Gastronomic solutions for sensory loss & alteration
June 28 – July 1, 2021 | 2 hours online sessions each day
Sensory alterations to eating arise due to ageing, surgery, and a spectrum of common illnesses. Furthermore, older people, cancer patients, brain injured patients and others may have sensory troubles as well as difficulties in chewing and swallowing.
The recent COVID pandemic has resulted in a loss of smell, taste and a reduced motivation to eat for many people. Poor diet due to sensory alterations has been linked to changed food intake and poor nutrition.
Clearly there has never been a more important time to examine scientific and psycho-social issues related to altered sensory experiences, and solutions to these problems at the interface of science and gastronomy.
The symposium aims at providing scientific and expert knowledge on underlying mechanisms and the role of culinary know-how to increase meal pleasure and thus food intake. Such strategies based on better understanding and enhancing the hedonic value of the eating experience could help address undernourishment and associated problems in targeted populations.
Monday Day 1: 28th June | Problems & mechanisms
Tuesday Day 2: 29th June | Creating solutions
Wednesday Day 3: 30th June | Cooking at home with help
Thursday Day 4: 1st July | Launching pad
Fiona Kerr: Cognitive Neuroscientist, NeuroTech Institute, Australia
Duika Burges Watson: Lead Altered Eating Research Network, Newcastle University, UK
Vincent Deary: Professor of health psychology Northumbria University, UK
Maggie Beer: Founder Maggie Beer Foundation, Australia
Chrissi Kelly: Director AbScent, UK
Pierre Singer: Director General Intensive Care Department, Rabin Medical Center
Veronique Mourier: Nutrition manager at Elior, France
Agnes Giboreau: Research Director, Institut Paul Bocuse, France
Julien Ferretti: Culinary project manager, Institut Paul Bocuse, France
John Coveney: Professor, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide
Symposium & interactive home kits
Europe: 45 euros
Outside of Europe: 75 euros
As part of your symposium registration you will receive a sensory box. It will be your companion throughout the conference enabling you to interact with our team and speakers in exploring the senses.
For more details about the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org