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Programme highlights
You can still register!
Love Your Brain
First-time congress participants
Public transport discount
ECNP-ISCTM joint meeting
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Congress Countdown!

Less than 48 hours before the start of the 32nd ECNP Congress!

Part of the ECNP staff is already in Copenhagen, preparing everything to welcome all congress participants.

In this e-news, we have highlighted some (of the many!) things that you should not miss when you attend the congress. And we have listed a few useful tips.

Enjoy! We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!

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Programme highlights

The scientific programme is one of the most important elements of the congress. We have a fantastic range of sessions and group of Keynote and Plenary speakers lined up for you:

A world-class Keynote Lecture

'Linking circuit dynamics with molecular datastreams at cellular-resolution across the vertebrate brain'
Karl Deisseroth, USA

Six outstanding Plenary Lectures

ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award lecture - Brain oxytocin and the socio-emotional balance: from sex to chemogenetic manipulation
Inga Neumann, Germany

How early is too late? Possibilities for prevention and early intervention in psychosis
Merete Nordentoft, Denmark

Applications and interpretations of genomics in schizophrenia
Michael O’Donovan, UK

Novel therapeutic principles against CNS disorders
Sarah Tabrizi, UK

Brain Prize lecture - Genomic clues to neurodegenerative disease mechanisms
John Hardy, UK

Bridge to psychological treatments
Catherine Harmer, UK

And also...

  • 28 cutting-edge scientific panels, with six Educational Update Sessions
  • The ground-breaking New Medications Session
  • ECNP’s unique Regulatory Highlight Session with the EMA
  • Six Top Paper Sessions
  • Nine Campfire Sessions
  • Nine Brainstorming Sessions
  • Three Career Development Sessions
  • Six Poster Jams
  • And 900 top-flight posters

You can still register...

If you have not registered yet for the 32nd ECNP Congress, you can still do this on-site.

Print the registration form here and take it with you to the registration desks at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.

Please note that the on-site registration fee applies to all registration applications received after 20 August 2019 and does not guarantee the availability of all congress material.


Love Your Brain

It's about healthier brains!
During the congress, ECNP is organising a number of activities designed to support your brain health.

Run with the President
It's a run, not a race

On Sunday morning, ECNP president Celso Arango will lead a recreational 5 or 10 km run through Amager Fælled, a 40 hectare urban nature area close to the Bella Center.

Start your day in a relaxed way

Every morning begins with a mindful wake-up session, with a professional yoga instructor. The sessions are for people of all levels. Yoga mats are provided.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
07.45-08.45 | Room B4
Max. 25 participants per session, first come first served.

Brain food
A balanced diet is important for your brain

We have healthier snacks for our busy congress participants: fruit and raw bars, and a salad for lunch. Look out for the ‘Love Your Brain’ logo, indicating the brain-healthy options.

Learn about brain health

There are three special Love Your Brain Sessions focused on taking care of your brain, on nutrition, meditation, and images. And two scientific sessions on brain health, on career and burnout.

Love Your Brain Sessions
12.45-13.15, location: The Bubble

  • Is obesity a choice? - L.01 | Sunday
  • Being in the brain: the neuroscience behind meditation, through theory and practice - L.02 | Monday
  • The beauty of the brain: a journey in pictures - L.03 | Tuesday

Scientific sessions on brain health

  • A family-friendly science career: just a dream? - Career Development Session CD.03, Tuesday 14.55-15.15
    Location: The Bubble
  • Facing the burnout in healthcare professionals - Campfire Session
    CA.07, Tuesday 09.45-10.30
    Location: The Bubble

For more information on all Love Your Brain activities, visit the special webpage

Local experts at congress

First-time participant?

Will this be the first time you attend an ECNP Congress this weekend?

Come to the special 'first-time participants' corner at the Welcome Reception, Saturday at 20.00, to meet other first-time participants.

All useful information about the congress is available on the congress website, via the ECNP app, congress information terminals and the 'Congress at a Glance' booklet.

If you have questions, this is where you can go:

  • Registration desks - for questions about your registration
  • Poster service desk - for queries regarding your poster and or e-poster.
  • ECNP Plaza - here you will find ECNP staff, who are happy to help you with any other remaining question. 

If you need any information during the congress from local neuroscientists, look for participants wearing the button in the picture on the left.

Public Transport

Public transport discount

Special public transportation offer!

The Travel Pass offers unlimited public transportation in Copenhagen (bus, train, metro) with a large discount from 6-11 September.

Get it here


ECNP-ISCTM joint meeting

Today the ISCTM 2019 Autumn Conference starts at the AC Hotel Bella Sky in Copenhagen.

This meeting includes a joint ECNP-ISCTM day tomorrow (6 September).

View the programme

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