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January 22, 2020

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Physicians' Voices Needed in State Legislatures in 2020

 Health care policy debates need to include the trusted voices of physicians advocating for their patients, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, told hundreds of physicians and state medical society executives and staffers at the AMA State Advocacy Summit in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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NO on Question 1 - Campaign Update

The good news: We can win.  The bad news: If we don’t reach Mainers with our message that No on 1 means no to disease, the margins are too close to call.

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Maine CDC Health Advisory

 Update and Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)


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Maine's Weekly Influenza Report

Maine's weekly influenza surveillance report ending January 18, 2020. 

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American Cancer Society Awards New Research Grant in Maine To Study How Bone Cancer Grows and Spreads

The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for 93 research and training grants totaling $40,277,750 in the first of two grant cycles for 2019. 

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Opioid Related Webinars Offer CME Credit

MaineHealth has developed two learning modules for providers.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, January 21st

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Jay Mullen, M.D. and Lindsey Tweed, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the Second Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature will take place Tuesday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m.

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State House Highlights of the Week

Director of MaineCare Services,Michelle Probert appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services this week to present an overview of the MaineCare Rate System Update.

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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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8-Hour Free Live Course for Buprenorphine Waiver Training @MMC - January 27th

The IMAT Team is offering training for those interested in seeking their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, physicians are required to take 8 hours of training.  NPs and PAs can also take this course and receive credit for 8 hours.  This will then apply to their 24 hour training requirement.
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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.

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Understanding Social Security - Webinar on Thursday, February 13 at 6pm

You are invited to attend a free Financial Well-Being Education Program on February 13th at 6pm, presented by Baystate Financial. Read More


10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy - March 30, 2020

This all-day conference will focus on the interprofessional nature of patient safety, with the theme:  Vision 2020 - Looking at the Future of Patient Safety Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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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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Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England

Our Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital Network seeks a BC/BE General or Hand Orthopedic Surgeon to join our Orthopedic Specialist team. 
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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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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 - Portland, ME

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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