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March 4, 2020

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

No on 1 Success!

On Tuesday, March 3rd Mainers overwhelmingly supported Maine's new vaccine law.

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Doctor Uses Reach of Social Media to Ease COVID-19 Pandemic Fears

Amid news of possible community spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., there is growing concern across the country. AMA member Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, goes beyond his vaccine development program and uses his public profile to explain the COVID-19 threat on cable news and radio. 

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Maine's Weekly Influenza Report

Maine's weekly influenza surveillance report ending February 29, 2020. 

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Maine DHHS Announces that Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will be Renamed to Office of Behavioral Health

 The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced today that the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will be renamed to the Office of Behavioral Health.

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2020 Census

The census is a count of every person who lives in the US and its territories, and it happens every 10 years. In early 2020 every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census.

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H. Alan Hume, M. D., 93

 It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of H. Alan Hume, M. D., 93

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, March 10th

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, March 10th at 8:00 p.m.

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State House Highlights of the Week

Dr. Jim Wilson, physiatrist from MaineGeneral speaks about practices and standards for pill counts compliance before the Committee on Health and Human Services. Thank you, Dr. Wilson. 

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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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Register now for Revealing a Path Forward: Maine's Annual Conference on Problem Gambling - March 27th, 2020

 According to the 2016 Survey of Problem Gambling Services in the United States (Marotta, J., et al, 2017) an estimated 23,639 adult Maine residents are believed to struggle with a gambling problem.Yet, gambling disorder is an invisible condition, causing deep distress for individuals and devastating consequences for families.

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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


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Targeted Basic Skills Training: Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives - March 31, 2020

Join other professionals and the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education team for a half-day training. Learn more about the burden of tobacco and nicotine on communities across the state, tobacco-related disparities, and opportunities for interventions.

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Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians

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

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April 10th in Augusta: Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention 2020

Conference on Friday, April 10 at the Augusta Civic Center Register Here
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Westbrook Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.
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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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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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