On The Road Again: NCRG Summer Activities Update

For the NCRG, summertime brings a busy season of travel, exciting conferences and speaking engagements. This summer is no exception, and we want to make sure you know where we will be discussing research on gambling disorders and the latest in responsible gaming.

First up, Christine Reilly, Nathan Smith and Amy Martin will be traveling to the National Conference on Problem Gambling in Boston, Mass. Today, Christine will be presenting aboutCollegeGambling.org, our newest online resource, at the Prevention Showcase on July 1 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. She will also be a member of the plenary panel, titled ‘Who is Responsible for Responsible Gaming?,’ on July 2 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Please attend both of the sessions and say hello to the NCRG team!

From July 20 to 22, Christine will be a keynote speaker at the eighth annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling in Kansas City, Miss. Her keynote address, titled “CollegeGambling.org: A New Science-based Resource for Higher Education” will discuss the NCRG’s newest online resource. Joining her will be Jon Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., professor of psychiatry and principal investigator for the NCRG’s Center of Excellence in Gambling Research at University of Minnesota. The conference is presented by ACT Missouri and the Midwest Consortium on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse.

Christine will then fly straight to Boston, Mass. to meet the rest of the team for the NCRG Road Tour on July 26-27. You can read more about the Road Tour activitieshere. If you are a treatment provider in the Boston, Mass. area and would like to attend the “PTSD and Problem Gambling” workshop, led by Dr. Lisa Najavits, for 1.5 CEUs, please email Amy Martin atamartin@ncrg.org.

From August 4-7, the American Psychological Association’s national conference will be held in Washington, D.C. While the NCRG isn’t speaking at any particular session, Amy will be going to several of the events throughout the conference, hoping to spread the word about the NCRG’s continuing education opportunities that can benefit APA members now that the NCRG is an APA-approved continuing education sponsor. If you’re at the conference and want to meet her, please leave a comment below!

To squeeze in one last but very important conference before the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction in October, Christine and Dr. Randy Stinchfield from the University of Minnesota, will present at NAADAC’s annual meeting from September 18-21. In sunny San Diego, Calif., Christine and Dr. Stinchfield will discuss screening and assessment of pathological gambling.

All in all, it is a very busy summer for the NCRG. In July, we will also have a big announcement for treatment providers in the form of another regional opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Stay connected to the NCRG throughGambling Disorders 360˚,@theNCRGon Twitter and theNCRG’s Facebook pagefor more information. Questions or comments? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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