Media Advisory: 16th Annual NCRG Conference On Gambling And Addiction

Sep 26, 2015


WHEN:SEPTEMBER 27 – 29, 2015

WHERE:The Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian Las Vegas – 1stLevel

WHY:The NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is a unique forum for the industry, healthcare providers, researchers and regulators to discuss the latest research on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. This year’s nationally-renowned speakers are working to strengthen the ability of clinicians to treat gambling disorder and other addiction; enable the industry and government regulators to develop science-based policies to reduce gambling problems; and increase awareness and understanding of addiction and gambling disorder among minorities, women and young people.

The program includes:

  • Nine plenary and breakout sessions led by experts in the field of addiction and mental health
  • Latest research on screening and brief interventions for gambling disorder and other addictions
  • A special track for gaming regulators and industry to explore the latest research the effectiveness of responsible gaming programs and policies
  • An international perspective on responsible gaming best practices


  • William C. Moyers,vice president of public affairs and community relations at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • John F. Kelly, Ph.D.,founder and director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
  • Holly Hagle, Ph.D.,director of the National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC) at the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA)
  • Kahlil Philander, Ph.D.,director of social responsibility at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)

For additional information or for interview requests, contact:

Christine Reilly
Senior Research Director
C: 617.359.9904