Welcome Address

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in historic Vienna, Austria in 2018 for the 31st CINP World Congress, “Neuropsychopharmacology: Meeting Global Challenges with Global Innovation.”

This is the most exciting moment in the history of our field. New technologies accelerate our understanding of the connections between genes, circuits, and behaviour. Advances in neuroscience are shaping our understanding of psychiatric pathophysiology and pushing the boundaries of treatment.

The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) was the first organization attempting to link the advances in brain science to the alleviation of the distress and disability associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. It remains the only global research society with this important mission. The CINP World Congresses have been exceptional venues to present groundbreaking new research and to learn from leaders in the field.

It is timely for CINP to come to Vienna. Vienna has a long and distinguished tradition of scientific innovation. It was here that Sigmund Freud founded the psychoanalytic movement. Yet Vienna is also beloved as a cultural center. It was the home of the Hapsberg Empire, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart. It is now renowned for its wonderful restaurants, coffee houses, museums, music, theater, and nightlife.

So please join us! Let’s carry the wonderful momentum from the 2016 CINP World Congress in Seoul, Korea to Vienna in 2018.

Sincerely,

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About Vienna

viennaVienna, the capital of Austria, is a metropolis with unique charm, vibrancy and flair. One of Europe’s most visited cities, Vienna (Wien) is located on the banks of the beautiful Danube River. It boasts outstanding infrastructure, is clean and safe, and has all the inspiration that you could wish for in order to discover this wonderful part of Europe.

A city of music, culture and art, Vienna is steeped in history. It’s artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

There is an abundance of sightseeing opportunities such as the Schönbrunn Palace or the Imperial Palace. For art enthusiasts, the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished museums.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom), is the main Roman Catholic church in Vienna and one of Austria’s most popular attractions, with more than one million visitors each year.