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PCCP 25th anniversary symposium

1 - 2 May 2024, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Join us in Amsterdam for this exciting 2-day symposium, celebrating 25 years of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP). Discover ground-breaking research across the breadth of physical chemistry, chemical physics and biophysical chemistry. 

The programme will feature invited speakers across a broad range of topics, with speakers from our Editorial and Advisory Boards, as well as representation from the PCCP Owner Societies. The invited speakers will also be complemented by a poster session to provide further networking opportunities and discussion for all attendees. 
We hope the event will provide ample opportunities to network and engage with the speakers, members of the PCCP Editorial, Advisory and Ownership Boards and other attendees, as well as celebrating 25 years of the journal. Join us for some exciting discussions and to share your ideas with key members of the community.


Abstract Submission

Poster abstracts

Poster abstract submission is now closed.
Submit your poster abstract by 19 February 2024. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting with a dedicated poster session and refreshments on the first evening of the symposium. If your poster is accepted for this event, you will receive an email from us with further information. 

Additional information

All poster abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process within about 4 weeks of the submission deadline. The abstracts should be no longer than one A4 page in portrait layout. Please ensure you provide the details of the presenting author. 

Planning your trip

We encourage delegates who are planning to attend events in person to arrange suitable travel and accommodation insurance, which should include cover for the postponement or cancellation of travel caused by regulations and guidelines relating to Covid-19. We also recommend considering flexible travel and accommodation booking options where possible. 

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at all scientific sessions
  • Live interaction with delegates
  • Attendance at the poster session
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
Please note accommodation is not included in the in-person registration fee.
Early bird Standard
RSC member* 210EUR 230EUR
Non-member** 235EUR 255EUR
Student RSC member* 115EUR 135EUR
Student non-member 140EUR 160EUR
Guest 115EUR 115EUR

All prices quoted do not include VAT, which is added during registration at the prevailing rate in the UK

*If you are a Royal Society of Chemistry member and wish to register for this meeting, please select the member option on the online registration page. You will need to enter your membership number.

**For non-member registrants, affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2024 is available, the affiliate membership application will be processed and commence once the registrant has attended the event.

PCCP Ownership Society

If you are a member of a PCCP Ownership Society and wish to register for this meeting, please select the non-member option on the online registration page and enter the discount code supplied by your society.

Student delegates

In order to encourage undergraduate or postgraduate students to attend the symposium, a reduced conference fee is available for students. This fee applies to those undertaking a full-time course for a recognised degree or a diploma at a university or equivalent institution.


The Royal Society of Chemistry is keen to encourage and enable as many people as possible to attend our events, to benefit from the networking opportunities and the chance to hear talks from leaders in the field. If you would like to discuss accessibility, please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can enable your attendance.
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Grants for Carers

Grants for carers have been introduced following the Royal Society of Chemistry Breaking the barriers report where 78% of chemists working in UK academia felt that managing parenting and/or caring responsibilities has an impact on women’s retention and progression. This fund is not limited to women scientists and welcomes applications from anyone with caring responsibilities. These grants have been supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemists’ Community Fund.

You can apply for up to a maximum of £1000/year to assist with additional financial costs that you incur for care usually provided by you whilst you attend a chemistry related meeting, conference or workshop or a professional development event.

Caring responsibilities are wide and varied, and so each application will be individually assessed, examples of applications that we will consider include:
  • paying for extra home help or nursing care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • additional medical/respite care for a dependent whilst you will not be present
  • travel expenses for a relative to travel with you to care for dependents whilst you attend a meeting or event
  • paying for extended hours with a care worker/childminder/play scheme to cover time when you will arrive home later than normal.
You are eligible to apply if: 
  • you are a chemist
  • you will incur additional caring expenses whilst attending a chemistry-related meeting, conference, event or workshop or a professional development event
  • you will use these funds to cover the cost of care that you usually provide 
  • you are based in the UK or Ireland or if not, you will normally have held three years RSC membership (past or current).

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Sponsorship & supporting organisations
A selection of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies who would like to promote their activities at the PCCP 25th anniversary symposium.

As well as booking a exhibition space, there are opportunities to sponsor poster sessions or advertise in the abstract book. A sponsorship menu document will soon be available to download from this page with more details and prices.

If you would like more information about sponsoring the PCCP 25th anniversary symposium, please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry on Sponsorship Menu
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, O|2 Lab Building

Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, O|2 Lab Building, De Boelelaan 1108 , Amsterdam, 1081 HZ , Netherlands

The conference venue is easily accessible by public transport. Multiple busses and trams stop right in front of the O|2 building. Below are two examples for reaching the venue. However, several more options exist; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam recommends making use of Google Maps or the OV9292 app for planning your journey.

From Schiphol Airport to VU Amsterdam

Train: From Schiphol Airport, take the train to Amsterdam Zuid, which runs over 15 times/ hour and takes only 6 minutes. You can by a ticket at the yellow vending machines at the arrival hall or you can by them online using the NS app. From Amsterdam Zuid, it is a short 8 min walk to the O2 building.
Bus: Alternatively, take Connexxion Bus 341 in the direction of Station Zuid Amsterdam and get out at VU Medisch Centrum. The bus leaves every 15 minutes and takes approximately 20 minutes. You can check in and out with a debit or credit card or buy a ticket from the bus driver with a debit or credit card (cash is not accepted). Taxi: More information about taking a taxi from Schiphol can be found at .

From Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal)

Take Metro 51 Amstelveenseweg, metro 52 to Amsterdam Zuid or tram 24 to VU Medisch Centrum. You can check in and out with a debit or credit card or buy a ticket in the tram with a debit or credit card (Note: Cash is not accepted).
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