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The next young/early career researcher conference organised by UK charity Invest in ME Research and the European ME Research Group (EMERG) takes place on 2nd June 2023 at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge, UK, in parallel with the 15th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference.
This will be the first in person young/ecr conference since the pandemic paused events in 2020.
It coincides with the restart of the EMERG ecr initiative - Young EMERG - bringing together early career researchers in Europe to collaborate on research into ME.
The intent is to continue the work that was started with the Thinking the Future conferences that had to be paused in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Apart from reestablishing the European network of young researchers we hope to create a broader network across the continent. which will, in turn, facilitate further international collaboration in research into ME and encourage new ideas to be formulated.

The conference will bring together young international scientists and students working on, or interested in, myalgic encephalomyelitis (and also those involved with long covid research) and will again advance research into the disease by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between researchers from around the world.

The event presents a unique networking opportunity for early career researchers involved with research into ME, and those involved in other research areas who would like to collaborate and share knowledge, and those wishing to join the EMERG ecr network.


The EMERG ecr team is preparing the programme for the conference and it will be updated here. Abstracts for potential presentations can be forwarded to the EMERG ecr steering group.


Registration for the ecr conference can be made in the first instance by contacting us using the link in the button below.


The conference will take place on the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton Hall, near Cambridgeshire. Hinxton Hall

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre is located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside research institutions that are at the forefront of the genomics revolution. Hinxton Hall Conference Centre blends stunning contemporary architecture with state-of-the-art facilities, alongside a Grade II* listed country house, all set within a beautiful, rural 100 acre estate bordering the River Cam.

This location is near to Cambridge as well as a short drive from London Stansted airport.
There is also a direct link to London Stansted from central London.
This venue offers a number of advantages for assisting in our objectives of building collaboration and expanding knowledge.