The ACNP encourages participation in College activities by members of organizations whose mission and purpose is primarily to:
- Advocate for improved treatment for people with brain, behavioral, and substance abuse disorders.
- Advocate for the elimination of stigma associated with those disorders.
- Provide assistance and support for people with brain, behavioral, and substance abuse disorders through referral services, self help support groups, and other similar services.
- Who share a common commitment with the ACNP for the support of scientific research in neuropsychopharmacology and related fields.
- And who seek and use the advice of ACNP members on their scientific advisory boards.
An organization that meets the description above, and who wants to send representatives to the ACNP Annual Meeting, may send a statement to the ACNP Liaison Committee stating its request. The Liaison Committee will review the organization's request, and may submit it to Council with a recommendation for approval or non-approval.
If recommended and approved by Council, that organization will then be allowed to send up to two representatives to the ACNP Annual Meeting. Those organizations will also be invited to participate from time to time in joint projects with the ACNP that relate to the College's public education efforts.