Since its inception Invest in ME have campaigned for biomedical research into ME.
We began arranging our biomedical research conferences in our first year and have continued them ever since – mostly funded by the charity but with help from some wonderful supporters and some good friends.
At our IIMEC8 conference we focus on ME now becoming a mainstream research area.
We have representatives from most of the main biomedical research initiatives now occurring throughout the world.
In 2011 we organised a “corridor conference” -
click here – aimed at getting researchers into the same room and brainstorm.
In 2012 the Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation of Australia and Invest in ME worked together to arrange and fund the Clinical Autoimmunity Working Group
here] – convened by University of East Anglia and Bond University.
To achieve continued progress in understanding and treating this disease we must establish collaborations between biomedical researchers who can agree a clear strategy of biomedical research.
Therefore, to attempt to increase collaboration and awareness and
to encourage new researchers to the field we are arranging a research meeting
which brings together major researchers in order to crowdsource ideas on ME research.
The charity is therefore establishing a new research meeting prior to our 8th international ME conference in London in May.
Already there will be participants from USA, Australia,
Norway, UK, Sweden and Germany.
Representatives from seven countries are already attending.
We shall update with more details here soon.