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was published in The Times newspaper by a retired medic, where he promoted a view of Lyme disease that we felt was outdated and not supported by the evidence.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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LDA Conference – draft programme

We now have most speakers confirmed and the draft programme is available. We will look at the evidence for treatment failures and the real difficulties this causes to patients and doctors.  We will then switch to exploring the reasons for this and what we might be able to do about it. Borrelia persisters – what [...]

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Flyer for RCGP e-learning module

As reported last year, LDA worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners to produce an on-line training module for GPs. This is available on the RCGP website and attracts 0.5 CPD points. It is currently available free to all health professionals. To help spread awareness, you could print either one or both pages of [...]

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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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