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Organised by the Chromatographic Society and the Separation Science Group of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry

After the success of the “Advances in Clinical Analysis” meetings in 2012, 2014 and 2016, the Chromatographic Society and the Separations Science Group of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry are pleased to announce the following one-day meeting: “Advances in Clinical and Forensic Analysis 2018” to be held on Tuesday 27th November 2018, at RSC Burlington House, London, UK.

Clinical and Forensic analysis are some of the most exciting and important areas in Life Sciences and the meeting will provide an insight into the latest methodologies and technological developments for clinical and forensic applications, in particular the application of novel sample preparation techniques and tools, novel techniques and the wider utilisation of mass spectrometry in clinical and forensic analysis. Clinical and Forensic analysis are wide-ranging subject areas and as we move to more complex and difficult analyses the methodologies are being challenged in terms of the specificity, sensitivity and also the suitability for high-throughput and lower-cost analysis.

The meeting will focus on separation and complementary/alternative techniques along with case studies from the hospital, commercial and academic areas. The program has been designed to give attendees an update for both routine and problem solving in clinical and forensic analysis. The meeting will focus on the perspectives within the wider area of clinical and forensic analysis.

This year, the meeting will also celebrate the career and achievements of Prof. Dave Perrett, our Keynote speaker.

Advances in Clinical and Forensic Analysis 2018 provides you with a unique means of sharing real experiences with other professionals and will provide excellent networking opportunities. The program is designed to give attendees a range of highly interesting topics from highly regarded speakers and new emerging professionals. We believe this will be a highly interesting and well-attended event.

Event Programme



Coffee and registration


Introduction and Welcome Dr Lewis Couchman (on behalf of ChromSoc & RSC Separation Science Group)


KEYNOTE LECTURE: Disease, Diagnosis and Drugs – insights via separation science Prof David Perrett


Clinical applications of capillary electrophoresis Dr Gordon Ross (Agilent Technologies)


A new assay for the determination of more than 100 drugs of abuse by LC-MS/MS Dr Oliver Midasch, Chromsystems.
Coffee, exhibition and posters


Analysis of fingerprints by HR-MS – opportunities for forensic and biomedical science Dr Melanie Bailey (University of Surrey)


Developments in high-resolution MS for screening > 700 forensic compounds in a single method Dr Ashley Sage, Sciex


Applications of the Clinical Laboratory Automated sample preparation Module, CLAM Speaker TBC, Shimadzu.
Lunch, exhibition and posters


Clinical applications of metabolomics Speaker TBC


The design and development of novel stationary phase chemistries and their use for clinical and forensic applications Dr Alan McKeown, Advanced Chromatography Technologies Ltd.


Quantitative analysis of intact IgF-1 and IgF-2 in human serum using triple stage quadrupole and HRAM-MS Speaker TBC, Thermo.
Coffee, exhibition and posters


Clinical applications of lipidomics (SFC) Dr Joost Brandsma (University of Southampton)


Artificial intelligence for retention time modelling in LC – implications for library searching in HR-MS Prof Leon Barron (King’s College London)


Close of meeting Dr Adrian Clarke (on behalf of ChromSoc & RSC Separation Science Group)


Poster Session

There will be a poster presentation. Interested presenters should submit an abstract to the organisers by 11th November 2018

CPD Accreditation

This meeting is pending accreditation for CPD from both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath).


ChromSoc student bursaries are available for this event.


  • Chromatographic Society, RSC or BMSS members (use discount code RSCCHROMSOC) – £75
  • Non-members – £120* (*Includes free membership of The Chromatographic Society for one year)
  • Students, unemployed and retired – £30