Free On Demand CME: Motivational Interviewing
Basic Skills and Clinical Applications of Motivational Interviewing
This online activity consists of two-30 minute modules on using motivational interviewing techniques to help patients change health behaviors. Specifically, the program addresses four different problems that negatively affect health: non-adherence to treatment guidelines, poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and smoking. The activity also provides scenarios that demonstrate how MI is used in clinical settings.
Faculty: Michael Bierer, MD, MPH
Provided by Lunder Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine - In Collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital
Click here for more information or to take the course.
University of Maine School of Law
3rd Annual Justice for Women Lecture
Dr. Sima Samar, physician and Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Please register online or by calling 207-780-4344.
Bangor-area ACA Small Business Forum
March 19, 2014
7:00 - 9:15 am
Jeff's Catering, Brewer
Will include general information on ACA issues relevant for small businesses, followed by a summary of the key features and differences between the plans offered by the three Marketplace insurers (Anthem, Maine Community Health Options and Northeast Delta Dental)
Free to attend but please register here.
athenahealth Webinar: What Health Care Can Learn From Amazon
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
athenahealth EVP and COO Ed Park will discuss how health care can apply Amazon's pioneering philosophies and cloud technology to activate big data at a national scale, and to embrace collaboration in the face of competition—all to help deliver greater value to patients and caregivers.
Click here to register.
The Maine Immunization Coalition cordially invites you to:
Preventing Meningococcal Disease
Presented by: Dr. Sydney R. Sewall, MD MPH, Pediatrician Kennebec Pediatrics and Jeri Brooks Greenwell, National Meningitis Association Advisory Committee
Thursday March 20, 2014, 9:00 am
Maine Health, 110 Free St, Portland
Or call in: 1-877-273-4202, conference ID 8187268
RSVP to Caroline Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org 207-621-0677 Ext. 222
Effective Delivery of Buprenorphine Services In Maine
Thursday, March 20, 2014, Portland
Thursday, March 27, 2014, Bangor
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$20 Registration fee
Please join the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. for a training on the medication, Buprenorphine.
To learn more or register, please click here.
The Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) Tobacco Webinar Series
Consider the Source: The Intersection Between the
Fund for a Healthy Maine and Tobacco Prevention and Control
March 20, 2014, 2:00 pm
Speakers: Friends of the Fund for a Healthy Maine and MPHA
Sex Sells: the Wild, Wild East—Emerging Tobacco Trends
May 15, 2014, 2:00 pm
ICD-10 CM Training Session for Coders, March 25 & 26
Maine Medical Association Offices, Manchester, ME
Registration fee: $545 per person and will include a training manual and a 2014 ICD-10 Manual.
For more information or to register, click here.
This two day multi-specialty training session for coders will be presented by Laurie Desjardins, PCS, CPC-1 and others from CSI Coding Strategies. The training will cover ICD-10 CM coding fundamentals and ICD-10 code assignment.
Transforming Health Care: Patients as Partners
March 31, 2014
On March 31st, Maine Quality Counts and its partners will present free “Health Care Town Hall Meetings” throughout Maine to discuss how patients and providers can Choose Wisely. John Santa, MD, MPH will be presenting live at Maine General Medical Center’s Alfond Center for Health, Education Pavilion with live stream webcast out to the following locations:
Brewer - EMHS, Cianchette Auditorium
Lewiston - University of Maine campus
Machias - University of Maine campus
Presque Isle - University of Maine campus
Portland - University of Maine, Wishcamper Center
Waterville -Thayer Center for Health, Dean Auditorium
For more information on the event and to register, click here. Or call Judy Ward at 207.620.8526, ext. 106 or email: email@example.com
Registration Now Open!
Quality Counts 2014 Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Augusta Civic Center
Click here to register.
This year's conference, a collaborative effort of Maine Quality Counts, the Maine Primary Care Association, and the Maine Public Health Association, is titled, Innovation to Transformation: What Will it Take?
As health care providers, payers, and consumers increasingly effectively work collaboratively as communities to bring together "medical neighborhoods" as private-public partnerships that align efforts to transform health care delivery and payment systems. QC 2014 will help inform and advance these efforts.
More information can be found on the QC website.
Save the Date & Call for Nominations:
2014 Hanley Center Honors for Leadership in Health Equity & Health Disparities
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Reception & Dinner
Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland
The keynote speaker at the recognition dinner will be Dr. Lori Alviso Alvord, the first Navajo Woman Surgeon and author of "The Scalpel and the Silver Bear."
CALL For Nominations
The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership will recognize Maine-based organizations and individuals who have provided outstanding leadership in health equity & health disparities in Maine. Go online and nominate an Individual, an Organization or a Collaborative Project. Deadline for nominations is March 14, 2014.
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program and Business Meeting
Friday, May 2, 2014
12:00pm - 4:45pm
Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, ME
For more information, please contact Shirley Goggin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-445-2260.
Inter Professional Collaborative Practice Summit
May 28th, 2014
University of New England Harold Alfond Forum, Biddeford, Maine
Funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the Maine AHEC network, the summit will host national experts to address the relationship between health professions education, clinical practice, and national healthcare reform. 4.25 hours CME credit expected.
Click here for more information.
Maine Concussion Management Initiative Trainings
June 13, 2014 in Waterville at Colby College (Date tentative)
October 21, 2014 in Portland in conjunction with the Maine Brain Injury Conference
All sessions 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Includes An Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management & Interpreting Neurocognitive Testing (including using ImPACT)
$100 for Health Care Professionals (CEUs/CME available); $40 for school personnel and all other attendees
For more information or to register, contact Jan Salis, email@example.com, (207) 577-2018