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November 18, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

2019 AMA Interim Meeting is Underway in San Diego

MMA and the rest of the New England Delegation are representing you at the 2019  Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.


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Maine CDC to Host Webinar on E-cigarettes and Lung Injury November 19th

To provide the most up-to-date information on the outbreak of lung injury cases related to e-cigarette use nationally, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will host its second informational webinar on the topic on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 11 A.M.

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Research Suggests Vaping Potentially More Harmful Than Smoking

Two studies scheduled to be presented at the American Heart Association’s upcoming meeting indicate that vaping is just as harmful, or possibly more harmful, for the heart than smoking.

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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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HHS Issues Rules Targeting Hospital Price Transparency

 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued controversial rules compelling hospitals and insurers to give consumers more information upfront about what their care will cost.

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Safe Sleep Research Project - Provider Survey to improve recommendations for parents

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New NAM Report Reinforces AMA Work on Physician Burnout and Burden Reduction

The AMA and most state medical societies, including MMA, are focusing on physician health and wellness.  This topic has been a priority of MMA's Immediate Past President Robert Schlager, M.D. and current President Amy Madden, M.D. Read More


HealthCare.gov 2020 Open Enrollment Period Now Through December 15

Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace - now through Sunday, December 15. Read More


From The Alzheimer's Association: Making a Plan of Care for Patients with Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Cognitive decline, including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, can be difficult and time consuming to discuss with patients.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA Legislative Calls Will Start Again in January; Organizational Meeting 12/10 at 6 p.m., MMA HQ

Now that the Maine Legislature has adjourned sine die, our MMA legislative calls are on hold. An in-person meeting to prepare for the Second Regular Session (2020) of the 129th Maine Legislature will be held Tuesday, December 10th, at 6:00 p.m. at MMA Headquarters in Manchester.

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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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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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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 three times this week: in Auburn on November 19, Brewer on November 20 and Belfast on November 21.
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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 Physician

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care, a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield. 
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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 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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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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