Julie Wilson and James Martin from Fifth Sense, Scotland, attended the British Rhinological Society Conference on the 17th May, at Glasgow’s Science Centre. The conference revealed encouraging signs regarding Fifth Sense’s growing influence within the healthcare community.
The Fifth Sense stand was in the general exhibition area, and a well-attended conference meant that they were busy when lunchtime came. A number of healthcare professionals asked to be signed up for the Fifth Sense newsletter. Many said they were very pleased that Fifth Sense is such a strong presence now, as they signpost patients to the website and have gained lots of useful information themselves.
There was talk too about the prospects for member contact in two regions: one for a local support group to be set up, the other for Fifth Sense members to agree to present their experiences of anosmia and/or taste disorders at local health professional training days. Needless to say, these expressions of interest were carefully noted by James and Julie and will be subject to further discussion in the days and weeks ahead.