NordTick 2016 Conference

Held in Sweden, February 2-4 2016, this was organised by the Norwegian Tick Research Network (NorTick) and the Swedish tick research network SNÄFF (Sveriges NÄtverk av Fästing Forskare). A Nordic conference on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases bringing together the leading scientists of that field in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. NordTick in numbers: 113 delegates [...]

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LDA poster presentation at NordTick

LDA presented this poster at the NordTick 2016 conference: Lyme Borreliosis – A model for improved diagnosis. The aim was to explain to the conference delegates  (scientists and doctors) that Lyme disease is an emerging disease in the UK Awareness amongst the public is low Awareness amongst doctors is low Many people go undiagnosed and under treated [...]

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LDA Newsletter January 2016

The first for 6 months – sorry for the gap, but we have been tied up with other things. This newsletter contains brief articles on- A new year underway – progress that has happened over the past months, and the action plan we are pushing forwards. Lyme@JohnCaudwell.com – some observations. Press coverage – links to [...]

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HPRU EZI Conference

HPRU EZI – LDA poster This week LDA attended the annual conference of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic infections in Liverpool. This had the theme “The response to Ebola and other emerging threats”. LDA had a poster presentation accepted: “The response to Lyme disease as an emerging threat”. Who has responded, [...]

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Report from USA conference

Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap: Lyme Disease Association 16th Annual Conference, November 14 & 15 2015, Rhode Island, USA Report from Dr Sandra Pearson, Lyme Disease Action’s Medical Director, who attended the conference. The conference was opened by Patricia Smith, President of the Lyme Disease Association, who gave an overview of [...]

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Q&A about LDA

A group of patients on the LDUK discussion board felt they didn’t know what LDA’s role was or where we stand on various issues. Although much of this information is on our website it is not easy to find, particularly for those who primarily use phones for internet browsing. It was clear that some people [...]

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Media campaign

A media campaign on infectious diseases was launched today, 1st December, and includes an article on Lyme disease. There is a print supplement in The Independent and a website with more information. This campaign will run for a few months and print versions will be distributed at international conferences. Because this will attract readership amongst doctors, [...]

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House of Lords Debate

On Thursday 22nd October, the Lords held a short debate on Lyme disease in Grand Committee. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. Prior to the debate LDA had issued a House of Lords Briefing, providing sections on basic facts on Lyme disease, what [...]

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2015 conference presentations

The 14th LDA Conference was held this year on 15th September at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. All the speakers’ presentations are now available to download in PDF format. See the conference page here

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Responding to The Times

On 29th September a letter was published in The Times newspaper by a retired medic, where he promoted a view of Lyme disease that we felt was outdated and not supported by the evidence. We duly wrote to The Times to point out the factual errors. Our letter was not published, so we asked why. [...]

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