To evaluate the impacts of COVID-19—such as job loss, increased work hours, and the compensation for increased work hours and new roles and responsibilities—investigators conducted a national, web-based, 31-item anonymous survey of nearly 600 physicians from community hospitals (49%), academic institutions (44%), and federal facilities (3.8%) in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Among the 31% of respondents who reported increased work hours as a stressor to their job, nearly all said the additional work hours were entirely or partially uncompensated. Negative economic impacts from dealing with the pandemic were reported by 70% of emergency physicians, 63% of anesthesiologists, 60% of surgeons, and 25% of infectious disease specialists. More than one-third of respondents (36%) had new tasks added to their job responsibilities, with 49.1% taking on an advisory role in their institution regarding how to respond to the pandemic and 28.8% involved as an investigator in COVID-19-related research. It’s possible that the survey missed physicians who were too busy to even use social media (to be made aware of the survey) or to complete the survey.
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- SABCS 2020The 43rd Virtual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS®) will take place from December 8-11, 2020. The SABCS is the premier conference for basic, translational, and clinical cancer research professionals. It is well-known for presenting the latest breast cancer data from all over the world.
- ACC 2020The American College of Cardiology decided to cancel ACC.20/WCC due to COVID-19, which was scheduled to take place March 28-30 in Chicago. However, ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting continues to release cutting edge science and practice changing updates for cardiovascular professionals on demand and free through June 2020.
- ENDO: 2020ENDO 2020 Annual Conference has been canceled due to COVID-19. Here are highlights of emerging data that has still been released. Keep an eye out for ENDO Online 2020, which will take place from June 8 to 22.
- CROI 2020Every year, CROI hosts some of the world's leading experts in HIV research, who come to present exciting new data and drive forward the field of HIV/AIDS research. This year, due to COVID-19, CROI held their meeting virtually.