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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Winner of the photo contest at ECNP Congress 2017

We are happy to announce Marco Antonioli as the winner of the photo contest that took place in the 30th ECNP Congress 2017 in Paris. He has won a free registration to the 31st ECNP congress 2018 at Barcelona. Join us at the next congress!

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ECNP Congress lecture on ADHD in the news

At the 30th ECNP Congress in Paris, Sandra Kooij gave a very interesting lecture on 'Circadian rhythm and sleep in ADHD – cause or life style factor?'. This lecture was also featured on CBS News and in the Daily Mail. The webcast of this lecture is available here.

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ECNP in depth with Michel Hamon

In recognition of his decades of ground-breaking research on the characterisation of serotonin and its receptors, Michel Hamon is this year’s recipient of the ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award. ECNP interviewed and filmed him about how his career unfolded, what research he is excited about today, and the importance of the supporting structures of peer review and communication.

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We offer several activities that are exclusively for junior scientists: Career development sessions, the Science-on-the-rocks that is taking place at at congress venue and much more...

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The 31st ECNP Congress will be held from 6-9 October 2018 in Barcelona.

You can find information on the programme, registration, industry and more on the special Barcelona congress website.

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