2020 CCNP Annual Meeting

CCNP 43rd Annual Meeting

Call for Symposia Proposal

June 10 to 13, 2020

Chestnut Conference Centre

Toronto, ON

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to propose symposia for the 2020 meeting of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology to be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre in downtown Toronto, ON, June 10-13, 2020.

Symposia proposal should include (1) identification of the Chair(s), (2) a brief synopsis of the symposium theme (~ half a page), (3) a confirmed list of four speakers, including institutional affiliations, and (4) tentative titles plus a brief summary of each talk (3-4 sentences). Symposia should focus on topics that are timely and of broad interest to the CCNP membership. The local organizing committee encourages multi-institutional submissions with a translational component and a mix of junior and senior researchers. We encourage individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society to be included as presenters.

Proposals should be emailed as Word or PDF attachments to Rachelle Anderson at rmena@ualberta.ca.

Deadline for Submission: February 29, 2020

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

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.