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St John and St Elizabeth Hospital has been a central point for Achalasia Group meetings.

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Sunday 21st Nov, 4pm - Young Adults (18 - 35s) Group

Saturday 27th Nov, 10:30 am South West Group

Friday 3rd Dec, 7.30pm - Parents of Children with Achalasia at 7.30pm on Friday 3rd December

Sunday 12th Dec, 2pm - London Group

All monthly meetups are informal and provide an opportunity to simply talk to and learn from others with achalasia. The London meetings usually take place at the Lanes Coffee Shop in the Marriott Hotel, Marble Arch, London W1K 7AA. However, in the current situation will be held by video conference.

Please email us if you have any questions about the meetups, or if you're interested in helping with forming a group in your area.

Issues with signing up to meet-up? Please just email us at the above address.

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ACAC works closely with an Italian association for achalasia patients - ALMA.

ACAC supports guts UK committed to fighting all digestive disorders.

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Achalasia Leaflet - Young People in Education

ACAC has designed a leaflet to assist with explaining Achalasia to schools and colleges - with the intention to promote a better understanding of how the condition might affect children and young people.

It is possible for personal details to be added to the document for onward transfer to an educational establishment. However, if you would like a printed hard copy of the leaflet via the post, please do contact us:


What is Achalasia?

Rapid weight-loss is fairly common whilst waiting for Achalasia treatment. If weight loss is a concern please visit our New

Emergency Diet Page.

Achalasia Action strives to provide useful, up-to-date information on matters of concern to individuals with achalasia and other members of the achalasia community. The information we give should not be used as a means of diagnosis, determining treatment, nor replace the relationship between you, your doctors and other healthcare professionals. For diagnosis and treatment options, you are urged to consult your physician.


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