16th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction
Sept. 27-29, 2015
Featuring one of the most diverse audiences of all gambling conferences, the 16th NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction met the varied needs and interests of attendees by offering the following:
- A special track for gaming regulators and industry exploring the use of science to develop and evaluate responsible gaming programs and regulations designed to reduce gambling-related harms
- Up to 15 continuing education hours accepted by the American Psychological Association, NAADAC, NASW, and other certifying agencies for healthcare providers
- A pre-con workshop for clinicians led by one of the leading CBT trainers in the nation
- A poster session providing researchers and students the opportunity to showcase their new research on gambling disorder
- A pre-con workshop for researchers on working with the media
15th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction
Sept. 28-30, 2014
For 15 years, it has been the NCRG’s goal to provide a unique forum for stakeholders around the world to learn, educate and engage in a dialogue centered on the latest science about gambling disorder and responsible gaming. Addiction has impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. Countless public health leaders, clinicians, community leaders, researchers, industry members and regulators have worked tirelessly to help the public understand more about gambling disorder so that we can provide effective prevention and treatment. We hope that the dialogue that happens at this conference will help reduce the stigma of addiction and mental illness.
14th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction
Sept. 22-24, 2013
The past year has brought with it a unique shift in health care policies and mental health diagnostic codes, ultimately impacting the field of gambling and addictive disorders. From the Affordable Care Act to the highly-anticipated American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5, these changes are driving conversations and raising questions about their impact on recovery from and prevention of addiction.
How will the Affordable Care Act impact mental health services — and will insurance cover treatment for gambling disorders? How has research on brain activity enhanced our understanding of how addiction should be diagnosed and treated? How can we make responsible gaming programs more effective and more widely known? What are the implications of a new diagnostic code on health care providers and researchers specializing in gambling disorders? Are addiction treatment providers properly trained to address gambling disorders? How are researchers experimenting with communications technology to reach young adults?
The 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction examined these questions and more as stakeholders from around the world gathered to discuss how these topics impact the way we approach gambling disorders and responsible gaming.
13th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction
Exploring New Trends in Recovery, Research and Responsible Gaming
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2012
A redefinition of recovery, health care reform, an emerging minority population, new treatment approaches, the growth of online gambling – These trends directly impact the way we treat, prevent and study gambling disorders and responsible gaming. The evolving landscape makes this an exciting time and challenging for clinicians, public health workers, researchers, regulators and the gaming industry worldwide. The 2012 NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction examined these topics by translating the most up-to-date research into practical applications for prevention, recovery, research and responsible gaming. Conference sessions addressed the latest changes in health care delivery systems, the science of recovery, the use of brief interventions, the impact of Internet gambling, public and private funding issues, ways to serve the cultural needs of minority populations and more.