New Directions In Gambling Addiction Research

Jan 28, 1999

A conference on gambling addiction sponsored by The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and The George Washington University featuring fifteen noted research scientists from the United States and Canada.

  • Keynote address:Addiction is a Brain Disease and It Matters
    Dr. Alan I. Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Lunch program:The Harvard Project on Gambling and Health
    Dr. Howard Shaffer, director, Harvard Medical School Division on Addictions
  • Announcement of 1999 research grant awards by Maj. General Paul Harvey (Ret.), chair of the board of directors of the National Center for Responsible Gaming

February 5, 1999
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The George Washington University
Marvin Center (2nd floor)
Washington, DC

NCRG-supported researchers to report findings of investigations using the latest research technology in genetics, brain imaging and other innovative approaches to understand disordered gambling behavior.

Morning sessions:Dr. Alan I. Leshner,Addiction is a Brain Disease and It Matters
Panel:The Neurobiology of Disordered Gambling
Panel:Behavioral and Social Science Research on Disordered Gambling

Afternoon sessions:Defining Pathological Gambling
Youth Gambling: Perspectives from the Field
Prevention Issues
Molecular Mechanisms of Addiction

To register, call the National Center for Responsible Gaming (816-531-1878). E-mail: