SPEC 2018 – An Overview

The international SPEC conference series brings together clinicians and scientists who are developing and improving recent advances in the biological sciences and medicine have led to an increasing demand for rapid, objective, real time and minimally invasive chemical and structural information suitable for the clinic. Vibrational spectroscopy has a unique capability to provide this information and could play a significant role in histopathology, cytology, surgery, treatment monitoring and therapeutic development.

This will be the 10th in the series and the SPEC 2018 programme will provide a comprehensive examination of the innovative pre-clinical and clinical applications of vibrational spectroscopy that can lead to health care delivery improvements, as well as insights into how delegates can, in turn, develop and improve the future for our industry.

The SPEC 2018 conference programme commences on Sunday 10th June with our pre-conference workshops. Monday 11th June sees the start of the conference and each day we have a challenging and industry-leading plenary keynote.

The programme provides an ideal opportunity for reflection on developments over the last two decades as well as focusing on future developments. There will be a significant focus on clinical translation/implementation and the opportunities for the development of future scientists to lead this exciting multidisciplinary field.

Please note: Programme is subject to change

Sunday 10th June 2018Monday 11th June 2018Tuesday 12th June 2018Wednesday 13th June 2018Thursday 14th June 2018Friday 15th June 2018
09:00 - 09:30Conference OpenPlenaryPlenaryPlenaryLate Start
09:30 - 10:00PlenaryTalksTalksTalksTalks
10:00 - 10:30Talks
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11:30 - 12:00TalksTalksTalksTalksTalks
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30Sponsors WorkshopsLunchLunchSponsors Lunch LunchLunch
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30TalksTalksExcursionsTalksPlenary
14:30 - 15:00Conference Close
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00BreakBreakBreak
16:00 - 16:30Flash PresentationsHot Topic Panel DiscussionHot Topic Panel Discussion
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30Poster SessionPoster Session
17:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30Informal Mixer EventFree Night for Everyone
Suggest Merchant City
Conference Banquet
18:30 -19:00
19:00 - onwardsGlasgow City ChambersStudent Led EventSociety Council Meeting

Please note that the draft programme isn’t final until each presenter has confirmed to attend and present.  The final version will be published as soon as available.  The Early Bird deadline has been extended until 11.59pm on Friday 13th April 2018 (BST).


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