Note that any aspect of this program is subject to change.

The Nose Knows About COVID-19: Public Outreach Event

Monday, August 3rd and Friday, August 7th, 2020

  • Chairs: Valentina Parma and Yanina Pepino

Organized in collaboration with members of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS), the European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO) and the Japanese Association for the Study of Taste and Smell (JASTS).

COVID-19 has been associated with sudden onset of smell and taste loss worldwide. Virtually join smell and taste researchers and clinicians to get to know these senses better.

Who can participate? English, Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese speakers from 5 to 99+ years old
What do I need? Internet connection, a fruit candy, a mint gum, minty toothpaste, paper and pencil.
When? Join one of the four available virtual rooms in the language you prefer:

Click on the infographic to view more infromation in Spanish, French, Italian and Japanese.

Do you want to learn more about smell and taste? Please visit AChemS Education Corner. There you will find exciting demonstrations and exercises about smell and taste. While most of these activities have been developed with school-aged children in mind, they can be adjusted to any age.

COVID-19: A Spotlight on the Chemical Senses

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 5:00 PM EDT

Open to the Public: Smell and taste loss represent the main neurological manifestation of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. In this symposium, we will characterize smell and taste disorders in COVID-19 and other respiratory disorders, provide mechanistic insights on the COVID-19-anosmia (smell loss) and dysgeusia (taste distortions), as well as explore cutting edge research on therapeutic strategies for COVID-19.

  • Chairs: Valentina Parma and Paule Joseph
  • Presenters:
    Dr. Matthew Frieman, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Mr. David Brann, Harvard University
    Dr. Steven Rodriguez, Harvard University
    Dr. Valentina Parma, Temple University
    Dr. Shristi Rawal, Rutgers University
    Dr. Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang, University of Queensland