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The registration for the 15th Rapid Methods Europe Conference is open. Profit from a reduced fee until 1 September 2023.


RME2023 announces its full conference programme. It can be downloaded HERE.

The scientific programme is under the control of the Advisory Committee. High-quality speakers, ample time for discussions, and every opportunity to establish rewarding connections are values the RME conference series wants to uphold.


The conference

RME2023 – the 15th conference in the Rapid Methods Europe series – is dedicated to innovations and breakthroughs in rapid analysis & diagnostics across the agri-food, water, animal health, healthcare, and forensic science sectors.

Technologies include, but are not limited to (bio)sensors (electrochemical, optical, photonic), DNA/RNA-based detection methods, paper-based detection methods, microfluidic/nano/quantum devices, spectrometry, and spectroscopy for rapid analysis & diagnostics of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, viruses, chemical contaminants, allergens, antimicrobial resistance, substances of emerging concern, etc. From concept to product, from analytical methods to systems, and from laboratory to on-site testing are the main themes of the conference.

RME2023 features:

  • Plenary lectures & parallel sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Workshops & vendor demonstrations
  • Instrument & manufacturers exhibition

New set-up: Harness the power of networking

RME2023 is a networking event par excellence, the common theme being 'HOW CAN WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER?'. The conference will focus on the technology rather than the sector, aiming to bring together scientists with different expertise with the possibility of cross‐fertilizing each other and developing new views and applications. RME2023 aims to further strengthen the academia-industry relations and disseminate advanced research towards practical applications. Take part and experience the power of networking!

Target audience

RME2023 is aimed at a wide range of scientists, technologists, and professionals wishing to gain insight into to innovations and breakthroughs in rapid analysis & diagnostics. Attending the conference is an invaluable opportunity for laboratory managers and technicians, food safety and quality assurance/quality control managers, technical managers, healthcare professionals, veterinary diagnosticians, plant science and agronomy scientists, environmental (water) scientists, forensic researchers, and others interested in rapid analysis & diagnostics.

Advisory committee

Dr Aart van Amerongen, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands (chair)
Dr George Bázár, Adexgo Kft, Hungary
Dr Peter Bonants, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Dr Helen Bridle, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dr Annemieke van Dam, Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands
Prof. Sarah De Saeger, Ghent University, Belgium
Dr Firat Guder, Imperial College London, UK
Dr Bert Popping, FOCOS, Germany
Prof. Michele Suman, Barilla SpA and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Dr Andrew Ward, University of Strathclyde, UK


Interested participants from universities, research institutes and industry are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for posters. Particularly students/young scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Important deadlines

  • Submission deadline for oral presentations: 1 April 2023 Expired!
  • Submission deadline for poster presentations: 1 October 2023

Rules for submission

  • Abstracts must be sent to: RME[at]bastiaanse-communication.com
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Microsoft Word and shall not exceed 400 words.
  • The title of the abstract should clearly define the work presented
  • Don’t forget to mention the names of the authors (limited to max. 10) and their affiliation(s).
  • The Advisory Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for a poster presentation.
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges the author’s acceptance for the abstract to be published in the book of abstracts.
  • Presenting authors must be registered and paid participants.

Speed presentations

A few posters will be selected for short oral presentations (‘speed presentations’) in the scientific programme.

Poster presentations

RME2023 has established the Best Poster Award to honour a conference participant for the presentation of a poster. The winner of the Best Poster Award will be selected by voting for the poster that the delegates believe to be the best in its content and layout.

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. In addtion, Poster Tours will be organized. Presenting authors are requested to be available at their poster during these tours. Poster size: A0 portrait (841 mm x 1189 mm). Appropriate means of affixing the poster to the poster board will be supplied on site.


RME2023 offers various business opportunities, including sponsoring and exhibiting. Parallel to the conference a commercial exhibition will be organised in which presentations of services and products are given. Participants of the conference have ample opportunity to visit the exhibition during the various breaks.

Reasons why becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor is a good marketing strategy:

  • Communicate your message to a highly qualified scientific and expert audience
  • Increase visibility in focused markets
  • Highlight your company’s expertise
  • Generate new sales leads
  • Network with specialists
  • Build new partnerships
  • Find out about new research being undertaken

You can download the brochure with the various business opportunities HERE.

Registration fees

The fee includes the book of abstracts, lunch, coffee/tea, and drinks/snacks as announced in the timetable. The registration fee does not include hotel accommodation.

According to EU legislation, the services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment or similar events, are subjected to the VAT (Value Added Tax) of the place where the event actually takes place. As the event will take place in the Netherlands, the service invoiced to you is subjected to Dutch VAT (21%). See, in this regard, articles 53 and 54 of Council Directive 2006/112/EC.


Students 1,2




Early Bird Fee Expired
registered AND paid before 1 July 2023

€ 435

€ 635

€ 775

€ 475

 Fee Expired
registered AND paid before 1 September 2023

€ 435

€ 735

€ 875

€ 475

registered AND paid before 6 November 2023

€ 435

€ 835

€ 975

€ 475

  1. Bachelor, Master and PhD students only; postdocs are not considered 'students'.
  2. Registration will only be accepted if the Conference Registration Form is accompanied by (i) a proof of studentship and (ii) an abstract for a poster presentation; otherwise, registration will be denied.
  3. Every paying participant (except for registered students) may be accompanied by one participant for the special registration fee, provided that the following conditions are met: (i) the paying participant and the accompanying participant are employed with the same company/organisation at the same location; and (ii) the paying participant and the accompanying participant register and pay (with ONE invoice) at the same time.

Cancellation policy

Refunds, minus € 250 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received up to 1 October 2023. Cancellations are only valid if notice is received in writing. For cancellations made after 1 October 2023, no refunds will be paid. However, a participant may designate a substitute delegate.

Venue and hotel accommodation


RME2023 will take place at Hotel Casa Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Thanks to the hotel’s unique location near the Amstel Station, the whole city is at your feet.

Amsterdam provides all you need for an unforgettable getaway. The 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis creates a friendly and relaxed environment. The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Other well-known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House.

Address details

Hotel Casa Amsterdam
Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4
1097 BC Amsterdam
the Netherlands
T +31 20 6651171


Hotel accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. Hotel Casa Amsterdam offers a discount of the regular rate for conference participants (add promotional code: RME2023); you can book HERE.

Please note: November is a very busy period in Amsterdam, so you are advised to book early to secure your accommodation.

Alert! Be Aware of Housing Scams
Accommodation bookings should be made via the web link above or directly by yourself. Please note: you may be approached by agencies offering the booking of hotel accommodation. This is a scam. We have no agreement with any agency.

Conference history

In 2004, the RME conference series started as ‘Rapid Methods Europe’. During the years, RME has strengthened its position as an important meeting point for academia and industry providing a reference source for anyone interested in the developments in the shift from slower, traditional measurements to rapid analysis & diagnostics across the agri-food, animal health and healthcare sectors. It should be noted that ‘rapid’ is not a goal in itself. In addition to increased speed, rapid methods must also take account of other criteria, such as sampling and sample preparation, multitarget screening, lower detection limits, accuracy and sensitivity, data analysis, total costs proportionate to the benefits, etc., eventually leading to methods best suited for use.

You can download the book of abstracts from the last 4 conferences by clicking on the relevant image below.