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Join us for a Virtual Grand Rounds on Nov. 10 to learn the latest on COVID-19 vaccines for kids and booster doses, how to make vaccinating work for your practice, and the role of physicians in protecting the public from misinformation. Participants can earn up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1 COPIC Point.

This webinar is hosted by the Colorado Medical Society with support from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians and the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Register here:

Confirmed speakers:

  • Rachel Herlihy, MD, State Epidemiologist
  • Lily Griego, Regional Director for HHS in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, WY and UT)
  • Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This presentation is valid for 1 COPIC point.


After completing this activity, the learner should be able to: 

Lily Griego 

  • Summarize the current state of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign from a federal perspective 
  • Explain the state of the federal vaccine mandate   

Rachel Herlihy, MD, MPH 

  • Summarize current COVID-19 data (cases, vaccinations) from a state perspective  
  • Discuss current recommendations for adult booster doses and pediatric vaccines 
  • Present the current state of the COPCPVax Grant Program and discuss how practices can take advantage of funding

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH 

  • Describe the key structures and purposes of professional self-regulation 
  • List several core values that may come into tension when implementing and enforcing professional practice standards 

The moderator/host will direct questions to panelists after panelist presentations are complete.  

Speaker biographies:

Lily Griego is the Regional Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, serving Region 8, which serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. Griego's credentials include a stellar public service career that covered a wide range of local and federal policy issues, as well as a proven community engagement track record. She led multiple state teams during the 2020 census and all congressional affairs for the region, successfully earning additional congressional seats in Montana and Colorado. She worked for a U.S. Senator on critical policy issues, including immigration, equality, and healthcare. She has an extensive background in the public and private sector with land-use, environmental protection, and finance regulations, enforcement, and community education. 

Dr. Rachel Herlihy is a preventive medicine physician and the State Epidemiologist for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.  She has been with the Department since 2011.  Her position resides in the Department’s Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response where she oversees the Division’s Communicable Disease Branch and serves as the Principal Investigator on CDC funded Emerging Infections Program and Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity grants.  Dr. Herlihy is currently leading COVID-19 surveillance, case investigation, and outbreak response activity for Colorado.  

Dr. Matthew Wynia is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. His training is in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health and health services research. Dr. Wynia’s career has included developing a research institute and training programs focusing on bioethics, professionalism and policy issues (the AMA Institute for Ethics) and founding the AMA’s Center for Patient Safety. His research has focused on novel uses of survey data to inform and improve the practical management of ethical issues in health care and public policy. He has led projects on a wide variety of topics related to ethics and professionalism, including public health and disaster ethics, and inequities in health and health care. 

Additional expert for Q&A: 

Spencer Budd, Policy Analyst, Colorado Health Institute - a member of the CHI team administering the grant program