Gambling Harm Conference 2018

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is delighted to be hosting its 3rd Biennial conference on the 13th-15th of August 2018. The plenary session will be held at Geelong library on the morning of the 13 August, with the remainder of the conference a few streets away at Deakin University.

Gambling Harm 2018: Taking Action for Change will bring together national and international keynotes, speakers and delegates dedicated to reducing harm from gambling. The new conference name was chosen to reflect the fundamental need for partnership and collaboration across our work. A capacity building theme will be explored through five streams:

  • Gambling in Aboriginal communities
  • Lived Experience
  • Public health and gambling
  • Research and practice and
  • Regional, rural and diverse communities.

This an important event guaranteed to offer something for all practitioners working in the field. It will make use of a variety of formats to share and explore experience, expertise, and ideas.

Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts are now open.

We invite authors to submit abstracts exploring the theme of capacity building. Please limit your abstract to no more than 250 words, providing the names and roles of presenter(s) and indicating the relevant conference stream noted above and type of presentation sought (30 minute oral presentation, 90 minute workshop.

Abstracts should be submitted to Judy Somes via email ( by 5pm, Friday 30 April 2018.

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