General Information

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Learn about the most recent and often unpublished advances in psychopharmacology.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.

63rd Annual Meeting
December 8-11, 2024, Sunday through Wednesday

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
Phoenix, Arizona
Group Room Rate:
$284 plus tax per night

This year’s annual meeting will be presented in a limited, hybrid format, both in person at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona and virtually on the ACNP Virtual Meeting Platform. The sessions will not be live streamed this year as they have been in past years but will be recorded with content posted within 48 hours after the session.

*Nonmembers of ACNP must be invited to attend the meeting, please review the annual meeting FAQ’s for additional information.

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Important Annual Meeting Information

  • Annual Meeting Policies

    Please do not organize any activities (e.g. satellite sessions, scientific board meetings, or social functions) that conflict with scientific sessions of the ACNP Annual Meeting.  If you are invited to attend any such meetings, please inform the meeting organizer that this is in violation of ACNP policy.

    The ACNP name, logo, or the name of the Annual Meeting may not be used in association with any CME activity or outside advertising without the approval of the College. To obtain permission to use the College name for such purposes, please contact the Executive Office ( who will have your request reviewed by the appropriate committee and/or Council. 

  • Invited Guest Policy

    ACNP members may only invite a guest to the meeting if the member is also attending the meeting. Invitation requests require that the member attest that they will attend the meeting. Invited guests may present a poster.

    Requests for guest and bank invitations are made through the online portal in lieu of emailing the executive office. To request a guest invitation, please login to the Annual Meeting Submission Site . Once you login, please choose the “Access My Dashboard” option on the Submissions page, which should open for you once you are logged in. On your dashboard, please choose the option to “Submit ACNP Invitation Request.” You will receive an email to confirm that your request has been submitted.

    Invitations will be extended within 3 business days of request. Members will receive a copy of the invitation when it is sent to guests.

    Member guest invitations may also be requested during registration.

  • Photography Policy

    Photographing, screenshotting, or recording material presented in a panel, mini-panel, study group or poster session is not allowed. Photographing or screenshotting a speaker before, during or after a session is not allowed. Unauthorized photography, screenshotting, or recording is unfair to the presenters and will have the effect of discouraging our members from presenting their most recent unpublished work.

  • Social Media Policy

    ACNP encourages the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and blogging sites to engage our community in the Annual Meeting.  We encourage you to post or tweet highlights about the meeting, discuss your favorite speakers, panels and posters and offer recommendations on which panels and posters to attend.

    When sharing information, we request you refrain from –

    • Photographing, screenshotting, or recording the material presented in panel, mini-panel, study group or poster session. This is unfair to the presenter and will have the effect of discouraging our members from presenting their most recent unpublished work.
    • Using social media to share detailed content of lectures, posters etc., especially when the organizer or speaker has explicitly requested that some or all of the information presented is not to be captured or shared.
    • Photographing or screenshotting speakers before or after a session without their permission.
  • Code of Conduct
  • Continuing Education

    Attendees will be eligible to receive the credit hours for attending the 62nd ACNP Annual Meeting, December 3 – 6, 2023.

    There will be a $40.00 charge for scientific registrants to obtain CME credits. CME instructions will be available on the ACNP website ( in December.

    Joint Accreditation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

    Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

    Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 101.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    *You should not claim both live and enduring hours for the same content.

    Please direct any questions to

    CE (APA) credits are not available.

  • Invitation Banks

    The General Invitation Bank is fixed with 100 invitations that any member, attending the meeting, 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. Guests from this bank may present a poster. The 2024 General Invitation Bank has reached the cap of 100 invitations and is now closed. 

    The Diversity Invitation Bank allows members to offer invitations to scientists from a historically excluded group.

    ACNP defines historically excluded groups as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, individuals with a disability, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds as defined by the NIH.

    ACNP will make every effort to keep this information private; however, cannot guarantee this information would not be unintentionally released within the College through the course of inclusion efforts.

    Members who request the invitation should vouch for the historically excluded group of the scientist they are inviting. Guests from this bank may present a poster.

    The College’s Commitment to Diversity: The College and its members actively promote diversity and inclusion within the College and within our field not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, intellectual perspectives and points of view.

    *Associate Members may use an invitation from each invitation bank. The 2024 General Invitation Bank has reached the cap of 100 invitations and is now closed. 
    *Only members attending the meeting may request an invitation from the invitation banks.
    *Requests for invitation bank invitations should be submitted through the Invitation Request system in the Annual Meeting Submission Site

  • Media Embargo Policy and Abstract Submission Copyright
    • No members of the press are allowed to attend the Annual Meeting unless they attend as an invited guest.
    • Any press release or public promotion by a presenter, the presenter’s employer, or any other outside person or entity about a presentation scheduled for the ACNP Annual Meeting must be embargoed (not released) until the time and date of the presentation.  Additionally, ACNP should not be mentioned or referenced regarding the data or presentation until the first date of the Annual Meeting.  If referenced at that point, it should be clear that the release/posting is not sanctioned by ACNP. This includes any detail of the abstract and the data from the presentation.
    • All materials submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting will be published in Neuropsychopharmacology and should be original and not previously published. Following publication authors may reuse their work with the sole requirements of full citation and link to the original publication online.
  • Event Request Information

    To obtain approval and request space for a small meeting, please submit to the Small Meeting Request Form. All requests will be reviewed by the ACNP Executive Office. It is the policy of ACNP to not allow meetings to happen during scientific sessions.  Groups are not allowed to host events except during these available time slots.  Your adherence to these time frames as to not distract participants from the ACNP scientific program is appreciated.  Any meetings must occur at the following times* or prior to the start of the meeting:

    2024 (All times are in Mountain Standard Time)

    *Saturday, December 7th, limited availability-please submit your requested time in the form below for review
    *Sunday, December 8th, prior to 8:00 a.m. or after 7:15 p.m.
    *Monday, December 9th, prior to 9:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or after 7:00 p.m.
    *Tuesday, December 10th, prior to 9:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or after 7:00 p.m.
    *Wednesday, December 11th, prior to 9:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. –  1:30 p.m., or after 7:00 p.m.

    If you have any additional questions, please email the Executive Office at Approved meetings can be listed in the ACNP program, if desired.

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure

    Conflict of interest disclosures is taken from all meeting presenters and Program Committee members. Please view the conflict of interest disclosure form.