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. Read more...

ECNP offers membership to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience. Corresponding membership is also open for those not resident in Europe.  To our membership pages

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

Submit your abstract!

The deadline to submit your abstract for the next ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe is 15 October 2019. The workshop will be held on 5-8 March 2020 in Nice, France.

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Members: Invitation to the ACNP Annual Meeting 2019

ECNP is again able to designate six ECNP members to be invited to the 58th Annual Meeting of ACNP, 8-11 December 2019, Orlando, Florida, USA. You may show your interest, including a short justification (max 250 words), to attend the 2019 ACNP Meeting by sending an e-mail to the ECNP Office by 8 July 2019 at the latest.

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Inga Neumann, Germany wins 2019 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

ECNP’s premier research prize, the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award has been awarded to Inga Neumann in recognition of her exceptional research contributions to the understanding of neuropeptides. The award will be conferred at the 32nd ECNP Congress on 7-10 September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark where Inga Neumann will deliver the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award plenary lecture.

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Beware of fake and misleading websites and e-mails

Please be aware that there are several commercial registration and hotel booking companies, entirely independent to ECNP, who create fake and misleading websites, offering registration and hotel rooms for the ECNP Congress. Some companies also try to actively sell registration or hotel accommodation by phone. These organisations are not linked to ECNP and are using our name and /or logo without authorisation.

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Supporting EU Proposals

ECNP is uniquely placed to effectively communicate and disseminate the result and impact of a European research project, which is a critical proposal evaluation criterion. We currently support three major new pan-European research enterprises with high-impact dissemination.

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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.