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Maine Medicine Weekly Update
September 18, 2021
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FDA Committee Votes to Authorize Pfizer Booster; Vote is Nonbinding; ACIP to Review
Maine CDC & Maine Immunization Program: Third Dose vs. Booster Explained
SARS-CoV-2 News, Updates, & Guidance
What a weekend last week at the Jordan Grand
Resort, Sunday River during MMA's 168th Annual Session. The 2021 theme was
Equality, Equity and Our Evolving Health Care System. For those who were with
us in person, or virtually, we hope you felt safe, enjoyed yourselves, and
learned from the many experts on hand, including many of your own colleagues. Read More
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day; MMA Medical Professionals Health Program
September 17, 2021, was National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. According
to the AMA, two-thirds of people who attempt suicide do so after having seen
a physician within the previous month — physicians themselves are no exception. Read More
MaineCare: Interim Palivizumab Prophylaxis Coverage to Prevent Hospitalization from RSV
MaineCare recently announced interim coverage for use of palivizumab prophylaxis to prevent hospitalization from severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection during the current atypical inter-seasonal RSV spread.
Hearing and Comment Period: Maine Immunization Requirements for Healthcare Workers
emergency rule-making powers, Governor Mills announced in
early August that it would require health care workers in Maine to be
vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1st. However, earlier this
month her administration
announced that it would not begin enforcement of health care worker vaccination
requirement until October 29, 2021. Read More
Governor’s Office Opioid Response Seminar Series Summary - 9/10/2021
On Sept. 10, the Governor’s
Opioid Response Seminar Series resumed with a one-hour webinar featuring the
Maine Naloxone Distribution Initiative (MNDI). The state’s purchase and
distribution of naloxone began in July 2019 following the announcement earlier
in the year by Governor Mills as part of the issuance of Executive Order # 2. Read More
Maine AAP 2021 Fall Education Series
The Maine AAP is offering a fourteen session educational webinar series beginning on Tuesday, September 14th. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm. CME credit is available. You must pre-register to attend. REGISTER NOW!
The goal of this online learning module is to provide an easily accessible, quality improvement resource for pediatricians, family clinicians, practice staff, and other quality improvement healthcare professionals to increase HPV vaccination rates in their clinical practice.
Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) at your medical practice or hospital. Read More
The Red Cross has informed the
MMA that they are in the midst of a very active and already devastating natural
disaster season. They need reinforcements—YOU! You’ll commit 14 days (health
professionals 10-14 days), and complete free virtual training. There is no cost
to you. Red Cross arranges travel, provides lodging and food. Bring your
willingness to serve, flexibility and ability to work multiple shifts on
consecutive days. Read More
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.
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
The Maine Medical Association- Center for Quality Improvement, in partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, launched the SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance initiative.
The Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) is a partnership between Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Northern Light Acadia Hospital, and MaineHealth. MPBHP is offering a webinar series for medical providers who work with children and adolescents and you will earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Help educate new physicians – join our accredited Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency program is seeking a BC, full-spectrum Family Medicine provider to join our dynamic faculty in Bangor, Maine.
Join our region-leading Neuroscience/Stroke Center
Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Neuroscience Center in the vibrant small
city of Bangor, Maine seeks to expand its Neurology Department. Read More
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