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


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



Are you the Assistant Project Manager Communications that we are looking for?

ECNP is currently seeking a communications specialist to help to co-ordinate its communications activities. The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in communications, and be a native English speaker or very comfortable in English. He/she will be able to work in a small, highly integrated and internationally oriented team, be self-directed and deadline oriented.

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Official housing agency

Congress participants should be aware that there are several commercial hotel booking companies, entirely independent to ECNP, offering hotel rooms for the ECNP Congress. While this kind of activity is not illegal, these companies have nothing to do with ECNP, so we cannot vouch for their reliability. If you’d prefer to stay with the official hotel bookings provider, there’s only one – accessible via the ECNP website at

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The ECNP Congress in thirty seconds...

The annual ECNP Congress is a yearly 'professional highlight' for many people from across the globe. Neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists come together to meet colleagues, extend their knowledge and network. Watch the video to get an impression of the 'daily life' at an ECNP Congress.

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ECNP in depth with Hanna van den Munkhof - Unlocking the potential of brexpiprazole

Junior scientist Hanna van den Munkhof presented at the 29th ECNP Congress in 2016 on the novel antipsychotic brexpiprazole. Her findings showed that brexpiprazole reverses a disruption of thalamocortical function induced by phencyclidine, which is used as a pharmacological model of schizophrenia. Van den Munkhof spoke to ECNP to describe her work and life as a junior scientist.

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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 past ECNP Congresses...