Monday, October 11, 2004

Upcoming Event: Philadelphia, November 2004

A symposium in the field of study for which two researchers (Drs. Richard Axel and Linda Buck) were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine last week will be held on the 8th of November in Philadelphia. The symposium is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Smell and Taste Center, which was the first specialty academic center established for the study of clinical smell and taste disorders, directed by Richard Doty, Ph.D.

THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
ANOSMIA SYMPOSIUM
 
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Smell and Taste Center
& Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery*  

Monday, November 8, 2004 

Surgical Seminar Room, White Building 1 (near front entrance of hospital), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 

*Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., Phoenix, AZ 

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM 

Anosmia is not inconsequential, dramatically altering the flavor of foods and beverages and exposing patients to danger from spoiled foods, leaking natural gas, fire, and other environmental hazards. This symposium, the first ever devoted solely to this topic, brings together a collection of the world’s experts for a day-long event to better understand anosmia and its consequences. 

SCHEDULE AND SPEAKERS 

8:30-9:15 -- INTRODUCTION: ANOSMIA AND ITS CAUSES -- Richard L. Doty, Ph.D., Director, Smell and Taste Center, and Professor, Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia  

9:15-9:45 -- ANATOMY OF OLFACTION & THE HUMAN NASAL PASSAGES -- James Palmer, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

9:45-10:30 -- NASAL PATENCY AND THE DYNAMICS OF NASAL AIRFLOW -- Richard E. Frye, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Fellow, Department of Neurology, Children’s Hospital, Boston 

10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break 

10:45-11:30 -- REGENERATION IN THE OLFACTORY PATHWAYS -- James Schwob, M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston 

11:30-12:15 -- STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL IMAGING OF THE DYSFUNCTIONAL OLFACTORY SYSTEM -- David M. Yousem, M.D., Professor, Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore 

12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch at the University of Pennsyl-vania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 

1:30-2:15 -- EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ANOSMIA -- Judith Jones, M.D., Ph.D., The Degge Group, Ltd., Arlington, VA  

2:15-3:00 -- EXPERIMENTAL MODELS OF ANOSMIA IN RODENTS -- Burt Slotnick, Ph.D., Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 

3:00-3:15 -- CLOSING REMARKS -- Bert W. O’Malley, Jr., M.D., Gabriel Tucker Professor and Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania 

REGISTRATION 

All attendees must register in advance. Please RSVP by October 28th whether you will be attending. Since space is limited to 100 persons, early registration is critical to ensure acceptance. Please indicate your preference for meat or fish at the museum luncheon. 

RSVP information -- Attn: Ms. Bonnie Rosen, Events Coordinator, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, 5 Ravdin Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 

Phone: 215-662-2137; FAX: 215-662-4515; bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu

Information supplied by Dr. Richard Doty of the University of Pennsylvania

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