•    November 14-15, 2018
  • Venue: Quorum at the University City Science Center, Philadelphia

Program

What is ITTSD? Invited scientific talks. Student short talks. Patient stories. Educational talks. All on treatments for taste & smell…

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Registration

FREE – No charge to attend scientific and patient education sessions.

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Participate

Scientists, clinicians, and patients all are invited to attend and participate. We are accepting scientific abstracts for 5-minute “quick talks”…

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Program Schedule

Partial listing below. Visit Program Page for the full schedule.

  • 8:00 AM

    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:20 AM

    Sarah Millar, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) – Wnt signaling in taste papilla development, stem cells, and regeneration

  • 8:50 AM

    Alan Cheng, M.D. (Stanford University) – Regeneration of sensory hair cells in the inner ear balance organs

  • 9:20 AM

    Natalia Vergara, Ph.D. (University of Colorado School of Medicine) – 3D retinal organoids: new frontiers for regenerative therapies in the eye

  • 9:50 AM

    Linda Barlow, Ph.D. (University of Colorado School of Medicine) – Taste cell renewal and cancer therapies

  • 10:40 AM

    Peihua Jiang, Ph.D. (Monell Chemical Senses Center) – Stem cells in the taste bud

  • 11:10 AM

    James Schwob, M.D., Ph.D. (Tufts University) – A potential strategy for fixing a broken nose

  • 11:40 AM

    Bradley Goldstein, M.D. (University of Miami) – Olfactory stem cells in the clinic

  • 2:00 PM

    Jeffrey Holt, Ph.D. (Harvard University) – Gene therapy in cochlea

  • 2:30 PM

    Shannon Boye, Ph.D. (University of Florida) – Gene therapies for GUYC2D-associated retinal disease

  • 8:30 AM

    Donald Leopold, M.D. (University of Vermont) – Smell disorders

  • 9:00 AM

    Linda Bartoshuk, Ph.D. (University of Florida) – Taste disorders

  • 9:30 AM

    Richard Doty, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) – Clinical assessment of chemosensory disorders in the U.S.

  • 10:20 AM

    Thomas Hummel, M.D. (Dresden University) – Clinical assessment of chemosensory disorders in Germany

  • 10:50 AM

    Jay Pinto, M.D. (University of Chicago)– Epidemiological studies of chemosensory disorders

  • 1:30 PM

    Casey Trimmer, Ph.D. (Firmenich) – Summary of Day 1 for patients

  • 2:00 PM

    Chris Kelly (smelltraining.co.uk) – Building shared resources: Web resources for chemosensory loss

  • 2:30 PM

    Five-minute patient talks – Patients tell their story

  • 3:30 PM

    Edmund Pribitkin, M.D., M.B.A. (Thomas Jefferson University) – Navigating the U.S. health system

  • NOVEMBER 15

    Events below focus specifically on patients:

  • 1:30 PM

    Casey Trimmer, Ph.D. (Firmenich) – Summary of Day 1 for patients

  • 2:00 PM

    Chris Kelly (smelltraining.co.uk) – Building shared resources: Web resources for chemosensory loss

  • 2:30 PM

    Five-minute patient talks – Patients tell their story

  • 3:30 PM

    Edmund Pribitkin, M.D., M.B.A. (Thomas Jefferson University) – Navigating the U.S. health system