COVID-19 and the CCNP 43rd Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

Given the widespread travel restrictions and the need to practice healthy personal distancing that have been imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCNP Executive and Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of this year's Annual Meeting have made the very difficult decision of postponing the upcoming meeting originally scheduled for June 10-13, 2020 at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto.

The meeting will be postponed until the summer of 2021 and will be held in Toronto, under the direction of the current LOC. Information on the exact dates and venue will be circulated once confirmed.

The LOC will be seeking advice on how to manage the symposia submitted for this year's originally intended meeting. Information about the distribution of this year's CCNP Major Awards will be made available shortly.

We want to thank the entire CCNP community for your patience as we navigate through this very challenging situation.

We wish you, your loved ones and your esteemed colleagues safety and good health.

A Statement by the CCNP

As an organization that embraces diversity and inclusiveness, the CCNP joins many national and international scientific organizations in supporting the scientists and students victimized by the White House executive order that seeks to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA. Thousands of students and colleagues from diverse countries, cultural, and religious backgrounds benefit from highly stimulating education and research environments in North America. Many of them adopt North America to develop highly productive professional or research careers. Others return to their countries and contribute to their development, thus making the world a better and safer place for all. Travel bans hamper these constructive and beneficial scientific exchanges between nations, and can only make our world more divided and dangerous. The CCNP strongly believes that science transcends divisions based on all kinds of stereotypes, and invites the construction of a reality based on facts, and facts alone, for the benefit of humankind. It is a fact that open science, through the free circulation of students, researchers, ideas, data, and discovery, is now a major engine for the advancement of humankind. Any hindrance to such advancement must be vigorously opposed by the scientific community and, hopefully, will be.

The CAN and SfN have also released their statements about the immigration executive order on their websites:

Statement from CAN-ACN

Statement from SfN

Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience

The official journal of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • The Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience has an impact factor of 5.86 (2015 ISI data) and is ranked at #15 out of 140 Psychiatry journals and #29 out of 252 Neuroscience journals, making it the highest ranking open access journal in biological psychiatry.
  • Original research and reviews in basic and clinical science.
  • Articles published in the journal are available free of charge at http://jpn.ca and through PubMed Central.
For more information, visit the website of the Canadian Medical Association.

Revue de psychiatrie & de neuroscience

La revue officielle du Collège canadien de neuropsychopharmacologie
  • Le facteur d'impact de la Revue de psychiatrie et de neuroscience atteint 5,86 (données 2015 de l'ISI), ce qui en fait le journal à accès libre le mieux coté aussi bien dans la catégorie psychiatrie que dans la catégorie neurosciences.
  • Recherche originale et analyses critiques en sciences
      fondamentales et cliniques.
  • Les articles publiés dans ce journal sont accessibles gratuitement au http://jpn.ca/ et via PubMed Central.
Pour obtenir des informations suplémentaires, visitez le site internet de l'Association Médicale Canadienne.