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

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Monthly Meet-ups

(currently by Zoom video conference)

Sunday 8th November 2pm - London Group

Sunday 13th December 2pm - London Group

Sunday 10th Jan 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.

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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.

Check out the New ACAC Health Unlocked Forum:

New to Download!


Via Zoom - Tuesday 13 October 2020 at 5.30pm

With Majid Hashemi, Medical Chair ACAC; Anthony Hobson, Clinical Director Functional Gut Clinic, and Sach Kumar, Consultant Upper GI surgeon, Royal Marsden hospital.   (60 participants). Click on the image file below to download.

What is Achalasia?

ACAC Trustee Silvia Davey produced an insightful Paper about her experience with Achalasia. Please do review it here.  

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.


Check out what ACAC has been up to. Studies, Meetings and General Awareness here.  

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Help and Support

New! Medically Chaired Video Conference

Achalasia Pain Relief and Other Issues - 5.30pm, Tuesday 13th October 2020

With ACAC Medical Chair Majid Hashemi FRCS, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon; Anthony Hobson M Phil, PhD, Clinical Director and Senior Clinical GI Scientist; and Sach Kumar, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon (tbc).

This meeting will take place on Zoom, with the session being open for logging on 10 minutes beforehand.Please send your questions in by Friday 9 October.

There will be an opportunity to use the ‘chat’ function to ask questions during the session, but we cannot guarantee that we can answer all of them. You are of course welcome to join the meeting and just listen. Due to issues with large numbers attending, all those taking part except for speakers will normally be muted.

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