SSA Annual Conference 2022

When and where?

Our Annual Conference will be delivered in-person.

Details of speakers, sessions and booking will be added here over the coming months.

Location: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EL
Date: Thursday 3 & Friday 4 November
Time: TBC
Booking open: Now

Professor Dr Gabriele Fischer

Substance use disorder under special consideration of Human Rights treaties

Professor Sally Casswell

The global nexus of commercial interests in alcohol products and the need for a global response

Dr Andrea Mohan

Managing alcohol problems in primary care: a service for low engagers from deprived areas

Delegates' oral and poster papers

Oral and poster presentations by delegates are a highly-valued and always-popular element of our Annual Conference.

Open now for submission of delegate papers.

PhD Symposium 2022

Date: 2 November 2022
Location: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EL

Our PhD Symposium brings together addiction students to network and share their work and experiences in a supportive environment.

The programme is built around the delegates and will be available online when finalised.

Supported places

Conference Helpers

Three bursaries are available for addiction students, otherwise unable to afford to attend our Annual Conference and who volunteer to assist during the event. Your delegate fee will be waived and two nights’ accommodation provided.

(For current SSA Associates, undertaking an addiction-focussed PhD.)

Supported places


Available to a limited number of unwaged Undergraduate or Masters students, otherwise unable to afford to attend or travel to the SSA’s Annual Conference to present their poster or paper. Successful applicants’ fees will be waived and £200 travel/accommodation bursary awarded.

Supported places

Third-sector / Service-user

Available to support service-users, or those who volunteer or work in the third-sector and who have an abstract accepted for presentation at our Conference. Successful applicants’ fees will be waived and £200 travel/accommodation bursary awarded.

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