The launch ceremony for the 14th China Academy of Intravascular Ultrasound Training Course and CRF IN CHINA: Focused Fellowship in Imaging and Physiology was held on March 28 in Shanghai.

The project was jointly initiated by the Beijing Cihua Medical Development Foundation and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), with strong support from Boston Scientific. The aim is to promote the popularization of advanced medical technology and improve the clinical diagnosis and treatment capabilities of coronary intervention for surgeons.

This is the first localization attempt by CRF since its establishment and represents a milestone for Boston Scientific in helping to advance endovascular imaging and functional science in China.

Professor Gary S. Mintz, consultant for the CRF in China project and senior medical consultant for CRF, expressed his gratitude to Boston Scientific for its two-decade-long effort in promoting the development of functional imaging in China. He noted that in the past, around 40 CRF scholars have received clinical training in China and become experts in this field. He expressed his hope that the CRF in China project will train more local scholars in the future, thereby improving patient outcomes.

The CRF in China project will leverage the standardized and proven training process developed by CRF over many years in the field of intracavitary imaging, and tailor it to the specific needs of Chinese doctors and patients. The project will adopt CRF’s outstanding training content and format, which includes a three-month offline technical follow-up and professional training, online learning, and multi-center collaboration. Additionally, CRF’s unique IVUS Reading and Factoid methods will be introduced to provide high-quality training that meets the learning needs of Chinese surgeons.

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