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NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Las Vegas Sept 22-24, 2013

The Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian Las Vegas

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


  1. rosee hansenJuly 8, 2013 at 6:17 amReply

    I’m interested in your Conference. I have recently started a Gambling program in Western South Dakota. Is there any grants available for this conference? Thank you, Rosee Hansen, CCDC

    • Bea AikensJuly 31, 2013 at 5:42 pmReplyAuthor

      Good for YOU Rose! It is awesome that you have started a program in South Dakota!!
      We are not hosting the NCRG conference. Simply posting to inform the public as to educational programs and available services.
      NCRG may offer scholarships or special rates. Please contact them and, if you attend the conference, send us a post or a tweet and we’ll connect at the conference:)

      NCRG info is http://www.ncrg.org/conference
      Questions (202) 552-2689
      [email protected]

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