Treatment

Clinical interventions and projects for those experiencing gambling-related harm

Prevention

Public health approaches from across the gambling help sector in Victoria and beyond

New horizons

Ground-breaking current and future work in the online, digital and mobile environment

Conference highlights

The speakers

Dr Bruce Bolam

Dr Bruce Bolam

Bruce has extensive experience leading health promotion research and practice in universities, healthcare, government and non-government organisations.

Prof. Marc Lewis

Prof. Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis is a cognitive neuroscientist and professor of developmental psychology, previously at the University of Toronto, and presently at Radboud University in the Netherlands

Prof. Dan Lubman

Prof. Dan Lubman

Professor Dan Lubman is a Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist. He has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia

Prof. Alex Blaszczynski

Prof. Alex Blaszczynski

Alex Blaszczynski is a researcher and clinical psychologist with a long history of involvement in treatment and clinical research covering a range of impulse control disorders, in particular, pathological gambling

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. He has worked as an academic, researcher and political lobbyist

Erika Langham

Erika Langham

Erika has over 20 years’ experience managing and leading complex research projects, including multiple national projects on sensitive topics and numerous projects utilising modelling theory and micro-simulation to create decision support systems

Nerilee Hing

Nerilee Hing

Nerilee has been researching gambling since the mid-1990s. Her research focuses on responsible provision and consumption of gambling, problem gambling, gambling amongst vulnerable populations, gambling marketing, and gambling and new technologies

Rob Hulls

Rob Hulls

Rob Hulls began his career as a Solicitor for the Legal Aid Commission of Victoria and then worked for five years in Aboriginal Legal Aid work in Far North Queensland

Elena Campbell

Elena Campbell

With particular experience in equal opportunity, human rights, family violence reform and other areas of social justice, Elena has also worked as a consultant writer and editor for a range of organisations, including the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's was delighted to host the Many ways to help conference 2016 on 17–19 October at the Hyatt on Collins in Melbourne, Australia.

The conference is viewed a unique, key event for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms in the region.

Although primarily aimed at practitioners, professionals working in treatment, research or broader service delivery, also found something of interest at this year's conference.

Focused on three streams - Treatment, Prevention and New Horizons, the 2016 conference brought together local, national and international speakers and delegates. The underlying theme of gambling harm was addressed in a variety of formats; paper presentations, workshops and panel debates.

The conference offered a platform for learning, insight and professional development for all practitioners working in the field.

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Murat Yucel - School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
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Catherine Simmonds and Judy Avisar - Three Sides of the Coin
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Craig Hassed - Department of General Practice, Monash University
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Brett Hetherington - Senior Industry Engagement Coordinator, VRGF