Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

January 05, 2021

The end of 2020 marked two milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic: a broad national surge of cases that have overwhelmed hospital capacity in communities across California and the first rounds of vaccine inoculations. With broader vaccine distribution expected in 2021, is hope on the horizon? Are we at the beginning of an end to the pandemic? 

The next webinar in our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series – COVID-19 Winter Surge and Vaccine Rollout – Is Hope on the Horizon? – will be Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

This webinar is part of a monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series on the evolution of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and management of COVID-19 patients, hosted by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC).

These monthly case-based presentations include expert panel discussions and audience participation. This webinar will be moderated by Kimberly Newell Green, M.D., immediate past president of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS) and associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The 90-minute grand rounds webinars are free and open to all interested clinicians. Participants can receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, they will be available for on-demand playback at covidroundsca.org.  

 As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the status of the surge and communicate to patients and community the importance of continued vigilance and close adherence to mitigation strategies.
  • Communicate with staff, patients, and communities about the state's approach to reviewing COVID-19 vaccine safety as well as the stages of vaccine rollout.
  • Recognize the challenges in achieving equitable vaccine rollout, and work in practice settings and communities to assure vaccine uptake in the most vulnerable populations.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the California Medical Association (CMA) and California Health and Human Services Agency.  CMA is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The California Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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