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Illinois Council on Problem Gambling Conference

Get research-backed information from industry professionals about problem and responsible gambling. 

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Heartland Community College is proud to virtually host the 10th annual conference on problem gambling, sponsored by the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling

  • Friday, September 18, 2020
  • 9AM-4PM
  • ZOOM format 

 

Speakers

  • Tom Swoik: Executive Director, Illinois Gambling Association and Chair, Illinois Alliance on Problem
    Gambling
  • Loreen Rugle, Ph.D: Consultant, Problem and Responsible Gambling
  • Richard L. Taylor, B.S.: Executive Director, Responsible Gaming and Military Affairs, MGM Resort
  • Dr. T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D: Director, Center for Compulsive Behaviors & Addiction and Professor, Rush University Medical School
  • Faye Freeman Smith, LCPC: Director, Student Counseling, Heartland Community College

Day-of Schedule

9AM – Introduction of guests 

9:30AM – Dr. Loreen Rugle, PhD.

Addressing the Co-Occurrence of Opioid Use Disorder and Problem Gambling

10:30AM – Richard L. Taylor, B.S.

“Game Sense:” The Company’s Responsible Gaming Program

12–1PM – Lunch

1PM – Workshops begin 

1. T. Celeste Napier, PhD., Research Findings

2. Loreen Rugle, PhD., Stick and Stones Can Break My Bones and Words Can Break My Heart: Stigma, Shame and the Importance of Language

3. Faye Freeman-Smith, LCPC, DCC, ACS, Recovery and Mindfulness

4. Richard L. Taylor, Gaming and Military Affairs

2:30PM – Break

2:45PM – Workshops continue

4PM – Wrap-up and dismiss 

Registration & Fees

Admission fee includes materials, CEU applications, and a certificate of attendance. 

Admission fee: $50

Register

Free admission applies to the following individuals: 

  • Corporate sponsors
  • Veterans
  • Court services employees
  • Senior citizen facilities employees

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