14th Annual National Center for Responsible Gaming Conference on Gambling and Addiction
September 22-24, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada
For more than a decade, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction has provided a unique forum where all stakeholders in the field of gambling disorders and responsible gaming come together to discuss the latest research, share best practices and explore real-world applications for new scientific findings.
Changes in health care policies and mental health diagnostic codes are driving a larger conversation of what recovery and prevention should include for those with addictive disorders. From the Affordable Care Act to the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5, these changes impact how researchers study gambling disorders, how the industry builds responsible gaming programs to educate their patrons and how clinicians relate to their clients.
The 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction will bridge the gap between these key stakeholders and the public about what these changes in the mental health space mean for communities. National leaders in public health, the gaming industry and academia will examine these issues by discussing the latest and most relevant research and news key topics, including:
■ How the Affordable Care Act and DSM-5 will impact treatment options
■ The effectiveness of evidence-based self-help recovery resources
■ Neurobiology of gambling disorders
■ The efficacy of responsible gaming programs - both in person and online.
This three-day conference is designed to enhance your professional development, whether you’re in the health care sector, the gaming industry, government or academia, by providing the following:
■ The latest information on treatment for gambling disorders
■ Continuing education units for clinicians
■ Ideas for building and enhancing responsible gaming programs
■ Opportunities for researchers to present their work in the annual poster session
■ A critical perspective that will help gaming regulators and public officials develop and evaluate policies that address gambling disorders
■ Interactive pre-conference workshops