CAE Healthcare announced today that Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare, was one of three honorees inducted into the National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame in Orlando, Florida.
“We are delighted that Dr. Robert Amyot is being recognized for his contribution to healthcare simulation,” said Marc Parent, CEO of CAE. “Throughout his career, Robert has relentlessly pursued a vision of safer healthcare through simulation, and we are proud that the industry recognizes his leadership and innovations.”
“His combined clinical experience, background in education and scientific research, passion for innovation and uncompromising vision distinguish Dr. Robert Amyot in the field of healthcare simulation,” said George Cheros, Chief Operating Officer of the National Center for Simulation.
A native of Montreal, Dr. Amyot obtained his medical degree from the University of Montreal. He achieved certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Amyot became a practitioner, researcher and associate professor of medicine at the University of Montreal, where he taught clinical cardiology and echocardiography. As a researcher, he authored 29 scientific articles published in peer‐reviewed journals. He delivered lectures as an invited speaker at more than 60 workshops and international scientific conferences.
After many years of practice as a respected clinician-researcher and professor, he partnered to develop the virtual reality Vimedix ultrasound simulator and obtained a patent for its technology. He sold his first commercial Vimedix simulator to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where it is still being used for training and research today.
Following several years as an entrepreneur, Dr. Amyot sold his company to CAE Healthcare where he became Chief Medical Officer, and then President. He quickly gained recognition as an advocate for simulation-based education in healthcare to improve patient safety. Today, he is promoting simulation‐based training standards and ongoing competency assessment for clinicians with medical societies and associations.The National Center for Simulation Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to honor pioneers in simulation for various industries. The Orange County Convention Center donated a permanent display space in its South Concourse to showcase the Hall of Fame and the Industry. Annually, over 1 million conventioneers from different industries pass by the exhibit.
About the National Center for Simulation
NCS is a non-profit trade association supporting and expanding the modeling and simulation community, and is committed to promoting modeling and simulation technology expansion, education and workforce development, and providing business development assistance to its members. www.simulationinformation.com
About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare's full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, the LearningSpace audiovisual and center management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 13,500 CAE Healthcare simulators and audiovisual solutions are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities. www.cae.com/healthcare
CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 8,500 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. www.cae.com
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