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

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In this issue:
•  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
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
•  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
•  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


Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for tits inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.  

Enrollment is OPEN

 Advance Practice Professional

Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI)

Course Begins Fall 2018 in Lewiston, ME

Enrollment Limited to 20 APPs

The role of Advanced Practice Professionals in the delivery of healthcare services has never been more important. APPs are a vital and precious resource in every corner of our state and their integral inclusion in care teams requires them to pull upon leadership and management skills often not covered in their training.

The Hanley Center has heard loud and clear the desire and need for a leadership development course specifically for APPs across Maine.  We have tailored our well-respected physician PELI Foundational Course to suit the leadership development challenges that Advanced Practice Professionals face. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and tools in the following core competency areas, empowering them to lead and transform our healthcare delivery system.

·        Systems awareness

·        Strategic focus

·        Management/business skills

·        Self-awareness

·        Interpersonal skills

·        Healthcare trends

·        Teamwork and collaboration

The Course consists of six two-evening sessions and four 90-minute intersessions taking place over one year. The two-evening sessions take place on consecutive evenings once every other month, with the intersessions scheduled on the off-months.


LePage Room, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

93 Campus Avenue

Lewiston, ME 04240

Our thanks to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston for sharing their space for this important initiative. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a fantastic venue enabling easy access for participants coming from Portland and Southern Maine, the Midcoast area, Western Maine, and both the Augusta and Waterville areas.

Course Calendar

Sessions 1 – 6, Mondays and Tuesdays: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Intersession Learning Seminars (ILS), Wednesdays: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm on each night.

o  Session 1:           October 1-2, 2018

o  ILS 1:                   November 19, 2018

o  Session 2:           December 3-4, 2018

o  ILS 2:                   January 7, 2019

o  Session 3:           February 11-12, 2019

o  Session 4:           April 8-9, 2019

o  ILS 3:                   May 13, 2019

o  Session 5:           June 10-11, 2019

o  ILS 4:                   July 15, 2019

o  Session 6:           September 9-10, 2019

We anticipate awarding 40 hours of Category One CME for their participation in the full program.

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 Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

Tuition: $4,500 (plus $300 shared cost of food)

Enrollment Deadline: August 1, 2018

To enroll, please visit:

To learn more, please contact Judiann Smith, Executive Director (207-615-6253) or Kathy Vezina, Associate Executive Director at (207-553-9854).

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.