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Conference booking now open

Saturday 8th July at the University of Exeter

Places still available

 Please book via our conference page.

Come and join us at this stunning venue at Exeter University. Gather insights and share your views.

The conference will have presentations on several aspects of tick-borne disease and there will be ample opportunity for networking in a friendly atmosphere.

The conference is preceded by a dinner on the Friday night and accommodation is available for both Friday and Saturday nights on campus.

Further details and booking information on our conference page.

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 July 2017.