Neuropsychopharmacology WG

We are a group of psychiatric trainees curious about neuropsychopharmacology, neurosciences, and biological psychiatry.

The Working Group was founded in 2020 by Elizaveta Fedorova (Russia). Being a very young Working Group makes us marvelled at the world, energetic and with a lot of ideas to implement!

We are passionate about understanding the neurobiology of mental functions and disorders. We aim to spread knowledge among trainees about pharmacological treatments of mental disorders, improve education and skills in neuropsychopharmacology and neurosciences, and compare treatment methods between different countries.

Most naturally, we love evidence-based treatments and neurobiological models. However, we do not forget about the importance of true and meaningful therapeutic relationships and social determinants of mental disorders.

Our non-reductionistic understanding of brain functioning encompasses aspects like gender, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic factors in the tradition of the biopsychosocial model.

If you are interested in these topics, please send us a message!

Who are we?

Our chair is Luís Afonso Fernandes, a fifth-year trainee from Portugal specialized in PowerPoint presentations and an aspiring PhD candidate.

Our co-chair is Raluca Bursan, an energetic psychiatric trainee from Romania.

Join us!

We have members from all over the world, which enables us to have a rich and diverse viewpoint on neuropsychopharmacology!

If you decide to join us, you will help us build the identity of the NPP WG! You can take part in our meetings, be a part of an ongoing project, propose new ideas, or just meet geeky people interested in brain networks, neurons, and monoamine receptors.

Just email us npp@efpt.eu

Ongoing projects

Research: Lithium indications and availability in Europe. Lithium is one of the most important drugs in psychiatry, albeit being unavailable in some European countries. In this project, we will study the availability of lithium in different European countries and its approved indications.

Psychopharmacology Talks: every three months we will hold an online session to discuss hot topics on neuropsychopharmacology and neurosciences. Leading experts, people with lived experiences, family members and carers, stakeholders, and innovators are all welcome in these sessions!

Are you still in doubt about joining this Working Group? Send a message to npp@efpt.eu.