First Italian Smell & Taste Course

Attingo dissection course 

First Italian Smell & Taste Course


We are proud to present you the first Italian Smell and Taste course. Our aim is to show up Smell and Taste in a pragmatic and stimulating two days course rich of propaedeutic lectures, practical courses and demonstrations. The course in focused on both theory and practice in order to show you how to manage with smell disorder. 

A 3D dissection of the olfactory cleft will be performed by Professor, the participants of the course are going to have the chance to per-formed endoscopy examination, olfactory tests, trigeminal test, ques-tionnaires & QoL, olfactometry, gustometry, nasal airflow, nasal cytolo-gy, taste test and retronasal test. 

Furthermore, the meeting has been conceived to be a discussion forum of questions related to clinical problems around management of smell and taste pathology and to focus on therapy and future strategy. 

Last, not least, the meeting is meant to build or to strengthen networks among the community of clinicians. 

Paolo Castelnuovo
Alberto Macchi


The course is limited to 50 partecipants, the registration must be done online at

Regular Rate: € 600,00 (VAT included) until 2016 September 30th 
Regular Rate after 2016 September 30th: € 750,00 (VAT included)

Rate for IAR members: € 450,00 (VAT included) until 2016 September 30th
Rate for IAR members after 2016 September 30th: € 550,00 (VAT included)

Residents and IAR Junior Members 20% discount on registration until 2016 October 30th

Registration Fee includes:
- Tuition
- Certificate of Attendance
- Coffee Breaks
- Lunch

Gala Dinner € 50,00

Payment must be done by wire transfer to:

IBAN IT11E0521610801000000000332
Credito Valtellinese
Indicating: Family name - 1st smell&taste

Organizing Secretariat:


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P. Castelnuovo - Varese
T. Hummel - Dresden
A. Macchi - Varese
E. Cantone - Naples
B. Landis - Gèneve
S. Masieri - Rome
A. Pistochini - Varese
V. Schriever - Dresden
S. Gallo - Varese
D. Locatelli - Varese
G. Ottaviano - Padova


Programme at a glance:

2016 December 15th

8.30 Registration and accommodation
9.00 Welcome A. Macchi (Varese)
9.15 Smell–general olfaction: what else? T. Hummel (Dresden)
10.15: Taste and MRI: map of the taste E. Cantone (Naples)
10.45 Neurosurgeon and smell D. Locatelli (Varese)
11.15 Break
11.30 Smell and Surgery: dissection of the olfactory area P. Castelnuovo (Varese)
12.00 Taste assessment B. Landis (Genève)
12.30 Italian diagnostic guidelines A. Macchi (Varese)
13.00 Lunch
14:00/18:00 Course:
      - Endoscopy examination, biopsies A. Pistochini (Varese)
      - Olfactory tests, trigeminal V. Schriever (Dresden)
      - Questionnaires, QoL C. Esposito (Varese)
      - Olfactometry, gustometry T. Hummel (Dresden)
      - Nasal airflow S. Gallo (Varese)
      - Nasal cytology A. Macchi (Varese)
      - Taste test, retronasal test B. Landis (Geneve)


2016 December 16th 

8.30 Registration
8.45 Smell and taste in Kallmann syndrome: E. Cantone (Naples)
9.15: Toxic and post-traumatic causes of olfactory loss A. Macchi (Varese)
9.45 TAS2R38 taste receptor gene and chronic rhinosinusitis: a bitter ending S. Gallo (Varese)
10.15 New pediatric smell test V. Schriever (Dresden)
10.45 Break
11.00 Post-traumatic olfactory loss G. Ottaviano (Padova)
11.20 Smell in allergic disease S. Masieri (Roma)
11.40 Surgical Therapy P. Castelnuovo (Varese)
12.10 What is new on therapy? T. Hummel (Dresden)
12.30 Round table
13.00 Final remarks and take home message A. Macchi (Varese)



Please contact the Organizing Secretariat and visit the Varese Turismo website


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