Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/29/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Community Health Options to Continue Participation in ACA Marketplace
•  Wording Proposed by Secretary of State for Home Health Referendum
•  MMA Past President Dr. Charles Pattavina Testifies to U.S. Senate Committee
•  CMS Releases SIM Report
•  Shaun Alfreds Appointed as Head of HealthInfoNet
•  Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
•  Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month: Making the Case for a Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention
•  New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Report: Appropriations Committee Meets May 30th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  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

 

MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) will to holding a training program on June 22 in Waterville at Colby College. It is appropriate for athletic administrators/directors, school nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) will to holding a training program on June 22 in Waterville at Colby College. It is appropriate for athletic administrators/directors, school nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

MCMI Training Programs – Level 1 and Level 2

When and where held:

June 22, 2018 in Waterville at Colby College (Level 1 in the morning and Level 2 in the afternoon)

                              Class size limited to 40.

October 16, 2018 in Portland at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in conjunction with the Brain                       Injury Association of America-Maine Annual Conference

                              Class size limited to 30

                              (Level 1 in the morning and Level 2 in the afternoon)

                              (Registration and fees will be through the BIAA-Maine for October 2017)

Training Programs:

               Level 1 – An Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management

                              Speaker: Deb Nichols, CPNP and/or Peter Sedgwick, MD and/or Jaclyn Tourtelotte, ATC

                              Level of Difficulty: beginner

                              Content: The Diagnostic and Return to Play Dilemma

                                               How Concussion Occurs and Pathophysiology   

                                               Concussion Signs and Symptoms

                                               Concussion Evaluation Tools

                                               Concussion Treatment

                                               Recovery Epidemiology

                                               Return to Function – Academics and Play

                                               Risk Factors and Protective Equipment

                                               Short and Long Term Sequelae

                                               Neurocognitive Testing

                                               Concussion Sideline Assessment

                                               Key Points

                                                           

               Level 2 – Advanced Concussion Management (Level 1 is a prerequisite for taking Level 2)

                              Speaker: Paul Berkner, DO

                              Level of Difficulty: intermediate

                              Content: Updates from Berlin 2016

                                               Concussion Assessment Tools  

                                               Using ImPACT Testing in Concussion Management

                                               Interpreting ImPACT Test Results

                                               Concussion Case Reviews

Schedule:

               June 22 – Level 1:

                                             7:45am – 8:00am             Registration

                                             8:00am – noon                 Training Program

                                Level 2:

                                             12:45pm – 4:00pm          Training Program

                                                                          

CME:   Level 1 – 3.5 hours            Level 2 – 3.0 hours

              

CEU:    Level 1 – 3.5 hours            Level 2 – 3.0 hours

Registration Fee for June 22:     

               $100 for Health Care Professionals taking Level 1 or Level 2

                              (MD, DO, NP, PA, Neuropsychologist, RN, PT, OT, SLP)

               $175 for Health Care Professionals taking Level 1 and Level 2

               $40 for school personnel and all other attendees taking Level 1 or Level 2                                        (Athletic trainer, school nurses, coaches, athletic directors and administrators, parents)

               $70 for school personnel taking Level 1 and Level 2

               $20 for students currently enrolled in a college program taking Level 1

               $35 for students taking Level 1 and Level 2

Registration Confirmation will be sent by email.

Refund / Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel contact Jan Salis, PT, ATC. You can choose to apply your registration fee to another training program or have a 100% return no matter when you cancel – before, day of or after.

For more information contact:

               Jan Salis, PT, ATC

               MCMI - Membership and Education Committee - Chair

               jsalis@aol.com

               (207) 577-2018

NATA CEU Statement of Credit – June 22, 2018 – Level 1 and Level 2

MATA is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.  This program offers 6.5 CEUs. The MATA BOC Approved Provider Number: P325 

AMA Designation Statement – June 22, 2018 – Level 1 and Level 2

MaineGeneral Medical Center is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) to physicians.  MaineGeneral Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Joint Providership – June 22, 2018

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 joint providership of MaineGeneral Medical Center and the Maine Concussion Management Initiative. Maine General Medical Center is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) to physicians. 

REGISTRATION:

Registration can be done online at: https://mcmi-colby.org  Payment still needs to be mailed.

Checks can be made out to “Colby College-MCMI”. Note on check for “MCMI Conference Registration”

Send check and completed registration form to:

               Jan Salis, PT, ATC

               MCMI

               4 Cassie Lane

               Poland, ME 04274

If you need more information: contact Jan Salis, PT, ATC, at jsalis@aol.com or 207-577-2018