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.


Special Announcement!

We are organizing an event at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on August 7 at 8:00 pm. The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the world through over a century of acclaimed performances, historic international tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies and outreach.

Tickets $18.00 - $72.50

POPS: A Century of Broadway Program includes selections from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Sweeny Todd, Phantom of the Opera and more.

Jeff Tyzik, Conductor

Christiane, Noll Soprano

Doug La Brecque, Baritone

If there is enough interest, a group trip will be organized. Please indicate if you are interested wuth subject "SPAC". The payment will be on site.







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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The Symposium format will be two 'separate' conferences, where some shared time will be devoted to overlap in the area of Biological Vibrational Optical Activity. But each conference will have its own identity- The VOA conference will showcase the leading edge research and applications in the field of ROA and VCD, including experimental and theoretical advances. At the Biomedical conference, in addition to lectures given by Raman spectoscopists, leading medical doctors will give plenary lectures and facilitate panel discussions to identify the foremost problems in medicine for the next 15-20 years for which research in vibrational spectroscopy, Raman and infrared, can have a significant impact.


Hugh Barr


Professor Hugh Barr will give a plenary lecture and facilitate panel discussion to identify the foremost problems in medicine in the next 15-20 years, on which Biophysical research in general and Raman spectroscopy in particular can have a significant impact.

Professor Barr has been a consultant General Surgeon at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, U.K. for over 15 years, and has an interest in upper gastrointestinal disease with his major interest in Barrett's oesophagus and its early optical detection and early treatment. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters. He leads a major research group on optical/spectroscopic diagnosis. He is in receipt of substantial research grants from the Department of Health and the former Department of Trade and Industry, and the NHS executive for the development of Raman spectroscopy in various fields.

The conference will be held at Constance & Thomas D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building (LSRB), University at Albany

Informal Opening Reception and Registration on Wednesday at the Standish Board Room on the third level of the The Science Library, SUNY, Address: 1400 Washington Avenue City: Albany, NY 12222.

The registration on Thursday will continue in the hall near The Constance & Thomas D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building (LSRB)

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$200 Student Registration

$350 Regular Registration

We can accept wire transfers. Domestic wires fees are $20 per transaction
and International wire transfers are $35 per transaction.

Key Bank of New York
University Office
Albany, NY 12203

ABA: 021300077

Account: 325580004209

Type: Checking Account

!!! In the further instructions add: RAMAN
Please, inform us as soon as the transfer is made (i.e. send proof to !!!


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