Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 06/10/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Governor Signs Bill Enacting "Prudent Layperson" Standard
•  Maine Public Health Association Awards to Dr. Lani Graham and Others
•  Maine Medical Center Wins $14 Million Grant from AMA
•  Women Officers Highlight 2019 AMA Annual Meeting
•  CVS-Aetna Merger Hearing Concludes
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  New HIPAA Guidelines for Business Associates
•  MedHelp Maine Seeks Data on Unaffordable Medicines
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, June 11th
•  Firearm Safe Storage Bill Fails in House, 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 - June 5 in Augusta
•  Maine Professionals Health Program 1-day wellness conference June 13, 2019 - Augusta Civic Center
•  2019 Jurisdiction K Listening Tour - June 18 - South Portland
•  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
•  The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs June 21 and October 29
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
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
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 

Women Officers Highlight 2019 AMA Annual Meeting

The Maine delegation is in Chicago with physician representatives from all state and national specialty society delegations for the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting from June 8-12, 2019.

 

 The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association is underway at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.  The meeting opened on Saturday, June 8th and will conclude on Wednesday, June 12th.  You can follow the proceedings of the AMA House of Delegates and the educational sessions on the AMA web site here

Maine representatives at the meeting include AMA and MMA Past President Robert McAfee, M.D.; Delegates Richard Evans, M.D. and Maroulla Gleaton, M.D. (both MMA Past Presidents); Alternate Delegate Charles Pattavina, M.D. (also MMA Immediate Past President); and medical students Rushi Shah (UNECOM) and Sophia Kamilah Salas (Tufts - Maine Track).  MMA Interim CEO Andrew MacLean also has accompanied the Maine delegation.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the first woman member of the AMA and it is noteworthy that on Tuesday, June 11th when Patrice Harris, M.D. is inaugurated as the next President of the organization, the three top officer positions all will be occupied by women.  Barbara McAneny, M.D. will become the Immediate Past President and Susan Bailey, M.D. will become the President-Elect.  Dr. Harris will be the first African-American woman to serve as AMA President.