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.


CLIRSPEC Network Conference – CLIRCON17

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Abstract Submission Now Open

The Clinical Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) Network is hosting another conference for researchers and industrialists in the multidisciplinary area of clinical infrared and Raman spectroscopy.

The CLIRCON17 Conference will run from 2–5 April 2017 and will be hosted by the Analytical and Biomedical Spectroscopy groups at the University of Manchester, UK.

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Registration Now Open

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 3rd CLIRSPEC Summer School. The Summer School runs from Tuesday 4th July 2017 to Friday 7th July and will be held at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel, Lake Windermere.

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CLIRSPEC Network Translation Day


7 September 2016,
University of Strathclyde

The Translation Day aims to provide a forum to discuss the requirements, challenges and possible solutions to support the translation of vibrational spectroscopic clinical technologies and applications into clinical use. This day is suitable for researchers of all levels who are interested in translating promising spectroscopic technologies to the clinic.

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One of the main roles of the Society is to provide the organisational structure for the successful SPEC International Conference series.

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This international conference series brings together clinicians and scientists who are developing and improving innovative pre-clinical and clinical applications of vibrational spectroscopy that can lead to health care delivery improvements.


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There have been significant advances in vibrational biomedical spectroscopy and many aspects of associated biophotonics in recent years. The time is right to hold a discussion meeting on this rapidly changing dynamic field. Diagnostic and prognostic tools based on these new technologies have the potential to revolutionise our clinical systems leading to improved patient outcome, more efficient public services and significant economic savings for healthcare providers and society.

Papers and discussion from this meeting are now available at:
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/fd#!issueid=fd016187&type=current&issnprint=1359-6640

Preprints availabel here:
http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/16963/advanced-vibrational-spectroscopy-for-biomedical-applications-faraday-discussion