Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/07/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
•  Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award
•  Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
•  New Scrutiny for an Old Drug
•  New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
•  Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation
•  Maine Physicians Participate in Regional State Medical Society Meeting in Connecticut Last Weekend
•  APM Set Forth for Opioid-use Disorder Treatment
•  The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
•  Legislative Report: Is This a Wrap-up?
•  Introduction to LEAN in Healthcare: Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
•  MaineHealth MORE Conference - Managing the Opioid Response Effort - May 17th
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
•  Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  Inspiring Hope: How to Support Recovery Ready Communities - May 24 Conference
•  One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
•  MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22
•  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
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity
•  Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity
•  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


The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session

The Maine Medical Association will hold its 165th Annual Session Sept. 7-9, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Special Envoy, The Honorable George J. Mitchell will kick off the weekend with a keynote presentation at 6:30pm on Friday evening, Sept. 7. Registration materials are included with the current issue of Maine Medicine.


Members, guests and exhibitors can also register on the Association's website at  In addition to Senator Mitchell's presentation, the weekend will feature a gubernatorial forum featuring candidates for Governor, the annual presentation of 50 year pins and other awards on Saturday evening and the installation of a new President-elect. A new feature this year will be a champagne reception for MMA past presidents.

On the education side, programs will be presented on alternatives to opioids for pain, a panel discussing what more needs to be done to address the epidemic of drug overdoses in the state and a panel discussing leadership from physicians in the C-suite. Media training will be offered in an optional session, as will education on Chapter 488 on opioid prescribing and on the new Chapter 21 rules from the licensing boards (took effect for most boards on March 23, 2018). These optional sessions will qualify for the mandatory CME on opioid prescribing (3 hours CME).
Questions about the Annual Session can be addressed to Diane McMahon at the MMA at 480-4188 extension 216 or via e-mail to
We hope to see you in Bar Harbor in September!