Maine Medicine Weekly Update
August 20, 2021

In This Issue
Update: Annual Membership Meeting
Important Status Update on Maine Medical Association’s 168th Annual Session
Back to School
Maine Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics to Hold Back to School Town Hall
School Immunizations
New Maine Immunization Law for Schools Takes Effect Sep 1
COVID-19 Pandemic Updates, Guidance & News
ME DHHS COVID-19 Vaccines - Special Clinician Info Session - Tues, Aug 24, 7:30AM
Top National Pandemic Actions & News This Week
FDA COVID-19 Updates & Info
Bangor Daily News: What You Can Do If You Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card In Maine
Scope of Practice
Nurse Anesthetists Announce Name Change; ASA Responds
Safety Issues
FDA: Stop Using All Eco-Med Ultrasound Gels and Lotions Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination
More Immunization News
Maine CDC Makes New Vaccine Products Available Through Maine Immunization Program (MIP)
Maine CDC Vaccine Provider Training
ACIP General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization Updates - 8/17/2021
MIPS Feedback & Performance Update from AMA
Update: 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback, Final Score, and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustment Information
Rural Health
Healthcare Dive: Biden administration invests $19M to bolster rural telehealth
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-CQI Has Launched a New Module: "Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Clinical Practice"
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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