Virtual Events in the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Era in Medical Profession: A Narrative Review
Dr. Amit Gupta,
Professor, Department of Surgery, Level 6, Medical College Block, AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic wreaked havoc on almost all aspects of life and has undeniably altered the landscape of the world forever. In the medical profession, everything from education to scheduling operations was affected. Educational events such as conferences, Continuing Medical Education (CME) and other events had to be converted into virtual conferences and meetings. However, now that the pandemic is slowly coming to an end and countries and borders have started to reopen, the question now remains- should we go back to our old ways or has this become the new normal? This review discusses the advantages and limitations of conducting virtual events and discusses future trends of holding such events in these uncertain times.