Submission Type

Presentation

Submission Title

A Digital Journey: Gambling Research and Knowledge Translation

Session Title

Session 2-4-B: Responsible Gambling Training

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

29-5-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

29-5-2019 4:55 PM

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been developing research-informed digital tools for problem gambling screening, assessment and treatment planning. Our work represents a model of integration of problem gambling treatment, research and knowledge translation innovation. In this presentation we will showcase how the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Knowledge Translation team at Canada’s largest addiction and mental health hospital has harnessed technology and put evidence into action—and how this technology is contributing back to research validation. Through a collaboration between treatment, knowledge translation specialists and researchers, a range of digital tools have been developed including; psycho-educational gambling supports, interactive eLearning modules, tools for treatment providers as well as a video game for health educators to support delivery of engaging harm reduction messages to young audiences. One example is a recently launched mobile app-- CAMH’s Inventory of Gambling Situations, a well-validated treatment planning and relapse prevention tool. This presentation will showcase how this innovative collaboration has validated this vital treatment and relapse-prevention tool, and how digital tools can provide valuable information on support seeking behaviour.

Keywords

gambling addiction, internet behavioural interventions, problem gambling, gambling treatment, knowledge translation, digital innovation

Author Bio

Dr. Nigel E. Turner is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for addiction and Mental Health. He is also Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is a well-published researcher in the field of gambling studies and has extensive experience in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Sylvia Hagopian has two decades of experience in strategic communications planning, multi-channel digital strategy development, stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange. She is a communication technology early adopter who genuinely enjoys harnessing digital tools to engage audiences to share powerful narrative that encourages behaviour change. She currently manages the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Knowledge Exchange at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Funding Sources

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (Government)

Competing Interests

none

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May 29th, 3:30 PM May 29th, 4:55 PM

A Digital Journey: Gambling Research and Knowledge Translation

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been developing research-informed digital tools for problem gambling screening, assessment and treatment planning. Our work represents a model of integration of problem gambling treatment, research and knowledge translation innovation. In this presentation we will showcase how the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Knowledge Translation team at Canada’s largest addiction and mental health hospital has harnessed technology and put evidence into action—and how this technology is contributing back to research validation. Through a collaboration between treatment, knowledge translation specialists and researchers, a range of digital tools have been developed including; psycho-educational gambling supports, interactive eLearning modules, tools for treatment providers as well as a video game for health educators to support delivery of engaging harm reduction messages to young audiences. One example is a recently launched mobile app-- CAMH’s Inventory of Gambling Situations, a well-validated treatment planning and relapse prevention tool. This presentation will showcase how this innovative collaboration has validated this vital treatment and relapse-prevention tool, and how digital tools can provide valuable information on support seeking behaviour.