ECNP Congresses


The annual ECNP Congress is Europe’s largest meeting in applied and translational neuroscience.

Held every autumn, the ECNP Congress brings together psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of brain disorders. With more than 5,000 participants, the ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science. Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion, from basic science to clinical care, the ECNP Congress brings you the best in CNS innovation.

The ECNP Congress is for everyone with an interest in:

  • Treatment research in psychiatry, neurology and psychology
  • Mental health care
  • Discoveries in neuroscience and neurobiology
  • The latest developments in industry innovation
  • Public policy and regulation
  • Patient issues

Discover the future of CNS treatments. Join us at the ECNP Congress!

Religious festivals
In scheduling the ECNP Congress, ECNP takes account of the religious festivals of all the major European faiths. However, because not all dates are always available to us, overlaps are very occasionally unavoidable. In these situations we make great efforts to ensure that the overlap – and any inconvenience to our participants – is as minimal as possible.

36th ECNP Congress, 7-10 October 2023, Barcelona, Spain

36th ECNP Congress 2023

Discover the Keynote Session, Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Educational Update Sessions, Love Your Brain Sessions, Campfire Sessions, Poster Sessions and much more.


You are welcome to join the Congress either in-person in Barcelona or virtually.

Register here

ECNP offers special registration fees for ECNP Members, Early Career Scientists and residents of a country with a developing economy (CDE). View here

The Stichting 36th ECNP Congress is a Dutch public-interest-serving entity.


Highlights of the ECNP Congress

Exhibition and Welcome Reception 

Exhibition    welcome reception

Plenary Lecture and Registration Area

ECNP Congress: plenary lecture    Registration for the ECNP Congress

Poster Sessions and Keynote Lecture

Poster Area at the ECNP Congress    Keynote Session at the ECNP Congress 

Future ECNP Congresses

Visit this page to discover the upcoming destinations.

Past ECNP Congresses

35th ECNP Congress 2022 34th ECNP Congress Lisbon 33rd ECNP Congress Virtual -e-news       

Want to know all about past ECNP Congresses? Please visit our history pages.