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100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035


Conference Agenda

Thursday, February 28, 2019

7:30 a.m. OPEN Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Meeting (Birch 2)
8:00 a.m. Registration opens (Study)
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)
9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Friends and Family to the Continuum of Gambling Behaviors - Rachel Volberg (NorthPointe Ballroom)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions Download the full offer of Breakout Sessions here.

12:15 p.m. Lunch (NorthPointe Ballroom)
1:00 p.m. The Path to Becoming Qualified for Gambling Disorder Prevention and Treatment (NorthPointe Ballroom)
1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

3:15 p.m. Break (Pre-Function area)
3:30 p.m. Introduction to the New Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP) (NorthPointe Ballroom)
4:00 p.m. Consumer Protections from the Industry & Regulatory Perspective (NorthPointe Ballroom)
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)
5:00 p.m. PGNO Annual Meeting (NorthPointe Ballroom)

Friday, March 1, 2019

7:30 a.m. OPEN Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Meeting (Birch 2)
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)
9:15 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Head Games: A Graphic Look at the Ultimate Gamble - Cheryl Mahoney, iWise Living (NorthPointe Ballroom)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Problem Gambling: Screening and Assessment

  • Disordered Gambling in the Veteran Population

  • Faith-Based Solutions: Higher Power Needed!

  • Building a Comprehensive Problem Gambling Strategy

  • Voluntary Exclusion: Working Through the Program With Your Clients

12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks (NorthPointe Ballroom)

Post Conference Sessions:
Friday March 1, 12:45 -4:00 p.m.

Additional registration is required to attend these sessions, which includes lunch. Cost is $35, if registered by February 22, 2019 and $50 if registered on-site.

Continuing Education

Credits approved for Prevention, Psychology, Chemical Dependency, ICGC, and professionals under the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage Therapist Board.

Sponsored by Ohio for Responsible Gambling
Coordinated by the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio