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August 19, 2019
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MMA Annual Session, September 6-8, Will Consider Resolution on Immunization
The Maine Medical Association will hold its 166th Annual Session in Bar Harbor on September 6-8, 2019. This year's session marks significant changes in MMA staff leadership and presentations from a number of health leaders in Maine government. The Annual Meeting will consider a resolution from the MMA Public Health Committee opposing the campaign for a "people's veto" of recent immunization legislation.
Gordon H. Smith, Esq., Maine's Director of Opioid Response and the MMA's longest-serving Executive Vice President, will present a personal perspective on health care in Maine over the past 40 years and a look into the future.
Please join us this fall as the Maine Medical Association celebrates the past 65 years of consecutive leadership and accomplishments! 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.
VA Maine Healthcare System to Host Community Mental Health Summit on MAT
The VA Maine Healthcare System will be hosting a community mental health summit focused on Medication assisted Treatment for substance use disorder September 11, 2019, at the Togus VA Center.
August is Vaccine Awareness Month...and in Maine, signature gatherers are hitting fairs, festivals, farmers' markets, and other public gatherings trying to collect enough signatures for a "People's Veto" vote next spring. They claim it's a vote for "medical freedom."
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.]
This year marks the 10th annual MMA Silent Auction, held during the MMA Annual Session, which takes place the weekend of September 6-8. All proceeds from the auction directly benefit the Maine Medical Education Trust which provides scholarships to Maine students pursuing a degree in medicine.
Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) from 5-8:30pm. Free presentation, registration required. Read More
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.
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.
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is offering 1-hour individual Academic Detailing sessions on two topics: Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who Are Prescribed Opioids and Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing. www.micismaine.org
Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.
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
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
MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians. Read More
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
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
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