Call for Presentations

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a presentation or poster for the National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling hosted by NCPG. The conference will take place on July 22-25, 2020 in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The Conference brings together local, national and international experts in responsible gaming and problem gambling. This year's conference theme is Capital Ideas: Accelerating Change

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

NEW 2020 Schedule:

Pre-Conference Workshops – Wednesday afternoon, July 22; Thursday morning, July 23

Main Conference – Thursday afternoon, July 23; all day Friday, July 24; Saturday morning, July 25

Master Class Workshops – Saturday afternoon, July 25

The call for presentations is now open.

Deadline for submissions has been extended to  Friday, January 17, 2020

To submit a presentation proposal, create an account.

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. Please check your Junk Email folder if you do not see a confirmation email within a few minutes.

After you log in to your existing account or create a new user account, please submit your presentation proposal by visiting your profile dashboard. After logging in, go to your profile, and click on the "My Abstracts" link in the left-hand menu. On the next page, click the "Submit Abstract" button and complete the submission form. You will be asked to upload a high-resolution print-quality photo, as well as other materials related to your proposal.

Important Dates: 

Submission Deadline Friday, January 17, 2020

Reviewing Process: January 27  -  February 7

Email Notification to all Submissions by the week of February 17, 2020


Within the focus areas given above, we encourage submissions on:

•    Within the focus areas given above, we encourage submissions on:

•    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 in the DC region and across the US, including calculating social and economic costs of gambling addiction, strategic planning for services, changes in incidence and prevalence of gambling problems;

•    Implications of DSM-5 gambling addiction criteria, the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform on the problem gambling field;

•    Impacts of gambling on active-duty military personnel and veterans and their families, including barriers to treatment, and the impact of co-occurring disorders;

•    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.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Substance abuse counselors 
  • Mental health treatment providers 
  • Gambling counselors 
  • Social workers 
  • Researchers 
  • Prevention providers 
  • Public policymakers 
  • Gaming industry professionals 
  • Lottery staff 
  • Regulators 
  • Physicians 
  • Psychologists 
  • Students 
  • Those in recovery as well as their family members 
  • Anyone interested in learning about problem gambling

Why You Should Attend? 

Explore exceptional content from more than 100 regional, national & international experts in gambling addiction and Responsible Gambling 

Enjoy extensive networking and social opportunities 

Engage in intensive, experiential Pre-Conference Workshops 

Expect excellence as more than 94% of attendees over the past decade rated the conference as "excellent" or "good

Earn 30+ CEUs in just four days!

Learning Objectives:

The National Conference on Problem Gambling is designed to equip attendees with the following training and experiences: 

• Critically evaluate factors and conditions related to matters of problem gambling and responsible gaming. 

• 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 gaming fields. 

• Learn about problem gambling and responsible gaming 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.

Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., United States, 20001

Past Conference Photos