• SSA Annual Conference, 2018

  • 8 - 9 November, 2018

    Crowne Plaza hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Propose a Symposium

    Call for submissions for sessions focusing on New Developments and Current Topics in Addictions.

    In addition to our established delegates' sessions, at our 2018 Conference there will be up to four sessions funded by the SSA.

    The deadline for submission for programme sessions is 9 February, 2018.

    Successful submissions will be notified by 19 March, 2018 and will need to confirm acceptance by 29 March, 2018.

  • Guidelines

    To ensure your submission meets the criteria for consideration, please read through the following information carefully before submitting your proposal:

    • Each session lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and should integrate any or all of the latest advances in theoretical, social, clinical and policy aspects across any of the full range of addiction topics;
    • Sessions will be chosen on a competitive basis by the Conference scientific committee in Spring 2018;
    • Names and affiliations of three speakers, one of whom is also the organiser of the session, should be submitted together with:
      - a (max.) 300 word abstract which describes the overarching aims of the session;
      - the reasons each particular speaker has been proposed;
      - and what delegates will learn during the session;
    • (Accepted sessions will require an abstract from individual speakers);
    • The organiser who submits the proposal must be a member of the SSA (the other speakers need not be members of the SSA);
    • Proposals that include service users and younger speakers are encouraged;
    • Organisers can submit no more than two sessions;
    • Confirmation that all suggested speakers are willing to participate on 8 & 9 November 2018 is required;
    • The title of the session and speakers' titles will be published as per original submission and cannot be changed after acceptance;
    • The SSA Conference committee will select a Chair-person for the session;
    • The SSA will pay for economy class travel, conference registration and accommodation for up to two nights for all speakers (as appropriate);
    • All non-successful session speakers will have the option of being considered to present as a delegate.
  • Participants

  • Abstract and budget

  • Describe the overarching aims of your session and what delegates will learn during it. (Max. 300 words).
  • Please give details of expected travel and accommodation requirements and estimated costs.
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