2nd Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2007

IIMEC2 - Building a Future for Research into ME

The IiME ME/CFS Conference for 2007- #IIMEC2 - was our second annual international conference for ME and was held on over two days - 1st and 2nd May, 2007 in London and began ME Awareness Month 2007. The 2nd International ME/CFS Conference 2007 was attended by presenters and delegates from 12 countries, from Europe, USA, Canada and even South Korea.

The charity decided to make this a two-day conference - with themes for professionals on one day and patients on the second day.

This also allowed increased networking opportunities and increase the potential for one of the charity's main objectives - international collaboration between researchers.

The conference carried full CPD-accreditation.

1st May - ME Awareness & Support Conference Day consisted of a series of group presentations and was designed for healthcare professionals, people with ME and their carers and ME Support groups with a view to working together.

2nd May - Professionals Conference Day was the formal presentation day for healthcare professionals - doctors, paediatricians, nurses, researchers, students etc. as well as people with ME and their carers and ME support groups.

The ME/CFS Conference aimed to educate and provide current information to healthcare professionals (GPs, paediatricians, nurses) and researchers and to educate the media and politicians involved in establishing news or debate regarding healthcare.

The series of lectures focused on treatments, care and medical information and research and provided a broad range of valuable information for all.

The conference provided a chance to hear the latest news on ME from the most prominent speakers within the ME community - in ME Awareness Month 2007.

We feel that good and useful connections were made - researchers discussing collaboration; ME Support groups discussing joint ventures and campaigns; carers and parents sharing experiences.

Invest in ME would like to thank all those who took part in the conference for contributing to the wonderful atmosphere which was present during both days of the conference. Many travelled from afar and the conference was a success because of the character and of all. The atmosphere at the conference showed the positive and forward-looking side of the ME community around the world.

We believe that everyone left not only with an enhanced knowledge gained from the conference but also with renewed hope for the future treatment and possible cure for myalgic encephalomyelitis. The breadth of knowledge, science and experience regarding ME, as discussed and presented at the conference, is not only impressive but also exciting.

We hope 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. To see renowned experts on ME discussing with each other and forming or re-enforcing collaborative efforts was reward enough for hosting the conference. To turn into reality our efforts to form a world alliance of campaigning ME Support organisations was also justification for the conference.

And then there were the presentations from our distinguished speakers. An amazing amount of knowledge was presented showing the organic nature of myalgic encephalomyelitis. Invest in ME published its first Journal of IiME, which also served as a conference brochure. Invest in ME produced a DVD of the conference but later the videos of the presentations have been made available here online.

IIMEC2 Conference Presentations 2007

Conference Presentations from IIMEC2

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Images from IIMEC2, London, 2007

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Our Sponsors for IIMEC2

Invest in ME wish to thank the following organisations for again helping us in sponsoring a speaker for the 2nd Invest in ME International ME Conference 2007.