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Welcome! Please find the current preliminary program for AChemS 2023 listed below. Note that any aspect of this program is subject to change.

April 19 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM): Pre-Meeting
April 19-22: AChemS Annual Meeting Program



Saturday, April 20th

7:30 - 9:00 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Estero Foyer
8:00 - 10:00 AM
POSTER SESSION V
Estero Ballroom
9:00 - 10:00 AM
COFFEE BREAK
Estero Foyer
10:00 - 12:00 PM
OLFACTION AND TASTE: BIOMARKERS FOR HEALTH
Chair/Organizer: Valentina Parma, Nancy Rawson
Calusa EFGH

10:00
Olfaction and Taste: Biomarkers for Health
Valentina Parma1, Katie Boateng2, Nancy Rawson1. 1Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.2Smell and Taste Association of North America, Philadelphia, PA, USA

10:02
Taste and Smell Dysfunction in Wolfram Syndrome, a Genetic Model for Diabetes and Neurodegenerative Diseases
M. Yanina Pepino1, 2, Raul Alfaro1, Tamara Hershey3, 4, Jessica Nicanor-Carreon2. 1Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.2Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.3Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA.4Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA

10:27
Smell and taste changes in children with cancer: no “one-size-fits-all” solution
Mirjam van den Brink1, 2, Wim J.E. Tissing1, 3, Marta Fiocco1, 4, 5, Remco C Havermans2. 1Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht, Netherlands.2Laboratory of Behavioural Gastronomy, Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation, Maastricht University Campus Venlo, Venlo, Netherlands.3Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, University of Groningen, Beatrix Childrenrs Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.4Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.55Medical Statistics, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

10:45
Taste and Smell Dysfunction in Individuals at Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Study of the 2013-2014 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Khushbu Agarwal1, 2, Tanique Schaffe-Odeleye1, 2, Marinza Marzouk1, 2, Paule V Joseph1, 2. 1Section of Sensory Science and Metabolism, National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD, USA.2National Institute of Nursing Research, BETHESDA, MD, USA

11:10
Chemosensory dysfunction in anxiety: usable clinical information?
Wen Li. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, Houston, TX, USA

11:35
Smell in Aging: When to Start Testing for Neurodegeneration?
Claire Murphy1, 2, Paul Wheeler1. 1San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA.2University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

THE BRAINSTEM: TRANSFORMING CHEMOSENSATION TO BEHAVIOR
Chair/Organizer: Hojoon Lee
Calusa ABC

10:00
The Brainstem: Transforming chemosensation to behavior
Hojoon Lee. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

10:02
Central circuit for taste-dependent salivation
Gyujin Park, Jiahao Ye, Hojoon Lee. Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern university, Evanston, IL, USA

10:45
Functional architecture in the interoceptive brainstem
Chen Ran1, 2, Jack C. Boettcher2, Judith A. Kaye2, Catherine E. Gallori1, 2, Yandan Wang2, Stephen D. Liberles2. 1Department of Neuroscience, Dorris Neuroscience Center, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA.2Department of Cell Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

11:10
Area postrema neurons mediate interleukin-6 function in cancer-associated cachexia
Bo Li1, 2. 1Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA.2Westlake University, Hangzhou, China

11:35
Brainstem connections of a taste-sensitive amygdalar cell type that controls ingestion
Matthew Perkins1, Ivan de Araujo2. 1Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY, USA.2Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen
12:00 - 1:00 PM
LUNCH ON OWN
Lunch On Own
1:00 - 3:00 PM
CLINICAL IMPACT ON DAMAGE TO CHEMOSENSORY PATHWAYS.
Calusa ABC

1:00
Taste loss and flavor perception
Linda M. Bartoshuk1, Derek J. Snyder1, 2. 1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.2Amerian Psychological Association, Washington, DC, USA

1:30
Taste loss and burning mouth syndrome
Derek J. Snyder1, 2, Miriam Grushka3, Linda M. Bartoshuk1. 1University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.2Amerian Psychological Association, Washington, DC, USA.3William Osler Health Centre, Toronto, Canada

2:00
Trigeminal function after damage of the olfactory system or other neuronal structures
Thomas Hummel. Smell a Taste Clinic, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, TU Dresden, Dresden, --, Germany

2:30
Scents and circuits: Can odorants modulate the extended amygdala and combat sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)?
William Nobis. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

NUTRIENT SENSING, LEARNING AND REWARD
Chair/Organizer: Kathryn Deibler and Linda Flammer
Calusa EFGH

1:00
Introduction
Kathryn Deibler.

1:02
Re-Thinking Food Reward: Is deliciousness a cause of the obesity epidemic or a solution to it?
Mark Schatzker. Yale University

1:27
Evidence that Human Oral Glucose Detection Involves a Sweet Taste Pathway and a Glucose Transporter Pathway
Linda Flammer. Monell Chemical Senses Center

1:45
Brain networks underlying hunger and reward
Sam Bacharach. Monell Chemical Senses Center

2:10
Non-canonical roles for endogenous opioids in affect, motivation, and metabolism
Daniel C. Castro. Washington University in St. Louis

2:35
The inherent and learned factors for consumer selection of macronutrient-rich foods
Jing Zhou. Ingredion
3:00 - 3:30 PM
COFFEE BREAK
Calusa Foyer
3:30 - 5:00 PM
DEIB LECTURE
Calusa EFGH

Building Your Scientific Clan by Nurturing Diversity and Mentorship - Sharing Insights from My Journey
M. Yanina Pepino. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5:00 - 7:00 PM
DINNER ON OWN
Dinner On Own
5:00 - 6:00 PM
DIVERSITY NETWORKING RECEPTION (INVITE ONLY)
Estero Foyer
7:00 - 9:00 PM
PRESIDENT'S SYMPOSIUM
Calusa EFGH
9:00 - 12:00 AM
ACHEMS CLOSING DANCE PARTY
Mangroves & Belvedere