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Fifth Sense Activities in 2019

A very Happy New Year from all of us at Fifth Sense!  We’ve got a lot planned for 2019, here are some of the highlights. If you’d like to be kept informed then please join our community to receive regular news updates.  All the very best for the year ahead. Launching a survey to capture […]

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Christmas Food Tips from Fifth Sense

It’s that time of year again, and here are a few suggestions to add some bite and flavour to your Christmas holiday eating and drinking! Let’s be honest, it’s easy to feel a little downhearted as we approach this most festive time and I’m sure many of us can experience a moment or two of […]

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Sharing experiences of navigating the healthcare system with a smell or taste disorder

On Saturday 24th November Fifth Sense members came together with clinicians from Newcastle Hospitals/Newcastle University, olfactory mapmaker Kate Mclean, her colleague Rachel Hancock and Voice North members at the Great North Museum in Newcastle to discuss the challenges that many patients with smell and taste disorders face in getting medical advice and treatment. The day […]

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Announcing SmellTaste2019, May 17-19, Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste (UFCST) and Fifth Sense,the UK-based charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders, are excited to announce SmellTaste2019. This bi-annual event will be held Friday May 17 to Sunday May 19 on the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida. The goal of SmellTaste2019 is to empower […]

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Raising awareness of smell and taste disorders among junior doctors

Many of the people Fifth Sense represents know only too well about the lack of knowledge, or interest, in smell and taste disorders amongst much of the medical profession.  Educating doctors about the impact of these conditions is therefore a very important part of our work, so when we were given the opportunity to speak […]

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Report from the European Rhinologic Society Congress

Fifth Sense had a stand at the European Rhinologic Society Congress (ERS) on 22-25 April, which gave us a great opportunity to engage with clinicians with an interest in rhinology (diseases of the nose and sinuses) from around the world.  Volunteers Ed Shardlow, Ruth Sullivan and Sue Clarke and our founder Duncan Boak represented Fifth Sense at […]

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Christmas food tips from Fifth Sense

Fifth Sense includes a ‘Food Tips’ column in the monthly newsletters we send to our members.  We thought we’d publish this month’s issue on our website to send some Christmas cheer at what can be a tough time if you’re affected by a problem with your sense of smell or taste.  Over to our volunteer […]

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Fifth Sense Members Conference 2017: Registration now open

We’re delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Fifth Sense Members Conference which is taking place at St George’s Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire on Saturday 4th November 2017. Our first Members Conference since 2015 offers a rich learning experience in a supportive environment for anyone affected by a smell/taste disorder […]

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Carl Philpott kicks off his cycling challenge in support of Fifth Sense

At around 7am this morning Fifth Sense trustee Carl Philpott started the first leg of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, a 970 mile cycling challenge starting at Lands End and finishing at John o’Groats in nine days time. Carl, a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Director of the UK’s first NHS clinic to specialise in smell […]

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