2021 Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse

Call for Proposal

2021 Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse Call for Proposal (CFP)

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 1, 2021

Please take a moment to review the following information before you begin your submission.  

Proposals are currently being accepted for the 18th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse, which is sponsored by the Midwest Consortium on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse. For consideration by the review committee, please complete the online form and all submission requirements no later than February 1, 2021.

General Information

  • Presentations should reflect new and original work.  Presentations may be 60 or 90 minutes in length and should include time for questions and answers.
  • Titles and descriptions must reflect content related to problem gambling, substance abuse  and/or mental health. The Consortium reserves the right to modify titles and descriptions as needed.
  • Applications must be completed online.
  • Applicants are encouraged to diversify their presentation delivery and to utilize presentation techniques that increase participant engagement.
  • Applicants must agree to present the topic virtually should the conference have to move to an online format (due to CDC and local Health Department restrictions).
  • Applicant must agree that if the conference is held in a hybrid or virtual format, the presentation will be allowed to be recorded to be viewed by only 2021 conference registrants.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance to the theme of the conference
  • Replication (practical, can be adapted/adopted)
  • Integration (of problem gambling, substance abuse and mental health)
  • Impact (likelihood to be effective in enhancing participants' knowledge and skill level)
  • Objectives (specific knowledge participants will gain)

Suggested Topics (Other topics will be considered)

  • Prevention
  • Emerging Issues in Addiction
  • Science/Research
  • Cultural
  • General Presentations

Submission Requirements (please have ready before starting the submission process)

  • A completed online application
  • Lead and Co-Presenter contact information.  Lead presenter will receive all correspondance
  • Title of presentation (to be used in conference materials)
  • Description of Presentation content (maximum 300 words), including objectives (an application with titles and descriptions will need to be submitted for each presentation)
  • Days you would prefer to present (subject to availability)
  • AV Requirements (Wi-Fi not available unless requested)
  • Brief biographical sketch of each presenter (to be used in conference materials)
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae for each presenter.  (This is essential for the committee to seek CEUs for the presentations. All selected presentations are submitted for potential CEU approval.)

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Call for proposal applications deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Proposal selection notification announcements: February 26, 2021
  • PowerPoint presentations and hand-out materials deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Conference dates: June 16-18, 2021

If you have any questions or require assistance in completing the online form, please contact Jamie Schieber, Custom Meeting Planners at [email protected] or by phone at 573-445-2965.

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