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Learn about the most recent and often unpublished advances in psychopharmacology.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

Registration Information

Registration for the 57th Annual Meeting (December 9-13, 2018) is open.  If you are not a member of ACNP, please review the below guest policy and the Meeting FAQs for invitations and meeting information.  Please note, the annual meeting is open only to ACNP members and their invited guests.

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The Diplomat Beach Resort is located in Hollywood, Florida.  The address is 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019.  Please view the travel discounts for annual meeting attendees.
*The room blocks for the meeting have sold out, please see the listing of alternate hotel suggestions.

KiddieCorp will provide a children’s program during the Annual Meeting.  The children’s program is for children ages 6 months through 12 years old and will be located at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood.  For more information and to register, please visit  KiddieCorp is always available to answer any questions.  Feel free to contact KiddieCorp by phone at (858) 455-1718 or by email at

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 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. 

  • Guest Policy

    ACNP Members, Fellows and Emeritus may only invite a guest to the meeting if the member is also attending the meeting. When we receive information regarding an invited guest, the Executive Office staff will ask the member to attest that he/she will attend the meeting before we will process the guest invitation. An invited guest will be allowed to present a poster if he/she chooses to do so.

    The quickest and most efficient way for members to invite a guest to the Annual Meeting is to send an email to the Executive Office ( with the name and email address of your guest along with confirmation of your attendance to the meeting. The Annual Meeting registration materials will then be forwarded to your guest.

  • Photography Policy

    Photographing or recording material presented in a panel, mini-panel, study group or poster sessions is not allowed unless explicitly given permission by the presenter. Photographing a speaker before, during or after a session is not allowed without the explicit permission from the speaker. Unauthorized photography 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 or recording the material presented in panel, mini-panel, study group or poster sessions. 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 speakers before or after a session without their permission.
  • Code of Conduct
  • Continuing Education

    Attendees will be eligible to receive the credit hours listed below for attending the full 56th ACNP Annual Meeting, December 3 – 7, 2017. The credit hour totals includes attending all available session times Sunday, December 3 – Thursday, December 7, 2017. To obtain CE credits for the conference, you must complete the post-conference meeting evaluation that will be available during the meeting until January 5, 2018.

    There will be a $40.00 charge for scientific registrants to obtain CME credits. CME instructions will be available at the meeting registration desk and on the ACNP website ( Upon completion of the post-conference CME evaluation and attestation, your CME certificate will be emailed after January 5, 2018.

    Accreditation Statement
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation Statement
    Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please direct any questions to

  • 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.

    The Diversity Invitation Bank allows any member, attending the meeting, to offer one invitation to a scientist from an underrepresented minority group (including African-American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander) or a scientist with a disability. Members who request the invitation should vouch for the minority status of the scientist they are inviting.

    *Only members attending the meeting may request an invitation from the invitation banks.

  • Media Embargo Policy
    • No members of the press are allowed to attend the ACNP Annual Meeting unless they attend as an invited guest of a member.
    • The ACNP will issue a limited number of sanctioned press releases, and will ask the investigators to be available for comment by phone.  If the investigator is unwilling to be available there will be no press release using the investigator’s name.
    • Selected chairs/first authors will be asked about their interest in an ACNP-issued press release on their panel, talk, or poster.  If the chair/first author is interested in the ACNP issuing a press release, they will be referred to the ACNP Public Information Committee/Media relations firm.
    • Any press release issued 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 until the time and date of the presentation and should be clear that it is not sanctioned by ACNP.  This includes any detail of the abstract and the title.
  • Event Request Information

    If you would like to host a small meeting during the ACNP annual meeting, you must request approval by completing an Event Request Form for approval.  Please contact ACNP, with questions.

  • 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.