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24th ECNP Congress Sept. 3-7, 2011, Paris, France

We are pleased to invite you to the 24th Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), which is the largest annual scientific congress on neuropsychopharmacology, brain disorders and mental health in Europe. The 24th ECNP Congress will be held from 3-7 September 2011 in Paris, France, and its scientific programme promises to provide journalists with a rich source of news stories and background for strong topical features.

More than 150 renowned experts from 19 countries will present the emerging neurobiological understanding of psychiatric and neurological disorders and give insights into the fascinating cross talk between psychiatrists, neurologists and neuroscientists.

Based on the latest achievements in neuropsychopharmacology across brain diseases, the programme will deal with novel approaches with the potential to enhance treatment and improve patients quality of life, including, amongst others:

  • Size and burden and cost of disorders of the brain in Europe
  • Children and adolescents: Diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders
  • The European Network Initiative on bipolar disorders
  • Novel treatment strategies for Alzheimers disease
  • Depression and anxiety in Parkinsons disease
  • Early intervention in schizophrenia: how early is too late?
  • Psychosis Risk Syndrome (PRS): identification, neurobiology and intervention
  • Sex and gender differences in psychiatric disorders
  • Neurobiological stress in major depression: novel drug targets
  • Multiple sclerosis: disease mechanisms and new treatment approaches

Educational update sessions will give an overview of the pharmacogenomics of psychotropic drugs, cognitive impairment in psychiatric disorders, and the importance of neuroimaging in today psychiatry.

For further information about the provisional scientific programme, please visit the ECNP website:

Information about press conferences and press releases in the course of the congress will be provided in May 2011. Please note that participation in the congress is free of charge for journalists, but requires registration.

You can register for the 24th ECNP Congress by submitting your registration form via

The exciting scientific programme along with the congress's location in Paris, one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in Europe with a sheer limitless scope of tourist attractions, will make this congress an outstanding and unforgettable event.

We hope you will join us and we look forward to welcoming you to Paris!


Contact: Sonja Mak
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

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