Abstract submission for poster presenters

Abstract submission

It is no longer possible to submit an abstract (deadline was 5 April).


Who can submit an abstract?
Abstracts can be submitted by psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from across the world who are keen on discussing the latest developments in the science and treatment of brain disorders. We accept abstracts from a broad range of topics.

You will find a list of all the topics here.


How to submit?
The deadline for abstract submission was 5 April 2018.

  • When you submit an abstract, you are required to register for the 31st ECNP Congress no later than 15 April 2018. Otherwise the submitted abstract will not be reviewed for poster presentation and publication in the supplement to the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Abstracts will be considered for publication (after the congress) and/or poster presentation (during the congress) provided they are submitted according to the guidelines for abstract submission poster presenters. These guidelines can also be followed while submitting online.
  • In addition to the abstract submission guidelines there are four examples of model abstracts available which meet important criteria of a good scientific abstract. Both the guidelines and the examples can also be accessed during the abstract submission process.

Special benefits for abstract submitters

  • Junior scientists
  • CDE Grant
  • Awards
  • Media opportunities at the ECNP Congress 
    Every year the ECNP press team promotes selected research presented at the ECNP Annual Congress. This tends to get good international press coverage – in the past congresses our work was featured by the likes of the BBC, the New York Times, The Times, La Stampa, Die Welt, etc. The work needs to be newsworthy and based on good science or be clinically important, meaning that we only promote around 8 to 10 items each year from a much larger initial selection. If you would be interested in having us consider your abstract as part of our media programme, please indicate that on the abstract submission form.


Receipt of your submission will be confirmed by the ECNP Office via e-mail within two weeks. If you have not received a confirmation within this period, please notify the ECNP Office.


If your abstract is not accepted for publication and/or presentation, you can cancel your registration free of charge within 14 days after receiving the message that your abstract has been rejected and the registration fee paid will be returned within 30 days after the outcome. 

Further information

If you have additional questions, please contact the ECNP Office by e-mail or call +31 88 75 69 561.