Many Ways To Help Conference 2016

Venue: the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

Program Tuesday 18 October

Conference Day One

8.45 am - 9.15 am

Registration, coffee, tea

9.25 am

Welcome To Country Address

9.40 am

Welcome to Country Performance

9.55 am

Address: Chair of VRGF Board, Julie Legeti

10 am

Address: Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, MP

10.10 am

Prevention keynote: Dr Bruce Bolam (Executive Manager, Programs Group, VicHealth)

Gambling: a Public Health Approach

11 am

Morning tea

Savoy Pre-Function Area

11.15 am

New Horizons keynote: Rob Hulls & Elena Campbell (Centre for Innovative Justice)

Compulsion, convergence or crime? Contact with the justice system as a form of gambling harm

Savoy Room

12 noon

Three Sides of the Coin – Theatrical Performance

Savoy Room

1 pm


Savoy pre-function area

2 pm


Susan Rennie, Victorian Local Government Association

Working with communities to build their capacity to participate in planning process

Dr Shari Siegloff, Anglicare Victoria

Family violence - Integrated Service Activity Case study

Helen Miller, Deakin University

A qualitative study of peer support and advocacy activities for problem gambling


Dr Joel Porter

(Clinical Director: Lives Lived Well)

Relapse and Sustainable Recovery

New horizons

Professor Murat Yucel

(Monash University)

Virtual Reality and Immersive Gambling Environments

3.30 pm

Afternoon Tea

3.45 pm

Panel debate - Stigma

Professor Marc Lewis (University of Radboud, Netherlands)

Ben Kelly

Professor Nerilee Hing (Central Queensland University)

Professor Dan Lubman (Turning Point, and Monash University)

Moderator: Helen Miller (Deakin University)

5 pm


5 pm - 7 pm

Evening reception

View Conference Day 2 program - Wednesday 19 October