The training includes lectures, peer-to-peer education and hands-on experience using virtual reality technology for the company’s diverse product portfolio in cardiology, cardiac surgery, and arrhythmia management.

The center will also be used to provide training to company employees.

When the Beijing Advanced Technology Center is running at capacity, more than 2,000 physicians are expected to visit each year from throughout Asia, with the majority visiting from hospitals in China.

St. Jude Medical currently has one other Advanced Technology Center in Brussels, Belgium, which serves primarily physicians in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Canada and will soon be opening new centers in the US, Japan, Malaysia, and Costa Rica.

The Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) president Masayasu Hiraoka said it is important that corporations such as St. Jude Medical partner with societies, institutions and physicians to help drive continuous learning.