ROCKLEIGH, N.J., June 21, 2016 What:
On June 23rd, Orbis, a global non-profit organization dedicated to fighting blindness worldwide, will unveil its next-generation Flying Eye Hospital®, onboard an MD-10 aircraft, at an exclusive press event at Newark Airport.
Mindful that 80% of blindness is preventable, the Flying Eye Hospital travels to underserved areas to train local healthcare teams so they can save and restore vision in their communities and operate on people at risk of losing their sight. Orbis' medical staff give local doctors the chance to observe new surgical procedures, empowering them to save patients' vision, long after the plane departs. These professionals are offering new hope, and an improved quality of life to children, adults and their families.
Global technology company Crestron Electronics of Rockleigh, New Jersey, is partnering with Orbis on this heartfelt mission. Thanks to Crestron, large numbers of medical professionals can now view the surgical procedures in the operating theater from the 46-seat classroom, or in any other part of the plane. Crestron has donated more than $300,000 in automation and A/V technologies and integration services, enabling two-way communications throughout this one-of-a-kind mobile surgical suite.
Meet the dedicated people who are changing lives, hear the stories of the people they have touched, and be among the first in the world to tour a hospital unlike any you've ever seen. Speakers will include:
- Bob Ranck, President and CEO, Orbis
- Jonathan Lord, Global Medical Director, Orbis
- Dan Feldstein, VP & COO, Crestron
- Brian Studwell, Director, Consultant Programs, Crestron
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
1:30 PM EDT
Newark Liberty International Airport
3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ
To RSVP for the press conference and plane tour please contact Will Clark, Warner Communications, at (978) 526-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking will also be available.
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