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December 31, 2020

 
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Independent Physicians Getting Access to COVID Vaccines

Maine’s hospital systems have been busy at work administering the first limited does of COVID-19 vaccines. But independent private practices were also hoping and waiting to roll their sleeves for the first dose, to protect themselves and patients. Thankfully, according to a New Year’s Eve Maine CDC media release, and an article in the Bangor Daily News, independent practitioners and outpatient providers will begin to see vaccinations next week.

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List of Legislative Bill Titles Released

The Maine Legislature released the complete list of bill titles for the upcoming legislative session, starting next week.

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US CDC Resource Page for Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants; Florida 3rd State With Variant

Multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants are circulating globally. NPR reported that Florida is the third U.S. state to announce it has a case of the more contagious coronavirus strain that first emerged in the United Kingdom.

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AMA Clinical Information; COVID-19 & Vaccine Development

The AMA has compiled the following useful information to help the fight against COVID-19.

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Maine DHHS Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Mental Health Resources During Holiday Season

As the winter holiday season continues, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reminds Maine people that mental health resources are available to help during times of stress and uncertainty, including through the StrengthenME initiative and traditional crisis support.

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MMA Senior Section Member, Dr. Charles Burden, dies at 87

The MMA family lost a valued member this past weekend with the passing of Dr. Charles Burden of Bath.  Dr. Burden figuratively and literally touched many lives in, and around his community.

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MMA in the News (12/25-12/31)

Please see the following examples of MMA in the news.

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Recent JAMA Articles of Interest

Please see the following JAMA articles of interest.

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AMA: 8 things physicians and patients need to know about the Pfizer vaccine

The authorization and distribution of the vaccine has raised a number of questions among physicians and the public. To help offset vaccine hesitancy, three AMA experts recently sat down to try and answer these questions during a two-part AMA COVID-19 Update. Read More


Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions

CDC physicians, and MMA members, Stephen Sears, M.D, MPH, and Lisa Letourneau M.D., MPH will be hosting a series of 30-minute Clinician Info Sessions twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) for the next couple of months to provide key information on the emerging COVID-19 vaccines & offer an opportunity for Q&A with clinicians statewide.

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PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE

The Maine Medical Association is teaming with ActionPPE.org for access to PPE SUPPLIES for the safety of your patients, your staff, and communities!!

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MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions

Virtual sessions available Fall 2020 through Spring 2021. Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).

 
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Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!

Enrollment is now under way for the Daniel Hanley Center’s sixth annual Physician Executive Leadership Institute—Advanced Course. Be sure to save your seat in the next cohort as we can only accept the first 35 physician enrollments!

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A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity

By registering with Maine Responds at maineresponds.org, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs.

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MAINE LEGISLATURE

State Legislative Committees Announced

Hot of the presses and maybe scoop worthy! Maine Legislative leaders released committee assignments late Friday afternoon. The announcement comes somewhat earlier than previous legislative sessions.

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List of Legislative Bill Titles Released

The Maine Legislature released the complete list of bill titles for the upcoming legislative session, starting next week.

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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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Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2021

The Maine Medical Association-Center for Quality Improvement, formerly Qualidigm/Maine Quality Counts, is excited to offer its first webinar of 2021!

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Maine Concussion Management Level 1 & 2 Training Via Zoom - January 15, 2021

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative will be offering Level 1 and Level 2 training on January 15, 2021, via Zoom.
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Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23

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MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021

The Maine Osteopathic Association has opened Early Bird Registration for its VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium, being held February 12-14, 2021.


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Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021

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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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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Full-Time/Part-Time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Experienced FT/PT licensed Primary Care Provider sought to work in a busy integrated small rural facility (FQHC), located on the ocean in beautiful Downeast Maine.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine) seeks a Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) with outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills to provide primary care to patients of all ages in a family practice with integrated behavioral health services.
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