Nationally Renowned Speakers Will Address New Trends In Addiction Research And Treatment At The NCRG Conference

The13thannual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addictionis a month away, and many engaging speakers are set to present on emerging research and applications for addictions, gambling disorders and responsible gaming from September 30 to October 2 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Make sure to register by September 10 to receive the discounted rate of $295 for the main sessions and $45 for pre-conference workshops! You can click on the registration page for more details.

Here are a few of the speakers you won’t want to miss:

  • H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM, is director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he leads the agency’s national effort to provide effective and accessible treatment to all Americans with addictive disorders. Dr. Clark will offer a national perspective on recovery-oriented systems of care based on his efforts to implement this model in his position at SAMHSA.
  • Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D.,is a nationally recognized expert in addiction recovery. Her federally funded research over the past 15 years has focused on understanding what helps people with drug and/or alcohol problems quit drinking or getting high and how they stay in recovery. She leads the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. In her plenary session, Dr. Laudet will explain the science of recovery and the research that examines the components, patterns, paths and predictors of long-term recovery from addiction.
  • A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.,is the CEO and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and an experienced substance abuse researcher. From 2009 to 2010, he served as science advisor and deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a congressionally confirmed presidential appointment to help shape the nation’s public policy approach to illicit drug use. With more than 35 years of experience in addiction treatment research, Dr. McLellan will report on the experience of taking an evidence-based treatment and adapting it to actually fit and self-sustain in a medical and a school environment.
  • Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D.,is professor emeritus of psychology at Université Laval. He is one of the leading international authorities on gambling disorders, publishing more than 200 articles on topics such as cognitive therapy, the effectiveness of responsible gaming programs, youth and adult population studies and other aspects of gambling addiction. Dr. Ladouceur will explain the latest research on a pre-commitment strategy that gamblers can use to reduce excessive gambling.
  • Mark A. Lipparelliis chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, to which he was appointed in January 2009. Lipparelli will bring his experience in the gaming industry to a panel discussion of the best practices in, newest technologies for and relative necessity of regulating responsible gaming in the online environment.

For a full list of NCRG Conference speakers and their biographies, visit theNCRG Conference speaker page. To register, visit theNCRG Conference registration page. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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