ECNP Congresses

Detailed information about ECNP Congresses can be found on our congress website.

The ECNP Congress is Europe's largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience. Annually it brings together between 4,000 and 6,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of disorders of the brain.

Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion – from basic science to clinical care – the ECNP Congress is Europe's premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science.

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Featured topics in 2016 include:

  • Social stress and psychopathology 
  • Improvement of antidepressant treatment outcome 
  • Inflammation in psychosis
  • Role of CYP enzymes in psychiatric disorders
  • Emotion recognition in neurodegenerative disorders
  • New targets for treating alcohol dependence
  • Predictive biomarkers for psychiatric disease in young people


The 29th ECNP Congress foundation is a Dutch public-interest-serving entity.

After 31 August 2016 you can only register at the congress venue during the congress days.

To speed up your on-site registration, please fill in the registration form and bring the printed document to the registration desks at the ACV Vienna as from Saturday 17 September.

Please note that the on-site registration fee applies to all registration applications received after 31 August 2016 and does not guarantee the availability of all congress material.

For on-site registrations, cash and credit card (Visa, Eurocard/MasterCard and American Express) payment in euro (EUR) only will be accepted.

Who is the ECNP Congress for?

  • Medical researchers – in neuropsychopharmacology, psychiatry and neurology
  • Clinicians and practitioners
  • Neuroscientists
  • Public health professionals

When and where is it?

The congress is held annually in autumn. It rotates between four fixed venues – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and Vienna – and one variable venue. 

Past ECNP Congresses

To view the scientific programme and further information about past ECNP Congresses, please visit our history pages

Highligths of the last ECNP Congress – Amsterdam 2015: 

One of the six plenary lectures Exhibition Award winner 
Session  Exhibition Winner 
Relaxing at the ECNP Plaza  One of the career development sessions Programe at a glance...
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Reading the programme booklet...  Poster sessions Junior Scientists' lounge  
Programme  Poster-sessions Junior
And more...     

2017 ECNP Congress

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