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November 4, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA Hires New Director of Communications & Government Relations

The Maine Medical Association is pleased to announce that Daniel R. Morin will join the state’s largest physician professional organization to direct its government affairs and communications efforts beginning on January 1, 2020.

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New Study Suggests Measles Infection Causes Immune Suppression

A new study published in Science suggests that contracting measles leads to immune suppression lasting two to three years. The vaccine prevents this outcome. The study was conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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MRI Scans Reveal Screen Time Tied to White Matter Development in Young Children’s Brains

Research “using sophisticated brain scans found an association between screen use and the development of young children’s brains, especially in areas related to language development, reinforcing the messages about minimizing screen time for preschoolers.”

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This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA

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.]

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Executive Order Raises Concerns About Scope of Practice Laws

 An Executive Order issued by President Trump, intended to make Medicare Advantage plans more attractive to seniors, raised a number of policy issues. One notable area where the executive order is unclear and concerning involves state scope of practice laws.

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HealthCare.gov 2020 Open Enrollment Period Now Through December 15

Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace began on Friday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 15. Read More


Resources from The Alzheimer's Association

How does one optimally manage a patient living with Dementia?

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

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Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles for 2020 Session: Initial Approval List

The Maine Legislature has published the list of bill requests for the 2020 session. Click through for lists, by subject and by sponsor, of those bills which have received initial approval. Appeal is still available for those not receiving initial approval.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

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MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update 11/19 Auburn, 11/20 Brewer, 11/21 Belfast

The MICIS presentation of 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update will be held in Auburn on November 19, Brewer on November 20 and Belfast on November 21.
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Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training

Qualidigm is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.

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Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning November 13th

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


Still Time to Register for MICIS/Qualidigm Opioid Webinar - November 19th

MICIS presents Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk on Tuesday, November 19th at 12pm.

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MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.

MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians. Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon

Bread and butter surgery, with high volume elective surgery and low volume emergency surgery. Upper and lower endoscopy ability required. Breast surgery preferred, but not required.
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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.
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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


BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.
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Physician

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. 
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Nurse Practitioner

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. 
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Physician Director of Primary Care

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices.
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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.
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Medical Director - Bucksport, ME

Come join a FQHC located in the small community of Bucksport, Maine. 
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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


Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More


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