E-news June 2023
36th ECNP Congress 2023
Why you can't miss it!

John Cryan, Scientific Programme Committee chair for the 36th ECNP Congress gives his tips for must-see sessions: the Keynote and Plenary Lectures and the ECNP Inspired Session, which are dedicated to the stories behind the scientists and their science.

Eduard Vieta explains why his hometown Barcelona is such an attractive location and why you should attend: first-class speakers, innovative formats and great opportunities to learn the latest developments in the science and treatment of brain disorders.

36th ECNP Congress 2023
Book your hotel

If you haven’t already, you can book your accommodation in Barcelona through the hotel reservation page on the ECNP Congress website.

On this page you will find detailed information on all pre-selected hotels, including photos, location and distance to the congress venue.

The official housing agency for the 36th ECNP Congress is c’accommodation (trademark of Colloquium Brussels). Any other company offering accommodation on behalf of ECNP is a fake and may well charge you more or be entirely fraudulent.

ECNP Workshop for ECSs in Europe
Call for abstracts

The annual ECNP Workshop in Nice offers 100 Early Career Scientists (ECSs) a chance to engage with Europe’s leading clinical and experimental researchers in translational neuroscience across three days of lectures, discussion sessions and direct exchange.

If you wish to attend the next ECNP Workshop, 14-17 March 2024 in Nice, France, we encourage you to submit your abstract to apply.

The deadline for abstract submission is 26 October 2023 at 17.00 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

Bringing you the latest science in psychiatry
Call for committee members

ECNP has joined forces with the PsychX platform in a dynamic partnership to make mental health research accessible through free monthly online talks about current issues in psychiatry.

Talks are scheduled every first Monday of the month, 16.30-17.30 CET (Central European Time). Stay tuned for upcoming speakers.

Call for committee members
We are seeking motivated (mid-career) psychiatrists and researchers to join the PsychX Programming Committee. The Committee meets twice a year (online) to select topics and suggest speakers for the programme of the following six months. All ECNP members in good standing are eligible to apply.

Please send in your short letter of motivation and curriculum vitae (CV) to secretariat@ecnp.eu before 1 September.

New ECNP employee
Meet Annemiek

From a young age, Annemiek van Berkel has been fascinated by the intricacies of our brain. After obtaining her PhD degree focusing on the cellular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders, she is excited about bringing her passion and expertise to ECNP.

‘I strongly believe that by working together, we can tackle pressing challenges in mental health research and treatment options. In my role as Project Manager Science I work on strategies to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing and education in the ECNP community. I look forward on working with you all on advancing this mission!’

ECNP/ISCTM Joint Autumn Conference 2023
Early bird registration fee

The biennial meeting ECNP/ISCTM Joint Autumn Conference combines US and European advances and best practices to address important strategic, methodological and regulatory issues affecting CNS clinical trial design and drug development.

ECNP members are eligible for a discount rate if they register on or before 11 August 2023.

Find out the details and register today via this link.

The Brain Prize 2024
Call for nominations

Nominations for The Brain Prize 2024 are open and close on 1 September 2023.

The Brain Prize is currently the world's largest prize specifically for neuroscience. Awarded annually by the Lundbeck Foundation, it recognises one or more individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions in any area of neuroscience, from basic to clinical.

Peter Goadsby, United Kingdom, one of the three winners of The Brain Prize 2021, will give the Brain Prize Plenary Lecture on 'Understanding migraine to develop novel therapeutics: a bench to bedside journey' at the 36th ECNP Congress.

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