The 7th Invest in ME

International ME/CFS Conference 2012

Building a Future for Research into ME
Clinical and Research Updates in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis



CPD accredited


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This will be the seventh annual Invest in ME international biomedical conference on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) and will be fully CPD-accredited.

The conference will be held on 1st June 2012 in Westminster, London and builds on the successful biomedical research conferences organised by Invest in ME in previous years.

Invest in ME aim to raise awareness of the neurological illness myalgic encephalomyelitis - an illness which is 5 times more common in the UK than HIV/AIDS - yet which has had comparatively little funding spent on biomedical research.

The Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference 2012 brings together leading clinicians and researchers in the fields of general medicine, diagnostics, immunology, Central Nervous System (CNS) Inflammation and clinical trials to discuss the central issues and current challenges involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis.

One of the most important aspects at previous IiME conferences has been the creation or resumption of the unique networking opportunities available with some of the most renowned experts on ME/CFS and related fields in the world.

How can we ensure ME research and patient care benefit from the latest thinking in ME/CFS and related areas of research?
What is the best way forward?
Join our programme of outstanding speakers for insight into these issues and more at IIMEC7 - The Invest in ME 2012 International ME/CFS Conference.

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  • Increase your understanding of diagnosis, treatment and management of ME/CFS

  • Explore current and future biomedical research into ME/CFS

  • Assess the role of immunological markers in ME/CFS

  • Learn about ongoing clinical trials using Rituximab to treat ME/CFS patients

  • Learn about Inflammation in the CNS and its contribution to Neurological Disease

  • Learn about the function of the immune response in the gut

  • Share and exchange ideas with the leading practitioners in the field


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The conference will appeal to healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, paediatricians, occupational therapists, researchers, ME/CFS support groups, people with ME/CFS and those working in social services, educational support and the media.

The conference provides an opportunity for people within government, health departments, social services and education to be able to be informed of the true nature of ME/CFS and of the current status of diagnosis, treatment and current/future biomedical research possibilities.

Maximum 6 point CPD-accreditation is available to those registering in the professional category. 

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Registration will begin from 07.50 on 1st June 2012.

Arrival, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, and a hot lunch will be included in the conference price.

A small quiet room adjacent to the lecture theatre will be available for some who may wish to rest.

The refreshment areas are available as rest areas during the conference presentations. During lunch and breaks the lecture theatre should also provide a quiet area to sit and relax.

Please note this conference is a TICKET-ONLY event - tickets must be purchased prior to the event.

Our conference registration page is open - click here.

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The conference venue is at One Birdcage Walk in the heart of Westminster, London. The conference will be held in the magnificent Lecture Theatre of One Birdcage Walk.

The conference will make the day an opportunity to network with other researchers, healthcare professionals and patient groups/charities.

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Invest in ME welcome sponsors for the 7th International ME/CFS Conference.

Please contact us here at the International ME/CFS Conference Email address.

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Use our link to London Town to find a hotel for the conference - click here

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Past IiME Conferences

Our 2006 conference and our 2-day 2007 conference established a platform for presentation of biomedical research into ME/CFS.S.
Our 2008 conference in London focused on Sub Grouping and Treatments and showed indisputable proof from leading ME/CFS experts regarding the pathology of this illness.
Our 2009 conference concentrated on the severely-affected people with ME.
Our 2010 conference concentrated on the new era of ME/CFS research which had been created by awareness of the retroviral implications in ME/CFS. For 2011 the focus was on translational biomedical research into ME/CFS highlighting the need to initiate clinical trials using homogeneous patient cohorts and correct clinical guidelines.

The education of healthcare staff about ME/CFS must reflect the latest knowledge about the pathogenesis of ME/CFS which high quality biomedical research is providing.

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IiME Proposal for a Research and Examination Facility for ME

Translational biomedical research - an iterative feedback of information between the basic and clinical research domains in order to accelerate knowledge translation from the lab to the bedside and back to the lab again - needs to be implemented to translate the findings in basic research more quickly and efficiently into medical practice. This will produce more meaningful health outcomes and facilitate the sharing of repositories and research-based facilities and laboratories. This is the model IiME are attempting to promote in the proposal for an examination and research facility based in Norwich [click here].

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Last Updated: 09/06/2012