edmesh extended another warm welcome to Dr Vance Spence, (Chairman) and Dr Neil Abbot (Operations Director), from the Perth based charity, ME Research UK (MERUK). Their return to the Lammermuir Hall, St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh on 15th October 2011, was much anticipated. After a few words, Dr. Spence addressed the meeting of around 70 people.
He began his talk with a brief outline of how the charity evolved, its aims, the challenges they face and the key problems in ME research today. He explained that MERUK’s mission is to “Energise ME Research” by funding high calibre research into the causes of ME, which will lead to effective treatment and ultimately, discovery of a cure.