual due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the situation in Europe. However, the agenda is filling up with new ideas and news of research from around the world. This year a theme throught the Colloquium is - ME and Long Covid: Emerging insights in mechanisms and complexity of post-viral fatigue. Once again the European ME Research Group (EMERG) will be leading the agenda.