ECNP Congress

The annual ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier scientific meeting for disease-oriented brain research, annually attracting between 4,000 and 6,000 neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world.

ECNP offers special rates for junior scientists, non-MDs (basic scientists), ECNP members and for residents of a country with a developing economy (CDE).View registration fees

ECNP is an independent scientific association dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. It is the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe.
Besides the congress, ECNP organises a wide range of scientific and educational activities, programmes and events across Europe, promoting the exchange of high-quality experimental and clinical research in applied and translational neuroscience and fostering young scientists and clinicians. View agenda

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If you register on or before 15 April 2017 you will benefit from significantly lower registration fees.



Maurizio Popoli & ECNP

"I only wish there was a little more attention in the general public to the matter of neuropsychiatric disorders..." Maurizio Popoli is a frequent visitor of the ECNP Congresses. In 2016 he gave a lecture in a symposium on social stress and psychopathology (S.01). In this video he talks about his daily work on the effects of stress and the ECNP Congress.

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Call for brainstorming sessions

ECNP Members: you can now submit your brainstorming session for the 2017 ECNP Congress. The deadline to send in your proposal is 25 January.

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Call for session proposals: 31st ECNP Congress, 6-9 October 2018, Barcelona

The SPC invites you to contribute to the congress programme by submitting a proposal for a full symposium (and/or educational update session) in applied and translational neuroscience.

Submit your proposal here...

If we predict, we can transform our ability to help patients

The next article in our 'in depth' series features John Geddes, 2016 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award winner. Geddes received the award for his exceptional research contributions to bipolar disorder and mood instability.

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The ECNP Congress offers a variety of ways for companies to engage with congress participants at both the scientific and educational levels: Satellite symposia, Expert science exchange sessions, the Exhibition, Educational grants and Group registration.


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We are looking back on a great 29th ECNP Congress!

Were you unable to attend the congress? Or did you perhaps miss an interesting lecture?
Most of our lectures are available as webcast on our website (via our scientific programme).

Read more about the 29th ECNP Congress, Vienna 2016