Welcome to the website of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), a non-profit, professional society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of and facilitating communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to advance their prevention and treatment.
The ACNP Membership comprises scientists from multiple fields including behavioral pharmacology, brain imaging, chronobiology, clinical psychopharmacology, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, neurology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, and psychology. ACNP members are among the leaders in these fields of science, and include Nobel Laureates, Presidential Medal of Science awardees, Lasker Awardees, members of the National Academy of the Sciences, and the winners of many other prestigious awards. Their work is in both the clinical and pre-clinical areas. The ACNP emphasizes translational research, the science that moves new knowledge on fundamental disease mechanisms into clinical application. The ACNP provides for a rich dialogue between clinical and basic scientists, which enables basic scientists to understand clinical concepts and unmet needs for new and better treatments for mental illnesses. This dialogue also enables clinical scientists to appreciate new opportunities for applying advances in basic neuroscience to human studies, such as early clinical trials. The ACNP has also played an important role in helping to develop the careers of outstanding young scientists and support their interest in joining the fields of basic and clinical neurosciences and the development of new drug treatments.
The ACNP website is meant to serve the membership of the ACNP, non-member scientists of all persuasions, as well as the public at large. Most, but not all, of the material on the ACNP website is available to non-members. We would particularly like to draw your attention to the Public/Media Resources and Education sections that contain many scientific resources, including videos of plenary talks presented at our annual meetings, news releases, a Science Discussion forum, and blogs from our College Presidents. Much of this information can also be found directly via links on our home page with some of the most recent and most interesting material appearing in the homepage spotlight. We hope that as you navigate these pages, you will find our website interesting and educational.
David R. Sibley, Ph.D.
ACNP Website Editor