The Invest in ME Biomedical Research for ME Colloquium
Meeting (BRMEC4) was held on 29th May 2014 in London and was the charity’s
fourth research meeting.
The charity organises and hosts the Colloquium prior to its
annual international biomedical research conference every year. The
To present the status of the latest initiatives
occurring in biomedical research into ME
Review experiences and expertise from other
research areas in order to assist ME research
To generate new ideas regarding research into ME
and assess research strategies for ME research
To discuss and explore the possibilities for
collaboration and for funding for biomedical research into ME
Promising developments have been initiated in recent years
which have created important possibilities for changing the way that Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis is researched and the way that patients are treated.
High-quality research by an impressive group of researchers
and physicians, with an emphasis on international collaboration – these are
the aims of Invest in ME and it is our intention to continue to facilitate
this and encourage new scientific research endeavours to understand the
pathogenesis of ME.
The Colloquium/Conference Summary is a document produced by
the charity to aid healthcare professionals in becoming aware of the
developments in ME research - many of which have been initiated by patients.
We have also included the Bansal Score Chart - from Dr
Amolak Bansal's IIMEC9 presentation - which is meant to provide a simple way for
guiding GPs in possible diagnosis of ME.
The charity is happy to provide the printed version of this
document to help patients in their dealings with GPs and other healthcare staff.
Please contact Invest in ME for