Frequently Asked Questions

When and how will I know if I submitted my abstract correctly?
You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail immediately after submitting your abstract. In addition, your submission will be confirmed by the ECNP Office via e-mail within two weeks after submission. If you have not received a confirmation within this period, please notify the ECNP Office via e-mail.

In which topics can I submit an abstract for poster presentation?
You can find an overview of all the topics here.

Can I upload an incomplete version of my abstract in the system and edit/change it before submitting?
Yes, it is possible to save a draft version of your abstract in the system by clicking on the "Save as draft" button on the overview page. The next time you log in to the abstract submission page, you can edit your existing draft or upload an updated version.
Please note: abstracts that have been saved are not yet submitted! To submit your abstract, you must click on the ‘Submit’ button on the overview page.

How do I enter the references of my abstract?
It is important to insert your references correctly. To quickly prepare the reference list of journal publications for your abstract we advise you to use citationmachine. View the guidelines on how to use citationmachine.

Can I make changes to my abstract after submission?
No, after submission of the abstract it is not possible to make changes. ECNP is not authorized to make changes to a submission.

When and how will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
The abstract will be reviewed for presentation and publication if you have finalised your registration on or before 15 April 2020. An abstract that is not accepted for publication in our journal supplement can still be accepted for presentation at the congress. The presenting author will be informed of the decision of the scientific review committee mid-June 2020. ECNP will not enter into discussion about the outcome.

What happens if I don’t complete my registration on or before 15 April 2020?
If you do not complete your registration on or before 15 April 2020, your abstract will be deleted and therefore not presented for review.

Where can I find the congress abstracts?
The abstracts that have been accepted will be posted in the online programme, the ECNP app and if accepted for publication also printed in a supplement to the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology.

Are posters available on the ECNP website?
Yes, but only posters of authors that have granted permission to have their poster posted on the website. These posters can be found on the online scientific programme. The posters will be posted on the website after the congress. Abstracts of poster presenters are available online a month before the start of the congress.

I have ordered the congress supplement to the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology during registration, when will I receive it?
The pre-paid supplement can be collected at the 33rd ECNP Congress.

What is the ECNP CDE Grant?
For abstract submitters who are resident of a European country with a developing economy* there are a number of ECNP CDE grants available.
This grant consists of free registration to the congress and EUR 500 to support travel expenses for the 33rd ECNP Congress.
*CDE-countries within Europe are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia-FYR, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

How can I apply for an ECNP CDE Grant?
During abstract submission there is an application box to apply for the ECNP CDE Grant.

When do I know if I will be given an ECNP CDE Grant?
Your abstract will be presented for review if you have completed your online registration on or before 15 April 2020. We will inform you about the CDE Grant review outcome before 1 July 2020.

If I have been given an ECNP CDE Grant, when will I receive the money?
The grant will be paid after the congress. Grant winners will receive an e-mail immediately after the congress with an online form where the bank account details should be given.

If I have been given an ECNP CDE Grant, should I book my own travel and accommodation?
Yes, you should arrange your own travel and accommodation. It is possible to book through our housing agency, for more information please click here.