NCRG Visits Chicago For 2013 Annual Education Summit


This week, the NCRG will be visiting Chicago for the 2013 Annual Education Summit! Each year, the NCRG conducts an Annual Education Summit in a different city to share information about the latest research on gambling disorders and make key stakeholders aware of the science-based programs and resources the NCRG has to offer. During the Annual Education Summit, the NCRG reaches out to a variety of stakeholders in gaming jurisdictions, including the casino industry, public policymakers, treatment providers, mental health professionals, regulators, scientists, university administrators and the general public.

The NCRG recognizes the importance of investing in the research and public health community by funding groundbreaking studies and advancing public education about gambling disorders and responsible gaming.

Chicago is an ideal place to make this investment. While in Chicago, the NCRG will connect with a large number of key stakeholders, share the latest research and trends related to this issue, and inform them of the NCRG’s science-based programs and resources.

For this year’s Annual Education Summit, the NCRG will be holding two events:

  • In conjunction with the University of Chicago, the NCRG will host a symposium, titled “Investing in Research, Responsible Gaming and the Community,” on March 14 from noon – 2 p.m. During the event, we will officially announce the NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research to the University of Chicago and Yale University. The NCRG will also celebrate local and national partnerships that are making a significant impact on the public health for the state of Illinois. This event will be led by NCRG ChairmanAlan Feldman, and will feature presentations fromDr. Jon Grant,Dr. Ken WintersandMargo Bristow from the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling. This event is open to the public. If you are in the Chicago area and are interested in attending the symposium, contact Amy Kugler
  • The NCRG will also host an invite-only workshop for new investigators to learn about effective grant writing, the NCRG’s grant categories, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunities and strategies and tips for publishing research. The workshop will be held March 15 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the University of Chicago and will feature presentations from Dr. Ken Winters,Dr. Tammy Chung, Dr. Jon Grant andChristine Reilly.

Next week, we’ll post a recap of our trip to Chicago. In the meantime, connect with us onFacebookandTwitter(#AES2013) for real-time updates about these events!

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