Institute for Advancing Science (IAS)
EDUCARE Institutes for Advancing Sciences (IAS) are Boston Scientific’s brick and mortar learning centers across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. These centers offer hands-on skill development training in a zero-risk environment. Training infrastructure includes state-of-the art technologies and resources to facilitate skill development like simulators, biological and non-biological models. Structured didactic curriculum focuses on providing insights on clinical decision making and practical techniques to improve operating expertise.
ABOUT IAS Shanghai

The IAS Shanghai offers a huge facility to physicians to conduct conferences and events, in addition to providing hands-on skill training utilizing innovative 3D technology.

Novel training tools like procedure simulators, 3D anatomy fluid models, 3D printer and other 3D visualization technologies are used to provide professional education as well as procedure guidance.

The 3D printed Left Atrium Appendage (LAA) models based on CT or 3D TEE data and the 3D Vislab technology give unique insights to our physicians to plan Left Atrium Appendage Closure (LAAC) procedures. The 3D printed models made of semitransparent silicon closely mimic the texture of real heart tissue. Physicians can test deployment of different sizes of the WATCHMANTM LAAC devices on the 3D printed LAA model to determine the best device size and placement position for a particular case. This 3D model-based procedure planning may shorten the procedure time and may improve the clinical success rates and safety outcomes of such complex procedures.

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Institute for Advancing Science Shanghai

35F, New Rich Port Center No 763, Mengzi Road

Huangpu District



Contact Person: Scofield Zang

Tel : 8621614159

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Institute for Advancing Science Shanghai

EDUCARE Virtual Training Institute is a non-promotional online education & training portal, providing physicians and allied health care professionals a procedure-based peer-to-peer learning platform for minimally invasive therapies. Learning resources are available in all therapy areas served by Boston Scientific such as Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Intervention, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology, GI Endoscopy, Neuromodulation and Urology.