The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2015. The Society exists to act as a platform for those individuals, teams and organisations wishing to promote the translation of spectroscopy into the clinical environment, for the general benefit of patients; for example, to improve patient diagnosis and prognosis.


Submit a mini-oral poster abstract before the deadline. You now have the chance to give your best “elevator pitch” on your research, answer posted questions on your work, and keep your CV current.

During the paper submission process, students will have the opportunity to request to be considered for the below Awards. You will also have the option to opt out.

  • The SAS Student Poster Award– a competition for students (SAS Members or Non-members) who are presenting authors
  • The AES Blue Fingers Student Award– recognizes the most outstanding student paper submitted for the AES Annual Conference by a graduate student

CLIRSPEC Members receive discounted registration

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020

at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

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A new journal serving our research community

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Elsevier in the publication of the brand-new gold open access journal, Clinical Spectroscopy.

Focused on the translation of spectroscopy into the clinical environment to improve patient diagnosis and prognosis, Clinical Spectroscopy provides a unique platform for multidisciplinary research outputs peer-reviewed by both expert spectroscopists and clinicians. The development of optical and spectroscopic techniques and their cutting-edge applications to clinical and biomedical research are of interest to this Journal.

First articles now available

Shining a light on clinical spectroscopy: Translation of diagnostic IR, 2D-IR and Raman spectroscopy towards the clinic
Holly J. Butler, James M. Cameron, Cerys A. Jenkins, Gordon Hithell, Samantha Hume, Neil T. Hunt, Matthew J. Baker

Spectroscopy goes viral: Diagnosis of hepatitis B and C virus infection from human sera using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy
Supti Roy, David Perez-Guaita, Scott Bowden, Philip Heraud, Bayden R. Wood

Quantitative analysis of human blood serum using vibrational spectroscopy
Hugh J. Byrne, Franck Bonnier, Jennifer McIntyre, Drishya Rajan Parachalil

Editors Professor Bayden Wood (Monash University) and Dr Michael Walsh (University of Illinois at Chicago) look forward to receiving your comprehensive article, short communication, and review paper submissions.

Read the full aims & scope and submit your paper today.

CLIRSPEC members receive a 30% discount on Article Publishing Charges (APCs).
For further information about how to obtain your society discount, please visit the journal website.