The International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) is a non-profit organisation, constituted 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.


SPEC 2020 – 11th International Conference on Clinical Vibrational Spectroscopy

May 17–22, 2020 at the Monterey Marriott, California

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After the success of SPEC 2018 in Glasgow, the conference series now moves to Monterey in California. SPEC 2020 is the 11th conference in the SPEC series, providing an occasion to both look back at the past two decades and to look forward at the next decade of translating vibrational spectroscopies into the clinic. SPEC 2020 will bring together research scientists and clinicians, from industry, academia, and medicine, to highlight and discuss recent advances in developing novel spectroscopic instrumentation and technologies to improve health and patient outcomes.

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Summer School, 7–10 July 2020

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Registration will open in early 2020

The Society would like to invite all students, industrialists and postdoctoral researchers in the multidisciplinary area of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy to attend the 6th CLIRSPEC Summer School. The Summer School runs from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th July 2020 and will be held at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel, Lake Windermere.

“It is still the best experience I have ever had. Love the location, content and people!”