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Conference proceedings now on-line

We had a very useful conference in July. Held in Exeter for the first time, patients and researchers gathered to discuss existing projects and future plans.

Networking started the night before with a conference dinner and continued throughout the Saturday, culminating in a lovely night out at a city restaurant on Saturday evening for those who were able to stay.

You can read a summary of what took place in our news item and the programme, speakers biographies and presentations are available from the 2017 Conference page.

Lots of useful contacts made and even some evidence of progress!

The Lyme rash

The rash is red, roughly circular and spreading outwards.

It is called erythema migrans (EM): erythema for red and migrans for spreading.

It may clear in the middle as it gets bigger. It is not normally itchy, hot or scaly.

See our rashes page for other images.

To help your doctor to take the possibility of Lyme disease seriously, see our page Resources / For the public. This has information expelling some myths and also links to official documents that will help.

What we do

We are a charity dealing with Lyme disease throughout the UK. We provide accredited information that you can trust; for the public, patients and health professionals. Find out the facts here on

We raise awareness, provide free leaflets and lobby for improved services. See what we have been doing recently.

We hold an annual conference. See the LDA conferences page for details of our next conference in Devon in September 2018.