Kognito CEO to Present at American Academy of Pediatrics Experience National Conference and Exhibition

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Ron Goldman to Participate in Two Sessions to Discuss Applications for Digital Experiences with Virtual Humans that Build Motivational Interviewing Skills


Kognito, a leader in immersive learning simulations that enable users to develop skills and assess their competencies in managing challenging conversations, announced today that its CEO, Ron Goldman, will be presenting in two sessions at the upcoming American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Experience National Conference and Exhibition, being held October 24-27, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

On Friday, October 23rd, at 9:00 a.m., Goldman will co-present “Change Talk: A Practice Environment with Virtual Patients for Building Motivational Interviewing Skills and Reducing Childhood Obesity” with Allison Baker, M.S., director of the Division of Safety & Health Promotion at the American Academy of Pediatrics. The presentation will address the role of conversation between providers and patients as a key factor in driving behavior change around chronic disease, and present an innovative digital tool designed to help pediatricians learn to manage challenging family and patient conversations regarding childhood obesity and its attendant risk factors.

On Saturday, October 24th, at 2:30 p.m., Goldman will participate in the “Council on School Health” session, where he will present “A Web-Based Interactive Tool to Enhance Schools’ Capacity to Aid At-Risk Students” with Eliot E. Goldman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University Medical Center, and Rachel J. Goldman of Ardsley High School. The presentation will demonstrate digital tools that use virtual role-play to help educators, staff and administrators learn common signs of psychological distress and how to approach an at-risk student for referral to the appropriate support services.

About the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 62,000 members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and many other countries. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 45,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). For more, please visit https://www.aap.org.

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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