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.
To achieve these objectives, NAGS provides a variety of different presentations formats and forum types. Prospective presenters can choose between:
- Individual paper presentations
- Brief presentations
- Ideas forums
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:
- Currently enrolled as students in an Australian tertiary education institution whose study encompasses the field of gambling research
- Be sole presenters of the paper
- Be registered and paid NAGS members, and
- 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