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

Download the ECNP App...

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.


Apply for the EQIPD summer school: few places left!

The school will take place on September 10-14 2018, at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The school will cover important topics like: why do we need to address preclinical data quality; Improving robustness of animal studies: design and execution; Improving robustness of animal studies: analysis and reporting; Hands-on training in systematic reviews of animal studies; Quality management systems and implementation of measures to improve research rigour.

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Send your proposal for the New Medications session

A new symposium format for the 31st ECNP Congress: the New Medications session. In this session, clinical trials of new compounds will be presented, including proof of concept and post-marketing studies. We accept submissions from researchers from both academia and the industry. Are you interested in presenting your new medication during this session? Please contact us by e-mail via the link below. Deadline: 23 May

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Marion Leboyer wins 2018 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award

ECNP’s premier research prize, the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award has been awarded to Marion Leboyer in recognition of her exceptional research contributions to the understanding of genetic risk. The award will be conferred at the 31st ECNP Congress on 6-9 October 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, where Marion Leboyer will deliver the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award plenary lecture.

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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.