Simulation Training: from Aviation to Medicine

past event

August 6, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


General Public


Simulation-based training and certification have helped make commercial aviation the safest transportation modality.

A longstanding pillar of the aviation simulation field, CAE Healthcare is transferring these best practices and cutting-edge technologies from to medical training. Akin to aviation before it, technological advances in augmented and virtual reality are poised to forever change the healthcare industry.

Hosted in collaboration with CAE Healthcare. Presentation by Dr. Robert Amyot, CAE Healthcare president.

The Visionary Series
The Visionary Series highlights industry leaders and healthcare professionals who are bringing a bold, game-changing approach to health education through advanced technology.

Mark your calendars for the next lecture in The Visionary Series! 
August 13 // Advancing Technology in the Workplace
August 27 // Improving Mobility through Simulation
September 14 // How and Why AVR is changing our world

CAE Healthcare:
CAE Healthcare delivers educational tools that help healthcare professionals provide safe, high-quality patient care. Our end-to-end spectrum of simulation solutions includes patient, interventional and imaging simulation, audiovisual solutions and learning applications. With a broad array of products, we are able to offer targeted training to hospitals, medical schools, emergency response teams, military branches and nursing, respiratory and allied health programs. Each CAE Healthcare product is developed in collaboration with clinicians and clinical educators whose aim is to ensure physiological accuracy and educational relevance. CAE Healthcare is one of the three core businesses of CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE), a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets.

Dr. Robert Amyot
Dr. Robert Amyot was appointed President, CAE Healthcare in April 2014. Dr. Amyot was previously CAE Healthcare’s Vice President for Medical Programs and Chief Medical Officer, a position he held since January 2012. For two years prior to that, he served as Director of Ultrasound Education for CAE.

In 2006, Dr. Amyot initiated the VIMEDIX project and is the inventor of the first simulator for transthoracic echocardiography to incorporate virtual reality technology. He co-founded VIMEDIX Virtual Medical Imaging Training Systems, which was acquired by CAE Healthcare in January of 2010. The CAE VIMEDIX ultrasound simulator is now used in leading medical centers around the world, including the Mayo Clinic, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

A cardiologist echocardiographer, Dr. Amyot graduated from Université de Montréal in 1992 with a degree in medicine. He completed his residency at the Université de Montréal, and subsequently gained fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine in 1995 and in cardiology in 1996. In 2007, he was promoted to associate professor of medicine at the Université de Montréal. He has published more than 60 book chapters, abstracts and articles, and has been involved as an investigator in more than 30 clinical trials, mostly in the field of echocardiography.


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