Kognito Partners with NORC at the University of Chicago for Panel Discussion at INEBRIA 2015

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Breakout Session Will be Held to Discuss Screening and Brief Intervention Education and Training Programs


New York, NY, September 16, 2015 – Kognito, a leader in immersive learning simulations that enable users to develop skills and assess their competencies in managing challenging health conversations, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, announced today that it will participate in a breakout session panel discussion at the 12th annual International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA). Kognito and NORC will discuss their collaborative efforts to develop a simulation that will allow students to learn and practice how to effectively identify and curb substance use among adolescents during the session entitled, “Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Education & Training.” The INEBRIA conference will take place on September 24 - 25, 2015 at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

Kognito will have Cyrille Adam Ed.M., Senior Director, Health Programs, along with NORC at the University of Chicago’s Tracy McPherson, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, and Eric Goplerud, Ph.D., VP and Senior Fellow, Department of Public Health Research, attending and participating in Friday’s Breakout Session #4 to share their research on the integration of adolescent substance use education into required coursework in undergraduate and graduate curricula for health professions. The session will be held from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. EDT. All of Friday’s discussions will fall under the category of “Brief Interventions for Unhealthy Drug Use.”

“This is only the second time this international conference is hosted in the U.S., making it an exciting opportunity for Kognito and NORC to connect with SBI researchers from around the world to discuss current and critical issues related to SBI research,” explained Ron Goldman, CEO of Kognito. “By bringing together the best minds in the industry, we will not only learn about evolving issues, we will also be able to inform thought leaders on the power of conversation.”

INEBRIA brings together the best thinking in the world about alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention research and gaps. This Atlanta conference will place a spotlight on the latest U.S. research findings while also gaining input and perspective from researchers who work in other cultural settings, facilitating both formal discussion and informal interaction. Young investigators with the potential to make major contributions to SBI research have time to meet and connect with leading researchers from around the world, identify novel research ideas and forge new collaborations. This year’s Preconference Workshop on Inter-professional involvement in SBI will gather leaders from nursing, social work and other disciplines, explore their current role in SBI dissemination and seek to engage them more fully in SBI dissemination research. For more please visit http://www.inebria.net/Du14/html/en/dir1339/doc17995.html

About NORC at the University of Chicago:
NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge. For more please visit http://www.norc.org/Pages/default.aspx.

About Kognito:
Founded in 2003, Kognito is a leader in designing immersive practice experiences that develop and assess the competencies of users in transforming challenging health conversations into opportunities to drive meaningful and sustainable changes in attitude, self-efficacy, and behavior. Kognito’s award-winning online and mobile experiences use emotionally responsive virtual humans to simulate real-life conversations within a risk-free and adaptive environment that provide personalized feedback and in-depth analytics. Kognito uses a science-driven, research-proven approach and currently has more than 450 clients in education, government, and healthcare settings. The company has been recognized for its evidence-based programs, and is the only company with digital simulations listed in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) and National-Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Learn more or access demos at http://www.kognito.com.

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