Ride London fundraisers

44 days to go – Graham and Sara will be taking part in Prudential Ride London to raise money for LDA. From the website, “a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes. To capture it all, the best action is broadcast live on TV [...]

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May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is now available. It contains articles on – The LDA Conference: confirmation of some of the speakers Uptake of the RCGP e-learning module on Lyme disease which is freely available to all health professionals The Tick Activity Project under the University of Liverpool and PHE A better approach to serology LDA activity [...]

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LDA Conference 2015 – Book quickly

The 14th LDA Conference,Saturday September 12th 2015,Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College,University of Cambridge Book here The theme for the 2015 conference will be treatment of Lyme Disease. The programme will include a substantial interactive discussion with the panel of speakers. Overnight accommodation is limited and bookings cannot be guaranteed unless booked and paid for by [...]

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IDSA Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are jointly developing a systematic review and guideline on treatment of Lyme disease. The Project Plan has been open to public comment between March 9th and April 9th. Although these guidelines are intended for the [...]

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PHE Open Day presentations

Public Health England has provided copies of all presentations from this day. The chair for the whole day was Dr Jenny Harries, Regional Director, South of England, PHE. The Countess of Mar gave a brief introduction followed by Dr Tim Brooks, Clinical Services Director, RIPL. Dr Brooks had only just returned from Sierra Leone and [...]

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PHE open day – altered programme

PHE are now sending out confirmation of places at their open day on March 25th in Kensington. This includes an updated programme. The main changes are The Scottish View on Lyme Disease will be presented by Dr Roger Evans alone – Dr Emma Watson is not listed “PHE tick awareness campaigns” is no longer listed, [...]

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Kirsty McAllister’s Sponsored Skydive

Kirsty has a friend fighting Lyme disease, and is raising money with a sponsored skydive on Sunday 29th March. We wish her well – please support her by visiting her MyDonate page.

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PHE Lyme disease open day

Public Health England (PHE) will be holding a Lyme Disease Open Day on Wednesday 25th March to discuss the latest research and developments in the field of Lyme disease. This day will be the second in a series of PHE Lyme Disease Open Days and it will provide an opportunity for patients, physicians and organisations [...]

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PHE Lyme disease conference UPDATE

Update 5/3/2015: At the moment due to all sorts of difficulties, including the public having little time to prepare, it is highly probable that the date will be moved Proposed Date: Thursday March 26th may be moved Venue: London, Coin Street Conference Centre, a short walk from Waterloo. This conference is open to everyone and [...]

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Tick Activity Project

The Tick Activity Project at the University of Liverpool is working with the Medical Entomology & Zoonoses Ecology group at PHE Porton to assess the seasonal activity of the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, across England and Wales.  The aim is to record climate and weather variables at the same time to analyse the effect on tick questing [...]

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