Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 01/28/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA's Gordon Smith Named Maine's Director of Opioid Response
•  AMA Outlines Policy Proposals to Combat Prescription Drug Price Increases
•  Researchers Say Outpatient Use of Benzodiazepines Increasing
•  AMA Survey of States: Top Issues Facing Organized Medicine this Year
•  New Moves by FDA Could Increase Naloxone Access
•  More Information About the Origins of the Opioid Problem
•  Medicare-for-all plans: How Do They Compare?
•  PCSS Offers Free On-line 8-hour X-waiver Course for MAT
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, January 29th
•  Report from the State House
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial - Sources of Retirement Income
•  Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline: January 30, 2019
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
•  Urgent Care Physician - South Portland, ME
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO
•  Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.

 

Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment is one evidence based approach to doing this. Maine AAP will be offering several trainings throughout the state over the next 6 months. Please consider joining us to enhance your skills in identifying and offering brief interventions in the primary care settings for youth on the path to substance use disorders.

The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.

Confirmed Dates for all sessions:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Bangor - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Biddeford/Saco - REGISTER NOW

Saturday, June 9, 2019 - Farmington - Franklin Memorial Hospital, Allen Room - REGISTER NOW

Instructor: Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups.