Reaching Thousands So They Can Help Thousands More Nearly every corner of our operation has expanded its be-there-without-stepping-foot-outside options for ongoing training, proctoring and other capabilities. • Cardiovascular: 'Over the last five years, we've trained 6,000 physicians virtually. We've given continuing education unit (CEU) credits to 60,000 nurses and techs. This is in addition to the 3,000 physicians we've trained in-person.' That's the word from Chris McGlone, Director of Training and Education for Abbott's vascular business for the U.S. And while those numbers are big, McGlone makes clear that given the restrictions of the pandemic, 'Almost all of those 6,000 trained virtually have come in the last 18 months.' He is not alone. Stefano Meda, Director of Electrophysiology Professional Education, shares this from his front lines: 'Our professional education team is leading the way with customer engagement through virtual reality. Their REFINE program, which was a remote immersive learning opportunity for physicians, was lauded by a key customer as one of the best programs they'd attended, in person or virtually.' The EP team also has a VR app that runs on Oculus for Business. The app — which features cases from leading physicians around the world using our mapping (Advisor HD Grid and EnSite X) and ablation (TactiCath) technology — has been shared in the field and at congresses as people have started to gather safely again.