Registration is now open for SmellTaste2017, a pioneering new event organized by the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste and UK-based charity Fifth Sense.
SmellTaste2017 will include workshops, lectures, discussions and social events aimed at providing an opportunity for those affected by smell or taste disorders to learn more about these conditions and to find better ways of coping with them. The event will be held February 25-26, 2017, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Fla.
If you are affected by a smell or taste disorder then the conference will provide you with the opportunity to share experiences, gain mutual support, and, we hope, find ways of better coping with your condition through a number of workshops and social events. A free public lecture from Molly Birnbaum (author of Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way, a memoir about her experience of losing her sense of smell) will touch on the day to day impact of smell and taste disorders and help convey the importance of smell and taste in our daily lives. Molly’s talk is open to the general public. For more information on SmellTaste2017, including the program schedule, browse the event website at SmellTaste.org.
The registration fee covers the full meeting program, meeting materials, and a catered luncheon on Saturday. The Gala Banquet, to be held in the Florida Museum of Natural History on Saturday evening, is also included as part of registration (guest tickets can also be purchased for the banquet separately).