Lyme Resource Centre is a charity with a mission to educate the public and medical profession about Lyme disease and related tick-borne co-infections and work with others to research ways to combat all tick-borne illnesses.
The 2nd European Crypto-Infections Conference is being held in Dublin, Ireland on 27th-28th March 2020, looking behind the science of Lyme Disease and co-infections.
Undergraduate medical/science students in Scotland interested in a undertaking a summer project on tick-borne diseases are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity and before 5th March 2020. Scholarships are available through Medical Research Scotland. Read about the process of getting funding at https://medicalresearchscotland.org.uk/undergraduate-vacation-scholarship/.
Justin Bieber has revealed that he is suffering from Lyme disease (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51041033). His announcement comes in the wake of a number of developments that are changing attitudes towards tick-borne diseases in the US. Lyme disease is six times more prevalent than HIV, yet until now the Lyme budget of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been less than 1% that of HIV.
A position paper written by our trustees.
"Fiona Stalker travels around Scotland to investigate the spread of Lyme disease. One tiny tick under the skin can cause chronic illness but GPs are often slow to diagnose and to give treatment. Fiona hears from sufferers who feel let down by the health service and asks what more can be done to combat this debilitating disease."
We are celebrating the launch of our charity. Lyme Resource Centre was registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, on 21st March 2019. Irish registration is also intended.
Our first steps will be to provide an information section on this website and develop public information leaflets for distribution. We then intend to run training sessions for GPs and other healthcare staff.