Abstract submission

It is no longer possible to submit an abstract.Posters at the ECNP Congress
The deadline was 15 May 2023.

Share your research and boost your career, submit an abstract for poster presentation for the 36th ECNP Congress!

We accept abstracts in these scientific topics.

Who can submit an abstract?
Abstracts could be submitted by professionals from across the world who are keen on discussing the latest developments in the science and treatment of brain disorders.

Non-standard abstract(s)
It was also possible to submit a non-standard abstract. For example, clinical cases, literature reviews and research proposals. (It is allowed to add new data to the poster that is presented at the Congress, but the abstract will remain the same as submitted)

How to submit
Abstracts should have been prepared strictly according to these guidelines.

Only presenting authors can submit an abstract and all abstract submitters must be registered for the congress before they are able to present a poster.

  • For in-person presentation in Barcelona you have to register for an in-person fee.
  • If you only want to present the poster online, you have to register for virtual participation fee.

Any changes in registration type will result in changing the type of poster presentation.
Please read the registration terms and conditions as costs are charged for changing the registration type. View registration fees and register here.

The registration deadline for poster presenters was 15 August 2023.

Your abstract will be reviewed, if submitted according to the guidelines, in the period between 16 May and 14 July 2023. Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will receive one of the following outcomes:


 Outcome A    Outcome B    Outcome C  
  • In-person presentation by means of a paper poster in Barcelona 
  • Presentation by means of an electronic poster incl. narration and/or video online
 ✓  ✓  ✓
  • Publication of the abstract in the digital Congress supplement to the open access ECNP journal Neuroscience Applied
 ✓  ✓  


Mark these dates in your calendar

  • 15 May 2023
Deadline for abstract submission
  • Before 15 July 2023
Outcome of the review was sent
  • 15 August 2023
Deadline of presenting authors to register for the congress
  • 1 September 2023
Abstracts of registered abstract submitters will be available in the online Congress programme 
  • 15 September 2023
Deadline to upload ePoster and Poster 
  • 7-10 October 2023
Posters will be presented during the Congress
  • January 2024
The supplement to the open access ECNP journal Neuroscience Applied will be available online

Abstracts accepted for publication will be published in a digital supplement to the open access journal Neuroscience Applied. The supplement of the journal will be available online in January 2024. The abstracts accepted for presentation and/or publication will be added to the Congress programme, app and online platform.

ECNP Excellence Award

ECNP Excellence Award Excellent work might be rewarded with an ECNP Excellence Award.
Early Career Scientists (according to the criteria) and/or residents of a European Country with a Developing Economy (CDE)** are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation.
**CDE-countries within Europe are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Republic of North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine.


Prepare your submission

 ECNP — abstract submission

  • View here the scientific topics accepted at the Congress
  • Read the full abstract submission guidelines before preparing to submit
  • Have a look at the model abstracts available which meet important criteria of a good scientific abstract
  • Consider if you are interested in having us review your abstract as part of our media programme. In case of interest, prepare a motivation statement (max 100 words).
Further information
If you have additional questions, please contact the ECNP Office by e-mail.