General FAQ

  • Who can attend the Annual Meeting?

    The ACNP Annual Meeting is a closed meeting, meaning that only ACNP members and their invited guests may attend.

  • What are the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements this year?

    With the health and safety of our members, invited guests, ACNP staff, and the Convention Center staff in mind, we have implemented the below changes again to the 2022 Annual Meeting:

    • All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated, and will be required to upload their completed vaccination card when they register for the meeting. Registrations will not be considered complete without proof of vaccination. There will be NO exceptions. Booster shots are not required.
    • All accompanying guests (including children) must have a paid accompanying pass as well as provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the convention center. Children (regardless of age) that have not been vaccinated are only allowed in the childcare rooms of the convention center (Desert Conference Suites IV and VI) if they are enrolled in the childcare program. There will be NO exceptions. Booster shots are not required.
  • Are CME and CE credits available?

    CME credits are available. There is a $40.00 charge for scientific registrants to obtain CME credits.
    CE (APA) credits are not available.

  • What are the future annual meeting dates?

    Click here to view future dates and locations.

Invitation FAQ

  • How do I invite a guest?

    The quickest and most efficient way to invite a guest to the Annual Meeting is to include your invited guest information when registering for the meeting.

    Additionally, ACNP has an online process for requesting guest invitations, which began in 2020. Requests for guest and bank invitations will be 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.” The Annual Meeting registration materials will be forwarded to your guest within a week of your request.

  • How do I obtain an invitation as a non-member?

    Non-members must have an ACNP Member, Fellow, or Emeritus, who themselves are attending the Annual Meeting, invite them. Members can also request an invitation from the invitation banks.  To see a listing of current ACNP members, click here.

  • Can corporate representatives invite someone to attend the Annual Meeting?

    No, Corporate Representatives are not permitted to invite scientific guests or Trainees.

     

  • As a member of ACNP, How many invitations may I request?

    Members, Fellows, and Emeritus may request one member guest invitation, one invitation from the General Invitation Bank,  and multiple invitations from the Diversity Invitation Bank.  

    Associate Members may request one invitation from the General Invitation Bank and multiple invitations from the Diversity Invitation Bank.

    Only members attending the annual meeting may invite a guest or request an invitation from the invitation banks.

    Please see “What are the Invitation Banks?” below for details on the requirements and limitations of the invitation banks. The General Invitation Bank has reached the cap of 100 for the 2022 Annual Meeting and is now closed.

    All invitation requests should be made by logging into the Annual Meeting Submission Site.

  • Can Associate Members invite someone to attend the Annual Meeting?

    Associate Members may request one invitation from the General Invitation Bank and multiple invitations from the Diversity Invitation Bank. Please see “What are the Invitation Banks?” below for details on the requirements and limitations of the invitation banks. The General Invitation Bank has reached the cap of 100 for the 2022 Annual Meeting and is now closed.

    Only Associate Members attending the meeting may invite a guest from the invitation banks.

    All invitation requests should be made by logging into the Annual Meeting Submission Site.

  • Does an invitation to the Annual Meeting include poster sponsorship?

    Yes, the guest invitation is inclusive of the poster sponsorship. All attendees must register for the Annual Meeting prior to submitting a poster proposal. The poster submission deadline was August 4, 2022.

  • What is a Trainee?

    A trainee is a person in a training position & not a full time, permanent position. A trainee can be a M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Resident, Graduate Student or Research Fellow. Trainees have all the rights and privileges of invited guests.

  • What are the invitation banks?

    The General Invitation Bank allows members to request an invitation for someone who is within 10 years of their last training or someone with a first time R award or K award. Members and Associate Members may use one invitation from this bank until the bank reaches the cap of 100. Once 100 invitations have been requested from the General Invitation Bank, no further invitations may be extended from this bank.  Guests from this bank may present a poster. The General Invitation Bank has reached the cap of 100 for the 2022 Annual Meeting and is now closed.

    The Diversity Invitation Bank allows all members to offer invitations to scientists from an underrepresented minority group.  These groups include an individual who identifies as African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+ or a scientist with a disability. Members who request the invitation should vouch for the minority status of the scientist they are inviting. Guests from this bank may present a poster.

    *Associate Members may request invitations from each invitation bank.
    *Only members attending the meeting may request invitations.
    *Requests for invitation bank invitations should be submitted through the Invitation Request system in the Annual Meeting Submission Site

Registration & Hotel FAQ

  • When does registration open?

    Registration for the 2022 Annual Meeting is currently open.

  • How can I register?

    Members and non-members should complete registration online. Non-members must have an invitation from an ACNP member prior to registering. Invitation FAQ’s are in the second section on this page.

  • Can I register onsite?

    No. Onsite registration is not permitted at the Annual Meeting. All attendees must register online prior to arrival at the Meeting.

  • What does the registration fee include?

    Admission to posters sessions, networking events, online abstracts, as well as access to all scientific sessions. Please click here for additional information on in-person food and beverage information. 2022 information will be updated soon.

  • Do I have to be registered before I can get a hotel room?

    Yes. All meeting attendees, including members, must register for the meeting in order to obtain hotel information.  The link to reserve hotel accommodations is in the registration confirmation email.

  • I am a member of ACNP, do my dues have to be paid before I can register?

    Yes.

  • What is an Accompanying Person?

    A spouse, relative, or significant other who accompanies an attendee. An Accompanying Person may only attend the social functions of the meeting, which includes the morning breaks, lunches and receptions. All accompanying persons must be included in the paid registration in order to attend the social functions.  The only scientific session open to the accompanying persons are the Poster sessions.

  • What is a Trainee?

    A trainee is a person in a training position & not a full time, permanent position. A trainee can be a M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Resident, Graduate Student or Research Fellow. Trainees have all the rights and privileges of invited guests.

  • What is the cancellation and registration change policy?

    Cancellation and Registration Changes Policy – The deadline to cancel or make changes to your registration category is November 11th.

    • Meeting registration fees will be refunded (less $30 processing fee) if the Executive Office receives written notice of the cancellation to acnp@acnp.org by November 11, 2022.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after November 11th. 
    • Any changes to registration type (virtual to in-person and vice versa) must also be requested in writing to acnp@acnp.org by November 11th.  Requests to change from in-person to virtual after the 12th will not receive a refund of the difference in fees. 

Participating Corporation FAQ

Abstracts, Presentation, & Publication FAQ

  • How many panels can a speaker be on?

    An individual cannot be listed as a presenter on more than 1 submitted proposal (mini-panel
    and/or panel) per year and cannot be listed for more than 2 total roles (chair, co-chair or
    presenter). This maximum does not include participation in study groups.

    ANNUAL MEETING SUBMISSIONS

  • does acnp accept encore presentations?

    Original data is preferred, if the abstract is accepted for presentation but has been previously published, it will not be published in ACNP’s journal Neuropsychopharmacology. However, encore presentations can be submitted.

    ACNP does not accept late-breaking abstracts for the annual meeting.

  • Are abstracts published and citable?

    Beginning with the 2010 Annual Meeting, abstracts will be published online only, and available for citation once published, on the Neuropsychopharmacology website from Nature.  Abstracts from 2007-2009 are non-archival.

  • Abstract Submission Copyright

    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.

  • What is the embargo policy for presentations?

    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.