Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 02/19/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  AMA Advocacy Conference Highlights High Drug Costs, Regulatory Relief and Coverage Concerns
•  MMA Board to Address Several Critical Issues at Annual President's Retreat in March
•  Use EMR System Defaults to Reduce Opioid Prescribing
•  CMS Projects Health Care Spending to Increase Significantly in Next Decade
•  Purdue Pharma Announces Cessation of Marketing Oxycontin to Prescribers
•  Health Access Network Names New Chief Executive Officer
•  Notes from the American Medical Association
•  3 Ways to Maximize Employer Diabetes Prevention Tools for Your Patients
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Call This Tuesday, February 20th
•  Legislative Report: "Conversion therapy" and More
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop - March 2
•  28th Annual Winter Conference - Contemporary Topics in Orthopedics - March 16-18
•  QC2018: Building Communities of Practice through Innovation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018
•  MMA and Jackson Laboratory Seeking Volunteers to Assist with 2018 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative Forum
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Associate Director/Director of Compliance, Privacy, Risk and Legal Affairs for Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine
•  MD/DO - Lewiston, ME
•  Chief Executive Officer CEO at Greater Portland Health
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

MMA and Jackson Laboratory Seeking Volunteers to Assist with 2018 Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative Forum

The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative will hold its 2018 Forum April 6-8 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.  MMA has been asked to help staff the Forum and is seeking 4 or 5 volunteers from the ranks of our retired members to assist with registration and hosting of the attendees. In exchange, the volunteers will receive housing and free registration to the conference.

Any MMA member wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should communicate with MMA EVP Gordon Smith at gsmith@mainemed.com.  

 
The Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI) is a collaboration of leading Maine and New England clinical and research institutions focused on advancing cancer care and research in Maine. The Initiative is supported by the Harold Alfond Foundation in partnership with The Jackson Laboratory. Learn more at www.jax.org/mcgi.  The Program is directed by Andrey Antov, Ph.D., M.B.A. with medical direction from Jens Rueter, M.D.
 
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the state and new tests and treatments for cancer are increasingly based on the genetic testing of tumors. MCGI is designed to foster this emerging approach to cancer care, also known as Precision Medicine, and to support Maine cancer clinicians and patients.