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. Read more...

ECNP offers membership to established scholars in the field and all those with an active interest in applied and translational neuroscience. Corresponding membership is also open for those not resident in Europe.  To our membership pages

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

Coronavirus news

ECNP is continuing to adapt its programmes and events to protect participant safety and support global corona containment efforts. All meetings up until summer 2021 have been transitioned to virtual platforms and the 34th ECNP Congress on 2-5 October will be hybrid. Read more.

For the ECNP corona file of video commentary and best practices from experts within the ECNP community, visit this page.


Winners of The Brain Prize 2021

Professors Lars Edvinsson, Peter Goadsby, Michael Moskowitz and Jes Olesen have been awarded The Brain Prize 2021, worth 10 million Danish kroner, for their groundbreaking work on the causes and treatment of migraine. The world's largest brain research prize is Danish and is awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation.

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Severe mental illness and European COVID-19 vaccination strategies

Most European countries ignore patients with severe mental illness in COVID vaccine strategy despite significant risks. Livia de Picker from the University Psychiatric Hospital Campus Duffel, Belgium said: 'Recent work shows that if you have a psychiatric disorder your risk of COVID infection rises by 65%, and severely mentally ill patients are between 1.5 and 2 times more likely to die'.

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'Novel approaches to understand the social brain' Symposium

In this symposium, the social brain will be highlighted from different disciplines, namely, by providing the ecological validity of social interaction tests in rodents, at the level of neurocircuitry of social behaviour and addiction. This session will be livestreamed and available for in-person and online participants, followed by live Q&A with experts in the field.

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ECNP Networks and twgs

ECNP Networks foster collaboration among experts interested in specific brain-research topics. As well as the Networks themselves, ECNP has also instituted Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) as a way to stimulate new Networks activities, encourage collaboration and facilitate the Networks mission.

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