Need-based scholarships will help cover attendance and travel costs for NCRG Conference attendees
Aug 17, 2011
WASHINGTON–The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) today announced it will offer scholarships to attend its 12thannual Conference on Gambling and Addiction. These need-based scholarships can help offset the admission and travel costs for conference attendees, specifically those in the clinical and public health sectors. This year’s conference will explore the various ways technology can transform how we research, understand and promote recovery from gambling disorders and other addictions. The event is scheduled for Oct. 2-4, 2011 at The Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev.
'The NCRG is excited to provide scholarships for its annual conference to allow more members of the public health community to learn about gambling disorders and new developments in treatment methods, technology and educational programs,' said Glenn Christenson, chairman of the NCRG. 'These scholarships reflect the NCRG’s commitment to keep industry members, clinicians and health care professionals apprised of the latest in prevention, programs and research to address gambling disorders.'
The NCRG will provide between 20 and 30 individual sponsorships to attend the NCRG Conference, up to 10 of which may also include travel assistance of $200. The NCRG Conference scholarship program is open to all conference attendees; however, at least 50 percent of the registration-only scholarships will be offered to Nevada residents. Submissions may be sent to Christine Reilly, senior research director at the NCRG, via firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to (978) 552-8452. The application deadline is Friday, August 26th. Applications materials are available atwww.ncrg.org.
The 2011 NCRG Conference – 'Risk or Reward? The Impact of Technology on Treatment, Research and Responsible Gaming' – will bring together the world’s leading addiction scientists, clinicians, academicians, health care professionals, gaming industry representatives, government officials and regulators to discuss the most pressing issues in the field of gambling disorders and responsible gaming.
For more information on the NCRG Conference and need-based scholarships, visitwww.ncrg.org. To stay up-to-date on year-round educational opportunities and the latest news and issues in the field, visit the NCRG’s blog –Gambling Disorders 360°; and connect with the NCRG onFacebookandTwitter.