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LDA Conference 2018

Great conference at the University of Exeter, on Saturday September 1st.

Thank you to all who came and participated – speakers and delegates alike.

In particular we found the last session – Question Time – very useful and were sorry we had to draw it to a close to finish the conference. Questions were still coming, and debate was running, at 5.30 – after an hour of discussion.

Snippets from the researchers:

More information is needed on the course of the disease.

Are there genetic markers that hinder recovery?

The 1st stage of managing a problem is understanding it.

We need a prospective cohort study, with samples, following treatment and outcome of UK patients.

The programme is on our LDA Conferences page.


  • Mariska Leeflang from the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam:
  • Barbara Tschirren, University of Exeter
  • Anne Cruikshank, GP
  • Tamara van Gorkom, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands.
  • John Tulloch, Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Liverpool
  • Robert Marchbanks, University Hospital, Southampton

Spotlight project

We need help from everyone to achieve everything planned for this project – training events, podcasts, toolkit of resources etc.

5 riders took part in the 100 miles event  in Ride London in  July. Jon, who has had Lyme disease  with his wife Vicky Рmotivated by their personal experience. Layton, Matt and David have seen this as a badly needed project and are raising funds amongst their friends Рspreading awareness of Lyme disease as they go. You can sponsor these individuals, who are working so hard for all of us, on their individual fundraising pages.

Read more on the Spotlight Project.

If you want to make a Spotlight Project donation, then click on the thermometer Рevery £5 really does mount up!

How about forwarding a link to your friends? If you are reading this page you probably know how difficult it can be to get a diagnosis of Lyme disease and how difficult it can be for many to get effective treatment.

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 conferences.