Abstracts for posters
Answers to frequently asked questions:
How can I submit an abstract?
It is no longer possible to submit an abstract. The deadline was 5 April 2018
Can I submit abstracts after the deadline?
No, it is not possible to submit abstracts after the deadline.
How do I create an account?
If it is the first time you log in to an ECNP submission page, please click on ‘Create an account' (below the login fields) to receive your username and password.
When and how will I know if I submitted my abstract correctly?
You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail immediately after submitting your abstract. In addition, your submission will be confirmed by the ECNP Office via e-mail within two weeks of receipt. If you have not received a confirmation within this period, please notify the ECNP Office via e-mail
Can I upload an incomplete version of my abstract in the system and edit/change it before submitting?
Yes, it is possible to save a draft version of your abstract in the system by clicking on the "Save as draft" button on the overview page. The next time you log into the abstract submission page, you can edit your existing draft or upload a newer version.
Please note: abstracts that have been saved are not yet submitted! To submit your abstract you must click on the ‘Submit’ button on the overview page.
How do I enter the references of my abstract?
No more than five references to previous publications may be included. In the body text, a publication should be referred to by a consecutive number between brackets, i.e. , , ,  and . Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Only published articles and those in press (the journal should be stated) may be included; unpublished results and personal communications should be cited as such in the text.
The references should be provided in accordance with the following examples:
Reference to a journal publication
 Chamberlain, S.R., Hampshire, A., Muller, U., Rubia, K., Del Campo, N., 2009. Atomoxetine modulates right inferior frontal activation during inhibitory control. A pharmacological functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Biol Psychiatry 65, 550-555.
Reference to a (chapter in a) book
 Williams, K., 1980. Pharmacological dilemmas in psychiatry, in: Weaver, R., Smith, L.K., Perspective on psychiatry, second ed. Theme Press, Cornwall, pp. 301-315.
Reference to a website
 McArthur, J., 2014. The link between schizophrenia and dementia, a new perspective. Available from: www.biolpsychiatry.com/schizophrenia-dementia. [Accessed: 12 May 2015].
Reference to a DOI
 De Jong, A., 2015. Developments in the field of neuropsychopharmacology. Pharm. Journal, this issue, http://dx.doi.org/10.2215.j.pharmjournal.2014.09.003.
How do I add my (co-)authors?
To add (co-)authors you must add their details on the (co-)authors’ page. Click on ‘Add a new co-author’, fill in the details and click on the ‘Save co-author’ button at the bottom of the page. You can change the order of the authors by dragging them up or down.
I do not have any co-authors, how can I continue?
Please note: (co-)authors cannot be added after submission
If you do not have any co-authors you can continue by clicking on the ‘Next’ button.
Can I make changes to my abstract after submission?
No, after submission of the abstract it is not possible to make changes anymore.
When and how will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
The abstract will be reviewed for presentation and publication. An abstract that is not put online can still be accepted for presentation. The presenting author will be informed of the decision of the scientific review committee at the e-mail address given for correspondence before 1 July 2017. ECNP will not enter into discussion about the outcome.
Where can I find the congress abstracts?
The abstracts that have been accepted for publication will be posted on the online programme, the ECNP app and printed (after the congress) in a supplement to the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology.
Please note: an abstract that is not accepted for publication can still be accepted for poster presentation during the poster sessions of the congress and will be mentioned in the programme booklet.
Are posters available on the ECNP website?
Yes, but only posters of authors that have given permission to post on the website. These posters can be found on the online scientific programme. The e-posters will be posted on the website after the congress.
What is the ECNP CDE Grant?
For abstract submitters who are resident of a European country with a developing economy* there are a number of CDE 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.
*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.