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ECNP Executive Committee

With the end of the three-year Executive Committee term during the 29th ECNP Congress, we are pleased to announce our new Executive Committee, and to welcome Celso Arango as our new president and the new members:

• Damiaan Denys, professor of psychiatry at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
• Suzanne Dickson, professor of physiology and neuroendocrinology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
• Catherine Harmer, professor of cognitive neuroscience., University of Oxford, United Kingdom
• Stefano Pallanti, associate professor of psychiatry, University of Florence, Italy
• Gerry Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer, P1Vital, United Kingdom

ECNP would like to thank Guy Goodwin for his dedication during his presidency, and to farewell departing members Joseph Zohar, Israel, past-president, Shijit Kapur, United Kingdom, and Per Svenningsson, Sweden.

Executive Committee 2016-2019:

Celso Arango, Spain, President 
Guy Goodwin, United Kingdom, Past-President
Gitte Moos Knudsen, Denmark, President-Elect
Laurence Lanfumey, France, Vice-President
Eduard Vieta, Spain, Treasurer
Martien Kas, The Netherlands, Secretary

Elisabeth Binder, Germany         
Damiaan Denys, The Netherlands
Suzanne Dickson, Sweden
Catherine Harmer, United Kingdom
Stefano Pallanti, Italy
Gil Zalsman, Israel  

Co-opt members
Mark J. Millan, France            
Gerry Dawson, United Kingdom
Joop van Gerven, The Netherlands

Astrid Linthorst, United Kingdom, Chair Scientific Programme Committee
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Germany, Editor-in-Chief, European Neuropsychopharmacology
Alexander Schubert, Executive Director


Astrid Linthorst & ECNP

During the 29th ECNP Congress we interviewed a number of people. Their work, the topic of their talk, their favourite sessions at the congress...

The kick-off is for Astrid Linthorst, chair of the ECNP Scientific Programme Committee. View the video to see what she is enthusiastic about.

There is also still the possibility to see the webcasts and e-posters of the 29th ECNP Congress via the online scientific programme.


ECNP Workshop 2017

The deadline for abstract submission is approaching: 17 October 2016.

The next ECNP Workshop will be held on 9-12 March 2017 in Nice, France.

The featured topic this year is 'The wider shores of addiction'. The keynote speaker is Heidi Johansen Berg, professor of cognitive neuroscience at the university of Oxford, United Kingdom, talking on ‘Imaging and stimulating adaptive brain plasticity’.

Junior scientists from Europe wishing to attend are invited to submit a scientific abstract for poster presentations.

The 100 selected junior scientists will receive free registration, free hotel accommodation, and heavily subsidised travel costs.
More information about the programme and abstract submission can be found here.

First PRISM newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the first PRISM newsletter

A multi-centre European initiative to develop a quantitative biological approach to the understanding of neuropsychiatric diseases, the PRISM Project was launched in April of this year.

Read the newsletter here...

If you would like to stay informed you can also join the PRISM Linked-in group.


Industry views

We are pleased to recognise the efforts of our industry colleagues in helping us to share the science of the 29th ECNP Congress. This has resulted in a series of videos recorded in Vienna.

One of the highlights is Catherine Harmer, University of Oxford, UK, talking about 'Cognitive biomarkers to predict response to antidepressant treatment in depression'.

View al other videos... 

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ECNP supported talks

ECNP supported talks facilitate the diffusion of cutting-edge research and clinical practice in a simple, easy-to-organise and high-impact format. Our two most recent talks:

‘Therapeutic intervention for early onset psychoses: current limitations and opportunities’ by Carmen Moreno at the  XXVII National Congress of the Italian Society of Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 9 October 2016. 

'Developmental trajectories in early-onset psychoses: open windows for prevention?' by Celso Arango at the XIX National Congress of the Society, Sicily, Italy, 11 October 2016.

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