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31st ECNP Congress Barcelona

31st ECNP Congress: Three weeks to go...

The countdown for Europe’s largest meeting in applied in translational neuroscience has begun. We are all set to welcome you in Barcelona for the 31st ECNP Congress 2018 on 6-9 October.

Online registration deadline
Register online by 18 September. After this date, registration is only possible on-site (at a higher rate).


We have some interesting sessions lined up for you: 

Campfire sessions: Experimental, informal and highly interactive, these sessions will take place simultaneously on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (09.00-09.45) in ‘The Bubble’. View our online programme for more info...

Regulatory spotlight session: This special regulatory dialogue session with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will focus this year on the development of medicines in child and adolescent psychiatry.

See you in Barcelona!


Join us for the 5km run and yoga sessions at ECNP Congress 2018

Love Your Brain - It’s about healthier brains!

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’ on Monday morning (07.00-08.00) and yoga sessions on three of the congress days.  We also have some other activities in store for you. 

You will find all information on the ‘Love Your Brain' campaign here.


ECNP Networks Board institutes Thematic Work Groups

In response to the ongoing developments in brain research and the changing nature of the research funding landscape, the ECNP Networks Board has instituted the Thematic Working Groups (TWGs), as a way to further stimulate the Network activities and facilitate the ECNP Network missions.

The TWGs cover transnosological themes that cannot be covered by existing ECNP Networks and offer a new opportunity for collaboration within the Networks community. TWGs are designed to flexibly support novel and targeted collaboration across existing ECNP Networks by gathering and creating groups of experts in translational neuroscience to rapidly respond to a call, establish a certain technology or launch a promising initiative.

If you are interested to create your thematic working group and explore opportunities of collaborations with the experts of our different Networks, visit our website for further information and check our guidelines to prepare your application!

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ECNP Preclinical Network Data Prize: Winners announced

We are happy to announce the winner of the ECNP Preclinical Network Data Prize, the world’s first prize for published “negative” scientific results.

The €10,000 prize is awarded to Laura Luyten and Tom Beckers (KU Leuven, Belgium) for their 2017 paper:
A preregistered, direct replication attempt of the retrieval-extinction effect in cued fear conditioning in rats. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 144: 208–215.

Special distinction
The Evaluation Committee has also decided to award a Special Distinction to the paper written by scientists from three pharma companies:
Latta-Mahieu M, Elmer B, Bretteville A, et al., Systemic immune-checkpoint blockade with anti-PD1 antibodies does not alter cerebral amyloid-β burden in several amyloid transgenic mouse models. Glia-2018 Mar;66(3):492-504.

We would like to congratulate the winners!

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Read our annual report 

The ECNP Annual Report 2017 provides a detailed summary of our activities and accomplishments as well as an account of our financial results.

Read the full report here.

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