Biological and multidisciplinary approach

Barcelona, March 2-3, 2023


Adriana Izquierdo


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.


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

Manuel Bernal Sprekelsen

Hospital Clínic
Centro Médico Teknon

Joan Miquel Canals Bosch

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Maite Garolera

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Eva Hausmann

Hausmann Gastronomic

Laura López Marcaraque

Instituto Cajal de Madrid

Jesús Lozano Rogado

Universidad de Extremadura

Ángeles NAvarro

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Montserrat Fernández Beirán

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa


Thursday, March 2

15.00 – 15.30

Welcome and presentation
Dr. Mónica Isart, Dr. Jaume Boadas, Dr. Adriana Izquierdo,
Dr. Marta Viñas
Table 1
Moderators: Dr. Marta Viñas & Dr Isam Alobid
15.30 – 16.00
Clinical assessment of olfactory function
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hummel

16.00 – 16.30
Sinonasal anatomy and olfactory pathways
Prof. Dr. Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen

16.30 – 17.00
Olfactory training in smell loss
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hummel
17.00 – 17.30

Coffee break
Table 2
17.30 – 18.15
Olfactory alterations in allergology. smell units
Dr. Adriana Izquierdo

Effect of surgery and biologics on smell and respiratory inflammation
Dr Isam Alobid

Friday, March 3

Table 3

Moderator: Dr. Adriana Izquierdo

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

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

10.00 – 10.30
Smell and cognition
Dr. Maria Teresa Garolera

10.30 – 11.00
Impact of loss of smell on quality of life
Dr. Marta Viñas

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00
The art of fragrances
Ms. Marina Barcenilla

12.00 – 12.30
The smell of winemakers
Dr Joan-Miquel Canals

12.30 – 13.00
The relevance of aromas in gastronomic styling
Mrs. Eva Hausmann

13.00 – 14.30



14.30 – 18.30
Practical workshops

  • Olfactometry: BOT-8, BOT-6, UPSIT

Dr. Adriana Izquierdo, Mrs. Montserrat Fernández, Ms. Àngels Navarro

  • Olfactory workshop

Ms. Marina Barcenilla

  • Wine tasting

Mr. Joan-Miquel Canals

  • Smell and virtual reality

CyNexo Company




Aventik Medical S.L.U.
Tel. 685265622


Salón de Actos
Hospital Quirón Teknon

C/ Vilana, 12 – 08022 Barcelona