2012 NCRG Conference To Explore New Trends In Recovery, Research And Responsible Gaming

Sep 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS – A redefinition of recovery, health care reform, a growing minority population, new treatment approaches and the growth of online gambling are all trends that directly impact the way we treat, prevent and study gambling disorders and address responsible gaming.

The 13th annual National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Conference on Gambling and Addiction – “Exploring New Trends in Recovery, Research and Responsible Gaming” – will examine these topics by translating the most up-to-date research into practical applications for prevention, recovery, research and responsible gaming. The NCRG Conference will precede Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the gaming industry’s premier international trade show and conference event.

WHAT:“Exploring New Trends in Recovery, Research and Responsible Gaming,”sponsored by the NCRG, in partnership with the NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research at the University of Minnesota and Yale University. Conference sessions will examine the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be “recovered” from a gambling disorder?
  • What does a recovery-oriented system of care look like, and how is pathological gambling integrated into such systems?
  • How can delivery of treatment services be improved?
  • How do we encourage individuals with gambling problems to increase participation in treatment programs?
  • How do treatment providers report on their use of funds, and how does the government and private sector evaluate the impact of these services?
  • How has the recent growth of online gambling affected the gaming landscape and impacted problem gambling?

NCRG Conference attendees can earn up to 14 continuing education hours approved by national and state certifying agencies.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 30 – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

WHERE: The Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian Las Vegas

WHO:Participants include leaders in the research, treatment, public health and gaming industry sectors, such as a former deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and national experts in addiction recovery.

Featured speakers include:

  • Alan Feldman, chairman, NCRG; senior vice president of public affairs, MGM Resorts International
  • H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., Université Laval
  • Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D., National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
  • Mark A. Lipparelli, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D., Treatment Research Institute
  • Randy Stinchfield, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

For NCRG Conference updates, including on-site reporting about the sessions and audio interviews with leading researchers and industry representatives, visit the NCRG’s blog –Gambling Disorders 360°– and connect with the NCRG onFacebookandTwitter.

To register for the conference, receive a full schedule of conference events and schedule interviews, please contact Amy Kugler at 202-552-2689 orakugler@ncrg.org. While the conference is in progress Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, please contact Amy Kugler on-site at 225-910-2804. A conference schedule also is available on the NCRG’s website,www.ncrg.org.