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25th ICRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

October 6 - October 7

The International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) is pleased to invite you to the 25th annual ICRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, the preeminent science-based forum featuring the latest research on gambling disorder and responsible gambling. This educational experience offers valuable insights for all stakeholders:

October 6, 2024 – October 7, 2024

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Treatment Providers and Public Health Professionals will engage in dialogue about:

  • Engaging and retaining clients
  • A new digital format for CBT and new pharmaceutical treatments
  • Why people with gambling disorder don’t seek treatment
  • The impact of the changing gambling landscape on clinicians
  • Military veterans with gambling problems
  • Health disparities in the Latinx community
  • Culturally competent, trauma-informed care for Native Americans

New lower rates for treatment providers!

Responsible Gambling Professionals, Other Industry Professionals, and Regulators will engage in dialogue about:

  • The state of responsible gambling from the perspective of a researcher and a military veteran in recovery
  • Players’ understanding of who is responsible for responsible gambling
  • How scientists and industry can work together on research projects

Researchers will engage in dialogue about:

  • How to investigate digital approaches to prevention and recovery
  • The potential of research on ketamine, TMS and psychedelics for gambling disorder
  • The state of research on military veterans
  • How to develop and test culturally appropriate interventions for minority populations
  • How to investigate health disparities among Hispanic communities
  • New research presented at the poster session

All this, plus 13 continuing education hours approved by national and state entities for treatment providers, continuing legal education hours, and a poster session showcasing new research and networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world.

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, the ICRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction remains dedicated to delivering the highest quality, research-based programming for all stakeholders in the gambling field. Join us in Oct. as we reflect on a quarter-century of groundbreaking work and look ahead to the future impact of our collective efforts. We look forward to your participation in this milestone event!

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25th Annual Conference Details

The ICRG Conference is held in conjunction with Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in the Venetian Expo & Convention Center. For more information about G2E, visit globalgamingexpo.com.
To give you a wide range of lodging choices, G2E has partnered with Connections Housing to offer extensive hotel options to ICRG Conference attendees. Book your hotel reservation by visiting the Hotel & Travel page at globalgamingexpo.com. G2E recommends booking ASAP.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration

10 a.m. – Noon

Pre-Con Workshop for Treatment Providers (2 CE Hours)
Treating Gambling Harms: Valuable strategies for engaging and retaining our clients.

Speaker: James Whelan, PhD, University of Memphis

1 – 1:15 p.m.

Welcome

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Keynote (1 CE Hour)
Medical Interventions for Gambling Disorder: The Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, The University of Chicago

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Digital CBT: Expanding Treatment Options for Gambling Disorder

Speaker: Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

3:30 – 4 p.m.

Refreshment Break

4 – 5 p.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Military Veterans and Gambling Problems: What does the research say?

Panel:
Shane Kraus, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nathan Smith, PhD, Kindbridge Research Institute
Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
What’s on the Horizon? Ketamine, Psychedelics and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Gambling Disorder

Panel:
Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, The University of Chicago
Lucy Lan, MD MBA, Chief of Interventional Psychiatry at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare and University of Nevada, Las Vegas

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Reception and Poster Session

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration

7 – 8 a.m.

Networking Breakfast
Open AA/GA Meeting

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Disparities for Gambling Treatment Service Use in the Latinx Community

Panel:
Michael Campos, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Hugo Ramirez, Vision y Compromiso

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Why People with Gambling Disorder Don’t Seek Treatment?

Panel:
Jennifer Grant Weinady, PhD, Ohio University
James Whelan, PhD, University of Memphis

10:30 – 11 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for the Treatment of Gambling Disorder among U.S. Military Veterans: Case Series and Feasibility

Speaker: Steven D. Shirk, PhD, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and New England VA Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

CONCURRENT SPECIAL INTEREST TRACKS

Note: All attendees are welcome to participate in either track.

PUBLIC HEALTH TRACK

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Focus Group on The Changing Landscape of Gambling for Treatment Providers (1 CE Hour)

Leader:
Gloria Miele, PhD, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Focus

Focus Group:
Deirdre Querney, MSW, CPGC, CCAC, Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services, City of Hamilton
Elizabeth Thielen, LPC, PCGC, Nicasa Behavioral Health Services
Lojann Hooee, LADAC, San Felipe Behavioral Health and Peoples work - New Mexico

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

The Spirit of Addiction: Providing Culturally Competent, Trauma Informed Care for Gambling Addiction Treatment for Native Americans (1 CE Hour)

Speaker:
Tonya Elliott, PhD, University of Louisiana at Monroe

INDUSTRY TRACK

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Who’s Responsible for Responsible Gambling?
What Players Say (1 CE Hour)

Speaker:
Eric Louderback, PhD, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Science and Industry: Collaborating on Responsible Gambling Research (1 CE Hour)

Panel:
Jennifer Shatley, DPP, Responsible Gaming Online Association
Eric Louderback, PhD, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School
James Whelan, PhD, University of Memphis

3:45 – 4 p.m.

Refreshment Break

4 – 5 p.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Responsible Gambling, Finding Goldilocks, and The Nate-Dave Problem: A dialogue on responsible gambling

Panel:
Dave Yeager, ROTC Program Coordinator
Nathan Smith, PhD, Kindbridge Research Institute

5 – 6 p.m.

Plenary Session (1 CE Hour)
Retrospective on 25 years of the ICRG Conference and Addiction

Conference attendees can earn up to 13 continuing education hours approved by healthcare and legal certifying agencies.

