The International Conference on Burnout (ICOB) is an Innovative CPD Conference addressing the mental and physical health of all staff in the medical field who serve on the front lines of patient care. The medical community do meaningful work in some of the most stressful working conditions. Their jobs often result in burnout, compassion fatigue and other physical and mental issues.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies Burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,”
In May 2019 WHO updated its definition of burnout in the new version of its handbook of diseases, the International Classification of Diseases — ICD-11 —which will go into effect in January 2022.
Burnout is a major issue among physicians and medical practitioners, with the recent increase of tragedies of physician suicide this shows just how extreme and how devastation untreated burnout, compassion fatigue and mental strain can be. At a quick glance here are some quick facts on Burnout:
The objective of ICOB is to build a scientific understanding of Burnout chronically affecting the healthcare community.
The conference organization committee commitment is to:
The conference theme “One Nation Under Stress” encapsulates the difficult diverse settings we currently live in. We welcome you to take the time to spend the weekend at the conference to bring to awareness how Burnout is plaguing the Medical Community and harming patients.