Leading Researchers To Explore New Ground In Treatment, Responsible Gaming And Public Policy – Save The Date

Sep 15, 2008

LAS VEGAS– The 9thAnnual National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Conference on Gambling and Addiction will explore how the latest research is transforming the way gambling disorders and responsible gaming programming are addressed. The event will bring together industry professionals, regulators, health care providers, policymakers and renowned researchers to discuss advances in research as well as diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The NCRG conference will precede Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2008, the gaming industry’s premier international trade show and conference event, scheduled for Nov. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


“The Changing Landscape of Treatment, Responsible Gaming and Public Policy,” co-sponsored by the NCRG and the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders, a program of the Division on Addictions at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Highlights of the conference include sessions on:
• How pathological gambling could be redefined in the upcoming DSM-V
• High-tech solutions for assessment and counseling
• How to evaluate self-exclusion programs
• The latest approaches to responsible gaming for tribal casinos
• Culturally relevant responsible gaming programs for Asian Americans
• The betting patterns of online gamblers
• Risks of video gaming and implications for youth gambling
• The costs and benefits of gambling from cultural, historical and
economic perspectives


Sunday, Nov. 16 – Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Note: The final day of the conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center where “NCRG at G2E” sessions will be featured.


Participants include nearly 400 leaders representing the scientific, treatment, public health, public policy and industry sectors. Featured speakers include:
• Glenn C. Christenson, member of the board, NCRG
• Dr. Katherine Spilde Contreras, San Diego State University
• Dr. Linda B. Cottler, Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis
• Alan Feldman, senior vice president of public affairs, MGM MIRAGE
• Dr. Lawrence Kutner, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Dr. Howard J. Shaffer, Harvard Medical School

To register for the conference, receive a full schedule of conference events, or for interview requests, please contact Mary Ann Fitzgerald at 202-530-4824 ormfitzgerald@ncrg.org. A conference schedule also is available atwww.ncrg.org/assets/files/NCRG_Conf_Brochure_08_FINAL.pdf.