Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/28/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  New Maine CDC Director Appointed
•  Governor Mills Announces Opioid Response Summit
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Doctors Without Borders in Portland May 28th
•  MedHelp Maine Seeks Data on Unaffordable Medicines
•  AMA Hires First Chief Health Equity Officer
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, May 28th
•  Repeal of non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Becomes Law, and Other State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
•  MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta
•  Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1
•  Topics in Gastroenterology 2019 Update - June 1, 2019 Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine (6 CME)
•  MaineGeneral Xwaiver Training for Staff - June 3
•  Maine Professionals Health Program 1-day wellness conference June 13, 2019 - Augusta Civic Center
•  2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland
•  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
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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  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.