Jointly organised with Fifth Sense, this webinar will hear from people living with a smell and/or taste disorder, healthcare professionals, and Fifth Sense staff who support and work with those people.
Pre Sars-COV2 (COVID-19), smell disorders were thought to affect approximately 3million people in the UK. This has increased significantly throughout 2020 and 2021. There are many causations, viruses are just one, and there are varied and limited medical treatments and interventions to support recovery. The physical challenges of living in a world without smell/taste are difficult to live with for those who experience it, and the social and psychological impact is huge – imagine never being able to smell your children or fully appreciate the flavour of your favourite dish.
In this webinar, we will discuss the approaches to diagnosis, active treatment and symptom management of smell and taste disorders from ENT and neurological perspectives, the importance of nutrition, and the psychological impact it has. We will hear from patients and what they want their medical professionals to understand about their condition.
Topics to be discussed during this webinar include:
- The causes of smell and taste disorders
- The psychological impact of smell and taste disorders
- The importance of food and nutrition
- Patient experiences of living with a smell/taste disorder
- Challenges faced when engaging with healthcare professionals
CPD learning applied.
This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.
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About Medicine and Me
Medicine and Me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice, future updates of important conditions, and give a direct voice to patients and their carers and enable them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management. Physicians, surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals, continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.
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