SSA Annual Conference 2018

Call for Papers

Submissions for delegate oral and poster presentations are now welcome.


Oral abstracts - 1 July

Poster abstracts - 12 August

Submit your delegate's abstract

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)

Supported places for student presenters and conference helpers

Applications for undergraduate or Masters students who wish to present a poster or paper.

Applications for PhD students wishing to further their training and gain conference organisation experience.

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


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.

Propose a Symposium

Thanks to all who submitted proposals for symposia focusing on new developments and current topics in addictions.

We have programmed four Invited Symposia of three speakers each, funded by the SSA, and details will be published here shortly in the final programme.

  • 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!

Themes, speakers & posters