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September 3, 2019

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MMA Gathers for Annual Session in Bar Harbor This Weekend
Portland's PIER Program Featured in New York Times Article
US CDC Asks Physician Help on Vape-related Lung Diseases
New Resource Elucidates Climate Change Impact on Health and Health Care
Maine CDC to Hold Rulemaking on Death With Dignity
EEE Found in Maine Horse
Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 million in Opioid Case
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
DHHS Commissioner Lambrew and Insurance Superintendent Cioppa Host Health Care Forum
Home Health Changes in CMS Rules: Implications for Primary Diagnosis
CDC Videos on Discussing Vaccines With Parents, Patients
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics
2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update: Tuesday, Sept 10th at the Augusta Civic Center
MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled
VA Maine Healthcare System to Host Community Mental Health Summit on MAT September 11th
Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Physician
Nurse Practitioner
Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Physician Director of Primary Care
Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Gathers for Annual Session in Bar Harbor This Weekend

The Maine Medical Association commences this year’s Annual Session on Friday, September 6th with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. with our exhibitors.

This two-day event continues the time honored tradition of Maine physicians coming together as colleagues to discuss the status of the medical profession, to network, and to engage in the many recreational activities offered including whale watching, hiking, biking, shopping, and golfing. The meeting is family friendly with time to relax and enjoy the many attributes that only Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park can offer. We have a full agenda. You can register online by clicking here.

Features of the program include Opening Remarks and Gathering on Friday evening. The weekend will feature the presentation of 50 year pins to members who graduated from medical school in 1969 and presentation of the Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service, and the President's Award for Distinguished Service. On Saturday morning, MMA will hold its annual governance meeting, which will also include an update from Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine and will feature The Honorable Janet T. Mills, Governor of Maine  and her team of health leaders to present the outline of actions addressing Maine's health needs: DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew; CDC Director Nirav Shah; Lisa Letourneau, Senior Advisor for Delivery System Change; and Director of Opioid Response Gordon Smith. Sunday morning a panel discussion will feature How Physicians Can Take a Leadership Role. 

A rare event occurs this year: the torch of MMA staff leadership is being passed from Gordon Smith, Esq., who has been the MMA's executive director since 1993, to Andy MacLean, Esq. Don't miss this chance to bid Gordon adieu and welcome Andy to his new role! This will also be the last annual session for General Counsel Peter Michaud, JD, RN, who has served the MMA for five years.

We hope that you will join your colleagues from around the state as well as the MMA staff for an interactive and fun meeting at one of Maine's most beautiful locations at a great time of year!

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