Our online support events are free and open to anyone. Fifth Sense members have priority booking opportunities to register a place before they are released for general circulation. Membership of Fifth Sense is free. Click here to join and enjoy the benefits.
Through 2021, we hosted over 30 online events and based on feedback from you, the programme will continue. We will be hosting interactive conversations and formal webinars and continue to offer our informal Virtual Cafe drop in sessions, plus invites to our Parosmia Network and Congenital Club.
The conversations are limited in number to ensure everyone has the opportunity to feel able to engage, contribute and take part. They are private events and are not recorded or shared. The webinars are less interactive, more informative in style and this enables larger attendee numbers. These sessions are recorded and shared on our website, social media and YouTube channel after the event. The identity of participants is protected and delegates are informed of all recordings. All attendees must be aware of and agree to our attendance protocol.
Dr. Rachel Herz - The Psychological and Quality of Life Impact of Smell Loss
Dr. Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist and leading expert on the psychological science of smell, she has been conducting research on the sense of smell, emotion perception, motivated behaviour, and cognition since 1990.
SmellSafety with Cadent Gas and FlavorActiV
We know that safety is a big concern for many people affected by a smell disorder, and Fifth Sense is working to improve guidance and support to help you and your families stay SmellSafe.
Advancements in Drug Therapies with Prof. James Schwob & Dr. Graham Wynne
Research being undertaken in the US by Prof. James Schwob and Bradley Goldstein has demonstrated the potential for stem cell therapies to restore the sense of smell. Prof. Schwob and drug discovery professional Dr. Graham Wynne discuss the potential for developing drug therapies based on this research.
Stem Cell and Gene Therapies for Chemosensory Disorders with Dr. Steven Munger
Dr. Munger is the Director of the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida Center and Professor and Vice-Chair of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. His research is focused on understanding the molecular basis of chemosensory transduction in olfaction and taste.
Post Viral Olfactory Loss / Parosmia with Cath Rennie & Lizzie Bullock
ENT Consultant Surgeon Cath Rennie and Rhinology Clinical Nurse Specialist Lizzie Bullock discuss post viral olfactory loss and parosmia. Lizzie shares her personal experiences and talks with Cath about medical treatments, access to care and self-management tools.
Post Viral Olfactory Loss/COVID-19 Smell Disorders and Access to Treatments
ENT Consultant Surgeon Cath Rennie and Rhinology Clinical Nurse Specialist Lizzie Bullock discuss post viral olfactory loss and Covid-19 and how viruses can affect our sense of smell and taste.
Smell, Taste and Head Injuries with Professor Carl Philpott
Professor Philpott is a world leader in rhinology & olfactology and has treated countless people with a smell and/or taste disorders. In this event, he will be discussing head injuries. This event was hosted by Tom Laughton.
Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) and Allergies with Professor Carl Philpott
Professor Philpott is a world leader in Rhinology & Olfactology and has treated countless people with a smell and/or taste disorder. In this event, he will be discussing chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergies while taking questions from our attendees. This event was hosted by Tom Laughton.
The Latest Medical Research into Smell and Taste Disorders with Professor Carl Philpott
Professor Philpott is a world leader in Rhinology & Olfactology and has treated countless people with a smell and/or taste disorder. In this event, he will be discussing the latest medical research into smell and taste disorders and taking questions from our attendees. This event was hosted by Tom Laughton.
An interview with Paola Totaro author of On the Scent: Unlocking the Mysteries of Smell
Paola Totaro speaks with Tom Laughton about her new book On the Scent: Unlocking the Mysteries of Smell. Paola lost her sense of smell due to COVID-19 and has since become fascinated with how little awareness there is about smell and taste disorders and hopes to encourage more research and understanding about the issues that people with sensory impairment may face.
Mezza and Passionfruit & Stem Ginger Pavlova with London Shell Co. | Cookalong
Today we have London Shell Co with us to present a food and drink #LetsTalkSmellAndTaste event. Hosted by Tom Laughton, London Shell Co’s Head Chef Stuart Kilpatrick and Proprietor Harry Lobek prepare 2 fantastic courses designed specifically for people affected by smell and taste disorders.