Initiatives & Task Force Reports

ACNP Initiatives

A Precision Medicine Approach to Mental Illness (PDF 194Kb)

On June 29th, the ACNP Liaison Committee, led by Chair Natalie Rasgon, M.D., Ph.D., (Stanford University) and Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., (University of Miami) together with the American Brain Coalition in presented at the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus a briefing titled, “A Precision Medicine Approach to Mental Illness,” focused on the area of depression and suicide. The briefing was targeted to congressional staffers to offer more information on the latest research in this area.

ACNP Statement on Clinical Trials Registries (PDF 9Kb)

Through its official activities and the efforts of its membership, the College will work to ensure that the highest quality of science and ethics are integral to the conduct of clinical trials in our field.

Alcohol Clinical Trials Initiative (ACTIVE Workgroup) (PDF 58Kb)

The mission of this workgroup is to develop consensus reviews and recommendations to improve the design, execution, and interpretation of trials of medications for the treatment of alcohol dependence. It is not the intention of the group to propose standards that would be considered as requirements for the approval of product applications by regulatory agencies, but to advance the science of clinical trials in alcoholism treatment.

Bridging the Gap with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)

The ACNP Liaison Committee has been working to determine how the College can assist in the effort to ensure that the neuropsychiatric research community can become more involved with CTSAs and utilize the capabilities associated with CTSAs. The attached slide set is for members to familiarize themselves with this effort and to utilize this mechanism to foster neuropsychiatric research programs specifically, as there are very few CTSAs that presently have a psychiatric focus. Click here to see a listing of ACNP Members at CTSA Institutions

Code of Conduct for Supporting Corporations (PDF 25Kb)

In April 2006, The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Council endorsed this Code of Conduct for its supporting corporations and their designated representatives.

Roles and Responsibilities for Supporting Corporations (PDF 27Kb)

The ACNP has committed itself to establish effective, collaborative relationships with patient advocacy organizations, government, academia, and industry that help to advance the scientific goals of the College, and to serve as a catalyst for collaborative work to advance discovery and disseminate scientific advances.

The Nation’s Opioid Addiction and Overdose Crisis (PDF 311Kb)

To a standing room only, bipartisan crowd, the ACNP Liaison Committee, led by Committee Chair Natalie Rasgon, M.D., Ph.D., (Stanford University) and Co-Chair Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., (University of Miami) presented “The Nation’s Opioid Addiction and Overdose Crisis,” on June 30th. Working with the office of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the briefing was presented as opioid legislation recently passed in the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate. The goal of this program, and all ACNP briefings, is to educate policy makers on important scientific issues and stress the importance of continued research funding.

Task Force Reports

Annual Meeting Task Force Report

Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Gather Data from the ACNP Membership on the Content, Structure, Time, and Location of the Annual Meeting
Source: Innovation Management
Apr 2, 2007

SSRIs and Suicide in Youth

ACNP Task Force Report on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior in Youth

Task Force Report on Terrorism (PDF 91Kb)

The impact of terrorism on brain and brain behavior: What we know and what we need to know
Apr 21, 2004

Use of Antipsychotic Drugs (PDF 177Kb)

ACNP White Paper: Update on Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Elderly Persons with Dementia
Source: Neuropsychpharmacology (2007), 1-14

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.

Member Interviews

For historical perspective, read ACNP interviews with pioneers in the field of psychopharmacology.

ACNP-UCLA Archives

Learn about The ACNP-UCLA Archives.  In 2008, the ACNP Archives found a new home at UCLA.