Media Advisory: 18th Annual NCRG Conference On Gambling And Addiction

Sep 25, 2017

WHEN:OCT. 1-2, 2017
WHERE:The Sands Expo and Convention Center– Level 1
WHY:The NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is the premier conference on the latest research on gambling disorder and responsible gaming. It provides a unique forum where stakeholders from around the world examine real-world applications for new scientific findings. This year’s nationallyrenowned speakers are pursuing innovative approaches to help people with gambling disorder and to promote responsible gaming.

The program includes:
• Ten plenary and four breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of addiction, mental health, gaming regulation and the gaming industry
• Sessions will explore the use of mindfulness; screening for gambling disorder; new forms of wagering; resistance to treatment among disordered gamblers; warning messages on machines; and a town hall meeting on responsible gaming.
• A poster session will feature new research on gambling disorder and responsible gaming by students and researchers from the US, Canada, South America and Europe.

Hedy Kober, PhD,expert on mindfulness, craving and addiction
J. Carlos Rivera,a leader in the Native American Wellbriety movement
Bo Bernahrd, PhD.,executive director of the UNLV International Institute on Gaming
Jerome Wakefield, PhD,nationally known critic of the DSM-5
Blaine Grayboyes,co-founder of GameCo, developer of video game gaming machines
David Rosmarin, PhD,expert on spirituality in treatment of addiction

For additional information or for interview requests, contact:
Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director; Mobile: 617.359.9904
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research on gambling disorder and youth gambling, and supporting science-based education for the public and professionals. Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the NCRG is the only national private funder of this line of research in the US. For more information, visit the NCRG