About ECNP

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.


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With our specially developed ECNP app you will have the most up-to-date information about the ECNP Congresses 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.


'Let's make Brain Awareness Week a year-long event'

'It is mostly our fault for not making the public aware of these research inequities in areas related to brain disorders. We need to change that. This month, 12-18 March, is Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. This worldwide celebration of the brain aims to bring together scientists, families, schools, and communities to promote brain research,' says ECNP President Celso Arango.

Read our president's blog

ECNP in Nice

ECNP participated in the 26th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA) in Nice with an exhibition booth on 3-6 March 2018. ECNP and EPA held a joint symposium on Sunday on the topic: Advancing psychiatric drug development through new approaches, chaired by ECNP President Celso Arango and EPA President Silvana Galderisi.

Impressions of the last ECNP Congress

We bring you a glimpse of the last ECNP Congress in Paris on 2-5 September 2017. Prominent researchers and scientists in the field talk about what attending ECNP Congress means to the neuropsychiatric community and how it contributes significantly to cutting edge applied and translational neuroscience. They also talk about interesting sessions at the 30th ECNP Congress and also have a word of advice for the junior scientists.

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ECNP appoints new chair SPC

We are glad to announce Andreas Reif as the new chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the 32nd, 33rd and 34th ECNP Congresses. Andreas heads the department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany. He holds several positions within the ECNP and also had a long and successful career at our organisation.

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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.

To the interview and video

Become a member

ECNP membership is open to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience.

Become an ECNP member today and benefit from the special privileges.


Why the ECNP Congress?

"...an 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.