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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.
Click through for more photos from the 2018 Annual Session, including the road race.
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 email@example.com.
Five of the MMA's twenty-seven 50-year pin recipients were present to receive them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Maine Medical Association, on behalf of MICIS, is seeking a clinical health professional to serve in the role of a contract "academic detailer."
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence(CTI) has just put out its 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training and Education Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die (to end the session) on Thursday, September 13th.
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
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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.
MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Health Farmington Family Practice, member of Maine Health, located in
Farmington, Maine, is searching for a BC/BE Family Physician. Read More
Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth
location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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