The senses are amazing systems which help us find our way in and experience the world. But some people have the misfortune of losing one or more of their senses. A new event is taking place next month at the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida. Called SmellTaste2017, it aims to provide an opportunity for those affected by smell or taste disorders to learn more and to find better ways of coping with them. Dr Steven Munger from the University of Florida explains how debilitating losing one's sense of taste or smell can be.