The European ME Alliance is a grouping of European organisations that are
involved in supporting patients suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or
ME/CFS) and are campaigning for funding for biomedical research to provide
treatments and cures for ME.
alliance was formed in 2008 and now consists of national charities and
organisations from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland and the UK.
24th May 2010 one of our member organisations, Invest in ME in the UK, is
organising and hosting a major biomedical research conference in Westminster,
London – the 5th Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference 2010 –
A New Era in ME/CFS Research.
Present at the event will be leading experts presenting the latest biomedical
research into ME/CFS and information valuable to healthcare professionals in
diagnosing and treating ME/CFS.
European ME Alliance will be meeting in London at the same time and we would
like to invite you to attend a special meeting of all European Chief Medical
Officers, or equivalents, to be held on the Sunday prior to the conference, on
23rd May in London. We hope to have the presenters at the conference also
This will be a unique opportunity for Europe's medical officers to discuss the
latest research into an illness that affects many millions of Europeans.
ME/CFS is a debilitating neurological illness classified as such by the World
Health Organisation under ICD-10 G93.3.
aim is to bring together a European lobby of groups to campaign for funding of
biomedical research to establish an understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis
and epidemiology of ME/CFS. This should lead to the development of treatments to
cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.
EMEA will organise this event in order that we can jointly discuss a future
European strategy toward ME/CFS based on good science and biomedical research.
Invest in ME have offered to supply seats at the conference on 24th May to all
Europe's Chief Medical Officers.
invite you to make the treatment and eventual cure of ME your personal
24th May in Westminster, London, there is a seat reserved for all Europe's Chief
Medical Officers to listen to the latest, groundbreaking research being
performed by the best researchers in the world.
Welcome to London,
The Chairman, Board and Members of the European ME Alliance
European ME Alliance