Project: Research project

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This application requests support for a program consisting of symposia,
conferences, and workshops which will be held in conjunction with the 9th
triennial meeting of the International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste
(ISOT) and the 8th annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception
Sciences (AChemS). The aims of these symposia, conferences, and workshops
are to identify new, promising directions and areas of research; to discuss
controversial issues of research not usually covered by more traditional
chemosensory meetings; to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among
investigators in order to stimualte unique research directions; to educate
young investigators; to provide the opportunity for new, promising
investigators to present their findings; to encourage participation of
international scientists; to attract physicians and clinical investigators;
to propose approaches to solving current problems in the chemical senses,
including chemosensory disorders and associated disease states in the
mission of the NINCDS; and to publish the proceedings of the meeting in a
widely-read journal. Timely topics for the meeting have been chosen by the ISOT Organizing
Committee from the suggestions of members of AChemS, the European
Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO), the Japanese Association for
the Study of Taste and Smell (JASTS), and with the advice of the
International Commission on Olfaction and Taste (ICOT). The programs have
been reviewed by the ISOT Organizing Committee to ensure their quality and
significance to chemosensory research and to disorders and the mission of
the NINCDS. The topics and the faculty of the program are described.
Described also is a new format for ISOT and a novel way of programming the
meeting. To arrive at new approaches for studying the chemical senses,
leading experts in fields related to taste and olfaction, namely chemical
reception in ciliated protozoa and bacteria, and even sensory processing in
audition, will play important roles. The conference has been approved for
substantial credits for Continuing Medical Education to attract physicians
and clinical workers. To encourage international participation, the
proposed meeting will be a satellite of the 1986 International Union of
Physiological Sciences (IUPS) conference held in Vancouver, British
Effective start/end date7/10/866/30/87


  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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