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30th ECNP Congress
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2017 ECNP School Oxford
ECNP Network Training
Brain Prize 2018
Eur. Commission call for scientific experts
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30th ECNP Congress

The 30th ECNP Congress is getting closer and closer, only four weeks to go!

Online registration deadline

15 August is the deadline to register online and benefit from the lower registration fees. After this date, registration will only be possible on-site.

Don't forget, we have special discount rates for:

• ECNP Members
• Junior Scientists
• Non-MDs
• Residents of developing countries

Book your hotel

You can also still book your accommodation in Paris through the online hotel reservation page on the ECNP Congress website.

On this page information is available on all pre-selected hotels, including photos, location and distance to the congress venue.


CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH is the appointed official housing agency for the 30th ECNP Congress, Paris 2017 and is the only company offering accommodation on behalf of ECNP.

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ECNP app: download now!

All up-to-date information about the 30th ECNP Congress is now available for your smartphone or tablet!

• The complete scientific programme
• Poster sessions including abstracts
• Industry partners and sessions 
• Presenters index
Personal planner

New this year is an interactive feature which allows you to rate the congress sessions and chat directly with other app users.

The app is available for free download on Apple and Android devices. Search for 'ECNP' in your app store, or scan the image to the left of this message.

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ECNP School Oxford 25-30 June 2017

Last June, the ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology took place in Oxford.

Guy Goodwin, organiser: "The Oxford school went off under glowering skies this year. As ever it was a terrific experience for all of us who attended it. The contribution of the speakers and the participants themselves was stellar. The poster session on the Monday evening worked very well as an introduction to everyone’s professional lives. There was a very constructive concluding feedback which will help us think through modernisation of our teaching methodology in future years. Finally thanks to Eline Dimmendaal for her brilliant support of all of us."
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ECNP Network Training

Training Workshop for Young Scientists “How to Make Preclinical Research Robust”

On 3-5 July, a three-day training workshop was organised by the Preclinical Data Forum Network in Heidelberg, Germany, in order to enhance awareness and to help junior scientists to further develop their experimental skills, with prime focus on experimental design to generate high quality, robust, reproducible and relevant data.

Sixteen young scientists from various European countries and the USA, mostly at postdoctoral level, attended the workshop. ECNP provided eight travel awards.

The workshop participants were highly motivated, engaged and interested to further improve their research practice, making this a very interactive course with many discussions that informally continued with the lecturers during coffee breaks and meals.

The feedback provided by the students at the end of the workshop was very positive. All participants indicated that participation in this workshop was very likely (60% responses) or likely (40%) to affect their own future research practices.

Given the positive feeling amongst the meeting participants, the Network feels encouraged to continue these educational activities in the future. We hope that the participants of the workshop will act as future ambassadors for robust preclinical research.

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Brain Prize 2018

The Lundbeck Foundation is looking for nominations for the Brain Prize. The Brain Prize is a € 1 million prize, recognising highly original and influential advances in research on the nervous system, covering all aspects from fundamental studies to research related to understanding and treatment of diseases of the brain and other parts of the nervous system.

The Prize may be awarded to one or shared by two or three scientists who have distinguished themselves through publication of outstanding results in the field of brain research. The prize may in extraordinary cases be awarded to four or more researchers. Nominees can be of any nationality and working in any part of the world.

This Prize is intended to raise the visibility of neuroscience and to be a stimulus to this important field of research. The call for nominations is open until 15 September 2017.

For more information visit the Brain Prize website.

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European Commission call: scientific experts

The European Commission has launched a public call for expression of interest to appoint six independent scientific experts in the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency.

Those experts are appointed as members of the PRAC for a period of three years, which may be prolonged once and thereafter renewed. This call is intended to select candidates to replace the current independent experts as of 2 July 2018.

The Call, Application and Declaration of Interests Form can be found here.

The deadline for submission of applications is 30 September 2017.

 
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