Main Conference Program

Schedule, Topics and Speakers

Click here for detailed abstracts and speaker bios.  Recordings will be available to registrants for approximately 30 days.

  • All sessions will be online.
  • All times are EDT.
  • Up to 16 CEs (4 per day).
  • Optional networking will be available to registrants after the two Wednesday sessions at no cost.
Wednesday, July 14
12:00pm – 12:15pm Welcome & Overview – Keith Whyte
12:15pm – 1:00pm Session 1 Don’t Waste Your Crisis – Jamie Wiebe, PhD
1:00pm – 2:00pm Session 2 Gambling Treatment Diversion Court: Where Justice and Treatment Meet on Problem Gambling – Stefanie Hui; Cheryl Moss, JD
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:00pm Session 3 Young Adults and Gambling During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results From a Longitudinal Survey of Ontario Gamblers – Sasha Stark, PhD
3:00pm – 3:30pm Session 4 Community Readiness: Measuring Outcome Driven Change! – Roxann Jones; Jessica Palma
3:30pm – 4:00pm Session 5 The Politics and Policy of Sports Betting & Responsible Gambling – Keith Whyte; Patrick Willard
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Optional networking via Zoom with small groups
Thursday, July  15
12:00pm – 12:15pm Welcome & NCPG Responsible Gambling Programs Overview – Keith Whyte
12:15pm – 1:00pm Session 6 Remembrance of Things Past in Problem Gambling with An Eye Toward the Future – Tim Fong, MD
1:00pm – 2:00pm Session 7 Are We Meeting Them Where They Are or Is This Just Talk?: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Community Gambling Wellness – Deborah Haskins, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC; Roger Trott; Luis Del Orbe
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:00pm Season 8 Clinical or Gaming Operator Interventions: How to Effectively Use a Harm Reduction Strategy of Self-Exclusion in Clinical Practice – Alyssa Wilson, PhD; Jody Bechtold, ICGC-II, BACC
3:00pm – 3:30pm Session 9 Fish and Chips: Creating Buy-in for All-Inclusive Collegiate Problem Gambling Programming – Michael Buzzelli
3:30pm – 4:00pm Session 10 Leading the Field in Times of Change: NCPG’s New Strategic Framework – Marlene Warner
4:00pm – 4:30pm Sponsors reception via Zoom with breakout rooms available


Wednesday, July 21
12:00pm – 12:15pm Welcome & NCPG Problem Gambling Programs Overview – Keith Whyte
12:15pm – 1:00pm Session 11 Hello, My Name Is Craig – Craig Carton 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Session 12 Responsibility in Sports Betting: The Intersection of Compliance, RG, AML, and Auditing – Seth Palansky; Martin Lycka; Robin Alexander; Declan Raines
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:00pm Session 13 Understanding Adolescent Gambling Problems From a High-Risk Framework: Implications for Prevention and Treatment – Jeffrey L. Derevensky, PhD
3:00pm – 3:30pm Session 14 The U.S. Military and Problem Gambling: How to Care for the Troops and Improve Military Readiness in a Challenging Environment – Patrick Kelly, PhD; Jonathan Heller
3:30pm – 4:00pm Session 15 Key Findings from the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) Study – Rachel Volberg, PhD
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Optional networking via Zoom with small groups
Thursday, July 22
12:00pm – 12:45pm Session 16 The 5-4-3-2-1 Approach to Sports Betting – Brianne Doura-Schawohl  
12:45pm – 1:45pm Session 17 Life Cycle of Problem Gambling – Marc Lefkowitz, ICGC-II; Ted Hartwell; Mo Michael; Ellen W. 
1:45pm – 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 2:45pm Session 18 Youth and Lottery Retailers: An Uncommon Partnership for Healthier Environments – Lynne Goodwin
2:45pm – 3:15pm Session 19 Deepening Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Gambling Disorder Using Mindfulness – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC
3:15pm – 3:45pm Session 20 Capturing Changes in Gambling: National Survey of Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences (NGAGE) 2.0 – Don Feeney
3:45pm – 4:00pm Closing – Keith Whyte