Meeting FAQs

Who can attend the Annual Meeting?
The ACNP Annual Meeting is a closed meeting, meaning that only ACNP members and their invited guests may attend.
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How do I invite a guest?

The quickest and most efficient way to invite a guest to the Annual Meeting is to send an email to the ACNP Executive Office with the name and email address of your guest. The Annual Meeting registration materials will then be forwarded to your guest.

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How do I obtain an invitation as a non-member?
Non-members must have an ACNP Member, Fellow or Emeritus, who themselves are attending the Annual Meeting, invite them. To see a listing of current ACNP members, click here
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Are exhibits permitted at the Annual Meeting?
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Is there a list of meeting attendees available?

Yes. A list of meeting attendees is available to ACNP members and registered attendees in the annual meeting app.

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What is the average attendance at the ACNP Annual Meeting?

1500 to 1700 professionals in the field of neuropsychopharmacology.

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What are the Future Annual Meeting Dates?

2017:  December 3-7, 2017 Palm Springs, California
2018:  December 9-13, 2018 Hollywood, Florida
2019:  December 8-12, 2019 Orlando, Florida
2020:  December 6-10, 2020 Phoenix, Arizona
2021:  December 3-9, 2021 San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Do I have to be registered before I can get a hotel room?

Yes. All meeting attendees, including members, must register for the meeting in order to obtain hotel information.  The link to reserve hotel accommodations is in the registration confirmation email.

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Can I register online?

Yes. Members and non-members should complete an online registration. Non-members must have an invitation from an ACNP member prior to registering. 

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Can corporate representatives invite someone to attend the Annual Meeting?

Corporate Representatives are not permitted to invite scientific guests or Trainees.  Corporate Representatives may present one poster.  The following limit applies: there are 15 poster presentations available for Corporate Representatives on a first come, first served basis.  The representative must contact the Executive Office ( to request a poster presentation.  The attendee MUST be registered for the meeting prior to making a poster request.

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Can Associate Members invite someone to attend the Annual Meeting?

Associate Members are not permitted to invite scientific guests or Trainees.  However, Associate Members may request one invitation from each Invitation Bank.

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I have the Invited Guest privilege. May I invite more than one person to the Annual Meeting?

A member can invite one Invited Guest or one Trainee.

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Do I need an invitation to the Annual Meeting and a poster sponsor?

The guest invitation is inclusive of the poster sponsorship.

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I am a member of the ACNP. Do my dues have to be paid before I can register?


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Are CME and CE credits available?

CME credits are available. There is a $40.00 charge for scientific registrants to obtain CME credits.
CE (APA) credits are not available.   

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Are abstracts published and citable?

Beginning with the 2010 Annual Meeting, abstracts will be published online only, and available for citation once published, on the Neuropsychopharmacology website from Nature. In addition, a link to the published abstracts is provided on the ACNP homepage.  Abstracts from 2007-2009 are non-archival.

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What does the registration fee include?

Meeting refreshment breaks (Sunday-Thursday), Luncheons (Monday-Thursday), Opening Reception, admission to posters sessions/receptions, abstracts online, as well as access to all scientific sessions.

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What is a trainee?

A trainee is a person in a training position & not a full time, permanent position. A trainee can be a M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Resident, or Research Fellow. Trainees have all the rights and privileges of invited guests. A letter from your training director verifying your status must accompany this form.

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What is an accompanying person?
A spouse, relative, or significant other who accompanies an attendee. An Accompanying Person may only attend the social functions of the meeting, which includes the morning breaks, lunches and receptions. You must pay the accompanying person fee to attend the social functions.  The only scientific session open to the accompanying persons are the Poster sessions.
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What is the invitation bank?

The General Invitation Bank is fixed with 100 invitations that members may request for someone who is within 10 years of their last training or someone with a first time R award or K award. Members may use one invitation from the bank.     

The Diversity Invitation Bank allows members to offer an additional invitation to a scientist from an underrepresented minority group including Pacific Islander, African-American, Native American or Hispanic. Members who request the invitation should vouch for the minority status of the scientist they are inviting.

Associate Members may request invitations from each invitation bank. *Only members attending the meeting may obtain invitations from each bank.

A member requesting an invitation from either bank should send an email request to the Executive Office at

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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.

Educational Presentations

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

Task Force Reports

For reports and recommendations regarding issues of social importance, read the latest ACNP Task Force Reports.