Bonita Springs, FL–Bonita Springs, FL- Smell and taste are vital senses that bring pleasure to daily life, inform us about our environment, and guide fundamental behaviors in humans and animals. This month, about 500 scientists and clinicians will gather in Bonita Springs, FL, for the nation's leading forum on smell and taste research, the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS). AChemS will feature over 260 presentations on the roles of smell and taste in both human and animal health. Smell and taste are crucial to daily functions ranging from food choice to selecting commercial products to detecting environmental dangers such as gas leaks. Thousands of Americans experience loss of smell or taste each year resulting from head trauma, sinus disease, normal aging, or neurological disorders. AChemS researchers seek to understand chemosensory systems and function in order to improve the diagnoses and treatment of multiple maladies. This year, new findings will be presented on a wide range of topics such as the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on sensory development, strategies to mask the bitter taste of medicine or the oral burn of hot sauce, and understanding how olfactory deficits may predict cognitive decline. The 38th annual AChemS meeting is the premiere opportunity to learn about the newest findings in the biological, psychological and clinical aspects of smell and taste.
Members of AChemS are arriving in Bonita Springs to present the latest research on taste, smell and related issues (see Program Book). The four-day meeting includes scientists from all around the world, and will feature nine symposia (including clinical and industry symposia), five poster sessions, three oral sessions, a plenary lecture, a workshop, and a journal club (see Abstract Book). Lastly, on April 23rd Master Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel will present on the exciting world of smell science and art in the talk "Sometimes You Feel It, Sometimes You Don't".
Dr. John Boughter, Chair, Public Information and Affairs Committee; email: [email protected] Before 20 April and after 22 April: Phone 901.448.1633; April 20-22, 2016, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs, FL; Phone 1.239.444.1234 and 901.299.3221 (cell).
Dr. Thomas Mast, Co-Chair, Public Information and Affairs Committee; email: [email protected] Before 20 April and after 23 April: Phone 734.487.6916; April 20-23, 2016, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs, FL; Phone 1.239.444.1234 and 850.212.7072 (cell).
Dr. John Boughter