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October 7, 2019
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Tickets Still Available for MMA Leadership Gala October 26th
Time is getting short: MMA's Gala recognizing the contributions of former Executive Vice Presidents Gordon Smith, Frank Stred, and Daniel Hanley, M.D. is just 19 days from now! Please plan to join friends and colleagues at the incomparable Brick South venue at Thompson's Point in Portland on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for a fun evening of networking, dining, dancing, and celebration. A link to the event page on the MMA web site is below.
Join the MMA on Friday, October 25 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Portland Regency Hotel for an information Listening Session with MMA board members and senior staff.
The Maine Legislature has published the list of bill requests for the 2020 session.
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.
Maine has seen a significant increase this year in the reported cases of two tick-borne diseases, with 556 cases of anaplasmosis and a record-breaking 124 cases of babesiosis so far, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.]
Celebration for Our Healthy Future Thursday, October 17, 6-8 p.m.
This year the celebration will honor Lani Graham, M.D., for her crucial role in the passage of first-in-the-nation legislation to phase out toxic chemicals in food packaging.
Looking for tools to assist with Cognitive Assessment during the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) offers individual, 1-hour education sessions on two topics at your practice location: (1) Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who Are Prescribed Opioids and (2) 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.
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
Free financial well-being education program presented by Baystate Financial on Thursday, October 10 from 6-7pm.
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.
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
MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians. Read More
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
Medical Director - Bucksport, ME
Come join a FQHC located in the small community of Bucksport, 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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