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October 21, 2020

 
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Maine CDC Submits COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Feds

As requested, the Maine CDC submitted their preliminary COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan to the Federal Government late last week.

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Waldo County COVID-19 Outbreak Grows To 46 Cases

Maine CDC reported this week the number of COVID-19 cases linked to an outbreak in Waldo County now totals 46, an increase of four since Tuesday.

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Maine CDC COVID Updates

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine provided the following Maine CDC COVID-19 updates from Maine CDC State Epidemiologist Siiri Bennett, MD.

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Maine Drug Overdose Deaths Continued to Rise

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures demonstrating that drug overdose deaths continued to increase in the second quarter of 2020.

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New Maine Substance Use Disorder Treatment Initiative

To combat the disturbing rise in fatal drug overdoses exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills this week announced a new “OPTIONS” (Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach, Naloxone and Safety) initiative.

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MICIS: Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions

Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  Virtual sessions available through Spring 2021.

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Less Than 2 Weeks Until Election Day

Get Out The Vote, physicians & get your colleagues, patients, and staff to do the same! Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day.

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US CDC Updates "Close Contact" Definition

The US CDC this week updated its definition of “close contact” for COVID-19 contact tracing.

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The World Health Organization and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted information about COVID-19 on Wikipedia

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Wikimedia Foundation, the Nonprofit that Administers Wikipedia, Announced a Collaboration to Expand the Public’s Access to the Latest and Most Reliable Information About COVID-19.

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167TH Annual Session Enduring Education Opportunity

In lieu of the CME portion of our traditional Annual Session, we will be offering our first Enduring Education Opportunity for 6 CME credits. We expect to have this content available October 19th. This internet enduring material activity will only be available through December 31, 2020, so register now.

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Baystate Financial Fiscal Fitness for Life

As many members may know MMA and Baystate Financial have teamed up to provide Financial Education opportunities for our members. Baystate has created a Client Engagement Series. The kickoff is a seminar Extended Care and Long- Term Care Planning, October 21 and 22.


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MAINE LEGISLATURE

Physician Voting More Important Than Ever

A recent statnews.com article began with the following, “Physicians do many things well. One thing they aren’t good at is showing up to vote. That bad habit starts early, and we believe it can — and must — be changed.”

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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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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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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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COVID-19 Matters in Maine ECHO

A limited series Project ECHO opportunity for Maine-based health professionals from all backgrounds and settings.

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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 CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference

The health and safety of Maine prevention professionals is our first priority, for this reason the Prevention Professionals Conference planned for October 2020 has been rescheduled to March 2 & 3, 2021. The conference will be held virtually over two days.

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MMA Medical Student Section Research Symposium - November 21 at 10am

Save the Date! Saturday, November 21 from 10:00-11:00am
Zoom meeting - Free event

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nursing Director

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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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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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Sheepscot Valley Health Center (Coopers Mills, Maine) seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care in a family practice with integrated behavioral health services.
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Behavioral Health Clinician

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the passion and skills to deliver high-quality healthcare. Sacopee Valley Health Center has been providing care to our communities since 1976.
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