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 to present their views and discuss issues around the diagnostics and management of Lyme disease. It will have international representation with contributors from Europe, Australia and the USA.

The conference will be opened by the Countess of Mar and the programme includes:

  • Dr Tim Brooks, head of PHE’s Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory
  • Dr Sue Best, Director of the National Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia
  • Dr Brian Fallon, Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center, Columbia University

Stop Press: See further news item for altered programme dated 16th March.

The conference should be of interest to clinicians, GPs, infectious disease specialists, as well as representatives from Lyme disease support groups and members of the public with an interest in Lyme disease.

The day be held at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London and will begin at 09.30 with registration. Talks will run from 10.00 to 16.30. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

To apply for a place please complete the registration form * and email to and await confirmation.

* To complete the registration form, save the PDF then open your copy, click on “Fill and Sign” and select “Add Text”. You will then be able to type your details on the form, save it and attach it to an email.

If you are unable to complete the form then send your details by email to and it will be completed for you.