PhD Symposium 2022

Where and when?

Date: 2 November 2022
Time: Approx. 11:00 – 17:00 (GMT)
Location: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EL
Booking open: Fully booked
Attendance fee: SSA-funded
Abstract submission deadline: No further abstract submissions


We’re very happy to offer a £200 bursary to PhD students who attend both our PhD Symposium and Annual Conference.

We will send details of how to claim once both bookings have been finalised.

We’re very happy that our PhD Symposium in 2022 will once again be held in person!

PhD Symposium details

Now in its fourteenth year, our PhD Symposium brings together PhD students studying addiction-related topics so they can network, present their work in a low-key, supportive environment and share their experiences – positive and negative. We welcome full and part-time students, studying in a range of disciplines including social sciences, laboratory sciences and health services research. The day includes presentations from students at all stages of their PhD, as well as those who are close to finishing or who have recently submitted their thesis.

The programme is built around the delegates and will be available here when finalised. Delegates will be able to submit their delegate abstract when booking.

Comments from previous attendees:

‘Thank you for such a useful opportunity to develop… it was really interesting to see a range of projects across the field. Well organised and worthwhile – I learnt a lot.’

‘It was great to connect with other PhD students in the field and to hear about the different research being conducted in the addiction field.’

‘Excellent opportunity to present PhD work in a friendly atmosphere and to meet other PhD students in the field.’

‘Excellent presentations, great professional development.’


PhD Symposium 2021

Click here to see the programme and a selection of material from last year’s event.

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 SSA Annual Conference 2019 SSA PhD Symposium 2019 SSA Annual Conference 2020 SSA PhD Symposium 2020 SSA Annual Conference 2021 SSA PhD Symposium 2021