Think Tank 2017 [Complete]

North American Think Tank (NATT) 2017 on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice [Completed]

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) and the Gambling & Addictions Research Centre, AUT, co-hosted the North American Regional Meeting of the International Think Tank on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice. The Think Tank took take place April 9-10, 2017, at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada.


North American Think Tank (NATT) 2017
Program Schedule [Completed]

April 9-10, 2017
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

  Think Tank 2017 Program 


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Welcome / Introductions / Purpose & Overview
Updates on Longitudinal Studies - from 2016 Think Tank
(Moderator David Hodgins, Recorders Carrie Leonard and Christina Rash)
  • Swelogs [Ulla Romild]
  • LLLP and QLS  [Rob Williams]
  • NZ National Gambling Study [Max Abbott]
  • MAGIC Longitudinal Study [Rachel Volberg]
Report from Working Groups and Discussion
(Moderator Max Abbott, Recorders Carrie Leonard and Catherine Laskowski)
  • Knowledge Translation and Exchange [Trudy Smit Quosai]
  • Consumer Protection [Mark Henley]
  • Public Health [Rosa Billi]
  • Low Risk Gambling Project [David Hodgins and Shawn Currie]
Online Gambling: Doing it Responsibly
(Moderator Rob Williams, Recorder Carrie Leonard)
    • Research – Facilitator Darren Christensen, Recorder Catherine Laskowski
    • Policy – Facilitator Anna Lund, Recorder Samuel Ofori
    • Public Health – Facilitator Sylvia Kairouz, Recorder Jeff Pisklak
  • Feedback from break-out groups

Ethics in Gambling Research
(Moderator Garry Smith, Recorder Carrie Leonard)

  • Introductory speakers: [Charles Livingstone and Rebecca Cassidy]
  • Break-out groups:
    • Research – Facilitator Dan McGrath, Recorder Jeff Pisklak
    • Policy – Facilitator Francis Markham, Recorder Samuel Ofori
    • Public Health – Facilitator Seema Mutti-Packer, Recorder Dustin Marcinkevics
  • Feedback from break-out groups
Moral Jeopardy for Public Good: Organizations Accepting Gambling Industry Funding
(Moderator Fiona Nicoll , Recorder Carrie Leonard)
  • Introductory speaker (via internet): [Peter Adams]
  • Break-out groups:
    • Research – Facilitator Fiona Nicoll, Recorder Samuel Ofori
    • Policy – Facilitator Garry Smith, Recorder Dustin Marcinkevics
    • Public Health – Facilitator Angela Rintoul, Recorder Jeff Pisklak
  • Feedback from break-out groups
Monday, April 9, 2017

Disentangling the EGM Dilemma
(Moderator David Hodgins, Recorder Carrie Leonard)
  • Introductory speaker: "Disentangling the EGM Dilemma" [Kevin Harrigan & Dan Brown]
  • Introductory speaker: "Electronic Gambling Machines: What Do We Know? [Robert Williams]
  • Break-out groups
    • Research – Facilitator Rachel Volberg, Recorder Andrew Kim
    • Policy – Facilitator Linda Hancock, Recorder Christina Rash
    • Public Health – Facilitator Shawn Currie, Recorder Dustin Marcinkevics
  • Feedback from break-out groups
What Is Gambling-Related Harm and How Is it Assessed?
(Moderator Rob Simpson, Recorder Carrie Leonard)
  • Introductory speaker: "The Utility of Gambling for Entertainment [Matthew Rockloff]
  • Break-out groups
    • Research – Facilitator Trudy Smit-Quosai, Recorder Christina Rash
    • Policy – Facilitator Charles Livingstone, Recorder Andrew Kim
    • Public Health – Facilitator John Cunningham, Recorder Catherine Laskowski
  • Feedback from break-out group
Summary and Action Items for Next Think Tank [Max Abbott]
(Recorders Carrie Leonard and Andrew Kim)

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