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Sixth international conference on

METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF RADIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

MARC VI

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, April 7 – 11 2003

Updated April 1 2003

FINAL PROGRAM

The Final Program for the conference is now posted on the web site it is current as of   April 1.  Several changes have been made since the Final  Program was originally published on on March 18.  Please note that the program is divided into oral and poster sessions.  The oral sessions are listed by session and day/time.  Two parallel sessions (Sections I and II) will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and sessions which run parallel have been selected to avoid overlap as much as possible.  Papers in the poster sessions are grouped by topic (similar to the oral session topics) and listed in order of LOG number within each topic.  Any changes to this Final Program will be announced and posted at the conference.  No further changes will be posted on this web site. Abstracts of all the papers are published in the Final Program and Abstracts Book and can viewed prior to the conference.

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INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS AND FOR PREPARING PRESENTATIONS

Four copies of a  draft  of each paper presented at the conference must be handed in at the conference.  This will facilitate review of the paper for publication in the conference Proceedings in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.  Instructions for the preparation of the draft paper should be consulted.  Information on the preparation of papers for oral and poster presentation should also be reviewed prior to the conference, particularly the section on LCD-computer presentations.

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CONFERENCE DATES AND LOCATION

Like previous MARC conferences, MARC VI will be held at the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel (http://www.konabeachhotel.com/) in beautiful Kailua-Kona on the Big island of Hawai'i, April 7 - 11 2003. The conference location provides a relaxed atmosphere the conference activities as well as many shopping and tourist activities within walking distance of the hotel. Very attractive room rates will be offered during and after the conference. A full social program will be provided to participants and their guests

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference will continue the tradition set by the five previous MARC conferences by focussing 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 previous MARC conferences, papers presented at the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, probably in the serial volumes of The Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.

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 VI 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

2003 HEVESY AWARD

The 2003 HEVESY Medal Award, sponsored by the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry will be presented at the MARC VI conference to Dr. Jeroen J.M. de Goeij, Delft University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS.   The award  recognizes his outstanding contributions to radioanalytical chemistry and radiochemistry and it will be presented at the opening session of the conference on Monday morning, April 7.

IN MEMORIAM - VINCENT P. GUINN

Vincent P. Guinn, one of the pioneers in the development of activation analysis and radioanalytical chemistry passed away at his home in Maryland at the age of 85 on November 7 after a short illness.   Vince was a great friend, colleague and mentor to many of us and he was always a strong supporter of the MARC conferences.  Vince will be honored at MARC VI: the conference will be dedicated to him.  Please see the memorial and eulogy to Vince prepared by his family and friends.

MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN NUCLEAR SCIENCE

       The special session and panel discussion on the manpower needs in nuclear science and the challenges facing radiochemistry education (organized by Rolf Zeisler, NIST, and Sue Clark, WSU, see above) will highlight problems and challenges facing many countries with active nuclear science programs.  Several funding agencies and international organizations, e.g. USDOE, IAEA, will be represented.  This session and panel discussion will be of broad interest to participants in the MARC VI conference.

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REGISTRATION AND HOUSING

A registration fee will charged to all attendees to help defray the costs of the conference. The fee will include all official conference functions and a copies of the Book of Abstracts and the  Proceedings to be published in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.  The Member registration fees shown below apply to members of the American Nuclear Society, the American Chemical Society and Canadian Nuclear Society; the Non-Member fees apply to all other participants.  Participants are urged to pre-register, if possible, at the more favorable pre-registration rates.

Registration fee for Members:                    Pre-Registration   $450.00                       On-Site Registration:  $550.00
Registration fee for Non-Members:            Pre-Registation:  $600.00                        On-Site Registration:  $700.00
Registration for Students:                             Pre-Registration: $250.00                        On-site Registration:   $250.00

To pre-register for the conference at the Pre-Registration rate, complete the Acrobat PDF Form or print out and complete the html form and mail together with a check or money order to Ms. Patti Wilson, Conference Secretary,   plwilson@mail.wsu.edu, at the address shown on the form.  Please note that the deadline for receipt of the Pre-Registration fees is March 7 2003.

The official conference hotel is the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel  (http://www.konabeachhotel.com/) and a block of rooms have been reserved for conference participants at   very attractive rates.  The room rate for a single or double room is $105.00 per night and the rate for a triple room is $115.00 per night.  Both rates are exclusive of taxes.  These rates will be available to conference participants for short periods before and after the conference.  For reservations, call the hotel at (808) 923-4511, toll-free (800) 367-6060 or email reservation@hthcorp.com  It is essential that you state that you are with the MARC VI conference to get the preferred rate.

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CONTACT PERSONS

GENERAL CHAIR

B. Stephen Carpenter, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Phone: (301) 975 4119; FAX: (301) 975 3530;
e-mail: b.carpenter@nist.gov

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Roy H. Filby, Washington State University
Phone: (541) 265-7781
e-mail: rfilby@wsu.edu

Sam Glover, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Program Co-Chair
Tel: (505) 665-5303
E-mail:
sglover@lanl.gov

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

American Nuclear Society
    Isotopes and Radiation Division
    Biology and Medicine Division

Canadian Nuclear Society

The MARC VI conference is being organized in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAIR
B. Stephen Carpenter, National Institute of Standards and Technology

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIRS
Royston H. Filby, Washington State University
Sam E. Glover, Los Alamos National Laboratory

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Ned A. Wogman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

FINANCE AND HOUSING CHAIR
James T. Tanner, Food Research, Inc

PUBLICATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS CHAIR
Catherine A. Grimm, Washington State University

AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SECTION REPRESENTATIVE
Richard C. Ragaini, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

CONFERENCE SECRETARY
Patti Wilson, Washington State University

The members of the Technical Program Committee may be contacted for information and suggestions about the conference program

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TENTATIVE TIMELINES


Abstracts Due: November 30 2002
Notification to Authors: December 10 2002
Preliminary Program: January 15 2003
Draft Papers Due: At conference

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OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

MARC V PROCEEDINGS

The Proceedings from the MARC V conference are now at the publishers and are appearing  in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry.  The Table of Contents of the Proceedings can be seen by accessing Proceedings.  The approximate publication schedule as indicated by the publisher is:

Part 1: vol. 248, No. 1, April, 2001          Published
Part 2: vol. 248, No. 2, May,  2001
        Published
Part 3: vol. 248, No. 3, June. 2001
          Published
Part 4: vol. 249, No. 1, July,  2001
          Published
Part 5: vol. 249, No 2, August 2001
      Published

Registrants at MARC V should have received or will shortly receive copies of the full Proceedings from the JRNC publisher .

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

The Proceedings of the Fourth "Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry" (MARC IV) conference have been published  in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry  as volumes 233 - 236 (see MARC IV Proceedings to view the Table of Contents).   A limited number of copies of the four-volume set of Proceedings are available for purchase.   Abstracts of papers presented at MARC IV can be accessed by clicking on abstracts. The Proceedings of MARC III were published in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Volumes 192-195, 1995 (click on Contents to view references). The Proceedings of the Second MARC conference (MARC II) were published in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Volumes 160 and 161, 1992.

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OTHER CONFERENCES OF INTEREST TO MARC PARTICIPANTS

International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management (ICEM' 03). September 21-25, 2003 in Oxford, England.  Contact: Denis Strachan, PNNL, denis.strachan@pnl.gov.   Web site: http://www.icemconf.com/
5th International Conference "Modern Problems of Nuclear Physics", 12-15 August 2002, Samarkand–Uzbekistan.  Contact Makhtuba Kadirova, kadyrova@suninp.tashkent.su

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