About ECNP

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.


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With our specially developed ECNP app you will have the most up-to-date information about the ECNP Congresses at your digital fingertips. View the programme and abstracts, rate the sessions, and chat with other app users.

The app is available for Apple and Android. Search for 'ECNP' or scan the QR code.


ECNP in depth with Florence Thibaut  

Florence Thibaut is a psychiatrist and endocrinologist, currently professor of psychiatry at the University Hospital Cochin-Tarnier of Paris-Descartes University (France). Her research interests are varied and include addiction, schizophrenia genetics, and paraphilia. In an interview with ECNP, she shared some insights into her career choices as well as her ongoing research work.

To the interview and video

ECNP Nutrition Network featured in EU Journal

In this article, published in the EU journal Open Access Government, ECNP executive director Alex Schubert explores the link between our mental health and what we eat? The article featuring Suzanne Dickson and the ECNP Nutrition Network also talks about the rise of a dynamic new field, ‘nutritional psychiatry.'

Read the article

Apply for Target Network Meetings

ECNP will organise three target network meetings (TNMs) right after the 31st ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain on 10 October 2018.These meetings are aimed at facilitating the interaction between scientists and the ECNP networks to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to develop ideas collectively.

More on TNMs

New medications session at ECNP Congress 2018

The ECNP Scientific Programme Committee is happy to announce a new symposium format for the 31st ECNP congress in Barcelona, in which clinical trials of new compounds will be presented, including proof of concept and post-marketing studies. We will start accepting submissions from researchers from both academia and the industry in March 2018.

Read more in our e-news

Call for session proposals for ECNP Congress 2019

We have begun planning an exciting scientific programme for the 32nd ECNP Congress taking place in Copenhagen on 7-10 September 2019. The Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) invites you to contribute by submitting a proposal for a full session in applied and translational neuroscience. The SPC also welcomes session proposals from allied disciplines, including neurology and psychology.

To the congress website

Become a member

ECNP membership is open to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience.

Become an ECNP member today and benefit from the special privileges.


31st ECNP Congress

6-9 October 2018, Barcelona

ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award winner 2017 Michel Hamon shares what ECNP Congress means to the scientific community in this video....