Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting General Information

The ACNP Annual Meeting is open only to members and their invited guests.

56th Annual Meeting:
Registration is open. *Note: You must first be invited to the meeting by an ACNP member in order to register. Please view the annual meeting FAQ's for additional information.  

55th Annual Meeting:
Preliminary Program

The Annual Meeting is one of the world's leading forums for the exchange of cutting edge scientific information about the brain, behavior, and psychotropic drugs.

The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to:
Attend an outstanding scientific program in clinical and basic research on brain behavior-drug interactions
Learn about the most recent and often unpublished advances in psychopharmacology
Meet and interact with internationally distinguished researchers and scientists 

Please visit the Annual Meeting FAQs for additional information. 

Annual Meeting Policy Reminders


Council recognizes that many people who attend our meeting find it a convenient place to network and to connect with colleagues from other academic, government, or industrial organizations. This informal networking has historically been an important aspect of the meeting that many of our members believe has helped further scientific progress. However, organizing competing activities (e.g. satellite sessions, scientific board meetings, or social functions) that take attendees away from the meeting site detracts from other important goals of the meeting, such as fostering an atmosphere that encourages both formal and informal scientific discourse throughout the week and providing opportunities for travel awardees, trainees, and other young scientists to interact with leaders in the field.

Therefore, Council asks that you refrain from organizing activities that take our members and meeting attendees away from the meeting site. Many of our supporting corporations and academic institutions are large organizations with many people involved in planning meetings, and we realize that sometimes people organize meetings in conflict with this policy simply because they are not aware of it.

If you are invited to attend any such functions, please help us by reminding the person issuing the invitation that this would be a violation of ACNP policy. Additionally, the ACNP name, logo, or the name of the Annual Meeting should not be used in association with any CME activity without the approval of the College. To seek permission to use the name of the College, please contact Erin Shaw (, who will have your request reviewed by the appropriate committee and/or Council. If someone asks you to write a report of sessions you attend at the meeting, please let them know that publishing such a report would be a violation of this policy.


Meeting attendees should not take photographs of any slides, posters, or other presentations of data that are being presented without the permission of the author/presenter.

Small Meetings: 

If you would like to host a small meeting during the ACNP annual meeting, you must request approval by completing an Event Request Form for approval.  Please contact ACNP, with questions.



Travel Award Program

ACNP annually selects distinguished young scientists in the field of neuropsychopharmacology to be a part of our Travel Award program. These awards offer an opportunity to attend an outstanding scientific program in clinical and basic research on brain-behavior-drug interactions; become aware of the most recent, and often unpublished, advances in psychopharmacology; and meet and interact with internationally distinguished researchers and scientists. Click here to read more.

Research Discussions

This forum enables discussion of articles that have appeared in Neuropsychopharmacology. It is intended to stimulate scholarly interactions among researchers, and to help educate members of the public who are interested in psychiatric illness.

Employment Opportunities

Find fellowship and employment opportunities here.  Please send all new postings to

Educational Presentations

View Educational Presentations from our annual meetings and educational resources for members and non-members.