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September 17, 2018

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U.S. Senate Expected to Vote Today on Opioid Legislation Package

The United States Senate is expected to vote today (Monday, Sept. 17) on a package of bills dealing with the opioid issues in the country. Once passed, these bills would then be reconciled with the numerous bills passed earlier this year in the House. If this process is successful, the final package could then be sent to the President's desk, hopefully before the midterm election (Nov. 6) or, in any case, before the end of the calendar year.

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More Annual Session Photos (Part 2)

Click through for more photos from the 2018 Annual Session, including the road race.

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Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis - this Thursday, September 20 in Calais 5:30-8:30pm

This free presentation will be held on Thursday, September 20 at Calais Regional Hospital from 5:30-8:30pm.  RSVP to Holly Gartmayer DeYoung at hdeyoung@eastporthealth.org.

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50-Year Pins Presented at Annual Session

Five of the MMA's twenty-seven 50-year pin recipients were present to receive them.

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New Maine Law Protects Patients from Non-Medical Switching

Non-medical switching occurs when third-party payers force a patient who is medically stable on a certain prescription medication to switch to a different medication for a reason unrelated to the patient’s health, usually cost. 

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MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm

MMA will hold its next Listening Session at the Newcastle Publick House in Newcastle on Tuesday evening, Oct. 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.   MMA officers and senior staff will be present to hear from the physicians in Lincoln, Knox and Sagadahoc counties.  

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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.

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Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19

Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know - Friday, October 19th at UNE's Innovation Hall. Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD has helped shaped public health policy to save the lives of children around the world. 

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MMA Seeks Contract Academic Detailer/Prescriber Educator

The Maine Medical Association, on behalf of MICIS, is seeking a clinical health professional to serve in the role of a contract "academic detailer."

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MaineHealth Announces 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training Program

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence(CTI) has just put out its 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training and Education Program. 
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Report on MMA Board Meeting, Sept. 7, 2018

The MMA Board of Directors met on Friday, Sept. 7 in Bar Harbor as part of the Association's 165th Annual Session. Among other business, Directors elected Karen Saylor, M.D. to chair the Board for the coming year. Dr. Saylor is a geriatrician practicing with Southern Maine Geriatric Associates.  

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Six New Members Elected to MMA Board of Directors

The MMA Board of Directors will welcome six new board members at their next meeting, Oct. 17, 2019 as a result of members approving the slate of nominees presented by the MMA Committee on Nominations at the General Membership Meeting held on Saturday, Sept. 8.

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Annual Meeting Adopts By-law Changes, Resolutions on Diabetes and Firearm Violence

At the 2018 Annual meeting, the MMA membership adopted changes to the Association's by-laws to create two new sections: a medical student section and a resident section. Members also voted overwhelmingly to support two resolutions.

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12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids

All professionals licensed by the Board of Licensure in Medicine (MDs and PAs licensed by that board) are advised to remember that they are required by Board rule to have taken three hours of opioid CME by December 31, 2018, even if they do not and will not prescribe opioids.

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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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Legislature Adjourns to End Session, Establishing Effective Date of Legislation

The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die (to end the session) on Thursday, September 13th.

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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

CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire - September 20-21

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know Read More

17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23

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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MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training in Augusta - September 22

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

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Health Care for Maine Conference October 1

HC4ME invites you to a one day conference with tracks dedicated to those who want to more about assisting Mainers navigating the health care systems in Maine and a second set of tracks dedicated to those interested in getting involved in health care policy. This year’s theme will be The Opportunity of Extraordinary Times. The event will be held at the Augusta Civic Center October 1, 2018.


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Maine Concussion Management Initiative final training program for 2018 on October 16

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2018 on October 16 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI will be a presenter and not the sponsor / organizer. MCMI training is listed as the Youth Concussion Track. Read More

MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26

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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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 14

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


BC/BE Family Physician

Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice, member of Maine Health, located in Farmington, Maine, is searching for a BC/BE Family Physician. Read More

Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)

Franklin Health Internal Medicine is an office based Internal Medicine practice tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Maine, and owned by Franklin Memorial Hospital, a member of Maine Health.
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Internal Medicine Physician

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine is seeking a FT Board Certified/Board Eligible Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practices located in the greater Portland area. 
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Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director

Tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Farmington, Maine, this full-time position with have an average of 14 patients per day and call is provided by our own local Evergreen Crisis Team, providing 24 hour crisis service coverage.  Read More

Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth

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