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Welcome to SCNP 2020

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to welcome you to Stockholm for the 61st Scandinavian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (SCNP) in May 28-29, 2020. SCNP is the leading psychopharmacology organisation in the Nordic countries, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland and brings together experts in neuropsychopharmacology, neuropsychoimmunology, psychiatry and neuroscience.

PROGRAM: The organizing committee has worked hard to create an exciting program and we can look forward to providing you with a Scientific Programme of the highest international standard. The program includes keynote lectures on current topics, invited and selected talks, as well as a poster session. Wednesday May 27th, a 3-hour long workshop on the topic “Mechanism of action of rapid acting anti-depressants” will be organised in the afternoon.

YOUNG SCIENTIST SESSION: As in previous years, we will have a special oral session for young scientists and invitation to to submit abstracts for the young scientist session as well as the poster session, will be announced shortly. Early-bird registration and housing will open in end of November.

VENUE: The conference hotel for the 61st meeting will be Elite Hotel Carolina Tower, a new hotel situated next to Karolinska Institutet. The conference venue is “Biomedicum” at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and often called the "Venice of the North," as it lies on a number of islands and peninsulas at the outflow of Lake Mälaren into the Baltic Sea. World-class theaters and museums await and traveling to and around the city is easy. Trains from all of Sweden, Norway and Denmark arrive at the Central Station at the very heart of Stockholm and the Arlanda Express takes you there from the airport within 20 min. From the Central Station, the subway takes you to Biomedicum at Karolinska Institutet within 15-20 min.

The organizing committee extends a warm welcome to all the SCNP members, post-doctoral fellows, young scientists and graduate students. We strive for this to be a meeting which provides an exciting opportunity for all researchers in the field to interact, learn from experts and build collaborations with Scandinavian peers, present their findings and discuss emerging science, and advance careers.

Details of the key note lectures, session details and special lecture will be available shortly on the SCNP webpage. We are looking forward to hosting an exciting meeting in Stockholm and we hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,

Sophie Erhardt, Professor

President of SCNP

Keynote speakers

  • Markus Heilig, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Yasmin Hurd, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
  • Robert Schwarcz, University of Maryland, USA
  • Frances Levin, Columbia University, USA