Rob Calder gives a peek into plans for the SSA’s next Annual Conference, and shares the benefits of buying your ticket early.

We are now selling early-bird tickets to our Annual Conference, which will be held on 14 and 15 November in Newcastle upon Tyne. The two-day event will feature posters and presentations on a range of topics from gambling to neuroscience, tobacco control to opiate overdose, epidemiology to stigma, and include a Society Lecture on tobacco harm reduction by Professor Ann McNeill.

Reasons to book now

Tickets to the SSA’s conference offer exceptional value. They include attendance at the conference dinner, all the symposia, all the poster sessions, a networking event, and several fringe ‘goings on’ that are currently under development (more on this to follow). We provide quiet spaces, plenty of refreshments, and a whole team of enthusiastic helpers ready to support you across the conference.

Personally, I’ve never been an ‘early bird’ (preferring coco-pops to worm-catching for breakfast), but on this occasion, there is good reason to book early. Our early-bird tickets provide a £95 discount for SSA members and non-members, and a £20 discount for SSA associates, students, and people who are currently ‘unwaged’:

Early-bird tickets Full-price tickets
Members £225 £320
Non-members £310 £405
Associates £95 £115
Students/unwaged £120 £140

Useful links

  • Book tickets to the Annual Conference
  • Join the SSA as a member or associate to benefit from lower-price conference tickets, free online access to Addiction and Addiction Biology, and more
  • Apply to present your work at the 2024 Annual Conference (deadline: 3 July)
  • Get in touch if you have any questions

by Rob Calder

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