The CINP or by its full name, Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum, is an international association that provides a forum for interaction between clinicians and basic scientists involved in neuropsychopharmacology. It was founded in Zurich, Switzerland on September 2, 1957. According to its Constitution and By-Laws, the primary objective of the Collegium is “to establish an organization whose members shall meet from time to time,” at least once every two years, “to consider and discuss matters related to neuropsychopharmacology and through the organization encourage and promote international scientific study, teaching and application of neuropsychopharmacology.” Other objectives of the Collegium include, “consultation for the better evaluation of the biochemistry, pharmacology, safety and therapeutic efficacy of neuropsychiatric drugs” and “advice to educational institutions, governmental agencies and other such organizations” on matters related to neuropsychopharmacology (Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum, 1977-1978; Ban and Hippius 1988).
Ban TA, Hippius H, editors. Thirty Years CINP. Berlin: Springer; 1988.
Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum. Roster of Members. Brussels: CINP; 1977-1978, pp. 30-1.
Thomas A. Ban
March 19, 2015