The conference will continue the tradition set by the previous MARC conferences by focusing on emerging developments in radioanalytical chemistry and radiochemistry, with particular emphasis on new applications.
The conference includes both oral and poster sessions grouped around specific topics. Poster sessions are organized around specific themes, similar, or in addition, to those included in the oral sessions. Poster papers in these topics will be grouped together which will permit informal group discussions of specific papers. Continuing the policy of the previous MARC conferences, presenters in both the oral and poster sessions are encouraged to submit a manuscript for peer reviewed publication of the conference proceedings as part of the serial volumes of the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC). Further information is available on the website or by contacting the Program Chair, Sam Glover.
The objective of the MARC conferences is to promote a broad interchange of information on radioanalytical chemistry among scientists from participating countries. Participants from more than 35 countries are expected to attend MARC VIII and give papers. The central geographic location of Hawaii encourages participation and attendance of scientists from Pacific Rim countries as well as providing European scientists with easy accessibility from major US airports. The isolated nature of Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii provides an excellent atmosphere for informal discussions and working groups among the anticipated 250-300 attending scientists and also provides excellent recreational facilities for participants and guests.
Steve LaMont, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sam Glover, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health