Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience

Why and how we smell, how to measure olfactory function, and how to diagnose and treat olfactory loss.

Smell and taste disorders can markedly affect the quality of life. In recent years we have become much better in the assessment of the ability to smell and taste. In addition, information is now available to say something about the prognosis of individual patients. With regard to therapy there also seems to be low but steady progress. Of special importance for the treatment is the ability of the olfactory epithelium to regenerate. The talk will be followed by comments from Dr Barry Smith. There will be a cheese and wine reception on level 6 and dinner thereafter.