CHARGE Education

CHARGE’s educational activities are extensive, deliberately broad in audience reach. Select activities are listed below by date:

Faculty Presentations

Evaluating Responsible Gambling Programs in Emerging Gambling Markets
Presented by Dr. Debi A. LaPlante in 2017
To the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference, Vancouver

“Screening for Gambling Disorder” Webinar 
Presented by Dr. Debi A. LaPlante in 2016
Hosted by the National Center for Responsible Gambling

The Syndrome Model of Addiction” Lecture
Presented by Dr. Howard J. Shaffer in 2016
To the Addiction Psychiatry Fellows at Boston Veterans Administration, Boston University Medical School

Summary Analysis of the Plainridge Park GameSense Program Activities & Visitor Survey
Presented by Drs. Heather M. Gray and Howard J. Shaffer, and Layne M. Keating in 2016
To the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Open Meeting

Responsible Gambling Interventions: State of the Field
Presented by Dr. Heather M. Gray in 2016
To the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

Gambling and Statistics: Beyond the Games
Presented by Dr. Matthew Tom in 2015
To Wheelock College

2015 Gambling Disorder Screening Day
Presented by Dr. Sarah E. Nelson in 2015
To the Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Addiction as Syndrome: Implications for Understanding and Treating Gambling Disorders and Other Addiction Behaviors
Presented by Dr. Heather M. Gray
Hosted by Screening for Mental Health

Gambling Issues Podcast
Presented by Dr. Sarah E. Nelson in 2015

10-week Seminar Series on Gambling and Gambling Disorder
Presented by CHARGE Faculty in 2014
For the Cambridge Health Alliance Outpatient Addiction Services
Topics: Introduction to CHARGE, Addiction Syndrome: From Gambling to Gambling Disorder, Epidemiology of Gambling: Focus on Massachusetts, Games & Gambling Involvement, Neurobiology of Gambling, Psychopharmacology and Gambling Treatment, Internet Gambling, Exposure & Adaption to Gambling Opportunities, Treatment in Massachusetts, and Self-exclusion Programs.

Using Advances in Addiction to Understand, Assess, and Treat Gambling Problems
Presented by Dr. Sarah E. Nelson in 2014
At the Treating the Addictions annual conference

Gambling Involvement in Massachusetts: A Benchmark Study for Monitoring Exposure to New Gambling Opportunities
Presented by Dr. Sarah E. Nelson and John H. Kleschinsky in 2014
At the Harvard Psychiatry Research Day Poster Session and Mysell Lecture

Internet Gambling: Behaviors, Risks, Interventions, and Implications
Presented by Dr. Sarah E. Nelson in 2014
During a Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling research luncheon

Games & Gambling Involvement: New Findings
Presented by Dr. Debi A. LaPlante in 2014
At the Massachusetts Conference on Gambling Problems – Celebrating 30 Years: The Game has Changed.

Internet Gambling: A Look at the Evidence
Presented by Dr. Debi A. LaPlante in 2014
During a Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling research luncheon


The Syndrome Model of Addiction
Presented by Division on Addiction staff in 2016
For Cambridge Health Alliance psychiatry residents
Focus: Screening, Prevention, and Treatment of Gambling Disorder

Gambling Disorder, Screening, and Massachusetts Resources for Gambling Disorder: Preparing for Gambling Disorder Screening Day 2014
Presented by Dr. Heather M. Gray, CHARGE Faculty, and Victor Ortiz, Senior Director of Programs and Services, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling in 2014
At St. Francis House

Gambling Disorder Training
Presented by Dr. Sarah E. Nelson
At Bridgewater University, School of Social Work


The BASIS Special Series on Gambling Disorders
Authored by Division Staff and Guest Experts annually during the month of March