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August 20, 2013

Introducing Poster Sessions at the 2014 New Horizons Conference

This year’s New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference will feature a new way to learn and interact directly with researchers and others engaged in problem gambling treatment or prevention: poster sessions.

For those who may not be familiar, a poster session is a method of presenting research where posters (which can vary in size) displaying research theories, methods and outcomes are available for viewing at designated times during a conference. During poster sessions, the author(s) are on hand to answer questions and engage in discussion with delegates.

For presenters, poster sessions provide an opportunity to share their project initiatives and research (including preliminary findings) with other conference delegates, and gain valuable feedback and insight from other professionals in the field of responsible gambling. Conference delegates will have an opportunity to learn about new research initiatives, or gain practical insight into what other jurisdictions or gaming industry suppliers may be up to.

For example, the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) will be presenting a poster on their recently developed Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling. The framework is intended to create a common language among a variety of stakeholders so they can exchange knowledge about the possible causes and consequences of harmful gambling and the resources to minimize gambling harm.

All conference delegates are invited to submit a poster proposal that displays relevant and innovative research or projects underway at your place of business. If you’re interested in presenting a poster, please submit an abstract to HorizonsPoster@bclc.com by October 11 2013.

Students take note: If you’re from an accredited college/university program, you may be eligible to receive free registration at this year’s New Horizons Conference and can compete for a top prize of $1000 towards registration, travel, and/or accommodation costs at a future gambling-related conference. Full contest details are in the abstract submission form.

We look forward to seeing many engaging and compelling posters at this year’s event and we encourage all delegates to make time during the conference to view the posters and interact with the presenters!

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