SSA Annual Conference 2021

When and where?

Our Annual Conference will be delivered online.

Follow the links below for speakers and session details and online booking.

Date: Thursday 4 & Friday 5 November
Time: 11.00 – 18.35 GMT (Thu) / 11.00 – 17.00 (Fri) GMT
Booking closes: midnight (GMT), Friday 22 October


We are delighted that the Society Lecture will be given by Dr John Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dame Carol Black will give the closing plenary lecture.

Click here for the full programme.

Details of speakers and sessions can be found on the link below and via the links in the programme.

Pat Tyrie

Why prevention is needed in Dundee – the case of the Youth in Iceland Model

John Robins

One size fits all? The different forms of alcohol use in suicidal crisis and their associations with repeated crisis care and death

Hannah Jones

Examining pathways between genetic liability for schizophrenia and patterns of tobacco and cannabis use in adolescence

SSA PhD Symposium

Our online PhD Symposium was a great success last year. Details of this year’s event are on this page. Booking has now closed for 2021.

Delegate poster papers

Delegate posters are an important part of our conference, giving a large number of researchers and practitioners the opportunity to contribute a diverse range of findings to everyone at the event.

Deadline: 9 August

Delegate oral papers

Individual oral presentations from delegates are welcomed and form an important part of the Annual Conference programme. Submissions are now closed.

Deadline: 5 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 SSA Annual Conference 2019 SSA PhD Symposium 2019 SSA Annual Conference 2020 SSA PhD Symposium 2020