Society for the Study of Addiction

SSA PhD Symposium 2017


New for 2017, the SSA's PhD Symposium will be held the day before our annual Conference, in the same venue.

The SSA's symposium for PhD students is now in its ninth year. This event aims to bring together PhD students studying addiction-related topics so they can network, present their work in a low-key, supportive environment and share their ups and downs. It welcomes full and part-time students, studying in a range of disciplines including social sciences, laboratory sciences and health services research. The day includes presentations from students at various stages in the PhD process and some close to or who have recently submitted their thesis.

There is a social event in the evening of the PhD Symposium, and throughout the day there is plenty of opportunity to talk to other delegates.


We plan to offer an informal qualitative journal club at the end of the Symposium, which may appeal especially to those staying on for the main conference. Details will be posted here when finalised.


All PhD Symposium participants are encouraged also to attend our Annual Conference, held at the same venue on the Thursday and Friday following the PhD Symposium. It's a great opportunity to present your work to a wider audience - as a poster or a short oral presentation: the call for delegate's papers is now open (deadline: poster abstracts - Friday 11 August).

Discount delegate rates are available for students, and funded places are also available: https://www.addiction-ssa.org/symposium


  • Start date: 08/11/2017
  • End date: 08/11/2017
  • Location:
    Crowne Plaza,
    Hawthorn Square, Forth Street,
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 3SA
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