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Christmas merchandise offers

Like our new Alport merchandise? We’ve got a couple of Christmas offers for you if you’ve been eyeing up our webshop and thinking you might want to buy some this Christmas. But don’t wait too long – offer closes at … Read more »

Alport webshop opens!

Psst! We are delighted to be able to announce that you can now buy Alport merchandise from our website – you’ll see the SHOP tab at the top of the page on this website. A massive thank you goes to … Read more »

Registration open for The 2021 International online workshop on Alport Syndrome

Registration for The 2021 online International workshop on Alport Syndrome is now OPEN. The event takes place 30 November-4 December 2021 and is FREE to patients and patient families/carers. Saturday 4 December will give an update on patient activities around … Read more »

Save the date: The 2021 online International workshop on Alport Syndrome

On behalf of the Workshop Organising Committee for The 2021 online International workshop on Alport Syndrome, we would like to invite you to save Tuesday 30 November – Saturday 4 December 2021 in your diaries. This is an opportunity for the Alport community … Read more »

Alport Information Day 31 July 2021

Saturday 31st July from 10am-4pm is an online Alport information day. It’s FREE for patients to join and is open to everyone. Topics: latest clinical trials, nutrition, exercise, and connecting with other patients to share stories plus experts to answer … Read more »

Next online workshop: ADAS and gene editing plus an Alport dog colony

Our next online workshop is on Wednesday 7 July at 7pm BST. Email for Zoom link.  Find out about some exciting work with an Alport dog colony and gene editing plus Autosomal Dominant Alport Syndrome (ADAS). Mary Nabity from Texas A&M … Read more »

Hearing workshop 23 June

Join a workshop about hearing – learn tips from patient experiences, find out about the latest hearing devices, and participate in the Q&A. This informal workshop takes place on Wednesday 23rd June at 1900h/7pm BST. Email for Zoom details.

Podocyte 2021 Patient Day 31 July

Save the Date! Join us at Podocyte 2021 to hear about the latest research, and for great sessions on nutrition, diet and exercise. Patients are very welcome to attend both the Patient Day on 31st July and the main meeting … Read more »

Young adult session 18 March 7pm

Our first informal chat for 18-35 year old Alport patients happened on Zoom and we’re holding monthly get-togethers with the next session on Thursday 18 March at 7pm/1900GMT. It’s a great opportunity to meet with others, share ideas, get involved … Read more »

Spotlight on Jie Ding’s Beijing lab

If you missed Tuesday’s workshop on the research being done on Alports in China by Professor Jie Ding and her colleagues Dr Yanqin Zhang and Dr Fang Wang from Peking University First Hospital, you can now watch it on our … Read more »

Volunteer role at Alport UK

Interested in sharing/taking on the role of Alport Online Workshop Manager and working with the Alport UK team – a brighter future for those living with Alport Syndrome? 6-8 hours a week, working hours flexible, home-based with technology supplied, if necessary. … Read more »

Is Alport syndrome more common than we thought?

Is Alport syndrome more common that historically thought? Join our next online workshop and hear about the research of Assistant Professor Moumita Barua and Vanessa Williams at the University of Toronto. Working with genetics databases such as those from UK … Read more »

Cocoa drop-in

Many of you mentioned how useful you found the Christmas drop-in so we’re holding another on Wednesday 3 February. It’s very informal – you’ll be able to see the other participants on Zoom. We’ll share Alport UK’s plans for 2021 … Read more »

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Our next Alport online workshop on Transplantation TONIGHT Wed 27 Jan at 7pm GMT gives Alport patients who are on the kidney transplant journey the opportunity to hear about the experience of a recent young transplant patient.  Email for Zoom link … Read more »

UK vaccination for relatives of transplant/stage 5 dialysis patients

Great to read that some of our UK transplanted patients, like Paul Matthews, are now vaccinated. You may be aware solid organ transplant recipients and now also adults on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease (stage 5) are eligible for … Read more »

Are Flozins a treatment breakthrough for Alport syndrome?

Listen to Professor Richard Haynes of Public engagement at Nuffield Department of Population Health inviting you to join our next online workshop on Tuesday 5 January at 7pm GMT to find out more about SGLT2 inhibitors/Flozins and kidney health. Previously used in the treatment … Read more »

Christmas Drop-In – Tues 1 December 7pm

A personal invitation from Aura Zealey-Smith and Patrick Walker to join an informal Christmas Drop-In on Tuesday 1 December 7pm-8pm. Email here us for the Zoom link.

Covid -19 – Latest Advice

If you have Alport Syndrome and want the latest advice on COVID-19, please either email us or join our closed Facebook page Alport Warriors

The 2021 International workshop on Alport Syndrome

The 2021 International workshop on Alport Syndrome If you would like to participate in or sponsor the next workshop, please email Susie Gear at We particularly encourage the following groups to participate: young people with Alport Syndrome or early career … Read more »

COVID-19 – Latest advice

If you have Alport Syndrome and want the latest advice on COVID-19, please either email us or join our closed Facebook page Alport Warriors