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28th ECNP Congress for Applied and Translational Neuroscience

Europe's largest brain science and treatment meeting

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Europe's largest meeting for the science and treatment of disorders of the brain, the 28th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) will take place at the Amsterdam RAI from 29 August to 1 September 2015.

Between 5,000 and 6,000 participants are expected to attend the Amsterdam congress. The 2015 congress will include research sessions on:

  • Sleep and depression
  • Compulsivity
  • Addiction
  • Stress

The 2014 congress produced several stories which were reported by the international press, including:

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (CBS, Time, BBC, and others)
  • Birth season and personality (BBC, Telegraph, Die Welt, Yahoo News, Svenska Dagbladet, The Atlantic, Fox News, Pakistan Today, etc.)
  • Gambling and the brain's reward system (BBC, TIME Magazine, Yahoo News, etc.)

Journalists are welcome to attend the conference, and can register at:

Journalists who cannot attend can still receive advance press releases, by contacting

During the Congress, you can reach the ECNP press officer, Tom Parkhill, on the above email or via +39 349 238 8191.

The congress website is:


ECNP is an independent scientific association committed to ensuring that advances in the understanding of brain function and human behaviour are translated into better treatments and enhanced public health. The annual ECNP Congress attracts scientists and clinicians from across the world to discuss the latest advances in brain research in Europe's largest meeting on brain science. More information about ECNP, its aims and activities, can be found at

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