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.

We have prominent researchers and scientists in the field, talking about what attending ECNP Congress means to the psychiatric community and how it contributes significantly to cutting edge psychiatry. Watch the videos

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

Download the ECNP App...

With our specially developed ECNP app you will have the most up-to-date information about the 31st ECNP Congress at your digital fingertips. View the programme and abstracts, rate the sessions, and chat with other app users.

The app is available for Apple and Android. Search for 'ECNP' or scan the QR code.


ECNP in depth with Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn is Group Leader of AI Development at the Translational Psychiatry Lab of the University of Münster, Germany. In an interview with ECNP, he shared insights on machine learning and the future of predictive psychiatry. He will also be discussing this topic during his symposium at the 31st ECNP Congress.

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More than 1000 abstracts selected for presentation

We received over 1,200 abstracts, of which more than 800 will be presented, with an additional 240 as e-posters. We would like to thank all the reviewers for the enormous effort they put to select the best abstracts.

More on abstract submission

Apply for Target Network Meetings

Are you looking for an opportunity to discuss topics crucial to suicidal behaviour and anxiety disorders? If yes, then apply for this year’s Targeted Network Meetings, organised by ECNP right after the 31st ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 10 October 2018.

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Take part in our Facebook quiz! 

How good is your knowledge of brain science and health? Find out in this exciting Facebook quiz that we have planned for you, starting 22 June. We will ask you one simple question every week, related to the topics around the programme of the 31st ECNP Congress. Make sure that you log in every Friday and answer the question that will be posted along with the weekly countdown to the congress. We have a surprise gift in store and a special mention in our newsletter for whoever gets the most number of right answers!

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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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Past ECNP Congresses

The 30th ECNP Congress took place in Paris on 2-5 September 2017. You will find complete info on programme (symposia, industry sessions, poster sessions, abstracts and biographies of the speakers), keynote and plenary speakers, webcasts of the session, industry views on our history page.

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A Glimpse of the last ECNP Congress....

30th ECNP Congress, Paris, 2-5 September 2017

Watch the video to experience the ECNP Congress and see what experts in the field have to say about it....