SSA Annual Conference 2018

Themes, speakers & posters

Society Lecturer

Antoni Gual

Name: Dr Antoni Gual

Director at the Addictions Unit at the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona, Spain and Alcohol Consultant at the Health Department of Catalonia, Spain

Title of lecture:

How the use of new technologies changes the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD)

Do you want to attend this year’s Annual Conference?

Do you work or volunteer in the third-sector, or are you a service-user?

New for 2018, we are trialling a new scheme to assist voluntary and other third-sector workers, or service-users, who have had an abstract accepted, to attend our Conference.

Successful applicants’ delegate fees will be waived, and each successful recipient may claim a maximum of £200 to travel to the Annual Conference to present their delegate paper.

If you wish to be considered for one of these supported places, the abstract submission form will remain open until 31 August.


Comprehensive, consistent and accurate: How to report research studies in the field of addiction

The Society's journal, Addiction, is developing an online Paper Authoring Tool to facilitate research report writing, and we are excited to invite delegates to a workshop that will provide an opportunity to try a pre-launch version of the tool and discuss ways in which it can be developed and improved.

NB: there will be a limited number of workshop places available.

  • Start date: 08/11/2018
  • End date: 09/11/2018
  • Location:
    Crowne Plaza,
    Hawthorn Square, Forth Street,
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 3SA
    Link to Google Maps

Conference Programme

Will be available here when details are finalised.

Delegate place prices

Place Type Thursday Only Friday Only Both days
Early-bird £132.50 £132.50 £265.00
FT student/unwaged £85.00 £85.00 £170.00
Full price (member) £145.00 £145.00 £290.00
Full price (non-member) £165.00 £165.00 £330.00
Book now for the early-bird discount!

Supported places for student presenters and conference helpers

Applications for these places have now closed.

Download the SSA Powerpoint slide to use in your presentations, here.

Call for Papers

Submissions for delegate poster presentations are welcome.


Oral abstracts - Now closed

Poster abstracts - 12 August

Submit your delegate's abstract