Mission Statement

The principal function of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) is to further research and education in neuropsychopharmacology and related fields by:

  • promoting the interaction of a broad range of scientific disciplines of brain and behavior in order to advance the understanding of causes, prevention and treatment of diseases of the nervous system including psychiatric, neurological, behavioral and addictive disorders;
  • encouraging scientists to enter research careers in fields related to these disorders and their treatment; and
  • ensuring the dissemination of relevant scientific advances in these disorders.

Core Purpose

To advance scientific understanding of and to facilitate communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to advance their prevention and treatment.

Core Values

The ACNP strives for these Core Values:

  • Commitment to Excellence. ACNP members are committed to excellence in the conduct of science, in the presentation of science at ACNP meetings and in the ACNP journal, in the selection of the best scientists as ACNP members, and in the mentorship of young scientists in the field.
  • Commitment to Integrity. The ACNP and its members operate at the highest level of integrity.
  • Commitment to Openness. ACNP members value the free exchange of scientific information, and open communication between membership and leadership related to governance of the College.
  • Commitment to Clinical/Basic Exchange. ACNP members believe the clinical / basic exchange of scientific information is a uniquely valuable contribution of the College.
  • Commitment to Education. ACNP members are committed to providing the best information available to scientific colleagues, to mental health professionals, and to patients and/or patient representative groups.
  • Commitment to Collegiality. Membership in the ACNP indicates a desire to participate in and to contribute to the College and its activities, as well as a desire to collaborate with other members in the advancement of science.