AKU International Patient Workshop 2024

This year, the AKU International Workshop takes place on the 13th and 14th November, at The Holiday Inn, Liverpool, UK.

We will be welcoming attendees from around the world for this two day event, to learn more about AKU from experts and researchers and develop the tools and strategies which can be used to help manage AKU.  It is also a brilliant opportunity to connect with the community, offer support, and make new friends from across the globe.

If you are interested in attending, and not yet registered, please email natalie@akusociety.org for more information.

About the venue
The 2 day workshop will take place at The Holiday Inn, Liverpool.  It is located right opposite Liverpool Lime Street train station, and has access to a secure car park, so provides excellent access for all our attendees. You can expect fantastic views of St George’s Quarter which has been awarded World Heritage status, and includes the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery and Central Library.

For directions to the venue please visit here.

Meals and refreshments will be provided, including a group dinner on the night of the 13th.  The menu is carefully selected by expert chefs with seasonal and local ingredients and will be suitable for a protein-controlled diet.

If you need to get in touch with the venue directly, please contact Barbara Wolstenholme:
barbara.wolstenholme@hiliverpool.com | +44 (0)151 709 7090

For new accommodation enquiries please email: natalie@akusociety.org.

Workshop Agenda
The workshop has been been designed to provide attendees with updates on AKU research, educational resources, practical advice, and hands-on demonstrations to help AKU patients manage their condition more effectively.

The workshop will cover:

  • An update on the work of the AKU Society
  • The latest findings in AKU research
  • Controlled protein cooking demonstration
  • The history of Alkaptonuria
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to Chronic Health Conditions
  • Water exercises for AKU
  • Chair based pilates
  • Diet and AKU


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