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Gambling: Worth the Risk? - Presented by Dr. Iris Balodis

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SJHH, West 5th Campus, CPC Group Room 2 (D087)

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Join the Capacity Building Team for one of two interesting education sessions on Gambling Disorder (GD).

What to expect:

-Learn how to identify when gambling becomes a problem
-Become familiar with the prevalence rates among those with mental health issues and other concurrent disorders
-Learn about marked differences between gambling and other addictions
-Enhance your skills in assessment, treatment and referral

These sessions will be presented by Dr. Iris Balodis, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and a member of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research located in the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton West 5th Campus. Dr. Balodis is an interdisciplinary scientist actively investigating problem gambling disorder (GD) using neuroimaging, neuropsychological, psychophysiological and self-report methodologies. Her program of research has focused on the roles of stress and motivational processing in GD. She published one of the first neuroimaging studies examining anticipatory processing in a GD population, demonstrating relationships between impulsivity traits and reward neurocircuitry recruitment in this population. Dr. Balodis is currently the Principal Investigator of the Neurobiology of Gambling Knowledge Hub for the Gambling Research Exchange of Ontario (GREO). The Knowledge Hub acts as a resource for information on the neurobiology of gambling and raising awareness of problem gambling.

*Pizza provided at both sessions!

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SJHH, West 5th Campus, CPC Group Room 2 (D087)

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