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16th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference 2019


  • Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center 100 Lewis Center United States (map)

The “16th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference 2019: Mitigating Harm, Maximizing Effectiveness” is sponsored by Ohio for Responsible Gambling and is being coordinated by the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio. The Ohio Problem Gambling Conference will bring together national and local experts in problem gambling prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, research, administration and responsible gambling.

NCPG hours, RCH's, and CE's for Counselors and Social Workers are being sought via OhioMHAS.

Conference Objectives:

  • Participants will learn best practices to help integrate problem gambling services into behavioral health.

  • Participants will learn strategies to help enhance community readiness around problem gambling in Ohio.

  • To promote best practices in problem gambling treatment, prevention and intervention.

  • To strengthen the relationship between problem gambling service providers and responsible gambling efforts in the gaming industry.

Conference Agenda

Thurssday, February 28, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. - OPEN G.A. Meeting

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

  • 8:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks

  • 9:30 a.m. - Presentation: The Importance of Friends and Family to the Continuum of Gambling Behaviors

  • 10:30 a.m. - Break

  • 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch

  • 12:45 p.m. - Presentation: Integrating Gambling Disorder into Physical Healthcare

  • 1:00 p.m. - Panel Presentation: The Path to Becoming Gambling Disorder Prevention and Treatment Qualified

  • 1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • 3:15 p.m. - Break

  • 3:30 p.m. - Introduction to the New Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program

  • 4:00 p.m. - Consumer Protections from an industry and Regulatory Perspective

  • 4:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks

  • 5:00 p.m. - PGNO Annual Meeting

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. - OPEN G.A. Meeting

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks

  • 9:15 a.m. - Presentation: Head Games: A graphic look at the ultimate gamble

  • 10:15 a.m. - Break

  • 10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • 12:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Post Conference Sessions March 1, 2019 (separate registration required)

  • 12:45 p.m. Ethics for Prevention, Treatment Ethics, Question Persuade Refer (QPR)


For further information on the conference visit PGNOhio.org. To view the Breakout Sessions being offered click here.