SSA Annual Conference 2019

Supported Delegate Applications

Third-sector / Service-user

Applications are welcome from workers/volunteers in the third-sector, and from service-users wishing to present an oral paper or a poster.

Up to £200 per applicant is available to support those in these groups who have an abstract accepted for presentation at our Conference, to assist with travel to the Conference to present their poster or paper. Successful applicants’ delegate fees will also be waived. Deadline 15 July.

Click here to apply.

Conference Helpers

Funding available to support the attendance of PhD Student Associates of the Society, wishing to further their training and gain conference organisation experience. Deadline 15 July.

Details and application form, here.


Funding available to support the attendance of unwaged Undergraduate or Masters Students wishing to present oral or poster papers. Deadline 15 July.

Details and application form, here.


Transforming addiction science through the Addiction Paper Authoring Tool and Addiction Ontology

Date/time: Friday 8 November, 9.00am – 10.15am.

Attendance: book in advance via the delegate booking form (places are limited).

Faculty (provisional): Robert West, Susan Michie, Janna Hastings, Paul Toner

Summary: The Addiction Paper Authoring Tool (PAT) has been developed to radically improve the quality of reporting of research studies in the field. It is an online tool that prompts authors for key information required and helps to produce text that is clear, coherent and consistent. Apart from enhancing the reporting of studies, it creates a database record of the information provided that will dramatically improve the quality and speed of evidence synthesis, allowing any feature of the study to be readily searched. The Addiction Ontology (AddictO) is a knowledge base that lies behind the tool allowing it to generate intelligent prompts based on information already provided. It will provide a comprehensive set of addiction-related terms and their definitions, allowing for more consistent use of terms and greater interoperability within the field and with other fields. The vision is that ultimately it will provide an ever expanding searchable database of knowledge in the field. This workshop will provide demonstrations of these projects and allow attendees to try them out and get involved in the programme going forward.

Call for Invited Symposia sessions

Thank you to all members who have submitted Invited Symposia Session proposals. Speakers’ details and abstracts of those selected are available here.

Lisbon Addictions 2019

The SSA is helping programme the third Lisbon Addictions conference, from 23–25 October 2019, at the Lisbon Congress Centre, with the overarching theme, ‘The future of addictions: new frontiers for policy, practice and science’, showcasing cutting-edge research to help characterise, understand and respond to addiction and addictive behaviours. Booking is open, here.

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