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February 18, 2019

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MMA Participates in AMA National Advocacy Conference and Visits Maine Delegation on Capitol Hill

 MMA President Robert Schlager, M.D. and Interim CEO Andrew MacLean joined other state and national specialty medical organizations last week in Washington, D.C. for the AMA's annual National Advocacy Conference.

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Pertussis Cases on the Rise in Maine

Reported cases of pertussis in Maine more than doubled from January 2018 to January 2019. Immunization remains the single best way to prevent it.

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Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 23, 2019

The Maine Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (MSOS) is hosting its Annual Meeting on March 23, 2019 at the Maine Medical Association. The meeting will focus on current issues facing Orthopaedic Surgeons in Maine and initiatives of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

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Maine Public Health Nursing in the 1790s: "Tante Blanche"

Julianna L'Heureux tells the story of Tante Blanche, Madawaska's public health nurse during the harsh winter and famine of 1797...long before there was "Maine".

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CDC Reports Flu Vaccine Relatively Effective This Season

TheWashington Post (2/14, Sun) reports CDC officials said the flu vaccine appears to be relatively effective this season and is protecting roughly half of those who received it.

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Historical Society Exhibit on Medical Stories of Maine

Partners for World Health presents "Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine," a new exhibit at the Maine Historical Society February 9 through April 27, 2019.

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MMA Wants Your Feedback: Physician Wellness Survey

The Maine Medical Association is conducting a study of physician wellness. Please help by taking a 5 minute survey. Details after the link.

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MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, February 19th

The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resume soon, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, February 19th, at 8 p.m.


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State House Highlights of the Week: MMA Testifies in Opposition to "Vaping" and Proposed Scope of Practice Expansion for Podiatrists

Click through for news on the past week's developments in the Legislature and from the Governor's office.

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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.

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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on March 2 and April 6

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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NAMI Maine’s Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference - Friday, April 12, 2019

NAMI Maine is excited to announce that Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is our keynote speaker.

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Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time PMHNP, for our Leeds location. Read More

Part-time Physician for Academic Year Contract Position

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) seeks physician for a part-time, academic year contract position.
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PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!

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Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine

Northern Light 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. Read More

Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO

Northern Light Inland Hospital is seeking a full time board certified/board eligible MD/DO to join a well-established outpatient practice for outpatient internal medicine and geriatrics. 
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Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full-time BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to join a well-established practice located at Brunswick Station.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader 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.  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

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More

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