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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maine Medical Association Names Andrew B. MacLean Chief Executive Officer

During its board meeting on July 10, 2019, the MMA Board of Directors announced its selection of Andrew B. MacLean, J.D. of Augusta to be the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the state’s largest physician professional organization.  Mr. MacLean succeeds Gordon H. Smith, Esq. who became Governor Mills’ Director of Opioid Response in February 2019. 

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Governor's Opioid Summit Draws over 1,150 to Augusta Civic Center

Governor Janet Mills called for an opioid summit conference at the Augusta Civic Center, and over 1,150 people attended...a fact that underscores the concern that Mainers from a variety of backgrounds feel over an epidemic that has been killing hundreds of people around the state in recent years.

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Maine Drug Overdose Deaths Down 14% in First Quarter of 2019

Attorney General Aaron Frey reported this week that drug overdose deaths in Maine declined by 14% in the first quarter of 2019 after a 15% decrease in 2018. Unfortunately, the news is not all good, as cocaine-involved deaths increased.

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MMA Hosts 16th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Maine Medical Education Trust Scholarships

The MMA's Annual Golf Tournament is one of our annual fundraisers for the scholarship funds of the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET).  The next will be the Silent Auction at the Annual Session.

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How Doctors Can Talk to Parents Who Are Vaccine Skeptics

A story from National Public Radio addresses the question of how physicians and other health care providers can address the issue of vaccine safety with parents who are concerned, unsure, or skeptical about the safety and advisability of childhood immunizations.

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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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MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) 1-hour individual Academic Detailing sessions are available on two topics: Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Paid who Are Prescribed Opioids and Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing.  www.micismaine.org

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MaineCare Provider Revalidation Due for Cycle 10 Providers

Providers assigned to Cycle 10 are required to complete and submit your revalidation application by September 13, 2019. Failure to meet this deadline will impact your claims being processed for payment. 

 

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Tougher Vaccination Requirements Lead to Higher Immunization Levels

While laws eliminating nonmedical exemptions for vaccine requirements lead to higher medical exemption rates, they also lead to a drop in the rate of non-immunized children.

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2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31

Nominations are due by Wednesday, July 31 for the 2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session

Now that the Maine Legislature has adjourned sine die, our MMA legislative calls are on hold. Watch this space in late autumn for information about an in-person meeting to prepare for the Second Regular Session (2020) of the 129th Maine Legislature.

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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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Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, 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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2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit - July 15th

The 2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit being held on July 15, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center and is now open for registrations.  Read More


Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning July 17th

Obesity continues to skyrocket and most patients are not getting the help they desperately need.  Join us for one lecture or all 12 lectures (monthly) and learn the science behind obesity and current clinical guidelines in treating it.  Read More


ACU Annual Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from July 28th-31st

The 2019 ACU Annual Conference entitled "Stronger Teams, Healthier Communities" is set to take place July 28th through July 31st at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. We hope you will join us for this special occasion. Read More


2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers. 

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MICIS Opioid Education Presentations Available

Presentations can be scheduled at medical practices and hospitals on clinical and legal opioid updates, co-prescribing benzodiazepines & opioids, and opioid use disorder & medication assisted recovery.  Learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.

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Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth - August 16

Collaborating to Address the Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth

A joint conference for family and pediatric providers and school nurses. Read More


Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) has its final training program for 2019 on October 9 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI training will be listed as the Youth Concussion Track. Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon

Bread and butter surgery, with high volume elective surgery and low volume emergency surgery. Upper and lower endoscopy ability required. Breast surgery preferred, but not required.
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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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Physician

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. 
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Physician Director of Primary Care

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices.
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Nurse Practitioner

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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Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is seeking an additional Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist for its outpatient health facility in Presque Isle.  This is an outpatient only position with 24/7 Hospitalist support for all admissions.
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BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.
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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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