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July 1, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D. to Speak at Opioid Response Summit, July 15
MMA Offices Closed July 4-5
Congress Begins Consideration of Surprise Billing Legislation
Notice re: Medical Telemetry Devices
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
Vaccine Law Opponents Seek "People's Veto"
2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program
2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit - July 15th
Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning July 17th
ACU Annual Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from July 28th-31st
2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31
Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Physician
Nurse Practitioner
Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health
Physician Director of Primary Care

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D. to Speak at Opioid Response Summit, July 15

AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist from Atlanta and current chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force has been added as a speaker at the Governor’s Opioid Response Summit being held on Monday, July 15 at the Augusta Civic Center. Dr. Harris will be part of a panel in the afternoon plenary session that will discuss opioid response strategies that have been successful in New England and around the country.  She will also participate in the afternoon breakout session on opioid prescribing. Registration is available at the Opioid Summit website. There is a $40 registration fee. Nearly 800 persons have already registered so if you are interested I attending, don’t delay.

Other speakers include Sam Quinones, author of the best selling book Dreamland and former White House Drug czar Michael Botticelli. Governor Mills, Commissioner Lambrew and recently appointed ME CDC Director Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D. will also speak.

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