23rd Annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Conference

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  • The National Asso­ci­a­tion for Gam­bling Stud­ies Aus­tralia (NAGS) is hold­ing its 23rd Annual National Con­fer­ence 2013 and invites you to par­tic­i­pate. The event is tak­ing place Novem­ber 20 – 22, 2013 in Coogee (Syd­ney), Aus­tralia.

    NAGS would like to wel­come sub­mis­sions for pre­sen­ta­tions at the 23rd Annual National Asso­ci­a­tion for Gam­bling Stud­ies (NAGS) Con­fer­ence to be held in Coogee, Syd­ney in Novem­ber this year. The annual NAGS con­fer­ences attract national and inter­na­tional speak­ers from many dif­fer­ent areas in the gam­bling field, includ­ing researchers, policy-​makers, indus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives, clin­i­cians and those work­ing in the com­mu­nity sec­tor. The aim of the con­fer­ence is to show­case devel­op­ments in research, prac­tice and pol­icy, and to inform Gov­ern­ment decision-​making, treat­ment ser­vices, indus­try prac­tice and future research.

    Par­tic­i­pa­tion Possibilities

    To achieve these objec­tives, NAGS pro­vides a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent pre­sen­ta­tions for­mats and forum types. Prospec­tive pre­sen­ters can choose between:

    • Indi­vid­ual paper presentations
    • Sym­po­siums
    • Brief pre­sen­ta­tions
    • Ideas forums
    • Panels/​Debates

    NAGS Stu­dent Pre­sen­ta­tion Award

    This excit­ing ini­tia­tive offers a prize of $5000 for a stu­dent to travel to an inter­na­tional con­fer­ence to present their work. To be eli­gi­ble for this work, stu­dents will need to be:

    1. Cur­rently enrolled as stu­dents in an Aus­tralian ter­tiary edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion whose study encom­passes the field of gam­bling research
    2. Be sole pre­sen­ters of the paper
    3. Be reg­is­tered and paid NAGS mem­bers, and
    4. Be pre­sent­ing their own work which is based on the com­ple­tion of some form of research involv­ing the col­lec­tion of data.

    This Award is only avail­able to pre­sen­ters who sub­mit abstracts for the Indi­vid­ual Pre­sen­ta­tion sec­tion. Inter­ested pre­sen­ters MUST reg­is­ter their eli­gi­bil­ity for the Award on the Sub­mis­sion Form. Pre­sen­ters who do not reg­is­ter their inter­est will not be con­sid­ered for the Award.

    Con­fer­ence Theme and Topics

    Gam­bling impact: Trans­lat­ing knowl­edge and research into pol­icy and prac­tice

    As the theme of this year’s con­fer­ence relates to the impact of gam­bling and trans­lat­ing research and knowl­edge into pol­icy and prac­tice pre­sen­ters are invited to sub­mit abstracts relat­ing to a wide range of issues in gam­bling and gam­ing research, but pre­sen­ta­tions must dis­cuss how any knowl­edge or find­ings can be con­verted to impact pol­icy and prac­tice. Some sug­gested top­ics of inter­est include (but are NOT lim­ited to):

    • Sports bet­ting, adver­tis­ing and its appeal and impact
    • Sports bet­ting and crime
    • Early inter­ven­tion in treat­ment , com­mu­nity edu­ca­tion and devel­op­ments in the com­mu­nity sector
    • Stud­ies into the psy­cho­log­i­cal, neu­ro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal or psy­chi­atric deter­mi­nants of gam­bling behav­iour and ‘addiction’
    • Stud­ies of the soci­ol­ogy or social geog­ra­phy of gam­bling and gam­bling behaviour
    • Inno­va­tions in the com­mu­nity sector
    • Indus­try devel­op­ments (emerg­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices, respon­si­ble gam­bling ini­tia­tives, indus­try per­cep­tions of gam­bling pol­icy and research)
    • Mar­ket­ing stud­ies of gam­bling and gam­bling behaviour
    • State and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment Pol­icy (e.g., pre-​commitment, harm minimisation)
    • Epi­demi­ol­ogy /​Com­mu­nity surveys
    • Screen­ing and measurement
    • Treat­ment (e.g., effec­tive­ness stud­ies, deliv­ery modal­i­ties, pri­mary care partnerships)
    • Indus­try Initiatives
    • Research admin­is­tra­tion, pub­lish­ing and multi-​disciplinary collaboration
    • Insights drawn from other fields


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