The 14th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2019 – IIMEC14 – took place on 31st May 2019 in London and attracted delegates from twenty different countries – from Europe, North America and Australasia.
The conference day was preceded by the 9th 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 – and the full day Thinking the Future – Young/ECR Conference for young and early career investigators.
These three days prior to the IIMEC14 conference 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. The need for funding of biomedical research was underlined as the theme of ME Conference Week 2019 – #InvestinMEresearch
The IIMEC14 conference showed the major initiatives and research taking place, continuing an international collaborative strategy for biomedical research which Invest in ME Research has been championing for over fourteen years.
EFNA’s Executive Director, Donna Walsh, and Communication Manager, Elizabeth Cunningham, attended the conference – sharing news of EFNA’s advocacy work at European-level and on-going engagement with member organisation the European ME Alliance (EMEA).
Nancy Van Hoylandt, EFNA Board Member and EMEA representative, brought the #BrainLifeGoals campaign to the conference. Participants were delighted to share their #BrainLifeGoals and raise awareness of the issues facing the ME community.