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Inaugural Seminar for the National Smell and Taste Center

Event Date: July 09, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual or in-person attendance at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD; see information below to RSVP
Abstract image depicting smell and taste

Join us on July 9 for the inaugural seminar for the new National Smell and Taste Center (NSTC), an NIH-wide effort led by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). NSTC’s first seminar will include cutting-edge research, panel presentations, and discussions on innovations, challenges, and opportunities for advancing smell and taste research. 

  • Keynote speaker: Thomas Hummel, M.D., Smell & Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital, Dresden, Germany.
  • When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Eastern time. 
  • Where: Live on the NIH videocast website. To attend in person on the NIH campus, Bethesda, Maryland, RSVP by July 1. Seating is limited. 

The videocast will be captioned and recorded for later viewing. American Sign Language interpreting and CART (real-time transcription) services are available upon request. Individuals needing either of these services and/or other reasonable accommodations should contact Joshua Levy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., NIDCD Clinical Director and NSTC Co-Director, by July 1 to ensure interpreter availability. 

NSTC is dedicated to advancing understanding of the chemical senses (smell and taste) and related disorders through comprehensive research, patient care, and education. NSTC was formed through collaborations among several NIH research laboratories and clinics to address the need to expand work in smell and taste research—a need that captured national attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. NSTC’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals affected by these sensory disorders. More information about NSTC can be found on the NIDCD website.

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