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September 9, 2019
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The Maine Medical Association held a successful Annual Session, its 166th, in Bar Harbor this past weekend. The session featured a panel of Mills administration officials on state government's approach to health and health care and a panel of physicians, including a medical student and a resident, with an interactive discussion of all aspects of physician advocacy, including that on behalf of patients, the profession, and public health. Click through for additional information and detail.
At its Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor last Saturday, the Maine Medical Association membership approved (by unanimous vote of those present) resolutions calling for action on plastic waste and decrying the current petition drive to overturn the recently passed Maine statute eliminating non-medical exemptions to existing vaccine requirements for school attendance and health care employment.
The number of people with a severe lung illness linked to vaping has more than doubled to 450 possible cases in 33 states, and the number of deaths rose to five.
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.]
In response to the expression of concerns from physicians, the Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has modified its requirements for password changes by its users, moving from a 3-month time limit to 6 months.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is hosting a public stakeholder meeting on September 12th (this Thursday) at 5:00 pm to seek input for its new rule required by An Act to Enact the Maine Death with Dignity Act. It seeks input from physicians on reporting requirements and data collection.
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
Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) from 5-8:30pm. Free presentation, registration required. Read More
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.
Qualidigm 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
TeamHealth is now partnering with Northern Light Health to provide integrated emergency medicine and hospital medicine services in Northern Light Health Hospitals throughout Downeast Maine.
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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