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August 20, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maine Legislature Seems Poised to Return in Special Session to Consider Bills on the State's Child Protective Services System

Governor LePage has declared his intention to ask legislators to return to consider several bills from his office on the topic in the wake of highly publicized child abuse and neglect tragedies earlier this year. Read More


MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting

At the Association's 165th Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, the membership will vote on bylaw amendments which would authorize the establishment of both a medical student section and resident section within the MMA governance structure. Read More


MMA Headquarters Undergoing Major Renovations

The MMA Headquarters, the Frank Stred building, is in the middle of significant renovations that will improve members' meeting experience. Read More


CDC: Drug overdoses killed 72,000 in 2017

“The American Medical Association (AMA) called on policymakers . . . to support proven approaches to treat opioid use disorder.” Patrice A. Harris, M.D., chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force, said, “We know what works.” Dr. Harris added, “We can point to states where making access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) has been a priority, and the mortality rates are doing down.

 

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Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine AM Best Rating Rises

The MMA congratulates Medical Mutual on this achievement!  The company is MMA's endorsed provider of professional liability coverage for members. Read More


Familial Hypercholesterolemia Common Among Those With French Canadian Ancestry

Dr. Dervilla McCann notes a lack of awareness of this genetic condition at every level of the medical community.

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Another Vaccine Shown to Not Cause Autism

A study of 80,000 youngsters “over a four-year period” at Kaiser Permanent found “no association between the prenatal Tdap (for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough) vaccine and autism spectrum disorder.”

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New AMA Website Urges Grassroots Advocacy on Prior Authorization Reform

 See more about the AMA's prior authorization efforts.  At the urging of the MMA, the 128th Legislature enacted a prior authorization reform bill, L.D. 1032, in the 2018 session, but the Governor vetoed the bill.  The MMA anticipates another legislative effort on prior authorization reform during the First Regular Session of the 129th Legislature. Read More


MMA Senior Section Meets on August 22 with Presentation by Richard Kahn, M.D.

Maine's favorite medical historian Richard Kahn, M.D. of Rockland will present at the next MMA Senior Section meeting on Wednesday, August 22. His talk will be on "Diseases of the District of Maine, 1780-1820,",an unpublished manuscript by Dr. Jeremiah Baker that Dr. Kahn has reviewed and enhanced.

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

The keynote speakers and CME program for the Association's 165th Annual Session in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, 2018 is the strongest in many years. Make plans now to join your colleagues for a weekend of education, networking and fun. The Honorable George Mitchell and former director of the White House Office of Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli are the keynote speakers.

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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available

During the two sessions of the 128th Legislature, the Maine Medical Association advocacy team monitored well over 300 pieces of legislation involving some aspect of healthcare. With the session now nearly concluded, MMA attorneys are available to present a one hour CME talk on the new laws of which physicians need to be aware.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty. Read More


MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21-Brewer & September 12-Auburn

All licensees of the Board of Licensure in Medicine must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.

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MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training September 22

MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.

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17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium taking place September 21-23, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

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Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions

The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.   

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Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for tits inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.   Read More


Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3

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


Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th

Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases. Read More


Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.

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Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni

The Hanley Center’s newest leadership development initiative, the Next Level Leadership Seminar Series, focused on Innovation in Leadership is filling up!  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain more depth in your leadership skills, reconnect with the Hanley alumni network and build new relationships.    Read More


CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know Read More


CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth

Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Read More


Behavioral Health Consultant

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team as a Behavioral Health Consultant. Read More


Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

Maine 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


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

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


Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 
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Medical Board Physician

The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board.
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Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine

Sacopee Valley 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


Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

Eastern 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


Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

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


Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

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


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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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