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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Executive Committee's winter meeting

December saw the annual Executive Committee meeting this year in Madrid, Spain. The meeting is traditionally devoted to longer-term issues, and the focus this year was ECNP’s strategic direction in light of ongoing shifts in the science and the changing economics of the field. ECNP is well placed to deal with these changes, and the meeting mapped out the key priorities that will define the College’s scope of activities going forward.

Executive Committee members

Article in EU Journal Open Access Government

In this article, published in the EU journal Open Access Government, ECNP executive director Alex Schubert gives an overview of some of the ways in which ECNP-related initiatives – including PRISM, Eat2beNICE and the Neuroscience-based Nomenclature – are pushing the frontiers of brain research and opening up new treatment horizons for those suffering from disorders of the brain.

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Call for session proposals for ECNP Congress 2019

We have begun planning an exciting scientific programme for the 32nd ECNP Congress taking place in Copenhagen on 7-10 September 2019. The Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) invites you to contribute by submitting a proposal for a full session in applied and translational neuroscience. The SPC also welcomes session proposals from allied disciplines, including neurology and psychology.

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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.