IIMEC10 Pre-conference dinner

The Invest in ME/Vitae Pre-Conference Dinner 2015

This event will be hosted by Invest in ME and will mark the tenth international conference for ME that the charity has organised.

The pre-conference dinner will include invited researchers, clinicians and ME patient group representatives from many different countries.

The evening includes a drinks reception, 3 course dinner and allows networking with a range of people responsible for ME research, treatment and patient support.

This year we are happy to welcome Vitae Natural Nutrition who have become a sponsor of the IIMEC10 pre-conference dinner. More details of Vitae Natural Nutrition are given below.

We are also very pleased to announce that The pre-conference dinner speech - The Challenge of a Lifetime - this year will be given by Mike Shepherd.

Mike has trained for the North Pole Marathon over a long period and recently completed the event on 11th April 2015.

Mike has performed this extreme event to raise funds for the IiME Biomedical Research Fund - click here From his JustGiving page -

"This is the challenge of a lifetime and it is the result of my daughter having ME since September 2008.
I have seen firsthand how damaging ME can be to a person’s life, their prospects and their family.
In addition to my daughters condition, in October 2012 I had a heart scare that resulted in me having a pace maker fitted.
This affected my fitness, training and outlook on life.
When that sort of life changing event occurs we all take a good look at our lives and decide what is important to us.
For me it was my family and I decided there and then to do something that would help all families who struggle with ME / CFS.
This will make me the first person to run the North Pole marathon with a pace maker.

At the pre-conference dinner we also welcome our colleagues from the European ME Alliance who will be present representing their countries.

We hope this event will continue our efforts to build collaboration between researchers and patients.

Vitae Natural Nutrition is a laboratory that develops natural products based on Science and nutraceutical technology, designed to activate, improve and regulate the biological processes of the body maintaining and extending its functions. Following the vision of a healthier world to live in, Vitae have made important progress in the food supplement field and have generated results. The goal of the team is to invest in progress, seeking more natural solutions through innovation. The cornerstone of the research team is to find more efficient natural solutions through the use of innovation. Vitae have a number of reputable research partners and team members including: Qualified scientists Multifaceted Professionals Strong partnerships with Health Centers, Hospitals, and endorsements from Universities

VITAE NATURAL NUTRITION, S.L. (+34) 670 553 746 www.vitae.es C/Vallès 96-102 Local G-29 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) Tel: 935 901 880 Fax: 935 901 881