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April 29, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Call to Action: Senate Votes LD 798 on Thursday

LD 798, the bill to repeal non-medical exemptions to school and healthcare employment vaccine requirements, passed the House last week and will be up for a very close vote in the Senate, most likely this Thursday. Call your State Senator and urge passage of LD 798!

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Lawrence B. Mutty, M.D., M.P.H., 1934-2019; MMA President 2004-2005

The MMA family mourns the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Larry Mutty, and extends its condolences to Dr. Danielle Mutty and the extended Mutty family.

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Save the Date: Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26

Brick South, the event center at Thompson's Point in South Portland, will be the site of an MMA Gala Celebration on Saturday evening, Oct. 26. We will celebrate the executive leadership of Dan Hanley, M.D., Frank Stred and Gordon Smith who sequentially led MMA for sixty-five years from 1955 into 2019. Watch for invitations this summer. An elegant evening of wonderful memories is planned, including dinner and dancing to the band Plush.

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Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program

Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.

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This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA

Click through for a brief update on recent public health issues, provided by the American Medical Association's electronic publication, Morning Rounds. [This article is updated weekly.]

 
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FDA and CDC Issue Clarifications on Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

See the new guidance in a recent letter from the CDC.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, April 30th

The Maine Legislature is in full swing, with over 1660 bills printed. All committees are holding public hearings and work sessions and voting on bills. That means there's lots of work to do on the MMA Legislative Calls. The next call will be Tuesday, April 30th, at 8 p.m.

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Early Intervention in Psychosis and Other State House Highlights of the Week

Please see a summary of the MMA's legislative advocacy at the Maine State House last week.

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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.

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22nd Maine Pain Symposium on May 1 8am-4:30pm at University of New England

Presented by Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care:
22nd Maine Pain Symposium "Balancing Pain Management With The Opioid Crisis: Are We Making Progress?" at UNE Biddeford Campus

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Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, May 3, 2019

Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings -  3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare  Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019 Read More


Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT - Saturday May 4th in Bangor at Northern Light Health

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. SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this. Motivational Interviewing is a technique using specific skills and has proven to yield better outcomes when used in the strategic treatment of youth engaging in substance misuse. Read More


Penobscot Medical Society Auxiliary 70th Anniversary Gala May 4th

You are cordially invited to the APCMS 70th Anniversary Platinum Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, May 4th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Stone Manor, 89 Main Street, Orono.

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Cumberland County Physicians: Join the MMA at the Foreside Tavern in Falmouth on Thursday, May 16

Cumberland County physicians are invited to join the MMA for informal conversation with friends and colleagues and to let us know how MMA can better serve you. Read More


MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta

Choose one of two dates for this three-hour presentation by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS): Wednesday, May 29 at Jeff's Catering in Brewer or Wednesday, June 5 at the Augusta Civic Center.

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The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs June 21 and October 29

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative will be offering two training programs in 2019. The first will be June 21 in Waterville at Colby College. And the second on October 29 in South Portland at the Double Tree hotel as the Youth Concussion track at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. Read More


2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers.  Nominations for the 2019 award are due by July 31.

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Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations

2019 MICIS learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner

Western Maine Family Health Center (Livermore Falls, Maine) seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or experienced Family Nurse Practitioner to provide healthcare to people of all ages.
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Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exceptional opportunity for a physician leader to join our growing hospital based practice.
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Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise

Maine Maritime Academy is looking for a physician for its annual training cruise this summer. 
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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. 
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Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity

Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist or NP/PA to join its expanding team located in Rockland, Maine.
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Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine

Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
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PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!

Penobscot Community Health Care is seeking a Pediatrician in our Penobscot Pediatrics in Bangor. Become a part of the legendary Penobscot Pediatrics, at our new location set to open fall of 2019.
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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


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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