The tenth SNSUS conference was held in Stockholm, June 1-3, with 130 particiants and 38 papers presented. SNSUS stands for The Nordic Society Foundation for Information about Problem Gambling. SNSUS organizes Nordic conferences every second year.
Many topics in gambling studies were covered at the conference, including regulation, therapy, prevalence and prevention. I presented my study on gambling-related embezzlement in the workplace. The presentations are available here.
SNSUS awards a prize for outstanding achievement in preventing and treating problem gambling. This year’s prize was awarded to psychologist Jakob Jonsson from Sweden. I have known Jakob for many years and can tell that the prize is very well deserved. For example, Jakob was member of the research team conducting the first prevalence study in Sweden, in 1997-1998. He has had hundreds of problem gamblers in treatment over the years. And he is still going strong, writing his doctoral thesis in psychology.