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September 9, 2020

 
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167th Annual Session Registration is Open!

The 167th Annual Session Virtual General Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 From 5:30pm-7:00pm. In lieu of the CME portion of our traditional Annual Session, we will be offering our first Enduring Education Opportunity for 6 education credits (pending). 

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AMA Women In Medicine Month: MMA Recognizes President Amy Madden, M.D.

Each September, the American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. The MMA joins the AMA in recognizing the historical contributions of women to medicine and will join them this month by highlighting Maine’s women physician leaders.

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With Deadline Approaching, Governor Mills Encourages Maine Small Businesses to Apply for Economic Recovery Grant Program

DEADLINE TONIGHT! Applications are due by 11:59pm EST September 9, 2020.

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Register for Maine’s New PMP System Now

The deadline for registering for Maine’s new Prescription Monitoring System, RxGov, is September 23. Physicians are urged to register now.

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Congressional Gridlock For New Coronavirus Relief Bill

According to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), United States Senate Republicans have proposed a targeted coronavirus relief bill. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill later this week, but it is not expected to garner much Democratic support and sharp differences remain between the chambers.

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient’s “potentially unexplained” illness is a side effect of the shot.

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls - September

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.

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COVID-19 Could Reverse Decades of Progress toward Eliminating Preventable Child Deaths, Agencies Warn

With the number of under-five deaths at an all-time recorded low of 5.2 million in 2019, disruptions in child and maternal health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic are putting millions of additional lives at stake.
 
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Complete the 2020 Census by September 30

From the BDN 8/7/2020: "Millions in Federal Funding at Risk if More Mainers Don't Respond to the 2020 Census."

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Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life

Investment Market Update: Q1+Q2 = A Remarkable First Half for 2020.

 
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MAINE LEGISLATURE

MMA 2021 Legislative Priorities Due Sep 25th

Despite conflicting rumblings as to whether the Maine Legislature will reconvene before November, the MMA has shifted its focus toward the preparation of a 2021 Legislative Platform. Nearly everything you do each day, from initial licensing through retirement is governed or directed by some federal or state law, or rule/regulation. In politics, people and professions are often in a position where either they can influence decisions made on their behalf or have someone else make them for you.

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Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How

The November 3rd General Election is approaching as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Casting your ballot from the safety of your home is a great option.

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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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Personal Risk Assessment - Baystate Financial Webinar on September 15

Your personal risk profile can help you define your willingness and capacity to take on risk with your financial assets.

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Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IPRO Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is pleased to present an eight-session educational series.

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Maine AAP Virtual CME Conference - Sept 26 & 27

Registered attendees will have access to conference material for an additional 60 days after the live event. This activity is pending approval from the Maine Medical Education Trust for up to 10 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19

Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

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Upcoming Events from the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)

CCSME develops, designs and manages statewide training programs and grants. We encourage professional development and maximize collaboration among individuals and organizations that serve people affected by co-occurring conditions.

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Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference - Thursday, October 1

NAMI Maine and the Maine CDC has transitioned our annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference to a virtual format.  The conference will take place on October 1 and attendees will join sessions and speakers through a digital interface.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health

We are expanding our team of physicians in the Greater Portland, Maine community.  This is a fabulous opportunity to work with an exceptional clinical team supporting our mission to provide high quality patient-centered healthcare that is accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive.
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Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

Bucksport Regional Health Center – a  community health center serving Bucksport, Maine and the surrounding communities with two locations, Bucksport and Ellsworth, Maine is seeking Medical Director.

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