THE SENSE OF SMELL

Biological and multidisciplinary approach. 3rd edition

Barcelona, March 14-15, 2024

DIRECTORS

Adriana Izquierdo

CONSORCI SANITARI DE TERRASSA
CENTRO MÉDICO TEKNON

Doctor of medicine from the University of Barcelona and specialist in allergology from the Vall d’Hebron Hospital, she is an associate of the Allergology Service and coordinator of the Smell Unit of the CST, a master’s degree in hospital management and experience abroad. She is the author of book chapters, clinical guidelines, and articles in prestigious national and international journals. Since March 2020 with the start of the pandemic, she has been on the front line in the management of COVID-19 patients, and consequently she has developed clinical studies as principal investigator with COVID-19 patients and smell and taste disorders. Currently, she has expanded research on smell associated with other pathologies such as allergic rhinitis in both children and adults and the main diagnostic tools, as well as olfactory training.

Marta Viñas

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Head of the Allergy Department of the Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa. She has a PhD in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SCAIC), member of the respiratory allergy committee of the SCAIC and member of the food allergy committee of the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC). She is a full member of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SEICAP).

Areas of interest

  • Allergic rhinitis loss of smell
  • Immunotherapy.
  • Bronchial asthma.
  • Food Allergy.
  • Hymenoptera allergy.

GUEST FACULTY

Prof. Thomas Hummel

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Smell and Taste Clinic
Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology

Prof. Hummel’s Personal Statement 

Olfactory dysfunction is frequent; approximately 5% of the general population are without functioning sense of smell. However, despite this large number the society does not exhibit a great effort to help these people although the loss of olfactory function often results in an enormous change in quality of life. During the last years the human sense of smell has become accessible at various levels of the processing pf olfactory information. Based on information from electrophysiological (e.g., olfactory event-related potentials, recordings from the mucosa of the nasal cavity), psychophysical, and imaging techniques (e.g., PET, FMRI) patients with olfactory dysfunction can be diagnosed thoroughly, which in turn also allows to monitor effects of therapeutic interventions, such as “smell training”. One goal is to better understand the physiology and pathophysiology of the chemical senses, the other goal is to improve the diagnostics of patients with olfactory dysfunction and to ultimately develop effective therapeutic regimens for these patients. 

Isam Alobid

Hospital Clínic
Centro Médico Teknon

Marina Barcenilla

Academia del Perfume

Cristina de Catalina

ACADEMIA DEL PERFUME

IGNACIO CLEMENTE AGODINO

ALTHAIA, XARXA ASSISTENCIAL UNIVERSITÀRIA DE MANRESA

Montserrat Fernández Beirán

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Laura López Marcaraque

Instituto Cajal de Madrid

Jesús Lozano Rogado

Universidad de Extremadura

Ángeles NAvarro

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Ramon Moreno Luna

HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO VIRGEN MACARENA

José Luís Trejo

INSTITUTO CAJAL DEL CSIC

CAMILO R. VAN STRAHLEN

Hospital Clínic

PROGRAM

Thursday, March 2

15.00 – 15.30
Welcome and introduction
Dr. Mónica Isart, Dr. Jaume Boadas, Dr. Adriana Izquierdo y Dr. Marta Viñas

TABLE 1

Moderators: Dra. Marta Viñas and Dr. Isam Alobid

15.30 – 16.00
Clinical assessment of olfactory function
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hummel

16.00 – 16.30
Anatomy and exploration of the olfactory pathways
Dr. Ramón Moreno Luna

16.30 – 17.00
Olfactory training in smell loss
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hummel

17.00 – 17.30
Coffee break

TABLE 2

Moderator: Dr. Marta Viñas

17.30 – 18.00 
Olfactory alterations in respiratory diseases
Dra. Adriana Izquierdo

18.00 – 18.30 
Head trauma and loss of smell
Dr. Camilo R. Van Strahlen

18.30 – 19:00 
Effect of surgery and biologics on smell in respiratory inflammation
Dr. Isam Alobid

Friday, March 3

TABLE 3

Moderator: Dr. Adriana Izquierdo

9.00 – 9.30
Electronic noses: principles and applications
Prof. Jesús Lozano

9.30 – 10.00
Involvement of neuroscience in the olfactory pathways
Dr. Laura López-Mascaraque

10.00 – 10.30
Cognition, exercise and smell
Dr. José Luís Trejo

10.30 – 11.00
Coffee break

TABLE 4

Moderator: Dr. Adriana Izquierdo

11.00 – 11.30
Impact of loss of smell on quality of life
Dr. Marta Viñas

11.30 – 12.00
Artificial intelligence in the smell topic
Dr. Ignacio Clemente

12.00 – 12.30
The art of fragrances: what does the universe smell like?
Ms. Marina Barcenillas

12.30 – 13.00
Perfume Academy: art and culture
Ms. Cristina de Catalina

13.00 – 14.30
Lunch

WORKSHOPS

14.30 – 18.30
Workshops

18.30
Farewell

INFORMATION

Registration fee: 220€

CONTACT

Aventik Medical S.L.U.
Tel. 685265622
miquel@aventik.es

COURSE VENUE

Salón de Actos
Hospital Quirón Teknon

C/ Vilana, 12 – 08022 Barcelona