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Three Sessions to Look Forward to at Discovery 2016

Feb 12, 2016

The RGC team is hard at work putting the final touches on the Discovery 2016 agenda. Here is a sneak peek at three sessions to look forward to.

Don't miss out on the early bird deadline of March 24. Register today

Flipped Visit

Recent cutting-edge medical programs are “flipping the visit” by giving patients the chance to read and contribute to their own medical records. Proponents say the program provides more open communication and a greater sense of control for patients, which in turn lead to better outcomes.

Could this work for mental health treatment? How might clients with gambling problems respond? Explore the pros and cons of this exciting new approach and get hands-on experience learning how to the flip the visit.

I Already Know That!

If people are informed, they’ll do the right thing. Right? But people who smoke or overeat often know it’s unhealthy. When it comes to gambling, we tell players about odds and the risks of play as a way of helping them keep their gambling within safe limits. But does this type of awareness message really make a difference?

Join experts as they ask: After decades of health communications efforts, what have we learned about how best to provide messages aimed to reduce risky behaviours?

Why the Brain Likes Games

Video game play can have profound effects on our brains and behaviour, both positive and negative. What can developers and people with experience of gaming problems tell us about why people play, and how games can be enjoyed safely? Can these learnings be related to developing player safeguards in gambling?

Join this lively examination of what popular forms of gaming can teach us about pleasure-seeking, learning and harmful play.

And check out the 3 keynote presentations announced in January.