7th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling

Friday, June 14, 2019 – BWI Airport Marriott Hotel

Leading the Way – Creating Connections

Funded by:
Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration

Join us on Friday, June 14, 2019 for this exciting learning forum that brings together national and local experts, policy makers, community leaders and behavioral health providers to discuss the latest information, research and resources to expand our vision of understanding and addressing the impact of gambling and problem gambling on individuals, families and communities within the state of Maryland.

Registration is now closed.

Please contact the Center at 667-214-2120 if you have any questions.

 

Location

BWI Airport Marriott Hotel
1743 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090
(410) 859-8300
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Registration opens at 7:30 AM)

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

2019 Jeffrey M. Beck Scholarship
Honoring a Maryland Clinician for their Commitment and Passion in Providing Gambling Disorder Treatment to Individuals and their Families


Applications are now open for the 2019 Jeffrey M. Beck Scholarship. The recipient of this award receives acknowledgement at the Annual Conference on June 14th and an all expense trip to the 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling to be held on July 19-20, 2019 in Denver, CO (travel dates are July 18-21; includes conference registration fee, air fare, hotel accommodations, and misc. travel expenses). For Scholarship details and to submit an application please click here.

National and Local Experts

Jasmine Countess– Responsible Gambling, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

Timothy Fong, MD – Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program; Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Julie Hynes, MA, CPS– Director of Responsible Gambling, The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

MGM Representative for Responsible Gambling/Compliance – GameSense Program, MGM National Harbor

Glenn Osowski, ICGC-II, CPSS – Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Jess Voll, MPH – Credentialed Evaluator Knowledge Broker, Evaluation, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario

 

Plenary Presentations

Timothy Fong, MD – Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program; Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.
Cannabis and Gambling: What’s Lying in the Weeds?
What do we really know about the relationship of cannabis and gambling? Dr. Fong will discuss the current landscape of how cannabis and gambling behavior interact, utilizing clinical cases and real-life scenarios to spotlight these relationships. This session will focus on understanding how legalization of cannabis is likely to impact gambling and gambling disorder in a variety of settings, from gaming venues to the treatment clinic. Clinical guidance will be offered to review best treatment practices on how to manage cannabis use disorders and gambling disorder

Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:

    1. Gain knowledge of the relationship between cannabis and gambling.
    2. Understand how the legalization of cannabis is likely to impact gambling and gambling disorder.
    3. Learn best treatment practices to manage cannabis use disorders and gambling disorder.

 

Glenn Osowski, ICGC-II, CPSS – Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Battling Gambling Addiction in the Military: Supporting Those Who Serve Us
There are substantial risks for those currently serve or have served in the military to be faced with a gambling problem; a problem not only impacting them, but others in their lives.  The Military Act of 2017, has provided an opportunity for the integration of problem gambling assessment and treatment into the already existing services provided for active military and veterans for mental health and substance use issues. There is now further opportunity for providing education, training and treatment for problem gambling with active military personnel and veterans through integration of gambling screening and assessment into existing substance use and mental health services.  The Center will premiere a new 30-minute documentary “Glenn’s Gamble-A Marine’s Battle for Gambling Addiction Recovery.” Mr. Osowski, who served in the Marines for 13 years and tells his story in the film, will share his experiences of addiction and recovery.

Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:
-Understand the risks that exist for problem gambling within the military culture.
-Hear from a Veteran in recovery.
-View a 30-minute documentary on the Military and Problem Gambling.

 

Julie Hynes, MA, CPS– Director of Responsible Gambling, The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

“Leveling Up” – How we Define Gaming and Gambling
The conversation around what is gaming and what is gambling is ever evolving. In this presentation, we’ll cover recent trends such as loot boxes and esports gambling. We’ll also discuss connections between what appears to be problematic gaming behavior and problem gambling behavior. Finally, we will talk about what’s next: what can we as behavioral health providers expect in the near future, and what we can do to address issues in problem gambling.

Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:

-Describe recent trends in video games that connect to gambling behaviors
-Identify vulnerable populations and criteria connection problem “gaming” and gambling.
-Describe methods of addressing gaming in the problem gambling field.

Jess Voll, MPH – Credentialed Evaluator Knowledge Broker, Evaluation, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario

Jasmine Countess– Responsible Gambling, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency

MGM Representative for Responsible Gambling/Compliance – GameSense Program, MGM National Harbor

A Look at Responsible Gambling Research and Practices in Canada and Maryland

This interactive panel session will include a presentation from Ontario, Canada on the research conducted on gambling harm from the public health perspective.  The  Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) will discuss their Responsible Gambling program, their recent World Lottery Association Level III certification and its impact on their responsible gaming practices. An MGM Representative will share how their implementation of the GameSense program (presented at the 5th Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling) has made a difference in their responsible gambling practices.

Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:

-Understand how the public health perspective can be valuable in mitigating gambling harm
-Gain a varied perspective on approaches utilized to address responsible gambling
-Learn of the successes and/or challenges faced by the industry in implementing responsible gambling practices

Key Conference Highlights

Book Store – Purchase books recommended by our presenters and additional materials and gifts to enhance your library and your practice.

Community Resources – Explore the many resources available for gambling disorder prevention, treatment and recovery.

Poster Sessions – Learn about the research programs being conducted to bring awareness to gambling disorder.

 

Continuing Education

5.25 CEU hours will be awarded. (No CME’s are offered for this program).

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is an approved Sponsor of the Maryland Board of Examiners for continued education credit for licensed psychologists, social workers, professional counselors and therapists, and alcohol and drug addiction counselors in Maryland.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

There is no waitlist for this program. Please contact the Center at 667-214-2120 if you have any questions. Thank you.

Walk-in registrations (day of Conference) are not guaranteed to be processed for CEUs; no walk-in registrations will be accepted after 10:00 AM.

 

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Gaspar, dgaspar@som.umaryland.edu or (667) 214-2120.

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