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August 20, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Maine Legislature Seems Poised to Return in Special Session to Consider Bills on the State's Child Protective Services System
MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting
MMA Headquarters Undergoing Major Renovations
CDC: Drug overdoses killed 72,000 in 2017
Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine AM Best Rating Rises
Familial Hypercholesterolemia Common Among Those With French Canadian Ancestry
Another Vaccine Shown to Not Cause Autism
New AMA Website Urges Grassroots Advocacy on Prior Authorization Reform
MMA Senior Section Meets on August 22 with Presentation by Richard Kahn, M.D.
Register Today for 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21-Brewer & September 12-Auburn
MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training September 22
17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018
Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions
Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th
Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute
Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni
CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA
CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
Behavioral Health Consultant
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Medical Board Physician
Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Register Today for 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor

The program begins with an opening night reception at 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 7 (note that the MMA Board meets earlier, at 3:00 pm). Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell speaks at 6:00 pm. The Saturday morning business meeting begins at 7:30am followed by Michael Botticelli's keynote presentation at 10:00 am. His presentation is followed by two panels focusing on strategies to address the opioid/heroin/fentanyl crisis and alternatives to opioids for pain, including medical marijuana and acupuncture.
 
Saturday evening will feature the Annual Dinner with several awards being presented and a new President-elect being introduced. 50 year pins will also be given to those members attending who are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their graduation from medical school.  
 
Sunday morning the 38th running of the Edmund Hardy, M.D. Road Race will begin promptly at 7:00 am (course is about 3 miles and walkers are welcome). The educational program beings at 8:00am with a panel of physician executives leading hospital organizations in Maine. At 9:00am the meeting concludes with a forum featuring the four gubernatorial candidates. The meeting concludes by 11:00am Sunday.
 
A special thank you to the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership which is facilitating two of the three CME panels.
 
Register now on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com. Although the Harborside Hotel is sold out, several other facilities within walking distance of the meeting are available and staff at the MMA office can assist members with securing alternate housing (622-3374 and press 0 for assistance).
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