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NCRG Honors David Hodgins with the 2010 Scientific Achievement Award

by: Institute Staff | Nov 15, 2010

The NCRG has named David C. Hodgins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and adjunct professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Calgary, the recipient of the 2010 Scientific Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of disordered gambling research. The award was presented at a luncheon on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino during the 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction.

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NCRG Conference: Toward a Treatment Standard for Pathological Gambling – Behavioral and Pharmacological Approaches

by: Institute Staff | Nov 15, 2010

A Sunday-evening breakout session at the 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction focused on the effectiveness of behavioral strategies and pharmacological (drug) treatments for disordered gambling.

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NCRG Conference: Gambling and Diverse Populations – Issues in Prevalence, Treatment and Responsible Gaming

by: Institute Staff | Nov 14, 2010

The 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction held a plenary session today that looked at problem gambling among diverse populations, as problem and pathological gambling prevalence rates vary between racial/ethnic groups. One of the presenters, Renee Cunningham-Williams, Ph.D., M.P.E, LCSW, associate professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, applauded the NCRG and the Institute for holding a session on problem gambling and diverse populations, as it isn’t a topic that is frequently presented at conferences.  

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NCRG Conference: Workshop for Young Investigators

by: Institute Staff | Nov 14, 2010

Prior to the start of the 11th annual Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of epidemiology in the department of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Catherine Striley, Ph.D., M.P.E., M.S.W., ACSW, LCSW, assistant director of the master in psychiatric epidemiology program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, held a workshop to provide young investigators with advice for career development.

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Visit Gambling Disorders 360° for NCRG Conference News

by: Institute Staff | Nov 11, 2010

The 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction begins this Sunday, November 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. 

Can’t make it to the event?  Keep up with all the breaking news from the conference by visiting Gambling Disorders 360°.  Here you will find daily updates, on-site reporting about the sessions and audio interviews from leading researchers and industry representatives. 

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National Association of Social Workers Approves NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction for Continuing Education

by: Institute Staff | Oct 29, 2010

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has approved 14 hours of continuing education offered by the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, taking place Nov. 14-16, 2010 in Las Vegas. The NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world and works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

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Institute Announces Posters Selected for the 2010 NCRG Conference

by: Institute Staff | Oct 18, 2010

Research on genetics, Texas Hold’em, decision-making, college gambling and the use of video games in the treatment of gambling disorders are just a few of the intriguing poster topics that will be presented at the 2010 NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. This month’s edition of Issues & Insights provides information about the 35 posters selected for the poster session on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010.

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2010 NCRG Conference Presenters Try to Narrow the Gap Between Consumers and Healthcare Providers

by: Institute Staff | Oct 8, 2010

Removing barriers to treatment and recovery from addiction is one of the featured topics at the 11th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, scheduled for Nov. 14-16, 2010, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nev. Mark Vander Linden, coordinator of the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program, and Janet Zwick, a healthcare consultant with Prairielands A.T.T.C., will present on “Improving Access to and Retention in Treatment: The NIATx Program in Iowa.” Founded in 2003 as the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment, NIATx is designed to help payers (e.g., health insurance and government) and behavioral treatment providers improve the quality of and access to treatment for clients with addiction.

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Time is running out! Register for the 11th annual NCRG Conference by Oct. 8 to save!

by: Institute Staff | Oct 5, 2010

The early bird registration discount ends this Friday, Oct. 8!  Register now for the 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addition, so you don’t miss your chance to learn how current issues in the field are redefining the way we diagnose, treat, study and prevent gambling disorders and how new research is impacting responsible gaming programs.  The conference will be held Nov. 14 – 16 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.  For more information or to register, visit the NCRG Conference website

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NBCC Approves the Institute as a Continuing Education Provider

by: Institute Staff | Sep 30, 2010

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the largest counselor credentialing body in the U.S., has designated the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders as an approved provider of continuing education. The primary purpose of the NBCC is to certify masters-level professional counselors. This approval means that counselors participating in educational activities sponsored by the Institute and the NCRG will earn continuing education hours that can be applied to the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential.

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