NorthTick 2023 Conference

We were able to send 3 people to Inverness at the end of May 2023 to attend the NorthTick 2023 conference.

Before you attend a conference you get a delegate pack with details of speakers and the abstracts of the talks, so you know more or less what is going to be said. You might think it is not worth the time, and the hassle of travelling, just to sit in an auditorium and see the speakers’ slides, but it is!

One of the main benefits is meeting people. LDA has been attending international conferences on tick-borne diseases since 2014: in both Europe and America. The academics and clinicians now recognise us and talk to us. So we really get to find out what is happening in research.

This conference was the culmination of the EU-funded NorthTick project which involved countries bordering the North Sea, including the UK. As well as talks about aspects of the project itself, there were invited speakers from Canada, the USA and France. Topics covered Risk and prevention, laboratory diagnosis and management of tick-borne diseases.

You can read the schedule of talks here. We had a poster slot, and you can read the poster we presented, laying out the differences we see between Lyme borreliosis in Europe and in the UK.