Invest in ME aim to facilitate and organise
research events which enable progress to be made in developing treatments/cures
Listed below are these events.
International ME Conferences
The Invest in ME International ME Conferences are CPD
accredited biomedical conferences which provide a platform for the latest
information and biomedical research on myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Invest in ME began the
conferences in 2006 and they are now an annual event in May. The conferences
attract some of 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 and enable
an excellent insight into these areas and the issues currently facing the
healthcare and ME patient communities.
Use the links below to see reviews of all of
the IiME conferences.
The Invest in ME INTERNATIONAL ME
London, 31st May
London, 1st June 2012
London, 20th May 2011
London, 24th May 2010
London, 29th May 2009
London, 23rd May 2008
London, 1-2nd May 2007
London, 12th May 2006
In May 2011 at the
IIMEC6 conference weekend included a new IiME idea - the “Corridor Conference” - with clinicians and researchers discussing amongst themselves ways to collaborate, discuss issues and generally to progress knowledge and opportunities for research.
researchers who were presenting at the conference, and a few others who were
attending, were gathered together to discuss their current research and to look
at opportunities for ongoing collaboration. This was a “closed” meeting, but I
was lucky to be able to go along as an observer. Much of the research discussed
was embargoed for any mention here, as is still awaiting publication. However
we were fortunate to have a fascinating 30 minute talk from Professor Burnstock
on his theories and research on purine signalling. This talk was repeated the
following day at the conference (see below). I was glad to be able to hear it
twice as it was complex biochemically. This could have much relevance in
ME/CFS. All the researchers were keen to have ongoing contact with a view to
collaboration." - from
Ros Vallings' IIMEC8 conference report
In May 2012
the charity and the Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation of Australia organised and
hosted the first Clinical Autoimmunity Working Group for ME in London –
In May 2013 the
Biomedical Research into ME Collaborative meeting was held in London with 40
researchers from 9 countries attending, prior to the IIMEC8 Invest in ME
International ME Conference 2013 - http://bit.ly/ZK7eoC
On 29th May 2014 the
Biomedical Research into ME Collaborative meeting 4 will take place in London with
researchers from countries across the world attending and discussing the
initiatives currently going on and those planned. Synergising Research into ME -
International ME Conference DVDs
For details of purchasing the DVDs of the conferences,
containing the entire presentations, please go to
Together with these conferences and research meetings we have the
support of a great many wonderful and dedicated supporters.
There is also the 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 ME research, clinical assessment,
diagnosis and treatment for patients, training and information for healthcare
staff, based around the Norwich Research Park in the UK and aiming to work
collaboratively with international biomedical researchers.
Together we are making things happen.