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.

In these videos prominent researchers and scientists in the field, talk about what attending ECNP Congress means to the psychiatric community and how it contributes significantly to cutting edge psychiatry. Watch all 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


ECNP in depth with Florence Thibaut  

Florence Thibaut is a psychiatrist and endocrinologist, currently professor of psychiatry at the University Hospital Cochin-Tarnier of Paris-Descartes University (France). Her research interests are varied and include addiction, schizophrenia genetics, and paraphilia. In an interview with ECNP, she shared some insights into her career choices as well as her ongoing research work.

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ECNP Nutrition Network featured in EU Journal

In this article, published in the EU journal Open Access Government, ECNP executive director Alex Schubert explores the link between our mental health and what we eat? The article featuring Suzanne Dickson and the ECNP Nutrition Network also talks about the rise of a dynamic new field, ‘nutritional psychiatry.'

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Apply for Target Network Meetings

ECNP will organise three target network meetings (TNMs) right after the 31st ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 10 October 2018.These meetings are aimed at facilitating the interaction between scientists and the ECNP networks to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to develop ideas collectively.

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New medications session at ECNP Congress 2018

The ECNP Scientific Programme Committee is happy to announce a new symposium format for the 31st ECNP congress in Barcelona, in which clinical trials of new compounds will be presented, including proof of concept and post-marketing studies. We will start accepting submissions from researchers from both academia and the industry in March 2018.

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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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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.