NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

Sunday, November 16, 2008

NCRG Conference: Day 1 At-a-Glance

The 9th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction kicks-off today at 1 p.m. Here’s a quick look at the sessions and special events taking place this afternoon.

1 - 1:15 p.m. – Welcome Address
Speaker:
Glenn C. Christenson, Board Member, National Center for Responsible Gaming, and Managing Director, Velstand Investments, LLC
Location:
South Seas Ballroom B

Plenary Session
1:15 - 3:15 p.m. – Debating DSM-V: Will New Research Change the Diagnosis of Pathological Gambling?
Moderator:
Brian McKay, Former Attorney General, State of Nevada
Speakers:
Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
Alan Feldman, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, MGM MIRAGE
Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D. C.A.S., Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Thomas Widiger, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky
Location:
South Seas Ballroom B

Breakout Sessions – 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover: Stages of Change and Addiction Revisited

Moderator:
Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School
Speaker:
Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Location:
South Seas Ballroom B

Government Support for Addressing Gambling Disorders: Practice and Pitfalls
Moderator:
Gary Fisher, Ph.D., Professor, College of Health and Human Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
Speakers:
Jodi Tyson, M.P.H., Social Services Program Specialist III, Grants Management Unit, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Mike Smith, Executive Director, Casino Association of Indiana
Alexandra Vuksich, Commissioner, California Gambling Control Commission
Location:
South Seas Ballroom H

Breakout Sessions – 5 – 6:15 p.m.
Working with Clients on Medication for Addictive and Psychiatric Disorders

Moderator:
Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School
Speaker:
Marc N. Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Location:
South Seas Ballroom B

Evaluating Self-Exclusion Programs: From Theory to Practice
Moderator:
Jennifer Shatley, Vice President, Responsible Gaming Programs and Compliance, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
Speakers:
Richard A. LaBrie, Ed.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Sarah E. Nelson, Ph.D., Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Location:
South Seas Ballroom H

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. – Poster Session and 2008 Scientific Achievement Award Presentation Reception
Location:
South Seas Ballroom E

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