August 5-7, 2010

Second International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity (VOA-2)
and Bio-Medical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy (BMARS)

as a joint satellite meeting to ICORS 2010 to be held at the University at Albany State University of New York

About Conference
The Symposium will be held on the University at Albany campus conveniently located within 15 minutes from the Albany International Airport, and within driving distance from Boston and New York. The Symposium format will include plenary and invited lectures, and poster presentations.  Leading medical doctors will give plenary lectures and facilitate panel discussions to identify the foremost problems in medicine in the next 15-20 years, on which Biophysical research can have a significant impact.

Special Event
Exciting social programs will include visits to the Saratoga Race Track and Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the summer host of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.


Friday evening there will be a banquet dinner in the Hilton Garden Inn Adirondack Ballroom. Enjoy an hour of music, dance and an open bar followed by dinner.  If attending the dinner, you must specify which dinner option you would like. There are a maximum of 100 spaces available for the dinner, and choices must be made as soon as possible.

Please, send your preferences concerning the dinner's menu via (Subject: Conference dinner)

*Herbed Grilled Rib Eye Steak*
Finished with Crispy Onions and a Burgundy Reduction

*Chicken Marsala*
Sauteed Breast of Chicken finished with Marsala Wine and Wild Mushrooms

*Risotto Cake with Wild Mushroom Ragu*
herbed grilled short grain rice pattie served on top of a chunky sauce made with beans, spinach, and mushrooms







Prof. Igor K. Lednev
Department of Chemistry
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
Phone: (518) 591-8863
Fax: (518) 442-3462 (Chemistry)

Prof. Laurence A. Nafie
Department of Chemistry
2-016B Center for Science and Technology
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-4100 Phone: (315) 443-5912, Fax: (315) 443-4070 E-mail: or

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Our primary provider of accommodations will be:

Hilton Garden Inn

1381 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 453-1300


From the Albany International Airport:

Distance: 7 mi/ 11.25 km

Drive time: 10 minutes

Taxi fare: 10.00 USD


From Albany-Rensselaer Amtrac Station:

Distance: 6 mi/ 9.7 km

Drive time: 15 minutes

Taxi fare: 17.00 USD


Rooms will be held until July 21, for a rate of 119.00 USD per night. Be sure to mention that you are arriving for the “Raman Conference” if booking by phone or use the group/convention code “RAM” when booking your room online to receive this discounted rate.

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Starting Price/ night



Hilton Garden Inn
(518) 453-1300

Across from campus



King-size bed with adjustable sleep system, Telephone, Bathroom, HD TV, Shower, microwave and refrigerator, high-speed wired and wireless internet

CrestHill Suites
(518) 454-0007
Across from campus $109.99 8/10 Furnished with 1 King size bed and sleeper sofa. Fully equipped kitchen, free high speed Road Runner, dual line telephone with data port, speaker phone and personalized voice mail. Free local telephone calls, Television with full cable, HBO, and VCR and in-suite hairdryer, iron and board.

The Best Western Sovereign Hotel
(518) 489-2981

Across from campus




Days Inn
(518) 489-4423

Across from campus



Complimentary DayBreak Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet Access in all guest rooms, Fitness Center, Expanded Cable TV w/ HBO, Iron and Board in all rooms, Handicap Facilities, Non-Smoking Room, Alarm Clock, Hairdryer in Room, Free Parking, Adjoining Rooms, Air Conditioned, Wheel Chair Access, Wake-up Service, Free Local Telephone Calls, Complimentary Copy of USA Today

TownePlace Suites
(518) 435-1900

Across from campus



Fully equipped kitchen,   Air-conditioned, non-smoking, Phones, Voicemail, High speed internet, Wireless internet, TV

Red Carpet Inn
(518) 459-3100

Across from campus



King-size bed, Telephone, Bathroom, Cable TV, Bath or Shower, Tea/Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron, Ironing Facilities

Fairfield Inn
(518) 435-1800

Across from campus



Two queen-sized beds,   Air-conditioned, non-smoking, Phones, Voicemail, High speed internet, TV

Extended Stay America
(518) 446-0680

Across from campus



Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop, Workspace with computer dataport, Free local phone calls, Personalized voice mail, Iron and full size ironing board, On site guest laundry, Dining and cooking utensils provided, Wireless Internet - onetime fee of $4.99 per stay

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