The 16th LDA Conference was held on Saturday 8th July at the University of Exeter

The theme for the day was Research.  Networking started the night before with a conference dinner and continued throughout Saturday, culminating in a lovely night out at a city restaurant on Saturday evening for those who were able to stay. Read a summary of the event on our news pages.

The full programme with speakers’ biographies and the presentations below, are available for download.


Stella Huyshe-Shires, Chairman LDA
Conference introduction – interactions and dependencies

Dr Tim Brooks, Health Protection Research Unit for Emerging Zoonoses and Infectious Diseases
UK research: plans and progress

Stella Huyshe-Shires, Lyme Disease Action
The missing component

Dr Anja Garritsen, Innatoss Laboratories, the Netherlands
Different concepts in Lyme Disease diagnosis. What can we use now and what do we need for the future?

Dr Sandra Pearson, Lyme Disease Action
A Global update

Open forum discussion

Ian Wright, Head of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites
Pets, pet owners and Lyme disease

Dr Jinyu Shan, University of Leicester
Bacteriophages in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and relapsing fever

Final Question session