Thirteen years of Commitment to Biomedical Research into ME

IIMEC13, London, 1st June 2018


The 13th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2018 - IIMEC13 - took place on 1st June 2018 in London and attracted delegates from twenty different countries - from Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia.
The conference day was preceded by the 8th Invest in ME Research International Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium - a two day closed researchers' meeting with almost 100 eminent researchers invited to attend from fourteen countries.

This year IiMER also celebrated its 12th year as a charity and reinforced the charity's efforts to increate international collaboration. The theme was, therefore, Working Together

Prior to the IIMEC13 conference the charity held a two-day Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium (BRMEC8) - our eighth annual colloquium. These three days brought together researchers (both new to ME and experienced ME researchers) to collaborate and share knowledge for the benefit of future research into this disease by enhancing education and effectiveness of research efforts.

Through the multiple international collaborations the charity has formed there was an incredibly positive atmosphere beginning with the BRMEC8 Colloquium and continuing through the IIMEC13 Conference days.

Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis has, after years of effort, emerged into the mainstream of research and is receiving increasingly more attention from both major research institutes in several countries as well as national health organisations.
The mainstreaming this field of research has been one of the major achievements of the BRMEC* Colloquums and the IIMEC* conferences.

The IIMEC13 conference showed the major initiatives and research taking place to continue an international collaborative strategy for biomedical research into ME which Invest in ME Research has been championing since after the 2007 #IIMEC2 conference.

The events organised by Invest in ME Research are based on a collaborative strategy of biomedical research into ME which we believe will progress this complex but exciting area of research and eventually lead to appropriate development of patient care and treatments for people with ME.


IIMEC13 Conference Agenda and Report - 1st June 2018

 


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IIMEC13 GALLERY and COMMENTS


Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium 8 - London, May 2018



Invest in ME Research organised and hosted the Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium number 8 in May 2018.
Ninety researchers from fourteen countries attended the two-day meeting.

The collaborative atmosphere and resulting collaborations from the Colloquium will help further progress research and ultimately help patients.

Use this link to go to the BRMEC Colloquium page.


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Research

IIMER are facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into ME. The charity is currently funding possibly the two most important research projects for ME in the UK.
Currently the main hubs of research are at UEA/IFR in the Norwich Research Park and at UCL. These involve a gut microbiota project at UEA/IFR in the Norwich Research Park and B cell research at UCL in London, leading to a clinical trial of rituximab.

Advisory Board

The IIMER Advisory Board is made up of eminent researchers who are helping the charity to form a credible and productive biomedical research strategy which will provide the best and quickest route for possible treatments and cures for this disease.

Centre of Excellence for ME

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


Let's Do It For ME

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.

Research Colloquiums

In addition to the International ME Conference the charity also organises an annual International Research Colloquium which attracts researchers from around the world in order to discuss experiences and open up collaborations in order to find answers for this disease.

European Collaboration

Invest in ME Research is one of the founder members of the European ME Alliance (EMEA) – a grouping of charities and patient organisations working together across Europe. Now thirteen countries collaborating.




Last Update 12/06/2018