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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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ECRO Symposium 2017

Fifth Sense are pleased to be part of the 27th symposium taking place in Cambridge in September, which is hosted by ECRO (European Chemoreception Research Organisation). 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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Mr. Carl Philpot Cycling Challenge – an Update

Our members will know that Mr. Philpott is going to be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in September to raise money for Fifth Sense. He provided us with an update on his training and progress, which you can read below:  Firstly, I would like to thank all those who made donations thus far […]

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Medicine and Me videos

Videos of the different speakers at the recent ‘Medicine and Me: Living Without Smell and Taste‘ event organised by the Royal Society of Medicine are now available to view on the RSM’s website.  Links to all of them are below.               Smell and taste disorders: Latest research and treatment – […]

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Fifth Sense Response to Article on Blood Injections to Treat Anosmia

Fifth Sense Members may be aware of a recent article in the Daily Mail highlighting a possible new treatment for loss of the sense of smell, involving an injection of blood up the nose.  Upon review of the article and the study it cites, Fifth Sense trustee Mr Carl Philpott (Consultant ENT Surgeon and Director […]

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Medicine and Me: Living Without Smell and Taste event report

On Friday 26th May over 120 Fifth Sense members, their partners and family members came together with medical professionals at an event at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)  in London.  Living Without Smell and Taste was part of the RSM’s Medicine and Me series, which provides patients and their families with an opportunity to […]

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Fifth Sense at the ENT Scotland 2017 Summer Meeting

Fifth Sense members James Martin and Julie Wilson were invited to attend the ENT event on 12th May by Mr Paul White and Mr Richard Green of Ninewells Hospital ENT Department, which was very well attended by ENT staff from all over Scotland. As well as manning the Fifth Sense stand and networking with the other […]

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Sodium Citrate Study – a way of temporarily improving smelling ability?

A recent research study has shown that sodium citrate (in the form of a nasal spray) could potentially offer temporary  improvement in the ability to smell for people affected by post-viral olfactory loss or other non-obstructive causes.  The research was undertaken by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Smell and Taste Clinic at […]

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Report on Smell Taste 2017

The weekend of February 24-26, 2017, saw 67 people from around the world (as far away as Melbourne, Australia) converge on Gainesville, Florida to attend SmellTaste2017, the first conference in the U.S. specifically for individuals with smell or taste impairments. Organised by the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste and the UK-based charity […]

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