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April 30, 2018

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
MMA Acknowledges the Passing of Jordan Shubert, M.D. and Mark Cooper, M.D.
Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation
MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
MICIS: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
AMA, Specialty Societies Ask CMS to Reduce 2018 MIPS Reporting Period
Doctors Without Borders Coming to Maine May 1st
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Calls Over for 128th Legislature; Veto Day Wednesday
Legislative Report
UPCOMING EVENTS
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th
Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatric Medical Director
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session

Members, guests and exhibitors can also register on the Association's website at www.mainemed.com.  In addition to Senator Mitchell's presentation, the weekend will feature a gubernatorial forum featuring candidates for Governor, the annual presentation of 50 year pins and other awards on Saturday evening and the installation of a new President-elect. A new feature this year will be a champagne reception for MMA past presidents.
 
On the education side, programs will be presented on alternatives to opioids for pain, a panel discussing what more needs to be done to address the epidemic of drug overdoses in the state and a panel discussing leadership from physicians in the C-suite. Media training will be offered in an optional session, as will education on Chapter 488 on opioid prescribing and on the new Chapter 21 rules from the licensing boards (took effect for most boards on March 23, 2018). These optional sessions will qualify for the mandatory CME on opioid prescribing (3 hours CME).
 
Questions about the Annual Session can be addressed to Diane McMahon at the MMA at 480-4188 extension 216 or via e-mail to dmcmahon@mainemed.com.
 
We hope to see you in Bar Harbor in September!
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