Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 09/24/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Attorney General Releases Overdose Death Numbers for First Half of 2018
•  Dr. Dora Mills Joins MaineHealth Community Health Efforts
•  MMA Seeks Contract Academic Detailer/Prescriber Educator
•  US Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Gag Clauses for PBMs
•  2019 CPT Code Set Released
•  MEJP, Speaker Gideon Urge CMS to Approve MaineCare Expansion
•  Richard A. Evans, M.D. Honored as Outgoing Chair of New England Delegation to AMA
•  MMA Listening Session in Newcastle on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:00-8:00pm
•  Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training
•  MaineHealth Announces 2018-19 Tobacco Treatment Training Program
•  12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Health Care for Maine Conference October 1
•  Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program beginning October 4th - Applications close 9/28.
•  Maine Concussion Management Initiative final training program for 2018 on October 16
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26
•  Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Friday, November 9
•  Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  BC/BE Family Physician
•  Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
•  Internal Medicine Physician
•  Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient 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 14

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