Joint event with Public Health England

A training session for trainees and consultants, specifically within infectious diseases and microbiology, to raise awareness and understanding of a range of zoonotic diseases we see in travellers and in UK residents. The common theme for the day is the association with an animal bite. Some of the more controversial aspects of Lyme disease will be discussed, as well as diseases that are commonly missed in the travelling population. We will end the day with the mysteries of animal bites and their management when the bite itself is the issue from envenomation or consequential infection.


Online booking has now closed. If you wish to attend, please call the Conference Department on 0207 451 6715


09:30 Registration & refreshments

10:00 Overview of Lyme Disease & Related Infections in the UK - Dr Matthew Dryden

10.35 Interactive discussion on difficult cases. The challenge of Lyme disease - Dr Sandra Pearson            

11.15 Refreshments                                                                                                                                  

11.45 Spots, ticks, fleas & chiggers (Rickettsial diseases worldwide) - Dr Laura Nabarro

12.20 Case discussion on typhus in all its forms - Dr Nick Beeching

13.00 Lunch                                                                                                                                                   

13.45 Zika and its mimics  - Dr Kate Woods

14.20 Clinical problems with Zika infection - Dr Emma Aarons

15.00 Refreshments                                                                                                                                  

15:30 Casebook of infected animal bites - Dr Marina Morgan

16.10  Venomous bites (covering snakes and arthropods) - Professor David Warrell

16.50  Close


To be held at Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH

Registration fees

Online registration fees

RCPath Members: £188.00
Concessions: £100.00
Non Members: £265.00