Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/20/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Maine Legislature Seems Poised to Return in Special Session to Consider Bills on the State's Child Protective Services System
•  MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting
•  MMA Headquarters Undergoing Major Renovations
•  CDC: Drug overdoses killed 72,000 in 2017
•  Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine AM Best Rating Rises
•  Familial Hypercholesterolemia Common Among Those With French Canadian Ancestry
•  Another Vaccine Shown to Not Cause Autism
•  New AMA Website Urges Grassroots Advocacy on Prior Authorization Reform
•  MMA Senior Section Meets on August 22 with Presentation by Richard Kahn, M.D.
•  Register Today for 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21-Brewer & September 12-Auburn
•  MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training September 22
•  17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018
•  Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions
•  Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th
•  Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute
•  Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
•  Behavioral Health Consultant
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Medical Board Physician
•  Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting

At the Association's 165th Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, the membership will vote on bylaw amendments which would authorize the establishment of both a medical student section and resident section within the MMA governance structure.

The vote will take place during the annual business meeting of the membership which will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 am on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2018.  The meeting takes place in the Pool Building adjacent to the Bar Harbor Club and Harborside Hotel.  All MMA members are invited to attend and there is no registration fee to attend the business meeting.  The registration fee to attend the Saturday session including the 3.5 hours of CME is $100.  Registration is available on the MMA website (see related article on Annual Session).

 
The proposed amendment to the bylaws has been posted to the Association website and can be reviewed there.  Or, a copy can be sent to any member requesting the language.  Simply send your request to Diane McMahon at dmcmahon@mainemed.com.
 
Medical Students in the Tufts University School of Medicine - Maine Track and and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine have been meeting regularly as a group and participating in MMA activities.  Officers have been elected and several events have already taken place, but the vote at the Annual Meeting is required to officially establish the role of medical students in the organization.  The proposed amendment also authorizes the creation of a resident section which, if passed, will be formed in 2019.  Both sections will have an active role in the sections of the AMA.