International Gambling Conference
Preventing harm in the shifting gambling environment: Challenges, Policies & Strategies
This well-established biennial event is one of the leading international conferences on problem gambling attracting delegates from New Zealand and around the world.
Be at the forefront of changes in the gambling landscape and be part of a conference featuring compelling workshops and international keynotes.
The conference receives no funding or support from the gambling industry.
The conference aims to enhance the skills of the providers who work in this sector, sharing knowledge about the latest research, public health interventions and treatment techniques, and encouraging national and international collaborations.
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We live in a mobile era. Apparently, about half of the world's population now own a smartphone. So for that reason, this year we've made it even more easy for you to access all the…Read more
Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. is a therapist, trainer, and researcher. He is the Director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project (heartandsoulofchange.com), CEO of Better Outcomes Now (betteroutcomesnow.com), and the developer of the clinical…Read more
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Hapai Te Hauora with the Ministry of Health will administer a broad range of scholarships to attend the 2016 International Gambling Conference in Auckland, 10-12th February 2016. A number of pre-conference scholarships are also available.…Read more
Darrel Manitowabi is an associate professor in the School of Northern Development, Anthropology Program, at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and a keynote speaker at the International Gambling Conference 2016. In this exclusive interview we…Read more
For many years, the International Gambling Conference has been an important event for anyone interested in the changing global gambling environment. The conference had its beginnings firmly entrenched in clinical process and research; however, this…Read more
The Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT University brings together research that improves New Zealanders' understanding of how gambling and addictions affect society, and enhances policy and professional practice. The Centre aims to: disseminate research-based information through publications, seminars and mass media; advocate evidence-based gambling and addictions policy and service provision; develop and provide education programmes; promote and support postgraduate teaching and research; and work collaboratively with other research organisations and stakeholders.AUT Gambling and Addictions Research Centre
Hāpai Te Hauora is a Maori Public Health organisation governed by Te Whānau o Waipareira, Raukura Hauora o Tainui and Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua. We support community and whānau wellbeing on a local, regional and national level. Since 1996 Hāpai Te Hauora have supported communities to have a voice on issues that affect them and their whānau so that whole communities can be well. Along with our subcontractors (whānau whanui), we also deliver on public health issues including problem gambling, tobacco control, alcohol and other drug harm minimisation, wellchild, nutrition and physical activity. On a day to day basis we also provide infrastructural support to the hauora (health) sector to strengthen public health action: through innovative research, workforce development, public health planning, information technology solutions and policy development.Hāpai Te Hauora Tapui – Maori Public Health
Our mission is building healthy communities together, free from gambling harm. The Foundation is committed to health promotion that contributes to safer gambling practices through community education, strengthening resilience of people, whanau and communities, and development of safer environments. We are also committed to providing help to those suffering from harm. Qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling and a dedicated public health team works on problem gambling issues in the community using a health promotion approach. PGF has the only dedicated Asian services team (Asian Family Services) in New Zealand providing free and confidential counselling, information and education in several languages. Mapu Maia provide a culturally appropriate counselling and support service for Pasifika.Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand
The three koru or spirals on the conference tohu symbolise all the work that problem gambling services have undertaken in the past, are presently carrying out, and will continue embarking on in the future to prevent gambling harm. Additionally they symbolise the relationship between the three conference organising partners- Hapai Te Hauora Tapui Maori Public Health, the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand, and Auckland University of Technology. The outside kowhaiwhai or pattern on the tohu represents the mangopare or hammerhead shark, which for Maori is a symbol for strength, resilience and determination. Such a symbol fits well with the qualities needed by all problem gambling researchers, policy makers, public health workers, clinicians, communities, indigenous peoples, iwi, hapu, whanau/families to overcome problem gambling both at a local, and a global level.
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