Maine Medicine Weekly Update
August 06, 2021

In This Issue
Weekly Headline
New Maine Immunization Law for Schools Takes Effect Sep 1
Annual Membership Meeting
Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
COVID-19 Pandemic Updates, Guidance & News
Resources & News: COVID Vaccination Mandates Dominate Recent Pandemic Discussion
Connecting Providers and Schools for COVID-19 Administration
Maine CDC Health Action Alerts
Maine CDC Investigates Four Recent Cases of Legionella in Bangor Area
Maine CDC Health Alert Network: Varicella (Chickenpox)
Maine CDC Immunizations
Maine CDC Makes New Vaccine Products Available Through Maine Immunization Program (MIP)
Maine CDC Vaccine Provider Training
Independent Physician Practices
JAMA: The Increasing Role of Physician Practices as Bill Collectors—Destined for Failure
AMA Drafts CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary
This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
AMA: What Doctors Wish Patients Knew Series
More News
SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course
Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service - 7/30 Nomination Deadline
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (August thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
Nurse Practitioner
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
Help educate new physicians – join our accredited Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty
Join our region-leading Neuroscience/Stroke Center
Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
Medical Director
Northern Light Health is seeking board-eligible/board-certified Cardiologists

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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.


September 11, 2021
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Fall Business Meeting

(Held in conjunction with the Maine Medical Association’s Annual Meeting)

The Jordon Hotel, Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact: Lisa Montagna 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

September 17-18, 2021
Maine Chapter ACP Annual Scientific Meeting

(Presented by Maine Chapter of ACP)
Virtual Meeting (Half Days)
Contact: Warene Eldridge 207-215-7118 or mainechapteracp@gmail.com

September 24, 2021
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Business Meeting
(Held in conjunction with the 20th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium)
Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME from 10:30am – 11:45am
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

September 24-26, 2021
20th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium
(Presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)
Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

October 21-22, 2021
Sleep, Health, and Cognition - A Lifecycle Perspective

(Presented by the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians)
 Hilton Garden Inn – Freeport, Maine
Contact: Dianna Poulin 207-622-7743 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

March 18-20, 2022
Northern New England Urological Symposium

(Presented by the Maine Urological Association)
Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center – Newry, Maine
Contact: Dianna Poulin 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

April 6-9, 2022
30th Annual Family Medicine Update & Annual Meeting
(Presented by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians)
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – South Portland, Maine
Deborah Halbach 207-938-5005 or maineafp@tdstelme.net








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