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September 23, 2019
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Vaccine Opponents File Petitions to Force People's Veto
Vaccine opponents have filed with the Secretary of State what they claim to be 78,000 valid signatures to force a vote on their attempt at a people's veto of Maine's new law repealing non-medical exemptions to school and healthcare employment immunization requirements.
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine White Coat Ceremony was held on Saturday, September 14 in Portland.
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.]
As the national number of vaping-related diseases tops 530 in 39 states, Maine now has its first reported case.
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) offers individual, 1-hour education sessions on two topics: Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who Are Prescribed Opioids and Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing. www.micismaine.org
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.
Qualidigm is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.
Maine has one of the highest infant mortality rates in New England. Qualidigm and the Maine March of Dimes are hosting a daylong learning collaborative, bringing together key players to discuss and plan strategies around improving the state of perinatal health care in Maine, under the direction of expert perinatal clinicians utilizing evidence-based practice when available, who represent the full range of perinatal choices and birth options.
This year's conference, A New Day For Health Care In Maine, will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm at the Augusta Civic Center. Register Here
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.
Free financial well-being education program presented by Baystate Financial on Thursday, October 10 from 6-7pm.
MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians. Read More
MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity: The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is continuing its search for a new MaineCare Medical Director and is eager to identify qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who are interested in applying for the position.
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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