Smell and Taste – The Senses That Man Forgot: Ellison Cliffe Lecture
Mr. Carl Philpott is an Consultant ENT Surgeon and is the Director of the first NHS Smell and Taste Clinic at James Paget Hospital, and was instrumental in the setting up of Fifth Sense and sits on our board of trustees. He is also a Senior Lecturer at University of East Anglia.
Mr. Philpott was asked to deliver a talk at this year’s Ellison Cliffe lecture, which is organised and hosted by the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine. A previous recipient of the Ellison Cliffe Fellowship (open to senior registrars and fellows), he was the first to give the annual talk.
Mr. Philpott’s lecture covered the role and function of the senses of smell and taste and the impact that smell and taste disorders have on the lives of those affected. He also talked about his work in treating patients.
Duncan Boak then joined Mr. Philpott to do some engagement activities on smell and taste which were very well received by the audience. This made the event a great success in raising awareness and highlighting the need for further research and better knowledge amongst the medical profession.
As you can see from the picture, audience participation was mandatory!