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January 29, 2020

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

U.S. Now Has Five Confirmed Cases of Wuhan Coronavirus with More Suspected Cases Under Investigation

There are now five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. and more suspected cases under investigation.
 
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Maine CDC Resources on Coronavirus

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) can offer resources to the association’s members on the 2019 novel coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. 
 
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Vaccine Referendum Update

Vote “No” on March 3rd to protect Maine’s children and public health. Support the “No on 1” campaign by clicking and donating to the Maine Families for Vaccines PAC.

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Maine's Weekly Influenza Report

Maine's weekly influenza surveillance report ending January 25, 2020. 

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U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Greater Use of Smoking Cessation Tools That Have Been Proven Effective

In an interview, Dr. Adams said, 40% “of smokers don’t get advised to quit. That was a shocking statistic to me, and it’s a little embarrassing as a health professional.” 

 
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10 Terms Every Doctor Should Know About BP

Now is the time to fight back harder with better tools. This brief glossary will help guide you through different terms to make strides in improving blood pressure control.
 
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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, February 4th

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, February 4th at 8:00 p.m.

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State House Highlights of the Week

MMA member, Dr. Jay Naliboff and new MMA Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin testified in support of LD 1948, An Act To Prohibit, Except in Emergency Situations, the Performance Without Consent of Pelvic Examinations on Unconscious or Anesthetized Patients. 

 

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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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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

Medical Director, Primary Care Physician

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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Physician - Nasson Health Care

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

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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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

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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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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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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