SSA Annual Conference 2021

When and where?

Our Annual Conference will be delivered online.

More details will be added to this page as they are confirmed.

Date: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th November
Time: TBC
Closes: TBC

Details of the Society Lecture will be announced here shortly.

Details of speakers and sessions can be found on the link below.

Prianka Padmanathan

Development of a suicide prevention intervention for Emergency Department attendees presenting with self-harm and substance misuse: a Delphi method study

Anne Lingford-Hughes

EUFAS European Addiction Research Award 2021 lecture: Addiction research training in a post-Brexit, post-Covid world

Lindsey A Hines

Adverse childhood experiences and trajectories of adolescent cannabis use frequency

SSA PhD Symposium

Our online PhD Symposium was a great success last year, with twice the usual number of delegates. Details of this year’s event are on this page. Booking now open!

Delegate oral papers

Individual oral presentations from delegates are welcomed and form an important part of the Annual Conference programme. Follow the link for details and the submission form.

Deadline: 5 July

Delegate poster papers

Delegate posters are an important part of our conference, giving a large number of researchers and practitioners the opportunity to contribute a diverse range of findings to everyone at the event.

Deadline: 9 August

Previous conferences


Annual Symposium 1985 Annual Symposium 1988 Annual Symposium 1989 Annual Symposium 1994 Annual Symposium 1995 Annual Symposium 1998 Annual Symposium 1999 Annual Symposium 2000 Annual Symposium 2005 Annual Symposium 2006 Annual Symposium 2007 Annual Symposium 2008 Annual Symposium 2009 Annual Symposium 2010 Annual Symposium 2011 SSA Annual Symposium 2012 SSA Annual Symposium 2013 SSA Annual Symposium 2014 SSA Annual Symposium 2015 SSA Annual Symposium 2016 SSA Annual Conference 2017 SSA PhD Symposium 2017 SSA Annual Conference 2018 SSA PhD Conference 2018 SSA Annual Conference 2019 SSA PhD Symposium 2019 SSA Annual Conference 2020 SSA PhD Symposium 2020