Abstract submission for poster presenters

Submit your abstract via the online abstract submission form below.

Before submitting your abstract please read the abstract submission guidelines.

Submit Abstract

The deadline for abstract submission is 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

Free registration for junior scientists in Europe
If you are a European junior scientist and submit an abstract, we offer you free registration* to the congress and the chance to win one of our awards. Registration for abstract submitters is mandatory before 15 April 2018. If you tick the box 'junior scientist abstract submitter' on the registration form, payment will not be requested. 

*provided you match ECNP’s definition of a Junior Scientist, your abstract is accepted for poster presentation and publication and you present your poster at the 31st ECNP Congress in person.

CDE Grant 
For abstract submitters who are resident of a European country with a developing economy* there are a number of grants available (provided your abstract is accepted for presentation and you present your poster at the 31st ECNP Congress in person). 

This grant consists of free registration to the congress and EUR 500 to support travel expenses for the 31st ECNP Congress. By registering as a ‘European CDE abstract submitter, requesting a CDE grant’ you automatically apply for the CDE grant.

*CDE-countries within Europe are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia-FYR, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.  

During the congress, ECNP offers a number of awards related to submission of an abstract for the congress. Read more 

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 it is not possible to submit your abstract via internet, please contact 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.