NCRG Conference

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding scientific research and education that will help increase understanding of gambling disorder and find effective methods of prevention and treatment for the disorder. More than $27 million has been committed to the NCRG through contributions from the casino gaming industry, equipment manufacturers, vendors, related organizations and individuals

The 19th NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, in conjunction with Global Gaming Expo (G2E), , the preeminent annual forum on gambling disorder and responsible gambling. Healthcare providers, researchers, public health professionals, gaming regulators and gaming industry professionals will convene in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 7 and 8 at the Sands Expo, to learn about the latest research on gambling disorders and new responsible gambling strategies while exchanging ideas with attendees from all over the world.

Featuring one of the most diverse audiences of all gambling conferences, the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction strives to meet the varied needs and interests of all attendees by offering the following:

  • Talks by the leading innovators in the field of addiction and gambling disorder
  • A special track designed to help regulators and the gaming industry develop safe and effective responsible gambling programs and regulations
  • Up to 14 continuing education hours approved by NAADAC, NBCC, APA and other certifying agencies for healthcare providers
  • A pre-conference workshop on Motivational Interviewing
  • A poster session providing researchers and students the opportunity to showcase their new research on gambling disorder

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2018 - NCRG Webinar Series

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I think, therefore I am…a cognitive-behavioral therapist.

June 20, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is one of the nation's leading CBT trainers. He is professor of family medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he has taught and practiced psychology for almost three decades. He is a recipient of the Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to the APA Society of Addiction Psychology and has co-authored CBT treatment manuals with Dr. Aaron T. Beck and others, used in randomized clinical trials. Dr. Liese is the current president of Division 50 at the APA. He has expanded his research agenda to include non-substance based addictions such as gambling disorder.

Moderator: Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director, National Center for Responsible Gaming

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Educating Patrons and Employees about Responsible Gaming: What Does the Research Say?

Presenter: Dr. Heather M. Gray is Associate Director of Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in social psychology from Harvard University in 2006 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Boston University Health and Disability Research Institute. In collaboration with Internet and land-based gambling operators in the US and internationally, Dr. Gray has studied how people gamble and respond to interventions designed to promote responsible gambling.

Moderator: Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director, National Center for Responsible Gaming

  • If you have questions for the National Center for Responsible Gaming, please contact:

    Christine Reilly
    Senior Research Director
    National Center for Responsible Gaming
    F: 978-522-8452

  • If you have questions about access to the NCRG Webinars, please contact:

    Mary Parks
    Education Program
    Reed Exhibitions

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