2 HOURS

Pre-Con Workshop: Treating Gambling Harms: Valuable strategies for engaging and retaining our clients

11 HOURS

Sessions held Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

AGENCIES THAT HAVE APPROVED ICRG AS A CE PROVIDER

  • The International Center for Responsible Gaming is approved by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, to offer continuing education (Provider # 100793).
  • The International Center for Responsible Gaming is approved by NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors, as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6474. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The ICRG is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • The International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The ICRG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SINGLE PROGRAM APPROVAL

The ICRG will seek approval of the conference from the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, the National Association of Social Workers, Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, and the Nevada Certification Board.

(Please contact Travis Sztainert at tsztainert@icrg.org if you wish to receive CLEs from other jurisdictions. Visit icrg.org/events to get updates on CE and CLE approvals.)

Michael Campos, PhD

UCLA Gambling Studies Program

Tonya Elliott, PhD, LMFT

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH

The University of Chicago

Lojann Hooee, LADAC

San Felipe Behavioral Health and Peopleswork-NM

Lucy Lan, MD, MBA

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare, Las Vegas

Eric Louderback, PhD

Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School

Shane W. Kraus, PhD

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Gloria Miele, PhD

The Opioid and Stimulant Implementation Support, Training and Technical Assistance program (OASIS-TTA) at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD

Yale University School of Medicine

Deirdre Querney, MSW, CPGC, CCAC

Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services, City of Hamilton

Hugo R. Ramirez

Vision and Compromiso

Jennifer Shatley, DPP

Responsible Gaming Online Association

Steven D. Shirk, PhD

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and New England VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center

Nathan Smith, PhD

Kindbridge Research Institute

Elizabeth Thielen, LPC, PCGC

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services

Jennifer Grant Weinady, PhD

Ohio State University

James Whelan, PhD

University of Memphis

Dave Yeager

Military Veteran and Kindbrdge Research Institute

CALL FOR POSTERS

POSTER SESSION: OCT. 6, 2024
Deadline for Abstracts: Aug. 15, 2024

The ICRG showcases new research on gambling disorder and responsible gambling during a poster session and reception held at the ICRG Conference. This event is an opportunity for investigators to report on their empirical research and discuss their findings with conference attendees. Each year, a committee selects the recipients of the Outstanding Poster Award and honorable mention.

SUBJECT MATTER

Posters can focus on any aspects of gambling disorder and responsible gambling and must report on empirical research. Abstracts will be reviewed for scientific merit.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstracts should be submitted electronically in MS Word® or another word processing software using a font size no smaller than 12 pt. PDFs will not be accepted. Please include the following information:

  • Title of Presentation
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  • Email address of the first author
  • Poster abstract (no more than 500 words). Please follow APA format for text and references. The abstract should address the following:
  • Sample and methods
  • Preliminary findings
  • Implications for the field
  • Digital signature of first author certifying that any work with human or animal subjects in the abstract complies with the guiding policies and principles for experimental procedures of the World Medical Association of Helsinki.
By submitting a poster, at least one author must agree to attend the conference and to participate in the poster session. No individual can be first author on more than one submission.

Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis until Aug. 15, 2024.

Send the abstract to Travis Sztainert (tsztainert@icrg.org).

Application Deadline: Aug. 1, 2024

The ICRG is committed to involving all stakeholders in the annual ICRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Toward that end, the ICRG offers a limited number of free conference registrations for those in the clinical, research and public health sectors. Applicants may also request travel assistance, up to $1,000.

To apply for a scholarship, please send to Travis Sztainert (tsztainert@icrg.org) the following information in a Word document:

  1. Name
  2. Job/Field
  3. How will attending the 2024 conference benefit your work and community?
  4. Please describe the financial challenge you face in attending this event.
  5. Are you seeking travel assistance as well? Please specify a travel budget. If funds for travel assistance are not available, will you still be able to attend the conference with just a scholarship for registration?
Please submit your application by Aug. 1, 2024
Early Bird By Aug. 1 Regular Thru Sept. 27 Onsite Sept. 27-Oct. 6
Full Conference $350 $375 $550
Full Conference - Student $170 $195 $395
Full Conference - Treatment Provider $170 $195 $395
Sunday Only $175 $200 $400
Monday Only $225 $250 $450
Early Bird By Aug. 1
$350 Full Conference
$170 Full Conference - Student
$170 Full Conference - Treatment Provider
$175 Sunday Only
$225 Monday Only
Regular Thru Sept. 27
$375 Full Conference
$195 Full Conference - Student
$195 Full Conference - Treatment Provider
$200 Sunday Only
$250 Monday Only
Onsite Sept. 27-Oct. 6
$550 Full Conference
$395 Full Conference - Student
$395 Full Conference - Treatment Provider
$400 Sunday Only
$450 Monday Only


Please contact Travis Sztainert (tsztainert@icrg.org) if you have any questions or concerns about registration

Details

Start:
October 6
End:
October 7
Event Category:
Website:
https://web.cvent.com/event/118fc9cd-a60f-4d16-985f-c780b8049921/summary

Venue

Venetian Expo & Convention Center
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States

Details

Start:
October 6
End:
October 7
Event Category:
Website:
https://web.cvent.com/event/118fc9cd-a60f-4d16-985f-c780b8049921/summary

Venue

Venetian Expo & Convention Center
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States