Final Call for Papers

Final Call for Papers

It is my pleasure to announce the FINAL call for papers for the Ninth International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC IX) conference to be held March 25-30, 2012 in Kona, HI. The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 1, 2011. Please visit our website for more information at

The site has been mirrored (in case of any server disruption) to

The website contains the current information for registrants and authors and will continue to be the best source of information for the conference. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact Steve LaMont or Sam Glover. Please forward the information to colleagues who may have changed e-mail addresses and who previously participated or you feel would be interested in the conference.

Please note that Pre-Registration ends February 19, 2012. Furthermore, hotel reservations must be made prior to March 4, 2012 to be considered in the MARC room block.

The venue for MARC IX will be the same as it was for MARC VIII, the Kona Sheraton. This facility was remodeled only a few years ago and has excellent conference facilities. Complete information and the reservation link is available at the conference website.

I would further like to request your assistance in making the MARC conference a success. The conference costs are strongly linked to the number of rooms that are booked by our attendees. Furthermore, the MARC conference room block decreases as we get closer to the conference date. We are requesting all attendees to please consider early registration (prior to January 15, 2012) at the conference hotel. This will greatly help us with conference planning.

Your early submission of abstracts will certainly make the planning easier and will be greatly appreciated (and thank you to those who already have been submitted)! Also, please note that there is an abstract submission form on the website that you must use. This form will permit the abstract to be automatically put into the database. The excel form is the same type as used for MARC VIII. The sessions accepted to date will be included on a dropdown list in the abstract entry form. However, as in the past, additional sessions will be developed as themes of papers come in. If you do not see a specific session for your paper then please choose general call for papers. Please send all abstract entry forms to If you have any questions concerning the submission of abstracts please don’t hesitate to contact me. Some important dates to consider for authors:

Abstracts Due: December 1, 2011
Notification to Authors: December 15, 2011
Preliminary Program: January 15, 2012
Draft Papers Due: At conference
Conference Dates: March 25-30, 2012

Please note that an important change from previous MARC conferences is that professional workshops will be held in the early afternoon on Sunday, March 25 followed by the official start of the conference with the Hevesy Award Medal presentation on Sunday evening. Additional details have been added to the website on all these topics.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you in Hawaii.