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May 21, 2018

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Conclude Successful Meeting in Kennebunkport
Trump Administration Releases Drug Pricing Blueprint
Maine's is Named One of the Best Medical Examiner Offices in the Country
Urge Patients to Confirm Mailing Address for New Medicare Card
Pain Specialists Report Significant Barriers to Care
Medicaid Waivers: Work Requirement OK'd in N.H.; Lifetime Limits Denied in Kansas
Nominations Sought for Mary Cushman, MD Award
Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month: Making the Case for a Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention
Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Report: Primary Elections June 12th
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
Inspiring Hope: How to Support Recovery Ready Communities - May 24 Conference
One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
HPV Summit in Brewer June 7th
Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
X Waiver Course in Waterville June 16th
MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22
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
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Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Conclude Successful Meeting in Kennebunkport

Speakers included John Weigelt, M.D., DVM, MMA, FACS, recently retired as Professor of Trauma Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Richard J. Barth, Jr., M.D., FACS, Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Chief, Section of General Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Kristin L. Long, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Sam Pakraftar, MB, Bch, BAO from MaineGeneral Medical Center; Jens Rueter, M.D., Medical Director, Maine Center Genomics Initiative, Jackson Lab, and George C. Velmahos, M.D., PhD, FACS, Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital.

 
On Friday afternoon, Brad M. Cushing, M.D., FACS, Chief of Surgery at Maine Medical Center moderated a panel on Solutions for Rural Surgery that included James L. Clarke, M.D., FACS, from Eastern Maine Medical Center, Rodney Lahren of Northern Maine Medical Center, Samer Sbayi,M.D., MBA, FACS of Long Island, NY but formerly of Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln and Dr. Weigelt.
 
During the Chapter business meeting on Sunday morning, President Jamie Loggins, M.D., FACS presented the President's gavel to Amy Tan, M.D., FACS who will lead the Chapter for the next two years.   Damien Carter, M.D., FACS was elected President-Elect.  Dr. Tan practices surgery at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Dr. Carter is Chief of the Burn program at Maine Medical Center.
 
Over 50 surgeons attending the meeting which was managed for the second year by the Maine Medical Association.
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