Call for Presentations

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a presentation or poster for the 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling hosted by NCPG. The conference will utilize a dual format.  The first opportunity will be an Online Digital Symposium June 8-9, 2022.  The second opportunity will be the main, in-person four-days of sessions July 20-23, 2022, at the Westin Seaport in downtown Boston, MA. The conference will be hosted by the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health (MACGH), NCPG’s local state affiliate chapter, and will be supported by the Northeast Consortium on Problem Gambling (NECPG).

The Conference brings together local, national and international experts in responsible gambling and problem gambling. This year's conference theme is Better Together: Advocacy, Awareness & Assistance

For more information on criteria, track objectives, and presentation types, visit Submission Content Guidelines

NEW 2022 Schedule:

Online Digital Symposium: 

General Sessions June 8–9, Wednesday-Thursday afternoons (ET)

In-person: Boston, MA

Pre-Conference Workshops July 20, Wednesday afternoon (ET)

Main Conference July 21 – 22, Thursday-Friday full days (ET)

Post- Conference Workshops,  July 23, Saturday morning (ET)

The call for presentations is NOW OPEN.

Deadline for submissions Monday, December 13


To submit a presentation and poster? proposal, create an account. You will find the information on how to do this on the top menu bar.

If you already have an account, log in with the email address and password. DO NOT create a new account. If you are having trouble logging in, please email Sushmita Upadhaya, Research & Program Administrator or Semhar Abed, Program Manager

 Friendly reminder, our submission platform username and password is not connected to YM (our membership database).  If you are having a membership issue, please contact Vicki Linton at

Please fill out or update your profile information. You will be asked to upload a high-resolution print-quality photo and a 100-word bio on your profile—this will be used in the promotion of the conference and in the conference program. 

Check your Junk Email folder if you do not see a confirmation email within a few minutes. If you have created a new account, you will receive a temporary password.


1. Once you log in, click the Abstract Submission tab (on the top menu bar).

2. Next, click the green Submit Abstract button. 

3. You will then enter the Submission form, complete the required sections with a red asterisk (*).

4. Lastly, scroll towards the bottom of the page and submit your submission. You should receive a confirmation email with a pdf of your abstract. 

For more detailed information on criteria, track objectives, and presentation types, visit Submission Content Guidelines 

Important Dates: 

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 13

Reviewing Process: December 20- January 14

Email Notification to all Submissions by the week of February 28, 2022

SUGGESTED SUBMISSION TOPICS (but not limited to): 

  • Promising and proven advances in treatment including brief interventions, pharmaceutical trials, alternative therapies, co-occurring disorders, outcome studies, and research to practice
  • Professional and clinical ethics in treatment, research, and prevention
  • Innovative and novel prevention programs and models that demonstrate results across different domains and populations
  • Recovery-oriented systems of care, self-help, relapse prevention, and recovery supports
  • Developments in responsible gambling policy, programs, legislation, and regulation
  • Data and measurements for responsible gambling program efficiency
  • Re-framing the conversation, positive play and beyond
  • Outreach, concerns, and research for special populations such as seniors, youth and racial/ethnic groups
  • Developments in social casino gaming, including addiction risks, potential harm reduction uses, implications of convergence with other types of gambling, consumer protection, and regulatory policy
  • Effects of expanded gambling, including calculating social and economic costs of gambling addiction, strategic planning for services, changes in incidence and prevalence of gambling problems
  • Impacts of gambling on active-duty military personnel and veterans and their families, including barriers to treatment, and the impact of co-occurring disorders
  • Addressing the impact of RG and PG on diverse and minority populations and underrepresented communities.  
  • Clinical, prevention and policy implications of the intersection of athletics, fantasy sports, gambling, and addiction
  • Introductory sessions for people from all segments of the issue who are new to the gambling, responsible gambling, and problem gambling fields


The National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling is designed to provide attendees with training and experiences to:

  • Critically evaluate factors and conditions related to matters of problem gambling and responsible gambling. 
  • Gain knowledge on problem gambling from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, responsible gambling and regulation, community, military and recovery. 
  • Be informed of the latest developments in the problem gambling and responsible gambling fields. 
  • Learn about problem gambling and responsible gambling issues that are relevant to diverse populations. 
  • Discover methods and information that will help to improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.


  • Substance use disorder counselors 
  • Mental health treatment providers 
  • Gambling counselors 
  • Social workers 
  • Researchers 
  • Prevention service providers 
  • Public policymakers 
  • Gaming industry professionals 
  • Lottery staff 
  • Regulators 
  • Physicians 
  • Psychologists 
  • Students 
  • People in recovery as well as their family members 

Past Conference Photos