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NCRG on the Road: Next Stop – Las Vegas and Boston

by: NCRG Staff | May 24, 2013

This post was written by Amy Kugler, the NCRG’s communications and outreach manager. Make sure to follow all of the NCRG’s activities on Twitter and Facebook.

NCRG Communications and Outreach Manager Amy KuglerChristine Reilly, Nathan Smith and I have been traveling quite a bit lately. As you’ve probably seen by our posts on Gambling Disorders 360, Facebook and Twitter, we had a wonderful time and learned a great amount of information at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. We were happy to meet new people and forge new partnerships, and had a unique opportunity to educate more than 13,000 psychiatrists about gambling disorders and the changes with the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

We’re hitting the road next week for two stellar conferences. If you’re attending either of these, we hope you’ll stop by our booth or say hello during a session!

From May 27 to 31, I’m traveling to Las Vegas to be a part of the 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, presented in partnership by UNLV’s International Gaming Institute and the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno.  The agenda is packed with some interesting sessions that examine research and experiences of those who study gambling from across the world. I’m looking forward to being a part of the Panel Of Centers, and our goal is to find ways to collaborate on new initiatives that help to increase the quality of research and education on gambling disorders and responsible gaming.

In addition to following the NCRG’s social media channels, you can follow UNLV’s Twitter account @UNLVIGI for the latest news from the conference.

After this conference, I’ll be flying to Boston to participate in the American College Health Association’s annual conference with Christine and Nathan. Not only will the NCRG be at booth #236 sharing more about CollegeGambling.org and our plans for the future of that resource, but we will also have an NCRG-funded researcher presenting his latest research during a keynote session. Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D., from the University of Houston, will be talking about the online screening and brief intervention that he developed and tested over the past two years. This will be the first screen of its kind, and once it is finished, it will be available on CollegeGambling.org for all students to use. This presentation will be on Sat., June 1 at 8 a.m. ET.

As always, we’ll bring you live updates on the NCRG’s Twitter and Facebook pages, and we’ll blog about our experiences here at Gambling Disorders 360. Additionally, we’ll launch a brand new resource for clinicians, researchers and public health professionals next week, so stay tuned!

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