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April 30, 2018
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The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
The Maine Medical Association will hold its 165th Annual Session Sept. 7-9, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Special Envoy, The Honorable George J. Mitchell will kick off the weekend with a keynote presentation at 6:30pm on Friday evening, Sept. 7. Registration materials are included with the current issue of Maine Medicine.
An important part of preventing type 2 diabetes is lifestyle changes. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent when they participate in a structured lifestyle change program.
The MMA recently has learned of the passing of two members who have made substantial contributions to the practice of medicine in Maine, as well as to the work of the MMA. We extend our condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of Jordan Shubert, M.D. and Mark Cooper, M.D. Please see their obituaries below.
On April 30, 2018, Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) held a press conference announcing they have filed a lawsuit in Maine Superior Court to require implementation of Medicaid expansion as enacted by Maine voters in a 2017 referendum.
All Aroostook County physicians and their guests are invited to join MMA officers and executive staff at a Listening Session to be held on Tuesday, May 15th.
2018 Maine Independent Clinical Information Service opioid education presentations.
See current MIPS information from the AMA here.
On Tuesday May 1, 2018 you
are invited to join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
for a recruitment
information session in Portland, ME. This is your opportunity
to meet their recruitment team and learn about how you can join the pool of
dedicated aid workers. They are currently recruiting for a variety of medical and
non-medical positions. [Unfortunately, this event is sold out.]
Legislative Calls Over for 128th Legislature; Veto Day Wednesday
The Maine Legislature will return to Augusta on Wednesday, May 2nd, to decide whether to override the Governor's vetoes of several bills.
There were no legislative activities in the past week. As noted above, the Maine Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday. Check next week's issue of the Weekly Update for a report on how the House and Senate deal with a variety of gubernatorial vetoes.
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th
The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will hold their Spring Educational Program and Business Meeting on Friday, May 4th at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, ME from 11:30am - 5:00pm.
Are you frustrated by poor communication and waste in your work processes? Lean has recently transformed the way many hospitals and health systems operate. This full-day workshop on May 8 in Augusta provides those who lead hospitals, health centers, practices, and related service industries with an introduction to Lean thinking and process improvement tools.
The Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons will hold their Annual Meeting from Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME. Read More
River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.
Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.
Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Read More
Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN).
Save the date for the NNESAM 2018 Annual Conference taking place at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont November 2 & 3, 2018. Read More
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician,
board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our
well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine
is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical
Center. Read More
Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family
Practice Physician for our multi-service,
progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved
area. Read More
Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a BC/BE part/full-time Child & Adolescent
Psychiatrist clinician-educator or clinician-scientist to join the Department
of Psychiatry. Read More
Tri-County Mental Health Services has multiple
current and developing programs including Integrated Primary Care and
Behavioral Health Homes. Read More
PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal
Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced
practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department! Read More
PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations
in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally
recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care! Read More
Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is
seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established
outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area. Read More
Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical
cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta
and Waterville, Maine locations Read More
Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More
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