NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HelpMeSee is pleased to announce that George Brady has joined the organization as Chief of Simulator Operations. In this role, Mr. Brady will manage the worldwide delivery and ongoing support for HelpMeSee's high fidelity virtual reality surgical simulators, designed for training 30,000 cataract specialists needed in the developing world to end cataract blindness.
Before joining HelpMeSee, Mr. Brady worked for nearly two decades at FlightSafety International (FSI), the world leader in professional aviation training and simulation systems. At FSI, he led the team responsible for the worldwide technical and logistic support of flight simulators and other advanced training devices. He also represented FlightSafety on an international committee which set industry standards for engineering and maintenance of air crew training devices.
"I'm very proud to be a member of the HelpMeSee team. Its mission to eliminate cataract blindness by training tens of thousands of cataract specialists appeals to me on a very personal and professional level," said George Brady. Commenting on the benefits of simulation training, he added "No commercial pilot is allowed into the cockpit until he or she has proven that they can manage emergencies that may occur in-flight. With the HelpMeSee simulator, trainees can repeatedly practice the cataract procedure in a patient-safe learning environment before they see a live patient. This training approach has worked wonderfully in aviation and its transfer to medicine has begun."
"We are delighted to have George join us. His depth of experience in simulator and product support is huge and demonstrates HelpMeSee's commitment to having the best simulator support in medical simulation" said Gerry McRae, Chief Operating Officer at HelpMeSee. "We have many simulator deliveries scheduled over next few years. George will make sure the simulators are delivered, well maintained, and supported to achieve high levels of utilization and serviceability. With George's extensive knowledge and experience, we will be positioned stronger than ever before to end the worldwide cataract blindness epidemic."
Prior to working at FSI, George Brady spent more than 10 years working for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing in the support of military owned and operated flight simulators. Before that, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years.
HelpMeSee is the global campaign to end cataract blindness, the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide, by massively increasing the training of cataract specialists to serve in the developing world. Through the use of high fidelity simulation-based surgical training, similar to what has been achieved in commercial aviation, a large scale for training cataract specialists can be accomplished. In addition to training, since 2012, HelpMeSee has supported over 250,000 sight-restoring cataract surgeries in 11 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. To learn more, please visit www.helpmesee.org
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