Kognito’s Glenn Albright to Speak at MILHEALTH 2015

Albright to Present Session on Using Simulations with Virtual Humans to Build Military Cultural Competency

NEW YORK--()--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 co-founder, Glenn Albright, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker at the Military and Veterans Health After A Decade of War (MILHEALTH 2015) conference taking place on July 16-18, 2015 at the Westin Washington City Center on 1400 M Street NW in Washington D.C. Dr. Albright will be leading the discussion on supporting student veterans with virtual human technology.

Dr. Albright, a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from City University of New York in the area of experimental cognition, is a former chair of the Department of Psychology at Baruch College. At Kognito, he leads a team of researchers in evaluating the efficacy of immersive experiences with virtual human to bring about sustained behavior changes in the areas of health and behavioral health.

At MILHEALTH 2015, Dr. Albright will present a session on “Supporting Student Veterans: Using Role-Plays with Virtual Humans to Build Military Cultural Competency and Helping Behaviors in Faculty and Staff” on Saturday, July 18th at 9 a.m. in National Ballroom A. The presentation will examine the impact of a new and innovative simulation, Veterans on Campus, which enables users to practice conversations with emotionally responsive virtual student veterans that have individual personality and memory and react like real people. The immersive learning experience is designed to provide faculty and staff with the knowledge and understanding of the unique value veterans bring to campus, the obstacles they face in their pursuit of a college degree, effective tactics for managing challenging conversations, and the best practices for motivating student veterans exhibiting signs of psychological distress to seek professional support. The Veterans on Campus simulation is currently in use at more than 125 college campuses nationwide.

About MILHEALTH 2015:

The Military and Veterans Health After a Decade of War conference is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new clinical advances and research results informing the broad areas of service member and veteran health. The conference brings together research scientists, physicians, psychologists, allied health professionals, military leaders, and health administrators from around the world, and presents the latest cutting-edge information and provides a forum for the discussion of military and veteran’s health concerns for the coming decades.

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 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National-Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Learn more or access demos at http://www.kognito.com.

Contacts

Media:
SVM Public Relations
Laura Nelson, 401-490-9700
laura.nelson@svmpr.com

Release Summary

Kognito announced today that its co-founder, Glenn Albright, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker at MILHEALTH 2015 to lead the discussion on supporting student veterans with virtual human technology.

Contacts

Media:
SVM Public Relations
Laura Nelson, 401-490-9700
laura.nelson@svmpr.com