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ECNP Workshop: submit your abstract now!
ECNP New Frontiers Meeting: application is still open
Plenary Lectures 34th ECNP Congress
ECNP Citation Prize: read the winning article
Latest updates from the ECNP Networks
Discover the c4c project
Watch this video about the EBRA project
EMA's Collaborating Expert Programme
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2021 ECNP Workshop - submit your abstract

The next ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe will be virtual and it will take place on 3-5 March 2021.

Designed to stimulate high-quality experimental and clinical research in brain disorders and their treatments, the Workshop promotes and encourages the development of early career scientists seeking to pursue research careers in neuropsychopharmacology.

Application is by means of abstract submission. 

ECNP submit abstract

Deadline is 1 December 2020, 17.00 CET (Central European Time).

ECNP New Frontiers in Digital Health Meeting

New Frontiers in Digital Health Meeting: apply now!

This year the New Frontiers in Digital Health Meeting will be virtual and it will take place on 8-9 March 2021.

This meeting of experts and key stakeholders in digital health has become an essential platform for focused, high-level exchange at the intersection of research science and new treatment development.

Apply via the button below.

ECNP apply here

The deadline is 1 December 2020.


  • Digital therapeutics
  • Regulatory, patient and ethical perspective on digital health
  • The use of digital tools in clinical trials

This meeting is designed for all representatives from the IT, pharma and medical devices industries, regulators, and patient and family associations who are interested in how digital health is going to change the way clinical trials are run and the use of digital therapeutics for brain disorders.

More information is available here.

34th ECNP Congress Lisbon

Plenary Lectures for the 34th ECNP Congress

We are proud to announce the first four confirmed Plenary Lectures for the 34th ECNP Congress, 2-5 October 2021!
  • Inflamed depression
    Ed Bullmore, United Kingdom

  • Chronic irritability in youth: what we know and what we need to know
    Ellen Leibenluft, USA

  • From anxiety to motivation – A metabolic nexus
    Carmen Sandi, Switzerland

  • The nature of schizophrenia
    Michael Owen, United Kingdom

Find here more details on next year's Plenary Lectures.


ECNP Citation Prize: meet the winner

The ECNP Citation Prize recognises and encourages impactful original research in the ECNP journal, European Neuropsychopharmacology (ENP) and it is awarded to the most cited research paper in the preceding two years.

The 2020 winner is Olivia O'Leary, Ireland, for: 'The vagus nerve modulates BDNF expression and neurogenesis in the hippocampus’. 

Click here to read the article on the ENP journal.
Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders ECNP Network

ECNP Networks: latest updates

The eBook Learning to deal with Problematic Usage of the Internet, the result of a collaborative project between the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action, International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS), and the ECNP Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRN) Network was launched last week at the COST Action training school.

Download the eBook for free.

To learn more about the ECNP Networks, visit this page.

What is the c4c project?

The conect4children (c4c) project, a major IMI-funded initiative launched to take Europe’s clinical trial infrastructure for children to the next level, facilitating quicker and more efficient drug development for paediatric diseases, is already making its mark. Find out how:

  • Read its peer-reviewed position paper, ‘European research networks to facilitate drug research in children’, here.
  • Watch the video about the project and how patients and their families can participate here.
  • Check out the toolkit of educational resources for patients participating in clinical trials and their families here.
  • Take a look at the video on how young patients can make an important contribution to discussions on medicines here.

Discover more on the c4c website.

This c4c project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 777389. c4c is one of the EU research projects supported by ECNP.

European Brain Council

The EBRA project

The European Brain Research Area (EBRA) project was created as a catalysing platform for stakeholders across the spectrum of brain research to streamline and better co-ordinate brain research across Europe, and foster synergies through enhanced co-ordination at the EU and global level.

Check this video for more insights about EBRA.

EU projects supported by ECNP: EBRA

The EBRA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825348. EBRA is one of the EU research projects supported by ECNP.


EMA's Collaborating Expert Programme

The Collaborating Expert Programme offers guest researchers the chance to pursue research in the regulation of public health at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), gaining first-hand experience of an EU agency and an opportunity to develop new competencies in regulatory science.

Experts will be salaried by their home institution but hosted by the EMA, either in person, or remotely.
Find out more about the programme, research profiles and application deadlines here.

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