Mark your calendars for our 5th NPKUA Conference, July 5-8, 2018 in Atlanta, GA! In 2016 we "Took the Lead For PKU". Join us as we "Advance the Dream" for PKU this year.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Downtown Atlanta, which is located in an area great for walking and sightseeing! Use the link below to learn more about Atlanta and the conference location.

The conference will kick-off Thursday evening with an opening reception at the family friendly Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, GA.

The conference promises stimulating general sessions on the latest PKU research, practical breakout sessions for parents, teens, and  adults, and plenty of networking opportunities and fun!

Click here for the tentative Conference Agenda.

Click here for the Restaurant Area Guide.


Breakout Session Topics

  • Advocating for PKU
  • Caring for yourself as a Caregiver
  • Fundraising
  • Grandparent Topic
  • Healthy Meal Planning and also for a Mixed Family
  • Life Coaching to motivate children
  • Maternal PKU
  • Meal Planning with Schools
  • Newborns and Toddlers
  • Overcoming Obstacles – Sports & Beyond
  • Peer Pressure (Explaining PKU to friends, eating out)
  • PKU and Neurocognitive Development 
  • Research Topics
  • Resources and Strategies for an Easy and Tasty PKU diet: How Much Phe and Cook for Love.
  • Returning to Diet on a Budget
  • School aged kids – Self-care/ Self-Management Skills
  • Siblings – non PKU children helping siblings with PKU
  • Strategies to Shake Off Diet Related Anxiety
  • Transition to College and Adult Life
  • Weight Control and Exercise
  • Why Local PKU Orgs are important – we need you!  

Returning Favorites

  • Entertainment
  • Grocery Store Tour - Virtual this year!
  • Kids Zone
  • PKU Adult and Teen Dinner
  • PKU Hero Award Banquet
  • Research Topics
  • Teen Lounge