Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/23/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Opioid Prescribing for Pain Continues to Decline in Maine
•  MMA is 165 Years Old on Saturday, April 28, 2018
•  MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
•  MMA Board Meets on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
•  Hanley Center Health Leadership Development Class XI Graduates Twenty-nine Healthcare Leaders
•  MICIS: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  AMA, Specialty Societies Ask CMS to Reduce 2018 MIPS Reporting Period
•  Consumers for Affordable Health Care to Honor MMA EVP Gordon Smith at 30th Anniversary Celebration on June 7th
•  Maine Education Department Announces School Immunization Changes
•  24 Maine Hospitals Report Sentinel Events
•  Doctors Without Borders Coming to Maine May 1st
•  Looking for Help in Paying for Medical School?
•  Take Control of Debt - April 24 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial
128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Final Legislative Call of the Session This Tuesday, April 24th
•  Legislative Report: Adjournment?
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th
•  Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th
•  Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
•  One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
•  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
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
•  Psychiatric Medical Director
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

MMA is 165 Years Old on Saturday, April 28, 2018

A small group of physicians from across the State met at the Tontine Hotel in Brunswick on April 28, 1853 and established the Maine Medical Association.  A plaque on a granite post in front of the Tontine Mall in Brunswick was placed there on April 28, 2003 and dedicated to these pioneer physician leaders. Members are encouraged to stop by and see the plaque the next time they are in the area. All the names of the physicians present at the meeting are listed.

 

MMA has continuously existed since the time of the original meeting 165 years ago. This anniversary provides an opportunity to look back and proudly congratulate the physician leaders who have served the organization through these many years. We express our appreciation to the current officers, board members and committee members who step up time and time again to carry out MMA's mission to support Maine physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine and promote the health of all Maine citizens. THANK YOU!

A special thanks as well to the nearly 4300 individuals who have chosen to be members of the Association. We appreciate your membership and support.