The Fifth Sense five-year anniversary conference – 16th November
Can you afford to miss our special, five-year anniversary conference? Yes, it’s five years since Fifth Sense officially launched as a UK charity. To mark this milestone, we’ve put together a bumper conference that we believe is our best ever. The date for your diary is 16th November and the venue is Aston University in Birmingham.
As well as our fifth anniversary event, this conference is also very special as we’ll be presenting our plans for the next three years, supported by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.
We’re thrilled to have two of the UK’s leading clinicians on smell and taste disorders; Miss Lisha McClelland and Prof Carl Philpott. Lisha and Carl run specialist smell and taste clinics at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital and James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth. They’re coming to explain the causes and share the latest treatments for smell and taste disorders. What’s more, they will sit on our expert panels. Put your unanswered questions to Lisha, Carl and other experts and get the very best advice.
There’s a unique and wonderful lunch too. Where else in the UK could you sit down to a meal designed with you in mind, where every sense other than smell will be ramped up for your benefit? We’ve worked with the event’s catering team to focus on contrasting textures, the basic tastes from our tongues, appearance, colour and some carefully chosen spices! Later there’s mocktails – non-alcoholic cocktails – designed the same way! You’ll enjoy these conference experiences all the more for being in the company of kindred spirits who share the same troubles and problems as you.
Other great speakers include Prof Barry Smith, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, Dr Steven Munger, Director of the University of Florida Centre for Smell and Taste, and leading food writer Bee Wilson, author of books such as First Bite: How We Learn to Eat.
Important: please don’t feel you have to attend on your own – we strongly encourage you to bring your partner, a family member or friend: no event in the UK will give them a better understanding of the challenges you face.
Tickets are priced at £54.50. We’ve done our level best to keep the costs as low as possible but we recognise the price may still appear beyond the reach of some members. We’re therefore repeating our successful ‘pay what you can afford’ programme, whereby an allocation of places has been reserved for pensioners or those on lower incomes. If you would like to take advantage of this scheme please email email@example.com
Aston University offers accommodation for those who need to stay overnight. Information on how to book this can can be found on the registration page.