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Interview with Silke Matura, Germany
33rd ECNP Congress Virtual: highlighted sessions
ECNP Workshop - submit your abstract
Apply for the ECNP Workshop 2020 in Barcelona by 4 August
ECNP Networks
Be a part of Brain Innovation Days 2020!
Fake and misleading websites
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Silke Matura

ECNP Congress programme spotlight: Silke Matura

The first of our interviews with key people in the field is with Silke Matura, researcher at the Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie Klinikum der J.W.Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany.

Professor Matura talks about her work, what it means, and what it says about the future of applied neuroscience.

She will be speaking at the 33rd ECNP Congress Virtual, 12-15 September 2020 as part of the symposium “Mediterranean diet, probiotics and micronutrients: can they improve mental health?

You can read the full interview here

33rd ECNP Congress Virtual -e-news

Highlighted sessions

ECNP offers a wide variety of sessions catering for treatment and research interests across the clinical and research spectrum participants.

See below a selection of types of sessions that you can join online during the 33rd ECNP Congress Virtual, 12-15 September:

  • Campfire Session
    Experimental, informal and highly interactive facilitated discussion sessions for 30 participants, on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

  • Top Paper Session
    The most clinically important papers from the past 12 months, presented by research leaders in the field.

  • Educational Update Session
    State-of-the-art overviews of key areas of clinical relevance, organised for dialogue between participants and presenters.

Browse the complete programme here.

ECNP programme


2021 ECNP Workshop - Submit your abstract  

ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

Designed to stimulate high-quality experimental and clinical research in brain disorders and their treatments, the ECNP Workshop offers 100 early career scientists three days of intense scientific interaction with an international faculty of research leaders in experimental and clinical neuroscience.

  • Key topics: molecular and cellular, behavioural and systems, clinical neuroscience
  • Special topic 2021: neuromodulation
  • 100 early career scientists
  • Poster presentations by all participants
  • 20 participants funded to present at the ECNP Congress 

The next ECNP Workshop will take place on 4-7 March 2021, in Nice, France.

Registration, accommodation and meals are all provided free by ECNP. Application is by means of abstract submission.

ECNP submit abstract

Deadline: 15 October 2020

ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods Virtual

ECNP Workshop Barcelona: apply now! 

This year, due to the corona crisis, the  ECNP Workshop on Clinical Research Methods, 11-13 November 2020 in Barcelona, Spain will be held virtually.

Early career scientists who would like to attend the Workshop, can apply until 4 August via the button below.

ECNP apply here

This Workshop aims at introducing early career clinicians (psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, etc.) into research methodology and to promoting critical approaches to clinically relevant scientific literature.

European Brain Research Area

EBRA output ECNP Networks

Members of the ECNP Down Syndrome and Other Genetic Develop. Disorders Network (DSG2D) and the ECNP Nutrition Network have been selected to become EBRA research clusters  – becoming TRISOMY21 and BRAINFOOD respectively.

The European Brain Research Area project — EBRA — was created as a catalysing initiative for brain research stakeholders (researchers, clinicians, patients, governments, funders and public institutions) to streamline and better co-ordinate brain research across Europe while fostering global initiatives.

Congratulations to Network chairs Marie-Claude Potier and Mara Dierssen (DSG2D) and Roger Adan and Suzanne Dickson (Nutrition).

European Brain Council

Brain Innovation Days 2020: applications are now open!

The European Brain Council and are pleased to launch the first ever Brain Innovation Days, set to take place on 13-14 October 2020 – physically in Brussels, Belgium and virtually all over Europe and the world.

If you want to be part of Brain Innovation Days 2020, submit your application for Break-Out and Agora sessions by clicking on this link

Deadline is 1 August 2020, 1:00 PM (CET).

Visit the website for further details on the programme’s main theme and topics, instructions on how to apply for a session and/or pitching competition spot and much more!

Fake and misleading websites

Please be aware that there are several registration websites, entirely unconnected to ECNP, who have created fake and misleading websites, offering registration for the ECNP Congress. Some even try to sell registration by phone. These organisations are not linked to ECNP and are using our name and /or logo without authorisation.

The only reliable sources of information about the ECNP Congress are the official ECNP websites and

ECNP does not call people to sell things related to the congress or ask for credit card details by phone.

If you suspect you are being targeted by a fraudulent website or have received possible scam e-mails, let us know!

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