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June 2012

Upcoming NCRG Webinar to Focus on the Genetic and Environmental Factors of Youth Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 18, 2012

Registration is still open for the second session of the 2012 NCRG Webinar Series, taking place June 20, 2012, from 2 - 3 p.m. EST. The NCRG Webinar Series is a free, year-round educational program designed to help individuals better understand and address critical issues related to gambling disorders and responsible gaming – without having to leave their own home or office. Dr. Serena King, an assistant professor at Hamline University, will discuss her latest findings from an NCRG-funded study that examined the roles of genetics, environment and psychiatric disorders in the development of gambling disorders during the transition from youth to young adulthood.

To sign up for this free session, visit the NCRG’s upcoming webinar page and click the registration link.

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NCRG on the Road at the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 14, 2012

The “NCRG on the Road” blog series includes posts from NCRG staff members as they travel to continue the organization’s mission of funding the highest-quality research on gambling disorders and increasing public education opportunities. This post is from Amy Martin, the NCRG’s communications and outreach manager, about her recent trip to the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse in Kansas City, Mo.

The NCRG’s staff and representatives have been collecting frequent flyer miles as we’ve traveled across the country, presenting at conferences and meeting with public health officials, gaming industry representatives, clinicians and business leaders. In previous posts, I talked about our trip to Denver, Colo., to tape the multi-media news release for CollegeGambling.org, as well as our trip to Miami, Fla., for the sixth Annual Education Summit. I packed my bags again for the opportunity to present at the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse from June 6 – 8. Dr. Serena King, an associate professor at Hamline University, also joined me to present her latest research findings, thanks to an Early Stage Investigator Grant from the NCRG.

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