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

 

Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th

Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases.

Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases.

DATE: November 14, 2018

LOCATION: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

AGENDA:
  7:45 - Participant and Exhibitor Registration Poster Set-up
  8:15 - Welcome
  8:30 - Top 10 - Updates and Epidemiolog and STDs - Dr. Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP
10:45 - Break / Visit Exhibits & Posters
11:00 - Antibiotic Stewardship - Minkey Wungwattana, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
12:00 - Lunch & Pump Handle Awards, Visit Exhibitors & Posters
  1:15 - Infectious Disease Hazards of Occupational and Recreational Needle Use - Panel Discussion
  2:15 - Tuberculosis Diagnosis - Prevention and Treatment - Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD
  3:15 - Break / Visit Exhibits & Posters
  3:30 - What About Rabies? - Rachel Fiske, DVM
  4:30 - Adjourn
Please check the event website for agenda updates and additional speaker information.

Continuing Education:

  • Nurse Continuing Education
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy Family Physicians Continuing Education
  • Pharmacy Continuing Education
  • General Continuing Education

Intended Audience:

  • Healthcare Providers - Immunization Program Staff, Clinicians, Hospital & Nursing Leaders, Health Policy Makers, Public Health Workers, Healthcare Administrators, Infection Control Practitioners, Pharmacists and Laboratorians.
  • Medical Office Staff - Practice Managers, Nurses, Case Managers, Medical Assistants, Health Educators, Pharmacy and Laboratory Staff.
  • Others interested in emerging infectious diseases of public health significance including public health educators, partners in public health, and students of public health, nursing or medicine.

Questions should be directed to 207-626-3615 or adcare@adcareme.org.

For more information and to register online visit:  http://www.cvent.com/d/4gqcxk