SSA Annual Conference 2019

When and where?

Date: 7th – 8th November 2019
Location: Crowne Plaza,
Hawthorn Square, Forth Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3SA

Confirmed speakers

James Armstrong

Addiction narratives through film: The Recovery Street Film Festival

Cathy Stannard

Addiction to prescribed drugs: What next?

Kyla Thomas

Is Varenicline safe? An overview of pharmacoepidemiological investigations

Call for papers


  • Oral paper abstracts – Monday 8 July 2019
  • Poster abstracts – Monday 12 August 2019

PhD Symposium 2019

Taking place on 6th November, this aims to bring together PhD students studying addiction-related topics so they can network and present their work in a low-key, supportive environment and share their ups and downs. It welcomes full and part-time students, studying in a range of disciplines.

Conference Workshop

Taking place on Friday at 9am, the Transforming addiction science through the Addiction Paper Authoring Tool and Addiction Ontology workshop is not to be missed – book in advance via the delegate booking form (places are limited).

Supported Places: Third-sector / Service-user

Applications for funding support are welcome from workers/volunteers in the third-sector, and from service-users wishing to present an oral paper or a poster.

Deadline 15 July.

Supported Places: Conference Helpers

Funding is available to support the attendance of PhD Student Associates of the Society, wishing to further their training and gain conference organisation experience.

Deadline 15 July.

Supported Places: Presenters

The SSA can offer financial support to unwaged Undergraduate or Masters Students wishing to present oral or poster papers.

Deadline 15 July.

Previous conferences


Annual Symposium 1985 Annual Symposium 1988 Annual Symposium 1989 Annual Symposium 1994 Annual Symposium 1995 Annual Symposium 1998 Annual Symposium 1999 Annual Symposium 2000 Annual Symposium 2005 Annual Symposium 2006 Annual Symposium 2007 Annual Symposium 2008 Annual Symposium 2009 Annual Symposium 2010 Annual Symposium 2011 SSA Annual Symposium 2012 SSA Annual Symposium 2013 SSA Annual Symposium 2014 SSA Annual Symposium 2015 SSA Annual Symposium 2016 SSA Annual Conference 2017 SSA PhD Symposium 2017 SSA Annual Conference 2018 SSA PhD Conference 2018