Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/21/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Conclude Successful Meeting in Kennebunkport
•  Trump Administration Releases Drug Pricing Blueprint
•  Maine's is Named One of the Best Medical Examiner Offices in the Country
•  Urge Patients to Confirm Mailing Address for New Medicare Card
•  Pain Specialists Report Significant Barriers to Care
•  Medicaid Waivers: Work Requirement OK'd in N.H.; Lifetime Limits Denied in Kansas
•  Nominations Sought for Mary Cushman, MD Award
•  Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month: Making the Case for a Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention
•  Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
•  New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Report: Primary Elections June 12th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  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
•  HPV Summit in Brewer June 7th
•  Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  X Waiver Course in Waterville June 16th
•  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
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Behavioral Health Consultant
•  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

 

Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

 3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at Jeff's Catering in Brewer.

 

Register Now   This 3-hour education session will feature an update on Maine opioid prescribing laws and rules as well as clinical content with a compassionate, patient-centered perspective.  The topics covered at this session will be:

  • Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities
  • Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
  • Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine
This MICIS presentation activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L.2015, Chapter 488, Maine's recent legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.
 
Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN
 
Monday, May 21, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Road, Brewer
 
Check in begins at 4:30pm
FREE - advanced registration is required
Light snacks will be provided
For More Information and To Register
 
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association.
 
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Commitee on Continuing Medical Education to provide CME activities for physicians.