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NCRG Announces Conference Speakers for 2015

by: NCRG Staff | May 21, 2015

The NCRG is proud to announce the outstanding roster of speakers for the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, scheduled for Sept. 27-29, 2015, in Las Vegas:

  • William C. Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
  • Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., professor of family medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and leading CBT trainer
  • Jon E. Grant, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience, The University of Chicago
  • John F. Kelly, Ph.D., Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder and director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Irene and Fred Johnson, Esk’etemc, a First Nations people in British Columbia
  • Holly Hagle, Ph.D., director of the National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC)  at IRETA (Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions)
  • Victor Ortiz, M.S.W., L.A.D.C. I, C.A.D.C. II,  senior director of programs and services at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
  • Kahlil Philander, Ph.D., director of social responsibility at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • Scott Huettel, Ph.D., Jerry and Patricia Hubbard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University
  • Andrew Kayser, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology, University of California-San Francisco  School of Medicine
  • Wendy Slutske, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Simo Dragicevic, Founder and CEO, Bet Buddy
  • Richard T.A. Wood, Ph.D., GamRes Ltd.
  • Patrick Haggerson, program director, ethno-cultural activities, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Katherine Spilde, Ph.D., chair, Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming, San Diego State University
  • Heather Gray, Ph.D., associate director of academic affairs, Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, and instructor in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. professor of psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Tim Fong, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
  • Peter Cohen, The Agenda Group
  • Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review Journal
  • Roger Gros, publisher, Global Gaming Business

For more details about the 16th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, visit

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