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 offers special fee for junior scientists, non-MDs (basic scientists), ECNP members and for residents of a country with a developing economy (CDE). View registration fees

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.


Join us for the 5km run and yoga sessions!

Our 'Love Your Brain' campaign this year is designed to encourage an active, healthy and brain-friendly lifestyle among our congress participants. Hence, we are organising a series of activities to put brain health at the centre of the ECNP Congress. Amongst other things, we would like to invite you to join the recreational 5km ‘Run with the President’ and yoga sessions on congress days.

More info here...

Peter Dayan to deliver Brain Prize lecture at the 31st ECNP Congress

This year, the Brain Prize lecture will be given by Peter Dayan, professor of Computational Neuroscience, Gatsby Unit, University College London. Peter Dayan received the 2017 Brain Prize, along with Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz, for their ground-breaking analysis on how the brain recognises and processes reward. The lecture on ‘Computational psychiatry’ will take place on Sunday 7 October at 14.00-14.45.

More about the lecture

'The ECNP is in good health'

'We are just three months away from the 31st ECNP Congress – an event that cannot be missed! The meeting will once again play host to around 5,000 delegates from all over the world, who will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of activities that are sure to satisfy anyone interested in the brain,' says ECNP President Celso Arango in this month's blog.

Read our president's blog

FACEBOOK quiz Contest

How good is your knowledge of brain science and health? Find out in this exciting Facebook quiz. 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. 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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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.

Read more about past ECNP Congresses...

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....