Call for Presentations

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit a presentation for the  National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling 2021 hosted by NCPG. The ONLINE conference will take place during June and July .  

NEW 2021 Schedule: 

Pre-Conference Workshops – Wednesday, June 16- Thursday, June 17

Pre-Conference Workshops- Wednesday June 23- Thursday, June 24 

Main Conference Wednesday, July 14- Thursday, July 15

Main Conference- Wednesday, July 21- Thursday, July 22 

**All dates are half days that will run from noon to 4:00pm Eastern Time. 

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

The call for presentations is now open.

Submission Deadline Extended Tuesday, February 16, 2021


To submit a presentation proposal, create an account. If you already have an account (from the 2020 Call for Presentations), log in with the email address and password. DO NOT create a new account. If you are having trouble logging in, please email sushmitau@ncpgambling or semhara@ncpgambling.

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


1. Once you log in, you will be directed to your dashboard page, then click on the My Abstracts link (second tap after Update Profile).

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 from with a pdf of your abstract. 

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


Submission Deadline Tuesday February 16th, 2021

Reviewing Process: February 19 - March 5 

Email Notification to all Submissions by the week of  March 29, 2021 

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 Problem Gambling is designed to help 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.


  • 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 

Past Conference Photos