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Poster Session

The New Horizons Poster Session presents an interactive and engaging opportunity to learn about the latest projects and research in responsible gambling outside the constraints of a formal presentation setting. Last years’ session left the ballroom buzzing, presenting a wide variety of research topics and exciting industry projects, and this year will be no different! The poster session will showcase new ideas for formal research projects, present results of new research, and highlight new responsible gambling initiatives. This years’ poster topics include:

Student

The cost of getting lost: Measuring the slot machine 'zone' with attentional dual tasks

Spencer W. Murch
Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia
Stephanie W.M. Chu
Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia
Dr. Luke Clark Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia

Promoting responsible gambling through awareness of personality risk factors

Sasha Allen Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Lena Quilty Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Michael Bagby University of Toronto

Examining the impact and potential of an interactive risk meter as a responsible gambling device in Electronic Roulette: Preliminary findings

Paul McGivern Derby University

The stopper device and illusory control in modern multi-lane slot machines

Stephanie Chu Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia
Dr. Luke Clark Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia

Dopamine, risk and flashing lights: Identifying specific neurotransmitters that shape gambling behaviour

Michael Barrus University of British Columbia
Catharine Winstanley University of British Columbia

Industry

Hungry to gamble? How craving, hunger, and hormones affect play

Travis Sztainert Carleton University
Michael Wohl Carleton University
Alfonso Abizaid Carleton University

Exploratory study through a cultural life course perspective: Gambling among older Asian people in a Canadian context

Hai Luo University of Manitoba

Self-perceived problems among gamblers using an on-line self-assessment test - GamTest

Christopher Hagstedt Sustainable Interaction
Jakob Jonsson  Sustainable Interaction

Awareness of physiological arousal in problem gamblers

Caylee-Britt Goshko Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia
Dr. Luke Clark Centre for Gambling Research at University of British Columbia

Posters will be available for viewing during the dedicated poster session and throughout the conference to give delegates plenty of opportunities to share and discuss. 

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Speakers

The impressive line up of 2015 speakers shed light on innovative new research, best practices and treatment and prevention related to responsible gambling. Specifically, thought-leaders shared insights on:

  • Overcoming the stigma of problem gambling and exploring alternative treatment options
  • Integrating responsible gambling practices into casino culture
  • Designing customized responsible gambling messaging
  • Applying knowledge translation to move research into practice
  • Raising the bar on responsible gambling training

Opening Remarks at the 2015 New Horizons Conference

 

 

 

Closing Remarks at the 2015 New Horizons Conference

 

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