Ever Wanted to Take a Harvard Course?
Now you can! Beginning today, April 7, 2014, Harvard University will be launching a new, free online course about health policy in the United States. You'll have the opportunity to experience world class teaching from a world class faculty as you delve into the essentials of U.S. health care policy.
To learn more about the class visit www.getbettermaine.org
Maine's Health Workforce: What Does the Data Tell Us?
Presented by the Maine Health Workforce Forum
April 15, 2014
8:30 – 10:30 am
MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health, Augusta,
Pre-registration not required
For more information, visit: www.mainehealthworkforceforum.org
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."
Please join us in an evening celebration to recognize the following Maine-based organizations and individuals for their outstanding achievements assuring equitable care for all Mainers. The honorees include: Marjorie Wither, Maine Migrant Health Program, United Somali Women of Maine & Waldo County Dental Care
MaineCare Provider Advisory Committee Meeting
April 17, 2014
Conference Room 103B
Cross State Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, Maine or via phone: 1-877-455-0244, with passcode 7989253087#
The MaineCare topics for this meeting will be Telemedicine and Physician Assistant prescribing rights. Any provider interested in MaineCare initiatives may attend the meeting.
Webinar - E-cigarettes: Challenges for Clinicians
April 23, 2014
1:00 - 2:30 pm
This free webinar is hosted by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD). The webinar will: describe the various types and components of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes); describe the current evidence for the clinical use of e-cigarettes among tobacco users; explain the potential clinical and health risks and benefits of e-cigarette use and respond to clinical inquiries regarding e-cigarettes from patients and colleagues.
Click here to register.
Participants who join the live session on April 23, 2014 can claim CME/CEU credit for $35 per certificate
Prescription Assistance Information and Networking Meeting
April 25, 2014
9 a.m. - 12 p.m
Maine Medical Association, Manchester
To register contact MedHelp Maine firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 793-4462
Meeting attendees from organizations with existing medication access programs will learn best practices from their medication access colleagues, and individuals from communities not yet offering such resources will learn how they might do so.
The Maine Public Health Association (MPHA) Tobacco Webinar Series
The Answers Are Out There: Best Practice Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Use
May 1, 2014, 2:00 pm
Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/198693440
Sex Sells: the Wild, Wild East—Emerging Tobacco Trends
May 15, 2014, 2:00 pm
Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/910761344
Consider the Source: The Intersection Between the Fund for a Healthy Maine and Tobacco Prevention and Control
June 3, 2014, 2:00 pm
Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/553284137
For more information, visit: http://www.mainepublichealth.org/events/event/
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 email@example.com or 207-445-2260.
AAP Maine Chapter Annual Spring Education Conference
May 9-10, 2014
Harborside Hotel, Bar Harbor
This year we will focus on "The Main Things for Pediatric Practice in Maine," featuring a keynote address by Ross Greene, PhD, author of The Explosive Child.
Please visit www.maineaap.org/conferences for more information and to register. Please register and book your hotel room by April 28th.
Nominations for 16th Annual Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award
Due May 9, 2014
This prestigious award recognizes healthcare providers in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) who display extraordinary compassion in caring for patients. The recipient will receive $5,000, and four finalists will receive $1,000 each. Nominations are due May 9, 2014. The Schwartz Center will honor the award recipient and four finalists at its annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Compassionate Healthcare Dinner on November 20, 2014, at the Boston Convention Center. For more information, visit http://www.theschwartzcenter.org/supporting-caregivers/cca.aspx or call (617)724-4746.
Maine Harm Reduction Conference
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9 am - 4:30 pm
Kaplan University, Augusta, ME
Keynote Speaker, Jon Zibbell, Medical Anthropologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will explore the intersection of culture, stigma, drug use behaviors and infectious diseases such as HI and hepatitis C. Jon's anthropologcial fieldwork immersed him in the subculture and lives of persons who inject drugs.
For more information, visit: http://www.downeastaidsnetwork.org/mehra-sec/
Inter Professional Collaborative Practice Summit
May 28, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (207) 577-2018
The Maine Public Health Association’s (MPHA) 30th annual 2014 Fall Conference
October 7, 2014
Augusta Civic Center
MPHA Call for Abstracts for breakout sessions: Abstracts from all areas of public health are welcome. We encourage abstracts focusing on the theme of building on 30 years of public health progress. All abstracts must be submitted via e-mail no later than Wednesday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. to MPHAabstracts@gmail.com.
The Call for Abstract form is available at: http://www.mainepublichealth.org/category/pressroom/
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.