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October 7, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Tickets Still Available for MMA Leadership Gala October 26th
MMA "Listening Session" in Portland on Friday, October 25
Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session
Maine CDC Vaping Webinar October 9th
2019 Breaks Record for TIck-borne Diseases in Maine
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17th Honors Lani Graham, M.D.
Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Tools from the Alzheimer's Association
MICIS: Individual Clinical Education Sessions on Opioid Topics
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled
Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9
This Thursday: October 10 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial: Protecting Your Income
Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now
Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th
MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Medical Director - Bucksport, ME
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Physician
Nurse Practitioner
MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity
Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Physician Director of Primary Care
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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Maine CDC Vaping Webinar October 9th

In response to the growing number of lung injury cases related to e-cigarette use nationally, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will host an informational webinar on the topic on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 11 A.M. 

Emily Moores, Tobacco Prevention and Control Manager for Maine CDC, will lead the presentation. Dr. Siiri Bennett, Maine State Epidemiologist, will also present. The webinar will provide an overview of e-cigarette products associated with cases nationally and in Maine, common clinical findings, and recommendations for clinicians.  

As of October 2, 2019, Maine has reported five cases of vaping-related lung injury to the U.S. CDC.  These patients exhibited symptoms similar to those cited in more than 800 cases nationally. Maine’s reported cases to date involve four adults and one youth. None of the cases in Maine has been fatal, and there have been 12 deaths nationally. 

Pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use is now temporarily added to the list of Notifiable Conditions that are required to be reported to Maine CDC. The webinar will provide guidance to clinicians on how to conform with the new reporting requirement and information on how the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define probable and confirmed cases. 

We encourage you to participate. To join the Zoom Meeting presentation, click here: https://bit.ly/356EQa3 

Meeting ID: 605 801 485 

Password: 997242 

To participate by phone, dial: 

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

Meeting ID: 605 801 485 

 

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