Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/06/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA and Leading Medical Associations Hail Ruling in Maine Case Over Medication Assisted Treatment in Jail
•  Eat, Sleep, Console Update
•  Tick Aware and Tick Alert - May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine
•  Trump Administration Reveals New Refusal Options for Healthcare Personnel
•  Alfond Leaders Program Seeking More Applicants for Student Debt Relief - Applications Being Accepted Through May 15
•  Federal Judge Agrees with AMA, Strikes Down Gag Rule
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Experts Fear Rising Number of Unvaccinated Children Will Lead to More Measles Outbreaks
•  Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1
•  Lawrence B. Mutty, M.D., M.P.H., 1934-2019; MMA President 2004-2005
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, May 7th
•  Vaccine Vote Drama and Other State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Cumberland County Physicians: Join the MMA at the Foreside Tavern in Falmouth on Thursday, May 16
•  Treatment & Prevention of Medical & Mental Health Emergencies -Substances & Gun Violence -May 17 & 18
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
•  "Trust Me, I’m a (Certified) Doctor: Innovations and Improvements in Maintenance of Certification” - Thursday, May 23
•  MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta
•  MaineGeneral Xwaiver Training for Staff - June 3
•  The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs – June 21 and October 29
•  Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner
•  Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine
•  Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1

Tri-County Mental Health and the United Way are sponsoring free X-waiver training at CMMC on June 1.

 

There will be an 8 hr MAT course at CMMC in Conference Room I on June 1, 2019 from 8a-5p.  All physicians, RNs, nurse practitioners, counselors, physician assistants are invited to attend. 
 
You do not need to be affiliated with Central Maine Medical Center to attend. 
 
This course is presented by Tri County Mental Health Services by a grant from the United Way.  There is no cost for participants taking the course.  This will provide the 8 hrs education for physicians to obtain DEA X waiver to prescribe buprenorphine and the 8 hrs can be used by APRNs and PAs as part of the 24 hrs education required for them to obtain the waiver.

Dr. Kristen Silvia, medical director of addiction services at Maine Medical Center will be the speaker. 

There will be continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Pleas go to the following link to register for the course:

https://www.tcmhs.org/events

This is a Live-in-Person training. There is always lively informative collegial discussion during these in-person trainings, that isn't available if you watch the training online at home all alone. The last live training in Bridgton got rave reviews.