Finding, Facilitating and Funding Biomedical Research into ME

Invest in ME Research Colloquium/Conference Site

Invest in ME Research (IIMER) is a UK charity facilitating and funding a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) and promoting better education about ME.

Since 2006 the charity has been arranging an annual international CPD-accedited biomedical research conference on ME.
Since 2011 the charity has been organising an annual international CPD-accedited biomedical research Colloquium on ME aimed at increasing international collaboration on research into ME..

The IiMER annual conferences and research colloquiums arranged by the charity now attract presenters, researchers, physicians, patient groups and journalists from around the world.

On this site one will find a description of the latest conference and colloquium and links to previous conferences/colloquiums including details of the presenters and the DVDs from the conferences.

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Our next Colloquium and Conference

Our next Colloquim and Conference will be in 2018.

The BRMEC8 research Colloquium will be on 30th May - 31st May 2018.

The IIMEC13 Conference will be on 1st June 2018.

Click on the image on the right to go to the latest Conference page - IIMEC13.

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Past Conferences

Invest in ME Research has been organising the International ME Conferences for twelve years - always in the heart of London.
Each conference has been CPD-accredited and each conference has been recorded in full on DVDs - which are all available for purchase.
Use the link below to see the history of the Invest in ME Research conferences and the progress being made by this small charity with a BIG Cause.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The IIMEC* conferences attract researchers, professionals working in healthcare (GPs, nurses, paediatricians etc.), students, media personnel, politicians and ME patient groups, patients and carers from around the world. It is therefore a unique event providing potential sponsors with an opportunity to reach a wide range of interest groups, as well as targeted individual groups.
The IIMEC* conferences maintain a friendly atmosphere with the focus on research, treatments and progress.
To enable us to provide the best Conference possible we welcome donations or sponsorship from companies, organisations, support groups and individuals to make the International ME Conferences and Colloquiums a success.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the conference then please contact us by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in the charity.

Contact Address

  • Address: Invest in ME Research PO Box 561 Eastleigh SO50 0GQ Hampshire UK
  • Phone: 02380 643736 / 07759 349743
  • Fax: 02380 000040
  • Email:
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  • Centre of Excellence for ME:

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Other Invest in ME Research Activity

Invest in ME Research - Mainstreaming Research into ME

Invest in ME Research Projects

Research funded and facilitated by Invest in ME Research.

View the completed and ongoing projects made possible by the supporters of the charity.


IIMER are facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into ME. The charity is currently funding possibly important research projects for ME in the UK with international collaboration.
Currently the main hub of research is at Quadram Institute Bioscience and University of East Anglia ) in the Norwich Research Park and we also fund research at UCL. These involve a gut microbiota project in Norwich and B cell research in London.

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 fifteen European countries collaborating.