Taste and smell disorders occur in over 12 percent of the US population and millions more worldwide, with the inability to appreciate food, detect environmental hazards, or fully engage with  surroundings affecting both quality of life and health of these individuals. Despite this prevalence, there are currently few treatment options for chemosensory disorders and patients consistently report difficulty finding and receiving appropriate care.

This conference aims to bring in expertise from outside fields, develop a peer-reviewed group-consensus roadmap for directions in research to identify new treatments, and educate scientists, clinicians, and patients about dealing with taste and smell disorders.