Annual Conference 2020

When and where?

Our Annual Conference was delivered online this year using Hopin.

Date: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November
Time: Half-days, from 12.00pm GMT
Closes: 4.30pm GMT, Friday 6th
Location: Online



Confirmed speakers

Click here for the full programme.

Nora Volkow

How drugs affect the brain

'Hooked' - The Unexpected Addicts

Programmed by Action on Addiction, with Melissa Rice and Jade Way

Basak Tas

Heroin overdose studies in the laboratory: lessons to be learnt

Annual Conference Delegate booking


The SSA Annual Conference is going ahead on 5 & 6 November. For the first time, it will take place online.

SSA PhD Symposium, 2020

Wednesday, 4 November

Booking now closed.

The SSA PhD Symposium, built by and for PhD students, will go ahead in 2020.

Click here to see material presented in 2019

Annual Conference Delegate oral and poster abstracts

Delegates’ oral and poster papers are a big part of our Annual Conference. Online submission has now closed.

We especially welcome submissions from those working or volunteering in the third-sector, or with lived-experience who wish to present a paper.

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 SSA Annual Conference 2021 SSA PhD Symposium 2021 SSA Annual Conference 2022 SSA PhD Symposium 2022 SSA Annual Conference 2023 SSA PhD Symposium 2023