ECNP Congress

The annual ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier scientific meeting for disease-oriented brain research, attracting neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world.
ECNP is an independent scientific association dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. It is the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe. Read more
Besides the congress, ECNP organises a wide range of scientific and educational activities, programmes and events across Europe, promoting the exchange of high-quality experimental and clinical research in applied and translational neuroscience and fostering young scientists and clinicians. View agenda

ECNP offers special rates for junior scientists, non-MDs (basic scientists), ECNP members and for residents of a country with a developing economy (CDE).
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ECNP president and ambassador in Brazil

ECNP participated in the 35th Brazilian Congress of Psychiatry in São Paulo with an exhibition booth in October. ECNP president Celso Arango and ECNP Brazil ambassador Roberto Andreatini represented ECNP at the Congress. Celso Arango also gave the ECNP-sponsored lecture on 'Primary prevention and mental health: we cannot let this train pass, not once again.'

Winner of the photo contest at ECNP Congress 2017

We are happy to announce Marco Antonioli as the winner of the photo contest that took place in the 30th ECNP Congress 2017 in Paris. He has won a free registration to the 31st ECNP congress 2018 at Barcelona. Join us at the next congress!

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ECNP Preclinical Network Data Prize announced

What is believed to be the world’s first prize for published “negative” scientific results, the “ECNP Preclinical Network Data Prize” has been announced by the ECNP’s Preclinical Data Forum. The €10,000 prize, aimed initially at neuroscience research, is to encourage publication of data where the results do not confirm the expected outcome or original hypothesis.

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The ECNP Congress offers a variety of ways for companies to engage with congress participants at both the scientific and educational levels: Satellite symposia, Expert science exchange sessions, Product theatre, the Exhibition, Industry views, Communication support, Free standing banners, Educational grants and Group registration.

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Why the ECNP Congress?

" annual congress attended by 4,000-6,000 people who come with extremely heterogeneous backgrounds...and we're here together for 3-4 days sharing our experiences, sharing the results of our studies, networking and mingling..."

ECNP President Celso Arango tells us how he became a child psychiatrist and shares his vision on ECNP and the annual ECNP Congress.