ECNP Mini-Conference at FENS

ECNP Mini-Conference at the 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience
Saturday 11 July 2020, 8.00-11.30 (British Summer Time)

As a consequence of the corona crisis, the FENS Forum 2020 will be held entirely virtually. More info here.

Neuroscience applied and translational research

The ECNP Mini-Conference showcases the most exciting research in applied and translational neuroscience.
Four leading experts will present the latest developments in the field, showing the advances being made in translating basic neuroscience findings into real-world clinical applications for patients.


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Welcome and introduction to ECNP

Elisabeth Binder – Embedding of early adversity – implications for risk trajectories in psychiatry
John Cryan – Brain-body mechanisms in psychiatry: translational hurdles
Martien Kas – Linking neuropsychiatry to quantitative biology
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg – Precision prevention through characterising neural mechanisms
of environmental risk
Panel discussion – Future outlook on neuroscience applied research to provide solutions to the
growing public health challenges of psychiatry and neurology


Elisabeth Binder
Director, Department Translational Research in Psychiatry
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Munich, Germany
ECNP Vice president

John F. Cryan
Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Principal Investigator, APC Microbiome
University College Cork, Ireland

Martien Kas
Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
ECNP President-elect

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Director, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Chair of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University of Heidelberg, Germany

The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is committed to ensuring that advances in the understanding of brain function and behaviour are translated into better treatments for brain disorders and enhanced public health. To achieve these goals, ECNP supports innovative research in neuroscience applied disciplines and facilitate the communication of ideas, discoveries and best practices. In addition, ECNP promotes the entry of early career scientists into the field and support their ongoing professional development, provides guidance and information to the public, and facilitate dialogue with regulators, government bodies, international agencies and industry.

Follow these links to find out more about ECNP and the ECNP Congress, Europe’s largest meeting in applied and translational neuroscience.