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A Not So Tasteless Christmas Lunch!

Fifth Sense members in Scotland have had another wonderful social event, this time a ‘tasteless’ meal for their Christmas get-together. Volunteer and organiser Julie explained that the event was billed as ‘tasteless’, for those with smell and taste disorders, but the meal was anything but! The group went to an Indian restaurant, Tabla in Perth, […]

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Fifth Sense 2017 Members Conference Report

The 2017 Fifth Sense Members Conference was held on 5 November at St George’s Conference Centre in Leeds and we’re delighted to say it was a really positive and successful event.  This was our fourth Members Conference and the first since the 2015 event at the University of Surrey in Guildford.  We decided to hold […]

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Fifth Sense Secures Registered Charity Status

We are delighted to announce that Fifth Sense has been awarded registered charity status. Our board of trustees put together a detailed and thorough application to the Charities Commission, which was approved the day before our conference, and our charity number is 1175553. Fifth Sense has been a charity since we formed our board of […]

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Fifth Sense volunteers and clinicians working together to educate ENT professionals in Scotland

We recently received some great news from Consultant ENT Surgeon Mr Paul White at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.  Mr White and fellow clinician Richard Green gave a presentation on smell and taste disorders in partnership with  Fifth Sense member volunteers, Julie Wilson and James Martin, at ENT Scotland meeting in the summer in front of an […]

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Fifth Sense Newcastle Patient Information Day

Fifth Sense held a patient information day in conjunction with clinicians from the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and researchers from Newcastle University on 30th September. The day was an enormous success, and many attendees commented on how good it was to talk to others with sense and taste disorders, to hear shared experiences and to […]

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Will scratch n sniff wallpaper be the future of home decorating?

We spotted an interesting story recently that illustrates how the sense of smell seems to be increasingly valued by product designers. Brooklyn-based Flavor Paper has been inspired to create scented wallpaper, with three brightly-coloured designs that are decorated with the fruits they’re fragranced with. There are three to choose from – cherry, banana and tutti […]

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University of Florida Health to Open New Clinical Programme for Patients with Smell Disorders

University of Florida Health is launching a new clinical programme for patients with smell disorders – and Fifth Sense played an important role in its conception. Physicians in UF Health’s department of otolaryngology are teaming up with the University’s research-focused UF Center for Smell and Taste (UFCST) to launch the UF Health Smell Disorders Program […]

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Carl Philpott’s Ride Across Britain – The Results

Everyone at Fifth Sense is delighted with the news that trustee Prof Carl Philpott has completed his epic bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, which he did to raise awareness and sponsorship for our charity. The ride took nine days, finishing late in the afternoon of 17th September – Carl went into work […]

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Fifth Sense-led Symposium at ECRO 2017: The Importance of Patient Engagement

Fifth Sense led a symposium at the 2017 European Chemosensory Research Organisation (ECRO) meeting to showcase the importance of patient engagement to scientific and clinical research.  ECRO supports young scientists to secure grants to help them at the start of their career, and provides all scientists with a forum and collaboration opportunities through the annual […]

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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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Fifth Sense Scotland Social Event

Fifth Sense’s Scotland Hub is continuing with its food-themed social events, this time with a trip to La Ciociara in Stirling, for a wonderful Italian lunch on Saturday 16 September. There were eight guests in total, and everyone appreciated the opportunity to meet with other people with smell and taste disorders. Fifth Sense volunteer Julie […]

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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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Information Day in Partnership with Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University

Following the successful patient information day we ran last year in partnership with Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, we’re delighted to announce a similar event in conjunction with Consultant ENT Surgeon Mr Sean Carrie and colleagues from Newcastle Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University. The information day will a great opportunity for anyone affected by a smell/taste-related disorder […]

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Meet Matt Jones – Fifth Sense’s Newest Trustee

We’re very pleased to announce that Fifth Sense has recently welcomed a new trustee to the board. We sat down with Matt Jones to find out a little more about his background, what he’ll be bringing to the role and what he’s looking forward to in his first year with our organisation. 1. What attracted […]

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Fifth Sense Members Conference 2017

We’re delighted to announce that we are holding a Fifth Sense Members Conference in Leeds, West Yorkshire on 4th November 2017. We are are in the process of finalising the programme but we can confirm some of the exciting details already. BBC R4 presenter Kathy Clugston, who has congenital anosmia, will be opening the conference with […]

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Does smell loss protect against obesity?

A number of recent press articles have reported on the publication of a research paper which suggests that mice with hyposmia (a reduced sense of smell) are resistant to diet-induced obesity.  But is this fact, fiction, or somewhere in between?  We wanted to get an expert’s perspective, so we spoke to Dr Steven Munger, Director of […]

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