Free CME: Next Virtual Grand Rounds to cover Valley Fever and bird flu in California

July 09, 2024

Join us on August 20, 2024, for the next installment of the California Medical Association’s (CMA) Virtual Grand Rounds – Valley Fever in California: Understanding Coccidiomycosis – which will discuss two infectious diseases currently on the minds of California public health officials: H5N1 (avian/bird flu) and coccidiomycosis (valley fever).

Recently, a new strain of avian flu has been on the rise in California livestock, and cases of the fungal disease coccidiomycosis have been increasing since 2023. Up to 97% of cases of valley fever nationwide are diagnosed in California and Arizona.

In this Virtual Grand Rounds, attendees will hear about coccidiomycosis from George Thompson, M.D., an infectious diseases professor at UC Davis School of Medicine, and Gail Cooksey, an epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health. 

We will also hear from California State Epidemiologist Erica Pan, M.D., MPH, who will discuss the recent rise in avian flu, and review recent COVID-19 epidemiology and vaccination recommendations. 

This free one-hour webinar is open to all interested parties.  Free CME is available to participants in the live event.

If you are unable to attend the live event, it will be available for on-demand playback at cmadocs.org/grandrounds. But please note that CME is only available for those attending the live activity.

About CMA’s Virtual Grand Rounds

Virtual Grand Rounds: Emerging Public Health Issues is a free and monthly series providing the latest patient management news and resources. The effort is a partnership between CMA and the California Department of Public Health.

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 the California Department of Public Health. CMA is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The California Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the General CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.


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