The ESSD holds annual conferences to promote collaboration and co-operation among researchers working in the drugs field. Since 1990, more than thirty annual conferences have been organised in over twenty countries, alternating between North, South, East and West Europe.
A key feature of the ESSD conferences is the active participation of attendants which allows presenters to share experiences with their colleagues across Europe. There are no keynote lectures, parallel sessions nor workshops. All presentations last for 15 minutes and there is plenty of room for discussion, exchange of ideas and informal gatherings. Such an atmosphere is also appropriate for participants new to the field, especially young and new researchers. The conference lasts for 2½ days during September or October.
Below is a list of previous conferences with links to the book of abstracts (when still available). From 2016 onwards, the book of abstracts also contains links to presentations.