From Invest in ME
International ME/CFS Conference 2010 took place on 24th May 2010 in
London and was attended by presenters and delegates from 18 countries
and four continents (see
like to thank you for attending the
conference and contributing to another day
showing the progress being achieved by
biomedical research. Thank you for helping
to create the wonderful and exciting
atmosphere which was present during the
conference. We know many of you travelled
from afar and the conference was a success
because of you.
the conference concentrated on education of
healthcare professionals and left no one in
doubt about the serious consequences of this
illness. It also continued to show the
promise and real hope of treatments for this
illness based on science and proper
investigations. We hope that everyone
left not only with an enhanced knowledge
gained from the conference but also with
renewed hope for development of more
treatments for myalgic encephalomyelitis.
presenters we extend our grateful thanks for
the work you are doing.
of knowledge, science and experience
regarding ME, as discussed and presented at
the conference, is not only impressive but
about the conference arising from comments
accreditation is available for those
professional delegates who attended and
a web link will be posted shortly and
notified to you.
you for those feedback forms which were
returned. We value and appreciate all
the comments and feedback which we
received and we shall use these to
attempt to improve the conference for
2011 - where we hope to see many of you
again. Please write in with your reviews
of the conference or just to let us know
what is happening with your experiences.
Our Journal of IiME, together with
the conference section, is available on
our web site. If anyone has difficulties
in obtaining it then please email
ME has produced a
DVD of the conference
containing the complete presentations at the conference plus
interviews and plenary session. This
may be ordered via this link -
that the many contacts which were
established at the conference will continue
and we hope to remain in contact with as
many of you as possible.
The conference for 2010 showed the urgent
need for more funding for biomedical
research and the sure progress being made by
those committed professionals with a clear
strategy for scientific advancement.
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in ME there are some new ideas we shall be
working on in the next months. Invest
in ME will be continuing in its efforts to
fund more biomedical research.
We shall also be working with our
colleagues in the European ME Alliance.
During the conference weekend the EMEA held
its AGM and we shall be continuing to work
together on initiatives which will benefit
patients in Europe and beyond.
We look forward to developments in
treatments being progressed and hope that
our continued lobbying will make the
relevant authorities aware that only good
science will prevail.
Please follow developments in our
newsletters - which are free for everyone.
review of the conference will appear later
in these pages.
Invest in ME published its Journal of IiME [click
here] at the conference
and abstracts of the conference presenters'
presentations are included therein.
use the links above to branch to different aspects of the
and appreciate all the comments and feedback which we
received and we shall use these to attempt to improve the
conference for 2011.
Invest in ME would like to thank the two organisations who
helped sponsor some of the speakers for the conference (see
We would also
like to express our thanks for all of the support we
received - both before and after the conference.
Again you have made a difference.
Wishes from all at Invest in ME
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